Drita D’Avanzo, a popular celebrity thanks to her participation in the reality show “Mob Wives”, comes from a family of Albanian immigrants. However, it is unknown whether she immigrated to the United States with her family, or she was born here. It is also known that Drita D’Avanzo – her childhood surname is neither known from her bio – was born in the year 1976, and so her age now is 39 or 40 years old (her birthday is unclear, too). Drita’s father was a coach of a soccer team. Drita D’Avanzo has a brother who is older than her for 2 years.


Unfortunately, there are no data available about her education.

Career Experience

Since Drita D’Avanzo was very sporty and had a father who was a soccer coach, she got an opportunity to join the Women’s National Soccer Team. However, she refused to do so but decided to be rather with Lee D’Avanzo, her future husband. It was exactly her husband who changed her life.

She, together with her husband and children, lived in the Staten Island, a part of New York City. In 2011, her husband got jailed because he was incriminated in a robbery. In the same year, Drita D’Avanzo received an offer that has made a sharp turn in her life, since she was invited in the project “Mob Wives”, a reality TV series that shows the lives of women who are married to men, jailed for crimes allegedly linked to Mafia. She, indeed, accepted the offer and debuted in the project since the very first season. Up to date, the project has been on air for 6 seasons, and Drita D’Avanzo together with Renee Graziano were the only who took part in all the seasons of the reality show.

Despite a lot of critics on the address of the reality TV series, it has attracted a lot of viewers and ensured success for its participators.

After spending a total of six seasons in the show, Drita D’Avanzo decided to take a path of a freelance make-up artist, according to her wiki. At the present time, her net worth is considered to be equal to $3 million.

Personal life

The personal life of Drita D’Avanzo was not easy, for sure. After she rejected to join the Women’s National Soccer Team, she went on to develop their relationship with Lee D’Avanzo, which culminated in their marriage. Since 2001 and up to date, Lee D’Avanzo spent a total of 9 years behind the bars, and it was a big problem for a mother with two children: she had to visit her husband in jail, look after the kids, and earn money to feed the family. It is also known that Drita dated a guy named Marc, which was her revenge for her husband’s cheating.

After Drita D’Avanzo started participating in the “Mob Wives”, her husband got released in 2013 and she welcomed him at home. Yet, she frequently quarreled with Karen Gravano in the reality TV series, since Karen was a former lover of her husband. However, the couple is getting along and lives happily at the present time.

Apart from her work, Drita D’Avanzo is also good at dancing and rapping.

Last Modified: Mar 14, 2020

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