Exclusive Interview: Mob Wives’ Renee Graziano Opens Up About Pain & Her Deepest Insecurities
Mob Wives is in it’s 6th and final season and I had the pleasure of having an intimate conversation with one of the stars of the series, Renee Graziano. In part 2 of our interview, she opened up about her insecurities and her struggle to overcome the pain from her marriage and the downfall of her family.
Renee opened up about the thing she struggles with the most, her insecurities about her image. It’s hard to believe that someone that has beauty and fame, struggles with the same issues most of us have, but it’s true. While, she admits she has given in to plastic surgery on more than one occasion (nose job and butt fat transfers), it still did not fix the way she felt inside.
“Believe it or not, I don’t have all the confidence in myself that I should. I just figured out that I’m really pretty this season. I’ve had very low self esteem all of my life. I look in the mirror and I see pretty, I understand that. But, I’ve never felt it on the inside. And as much as I’m always into fixing stuff on my body, I never realized that those things aren’t as important as loving yourself. And just being able to accept what God made. But, then again, he did make plastic surgeons. ”
“My greatest insecurity is my physical self. And I’m not quite over it yet. I’m not going to lie. I think girls battle with it, no matter how skinny, shapely, we all go through…’I’m not good enough, oh my God did you see her? She looks better than me.’ And I’m not a jealous woman, I just look and I’m like, ‘Wow, I wish I could look like that.’ But, I guess if God wanted me to look like that, he would have made me look like that. He made me me. And although I’ve been through the surgeries or what not, I’m able to teach other women, don’t go under the knife until you go to the gym. If you can’t fix it, then go. ‘
Now that Renee is starting to realize she is beautiful both inside and out, she is ready to find Mr. Right, but a certain invention called Google is making it hard for men to want to date her!
“I recently went on a date and he had googled me prior and he had googled my ex-husband. And I tried to downplay what he went to jail for but, you really can’t downplay… it’s sad to say that he ended up going to jail for murder. You can’t downplay that! That date was over very quickly!”
During season 5 we witnessed Renee re-connect with God and seek a baptism, she shared with us, why she needed that and what it did to help her heal.
“When I got baptized I was asking God to wash my soul of things I was holding on to. Especially what my ex-husband did. I just had to find a way to live in the present and not in the past. Cause there was so much hurt. And it was more about what he did to my father and my mother and my uncle and my best friends husband. And my son, that I got to be honest, I’ll never forgive him for. I wasn’t bitter. I was just hurt and I never mourned for myself. I never gave myself the opportunity to say, ‘Hey it’s ok to be hurt.”
The final season of Mob Wives airs on Wednesday nights at 8pm on VH1!
Watch Part 2 of our interview below and Subscribe!