Renee Graziano had a rough year so far on this season of VH1′s “Mob Wives,” but nothing could have prepared her for the bomb that was dropped on her during the show’s latest episode.
Already feeling that her relationship with her ex-husband, Hector “Junior” Pagan is on the decline due to his legal issues, her life gets doubly turned upside down when a phone call informs her that her father, Anthony “TG” Graziano, was being taken into custody by Federal agents.
Frantically screaming, “They’re taking my dad! The feds are taking my dad!” a distraught Renee started pacing in her kitchen before she completely broke down.
Sobbing, she pleads, “Please don’t let them take my father!” before hanging up the phone and starting to scream hysterically.
So what’s the back story on Renee’s father’s arrest?
Shayla Perry of Sheknows.com fills us in:
On November 21, 2011, Junior turned himself in to the authorities for armed robbery and brandishing a weapon in a 2009 incident. Renee expected Junior to go back to jail, but what she didn’t know was that her father was going too; make that instead!
As it turns out, Junior made a deal to avoid jail time, and wore a wire while talking to his former father-in-law, helping the DEA bring Anthony “TG” Graziano down for extortion and other charges.
“It literally felt like somebody broke my chest, took my heart and pulled it out of my body,” Renee tells Us Weekly. “Just horrible.”
“I trusted my life with [him],” Graziano says of Pagan, who’s reportedly now in the witness protection program.
Admitting that she “was suicidal” in the days following her father’s arrest, Renee says that she has found forgiveness, telling the magazine, “If I don’t forgive, you’ll have hate … Forgive, but never forget.”
Check out Renee Graziano’s breakdown in the video below then tune into to watch an all new episode of Mob Wives at 8|7c.
Renee opens up more about her father’s arrest and the snitch behind whole ordeal: