Mob Wives star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is dead, and her husband, Neil Murphy, is completely heartbroken. Radar Online reported that Murphy loved Angela very much, and losing her is going to be difficult for him. Mob Wives fans speculated that there could be more to the story. Neil could be heartbroken not only because Big Ang died, but because he now has to face reality — his wife left him penniless and heartbroken.
It isn’t too much of a surprise that Neil hasn’t found peace in Angela’s death. Her demise seemed to come suddenly and no one was prepared to say goodbye to her, especially her husband of six years, Neil Murphy. In the months leading up to her death, the once happy couple split, and lived their lives apart. Angela explained that she had no desire to divorce him, and preferred to live their lives separate. As the reality TV star stated, “I just want to be alone.”
Mob Wives star Marissa Jade explained that Neil loved Big Ang with his whole heart, but it just wasn’t enough for her. During her cancer battle, Angela needed him to step up to the plate and take care of her, and he was clueless about how to do it. Big Ang needed Murphy not only to support her so she didn’t have to work so much but to support her emotionally as she dealt with a disease that could (and did) take her life.
As Marissa pointed out, just because Neil wasn’t able to give Raiola what she needed didn’t mean he didn’t love her. Big Ang spoke at length about Neil missing doctors appointments which caused her to face her cancer diagnosis alone. It was something that bothered her greatly and caused her to decide to remove him from her home (again).
Angela wanted Neil to be the provider and take care of her, something that was next to impossible for him to do. Neil explained that he could take care of his family; however, his budget didn’t allow for Ang’s expensive taste. Not only did Big Ang like the finer things in life, she also loved to shop for her family.
On VH1 Couples Therapy, Angela revealed that due to his “laziness,” she was forced to place her home for sale because she had to work less after her cancer diagnosis. Neil praised Ang stating she is the hardest working person he knows. Even so, the pair couldn’t get on the same page and ended their marriage just months before her passing. Raiola told Dr. Oz that he wasn’t there for her, and she needed more than he could give her. Big Ang added that Neil was currently living with his mother.
TMZ reported that Big Ang’s home is on the market (again) for a hefty one million bucks. Apparently, there are a few buyers wanting to swipe her former residence, although the realtor is giving the family time to grieve. The news of her home being placed up for sale brought up the question of who would benefit from the sale — her children or Neil?
According to recent reports, Big Ang left everything to her children. She left her belongings and home to her children, and apparently, Neil Murphy stands to get nothing. After her death, Murphy is faced with the fact that he is broke, living with his mother, and lost his wife to cancer. There have been reports in the past few weeks that Murphy signed a prenup, and knew in the event of her death or divorce that he’d get nothing from her.
At this point, it is just speculation about who stands to inherit Angela Raiola’s small fortune. Recent reports have stated that Big Ang and Neil Murphy made amends and she understood he did the best he could as he was hurting at the news his wife could succumb to this terrible disease. It is highly possible that Big Ang had a change of heart, and left him with a small nest egg.
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