Meet The NEW Cast Member Of Real Housewives Of New Jersey: Mob Wives Drita D’Avanzo

Iyanna Muhammad |

Media Take Out has some exciting news – there’s a new lady joining the cast of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Drita D’Avanzo.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 12: Drita D’Avanzo visits Extra at The Grove on December 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)

We spoke with multiple Bravo executives who confirmed that Drita has agreed, in principal, to join next season’s cast. The two sides are still working out the contractual specifics.

For those of you who don’t know Drita – she’s a FIREBALL and she’s not afraid to punch a chick in the face either. So expect fireworks.

Drita first appeared on the VH1 series Mob Wives from 2011 to 2016. She also appeared on Mob Wives spinoff Big Ang. She’s known for her slick mouth, and quick temper.

To get an idea of who she is, watch:

She’ll fit in perfectly with all the other housewives. Oh, and Drita isn’t all talk – she really is about that life.

Drita and her husband Lee D’Avanzo, who federal prosecutors allege is the leader of the Bonanno and Colombo crime family farm team, were arrested on December 19, 2019; they were charged with criminal drug and multiple firearms possession after a search warrant was executed on their home.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 28: Drita D’Avanzo attends A Mob Wives Aesthetic Dinner & Dance Party at Ainslie on March 28, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The firearms were a .38-caliber revolver and a 9 mm, both loaded with hollow-point bullets. On February 21, 2020, the charges against her were dropped, while Lee pleaded not guilty to gun possession charges.On March 20, 2020, Lee pleaded guilty to the charge. On August 7th 2020, D’Avanzo was sentenced to 64 months (5-1/3 years) in prison for the offenses.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Episode 21037 — Pictured: Drita D’Avanzo — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo via Getty Images)

In sentencing him, the judge cited his extensive criminal history, which entails six convictions. He is currently incarcerated at FCI McKean, a medium security Federal prison located in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania.

His scheduled release date is July 14 2024 – just in time for the new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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