Mob Wives' Renee Graziano and Drita D'Avanzo will appear on "Dr. Phil" today where they will discuss why some women attract drama... (check local listings for time and channel).
From today's show -- via Dr. Phil -
Dr. Phil shows video of a heated argument between Renee Graziano and Drita D’avanzo during the first season of VH1’s Mob Wives.
“Do you two fight like this a lot?” asks Dr. Phil...“It’s more of a sisterly fighting,” Renee says. “Do y’all like each other?” Dr. Phil asks. “One hundred percent,” Drita responds. “For the most part, we get along,” Renee says. She starts to describe a fight with Carla Facciolo,“When she called me the bitch word twice, I snapped,” she says.
Dr. Phil shows video of that altercation. "I get that it was inappropriate," Dr. Phil says. "But this turned into a knock-down, drag-out hair pulling." Dr. Phil asks Dr. Erika Holiday, psychologist and co-author of Mean Girls, Meaner Women, to explain why some women just can’t seem to get along. “Girls didn’t always do this, did they? Or did I just miss it?” he asks.
“It is getting worse,” Dr. Holiday says. “There are much more pressures on women today that did not exist 30, 40, 50 years ago.”
Dr. Phil says there’s often skepticism with reality programs about whether they’re real or scripted. “This is about as real as it gets,” he says, pointing at Renee and Drita. “From everything that I can understand, these women are just who they are.” “I wish it was scripted,” Drita says. “The only thing fake about me is my nose,” Renee quips. “What you see on the show, unfortunately, as I’m learning now, isn’t very ladylike."
Dr. Phil shows video of the rooftop brawl between Drita and Karen Gravano
"Did somebody teach you how to fight?" Dr. Phil asks Drita.
"I went and hit a bag when I was a little girl, and I'd just go fight," she says. "I was a tomboy too."
Dr. Phil points out that VH1 targets a younger audience. He asks, “Do y’all worry about being role models for young girls?”
“One hundred percent,” Drita responds.
“I don’t believe in physical violence,” Renee says, adding that she has only had three physical fights in her life.
“Well, you sure took to it like a duck to water,” says Dr. Phil.
“If you violate me, that’s how I defend myself,” says Renee.