You consider yourself very much a part of what’s come to be known as the “lifestyle” on the show. What exactly is the “lifestyle”?
The lifestyle is exciting and glamorous. That’s the breakdown. Very exciting, and very glamorous.

You’ve spoken about your plastic surgery before on the show, and that you want to get more done.
I would like to have a little liposuction, and like a little bit of something with the face and the eyes. You know, I am going to be 52 in a couple of months. 

Are you still seeing the same guy that you mentioned in episode two?
No, I’m trying to work things out actually with my husband. I’m married to a regular city worker, for the past two years. I’m trying to work things out with him right now.

How is that going?
Eh, day by day. I take it one day at a time.

Is it hard trying to have a relationship when you’ve got reality show cameras following you around all the time, to keep that separate?
It’s always hard, it’s getting harder with the cameras. As a matter of fact, there are people all around as we’re talking [right now]. They’re like, “Is that you, Big Ang? Is that you? Could I take a picture?” And I’m going, “Shh, I’m on the phone!”

So, you’re getting recognized a lot?
Oh, please, it’s crazy.

I know there’s a lot of stuff going on right now with Renee’s ex-husband, Junior, having been recording conversations for the FBI, and that just kind of blew up last Friday. What’s your comment on that whole situation?
I totally do not agree with that, and, you know—they make their bed, they gotta lie in it. It’s not for me. I have no comment.  

Have you spoken to Renee since it happened?
Yes, I actually feel really bad for Renee, she doesn’t deserve what he’s done to her and her son. That’s very selfish on his behalf. People are very selfish, and this is what they do. 

Right.
You do the crime…you have to do the time.

Is it hard to figure out who you can and can’t trust?
You never know. You think you can trust people, and then again, they stab you right in the back. I have my guard up 24/7. I’ve been there before.

What happened?
I had one of my friends become a rat and informant on me, I got arrested and did house arrest, so I know what it’s like when someone rats you out and violates you. You never really can know a person.

Interview by Tanya Ghahremani (@tanyaghahremani)

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