Prison baby! Mafia families star Karen Gravano and her boyfriend, Xavier, are “waiting for a long time,” serving a life sentence behind bars, she says exclusively. In touch…
“We actually met in the 90s and never met. We really, you know, became friends, ”says 49-year-old Karen in a new video interview ahead of the premiere of her MTV series. “And then in the years that followed, when the laws started to change and I started to actually experience my own situations with the justice system and started helping my father with some of the things he went through in his case, I was always thinking about Xavier, and we were always in touch, and one day I thought, “So many laws are changing that maybe this will help you.” And the more I started doing my homework and the more I liked research, not only his case, but other things , the more it became so personal for me, because there are so many people in prisons nowadays who have no voice or no means or ways to fight for their freedom. “
Staten Island previously shared her passion for prison reform on her former VH1 series Mafia wivesas she defended her father and former boss of the Gambino crime family, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.
MTV Season 2 Mafia families, fans will find out more about Karen’s relationship with her boo. The couple have been dating for the past five and a half years.
“Our love for each other grew stronger, stronger and stronger. And he is definitely who I want to be in my life forever, ”Karen chuckled. “We don’t pay so much attention to the relationship as to its freedom. That’s right, my boyfriend, we definitely want to be together, but reality is ahead, and his struggle for his life is in the spotlight. And I will always stay in his corner, regardless of whether we are in a relationship or not. “
When the couple isn’t fixated on his freedom, they also keep their romance sparkling through emails, phone calls, and visits. “I think that the main thing in any relationship is communication, and when people are locked up and they cannot be at the table from each other, looking into each other’s eyes, you have to really exhaust all the possibilities that you can use the other level. And that’s why I think I fell in love with him, because this is his soul, with which you can get to know and get to know a person as a person, ” Daughter of the Mafia: Mafia, Sammy “Bull” Gravano and me! the author adds, jokingly, “I mean, I hope he doesn’t come home and get on my nerves, but in fact he is definitely a great man and definitely deserves a second chance in life.”
Mafia families It will premiere on MTV on Thursday, July 15 at 9:00 pm ET.