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Big Ang's Husband Opens Up About What His Relationship Was REALLY Like With The Mob Wives Star Prior To Her Passing

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Big Ang's husband Neil Murphy doesn't want you to believe everything you've heard!

On Wednesday, the late Mob Wives star's man opened up about what his relationship was REALLY like with the VH1 celeb towards the end. Whoa!

Related: Celebs React To The Death Of Big Ang

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Neil explained:

"I was there at the end. I never left her side. I went to every procedure — even though she didn't want me, I went. I was there at the hospital for the last two days with her. I mean, to me, we weren't 'estranged.'"

In case you forgot, Ang (real name Angela Raiola) shared to Dr. Oz prior to her February 18 passing that she had separated from Murphy after six years together. Still, Neil vehemently states that he never left his wife's side.

He continued:

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Mob Wives Star Drita D'Avanzo Says She Can't Watch The Show After Big Ang's Passing — See Her Emotional Explanation

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The show must go on.

As you probably know, despite everyone's best wishes Big Ang succumbed to her Stage 4 lung and brain cancer last week and has already been laid to rest.

The Mob Wives star was surrounded by family when she passed and even had all of her costars at her funeral, but that doesn't mean everyone is quite ready to say goodbye.

Related: Celebs React To The Death Of Big Ang

In fact, OG mob wife Drita D'Avanzo is still mourning Angela's death and can't bring herself to finish out the sixth season of the show just yet.

The VH1 star took to Twitter on Wednesday to let fans know that she'd be skipping the night's episode in honor of her friend, saying:

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America's Next Top Model Saved From Cancellation — On A Brand New Network With A Brand New Host!

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One day you're in, and the next day… you're still in?

We were surprised — but not too saddened — when we originally found out that America's Next Top Model had been cancelled by The CW after 22 cycles.

The modeling competition suffered a serious drop in quality once it introduced public voting in Season 19, so we felt as though leaving on a high note with Nyle DiMarco as the final winner was a good end for the iconic reality TV show.

Related: Tyra Banks Is Advising Celebrity Apprentice This Season

Well… it seems as though we were wrong, because despite abysmal ratings, VH1 has decided to give ANTM a second chance at life by snatching it up from the CW's trash with a 14-episode pickup.

Tyra Banks confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday, saying:

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Big Ang Remembered With A Party — Just The Way She 'Would Have Wanted It'

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Big Ang's fans had the chance to mourn the larger-than-life reality star on Sunday.

Over 150 people gathered to say goodbye to the Mob Wives personality over the weekend — and were in for quite a treat. Wanting the celebration of life to be right up the 55-year-old's alley, Ang's family arranged to have a DJ playing in the corner of Scarpaci Funeral Home in Brooklyn.

Related: This Was Big Ang's Dying Wish

One attendee shared:

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