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!
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.
“She didn’t want me there, I didn’t want to argue with a sick person. I was on the phone with her every day. I talked to her before chemo, after chemo. When she had a couple of procedures done, she was in the hospital for a day, I was there. So, I wouldn’t call it estranged. It was just, you know, she was going through a rough time and she, I guess, took it out on me. And I wasn’t going to fight with her. I didn’t walk away [or] …left her. I was there.”
Well, now that’s what we like to hear. While the twosome had their struggles during the course of their marriages, things became complicated once Ang was diagnosed with cancer.
“She fell apart when she got sick, and she didn’t want me around. Doctor told her that stress … makes cancer get worse, and she said that I give her stress. But when I was at the hospital, she was always, ‘My husband… my husband’s here, my husband’s here.’ So, I don’t know, I guess that’s the way that people wanted to brand it, that I was ‘estranged,’ but you know, I was there.”
How sad! Neil’s last moments with his lady love are even more heart-wrenching as he relayed:
“I was lying in bed with her the day before, but she was kind of out of it. I was trying to calm her down, so I was just rubbing her back for like an hour trying to put her to sleep. That was the last time we spent together.”
Tissues, anyone? The reality TV star’s man even confirmed that she, in typical Big Ang fashion, kept her humor until the very end.
“I had to take her to the bathroom … and she decided to hum a song and dance. I had to hold her up, but she was dancing! And the nurse said she was doing it in the elevator on the way to the tests, too. A song came on in the elevator and she was dancing.”
We’re just happy to learn that Miz Raiola had a support system there for her at the very end. Our thoughts go out to all of her loved ones as they deal with her passing!
[Image via Neil Murphy/Twitter.]