"Mob Wives” star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola’s husband Neil Murphy is completely “broken hearted” after his estranged wife’s death last week, the 55-year-old’s co-star Marissa Jade told Radar Online. However, the Inquistr reported that the main reason behind Murphy’s heartbreak is not only Raiola’s death but also that he is not part of the late reality TV star’s will.
According to reports, Murphy is reportedly penniless and Raiola left everything she had to her children. Over the past few days reports surfaced that Murphy had signed a prenup and was aware that he would receive nothing from Raiola’s estate after their divorce or her death.
“I can only imagine he’s broken hearted,” Jade told Radar Online about Murphy. “I understand the pain. Obviously the man is not happy at all. I’m sure he is in a daze. That was the love of his life. You can tell, Neil genuinely loved Angela.”
Raiola died Thursday after losing her battle with cancer. The star was laid to rest Monday at the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn, New York. Raiola split with her husband in December after complaining that he was not supporting her during her health crisis.
“I think everything she was going through in life, she just felt really stressed out because at the end of the day, as a woman, you want to feel like your man is consoling you,” Jade reportedly said about Raiola’s decision to separate from Murphy. “You want to be able to look up to your man and know that he has your back and he can take care of you.
“I think during the time of stress, Angela felt like she was helping everybody, and she wasn’t getting helped,” she reportedly added. “I understand where she is coming from, because she’s an extremely huge support system for her family, so I felt her pain at that very moment. You can tell she was extremely stressed out with everything.”
Jade, however, reportedly added that Murphy was taking care of Raiola in the best way he could at the time.
“Neil loved her with every fiber of him, and you can tell how much he loved her and how genuine he was,” she reportedly said. “He really adored Angela. Maybe he couldn’t give her as much as he’d like but that didn’t mean his heart wasn’t in it.”
She added: “I just think that Neil does the best that he can and she needed a little bit more from him.”
During her last moments Raiola had forgiven Murphy, according to Radar Online.
“My sister would never ever keep a grudge or hard feelings for anybody,” Raiola’s sister Janine Detore told Radar Online. “She was just like that. You could do anything to her and she would be like, ‘Okay.'”