Prior to her untimely death, Mob Wives star Big Ang had announced that she was separated from husband Neil Murphy. Last night, before the series finale of Mob Wives, Murphy spoke to Entertainment Tonight about what really went down in their relationship during her last days. What did he have to say?
Neil Murphy- Big Ang Took Stuff Out On Me
Murphy revealed that, “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.’”
“She didn’t want me there,” he continued. “I didn’t want to argue with a sick person.”
Murphy had more to say, adding that, “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.”
“She fell apart when she got sick,” he added, “and she didn’t want me around,” he said. “Doctor told her that stress…makes cancer get worse, and she said that I give her stress.”
However, Ang was happy to have him there, Murphy revealed, as he detailed that, “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.”
He also talked candidly about his last moments with Ang, stating that, “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.”
“You know, we had a lot of good times together,” he wrapped with saying. “It was a crazy life at the end, you know. We were regular people, then she became a celebrity. It was kind of a crazy life being married to her, but it was good. I would never change anything.”
This was so sad to read but we applaud Murphy for how strong and supportive he was.