Love introduces herself by saying, "I've poisoned people, I've shot them, I stabbed my last boyfriend in front of his mother. It was horrible."
I haven’t spoken to anyone directly regarding the issue of why Love is leaving Mob Wives after one season. There is a lot of speculation, rumor and blame to go around. This story seems to have more than just two sides to it. All indications point to the supposition that Carla allegedly played a role in Love’s departure. Love’s actions may have played a role in her leaving. But, there are also production companies involved like, Just Jenn, Left/Right, Electus, The Weinstein Company and, of course the network itself, VH1. There may be legal issues, contractual issues, production issues all tied together, that I have no knowledge of, nor do I need to. What seems clear at the moment is that Love will not be on the reunion show or in season four, unless something changes.
Tonight we will see the fight between Love and Carla that has been building all season long. Everyone associated with the show, or who is a fan, saw this coming. I don’t know any of the details, but I would stick my neck out and bet that Love was encouraged to confront Carla by producers. Love’s reputation for fighting preceded her appearance on the show. She even talks about her past in the first episodes, so it’s clear to all involved that she has a propensity to act out when provoked. Fighting on the show generates ratings. Ratings generate income and profit. Everyone benefits financially if the show does well, and the show would be picked up for a fourth season. Well, everyone benefits except Love.
Chances are we will not be seeing the entire fight because it will be edited to some degree. The events leading up to the finale fight were about Love being angry that Carla continually talked behind her back. And we know Carla loves gossip about the “word on the street.” There is the issue of “Wing-Gate,” which, if true, has been going on a long time. There has also been a couple or more heated arguments on Twitter between Carla and Love, over the past few months. And finally, Carla’s dating Love’s short-term ex, Handy Man, which is probably a non issue for Love.
I can’t help but wonder if Love was brought on to the show, not only because she is long time friends of Karen and Ramona, but also because of her past history with violence? I have no personal knowledge of this, but I do wonder if production helped to set up this finale fight between Love and Carla? If that is the case, I don’t understand how Love is to blame and allegedly “got fired” for something that was orchestrated behind the scenes. I almost feel that Love’s anger issues were being somewhat encouraged and exploited for the sake of the show and ratings. And, it's my opinion that she may now be the scapegoat for whatever problems were brought on by her following through with the fight at Drita’s party by confronting Carla.
We may never know the whole story and have to draw our own conclusions about what did or didn‘t happen. I don’t know if it’s true, but some speculate that Carla may have threatened to press charges or got a restraining order against Love, in which case Love would not be able to work with Carla. Of all the theories out there, that makes the most sense to me. However, I am very sorry to see Love leave the show. I was looking forward to seeing her next season. I hope things can be resolved so that does happen, but if not, I do wish her the best in all her new projects. As for the reunion, I wish that she would have been given the opportunity to address what happened this season like all the other mob wives. I feel Love was a significant part of season three which is evidenced by their naming four episodes, out of thirteen, about Love: “No Love Lost, Winging It, Crazy Love, and Love Hurts (the title used for Love’s I Married A Mobster episode).
Good luck and best wishes to Love in all her future endeavors! We have not heard the last of her yet!
Picture Credit: VH1