Growing Up Gotti’s third season debuts tonight; Victoria had cancer

The third seasons of Growing Up Gotti debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET as A&E airs the 29th episode focusing on whatever it is that the Gotti boys and their mother are screaming at each other about lately. That may or may not involve the clothing line that the brothers are starting (“Gotti Gear”) or the restaurant they are opening in New York (“Ciao Bella”).

Speaking of Victoria, she told the New York Daily News exclusively yesterday “that she was diagnosed with breast cancer last November, but kept her grueling treatments hidden even” from “her friends, her producers and most of all her sons.” Today, she says, “They caught it early and the prognosis is good.” Victoria also talks to the paper about her heart problems during her cancer treatment and about her first-born, who died at two days old.

Growing Up Gotti [A&E]
Victoria’s cancer challenge [New York Daily News]

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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