Entertainment Tonight recently sat with Big Ang’s husband, Neil Murphy, and her daughter, Raquel Scotto, for an exclusive interview to discuss their final days with Ang, and in this emotional clip above, you can watch them discuss how things really played out during Ang’s time in the hospital. Despite reports that Ang and Neil were separated at the time of her death, Neil explains that he knew his wife wanted him to keep his distance so he wouldn’t stress her out, but he was with her as much as he could be up to the end. (She even danced around the hospital to keep her spirits up, even in her final days.)
“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 adds, “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.”
Check out all of Neil’s interview now to hear what he has to say about the absence in his heart now that Ang is gone.