Carla Facciolo grew up in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, and her father was sent to prison when she was a young girl. She started dating ‘street guys’ when she was 17, but eventually met and married a stock broker, Joey Ferragamo. She thought she had escaped the mobster lifestyle – until Ferregamo was jailed for stock fraud, which she describes as ‘not a bad crime’.
Now she raises the couple’s twins by herself, and is in the process of divorcing Ferregamo. She also works as a sales representative for a juice company. Facciolo is known as the ‘sex kitten’ of the group. She said: ‘[When I visited prison] half the people I grew up with were all there, I felt like it was a reunion because everyone I knew was there. ‘Family is everything. Without my mother, all the time I was alone, I would have been lost.’