“The Dapper Don” or “The Teflon Don”).
Victoria Gotti was born on November 27, 1962, in Brooklyn, Ny, to condemned mob-boss, John Gotti, and his wife, Victoria DiGiorgio. As a daughter, Gotti was raised in a small two-story house in Howard Beach, Ny, with her four siblings. She was the most self-conscious of the Gotti kids; Victoria was so quiet that for several years her parents imagined their daughter was autistic.
Despite claims otherwise, Gotti says her family lived a sheltered, lower middle-class life with old fashioned family values. Her mom made all of the children’s clothing, and cut the daughters’ hair. As a teen, her dad was an extremely stern enforcer of curfews and was insistent on screening Victoria’s boyfriends.
Gotti’s dad was also often in-and-out of jail during her youth. Her mom told the family that their dad was away on business as a plumbing provider, helping create a prison facility. “I was raised to consider…none of that which you hear, and just half of what you see,” Victoria has said of her early years together with her dad.
The youthful Gotti daughter was an enthusiastic reader and allocated straight A student. Her state meant that Gotti needed to observe her health attentively, take regular medicine, and sometimes put on a heart monitor.