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Carmela Soprano

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This article is about a fictional character from The Sopranos.

Carmela Soprano née DeAngelis is the long-suffering wife of fictional mafia boss Tony Soprano on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos, played by Edie Falco.

Carmela tries to maintain the Soprano household while Tony is out working. At times, she seems like the typical wife of the mob boss: supportive and friendly, even strong at times, never asking about the details of her husband's work. However, the years of having a husband missing at all hours, coupled with his constant infidelity have put a serious strain on their relationship. By the end of the fourth season, the two were separated, although Tony was continuing to provide for her and the kids. Carmela is also a staunch Roman Catholic and has difficulty rationalizing both her husband's profession and her subsequent separation (although her priest all but recommended the separation in the first place).

Carmela has a good, but distant relationship with her daughter, Meadow, who is now off at college, but she struggles with raising their son, A.J., who is a rebellious and uncontrollable teenager. Carmela also fights with Tony about A.J. because Tony often spoils his son to make up for his lack of being around regularly.

During the fourth season, Carmela had a mutual romantic infatuation with Furio Giunta, one of Tony's men. Carmela had reached a low point with Tony's constant string of affairs and the two had a romantically-tense but "arms-length" relationship. The two both confided to separate friends that they were falling for each other but Furio, fearing for his life for loving the boss's wife, sold his house and moved back to Italy.

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