Less than a year after Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino’s passing at the age of 83, his wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, talked about her late husband’s life and values. In an interview with Fox News Digital, she disclosed her efforts to uphold her husband’s legacy by introducing the Sorvino Vino wine franchise and also mentioned that she and Paul were already collaborating on the project before his demise.
The wine was launched on Valentine’s Day and the media personality shared that a portion of the profits from Sorvino Vino will be donated to the Gay and Dottie Capers Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aids underprivileged families and at-risk youth.
Dee Dee Sorvino reveals that her late husband, Paul Sorvino loved veterans
Dee Dee claimed that her husband has a deep appreciation and respect for veterans. “Supporting our vets was so important to Paul,” she explained. “Any time we would be out somewhere, if we saw a vet, we would always buy them a round of drinks and thank them for their service.”
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Paul was passionate about bringing attention to the needs of veterans. “Paul wasn’t really political, but he was conservative,” she explained. “He was very much for our military, but he would support his friends. He was like his mafia characters in a way — it was all about loyalty. But it was important for him to love America. He had no patience for anyone who would criticize our country. He felt America came first, and that’s why helping veterans is as good as it gets.”
Paul’s love for veterans led to him becoming friends with Gary Sinise, a well-known actor and advocate for vets. “He was very good friends with Gary Sinise, And he really admired how Gary would put so much time into helping our vets. Gary has raised millions, I’m sure, by this point,” the Emmy winner revealed. “He’s always out there helping vets. Paul really admired that, and he always wanted to do something. So this is my way of making that dream come true. It’s certainly not as big as what Gary Sinise does, but it’s Paul still saying thank you.”
Dee Dee Sorvino speaks about her late husband’s life
Dee Dee revealed that Paul was the epitome of an ideal husband. “We were happy every day. We did everything together. I just miss him so much. We always put each other first. He was a charming, sweet, wonderful man,” she reminisced. “We never got tired of each other. We always tried to have fun together. Paul was a lot older, so we knew that he wouldn’t be around forever. When you’re the same age, it’s a little different. But I have zero regrets. We cherished each day together. I’m still mourning, and I still cry every day. But my tears are also happy tears. I’m very happy and grateful for the time I had with him. I was blessed. I just wished I had more years with him.”
Dee Dee concluded that the actor had a positive outlook on life — this was evident by his interest in being a part of the TV show The Masked Singer, despite battling health challenges. “Paul is a strong guy, and he didn’t want people feeling bad for him,” Dee Dee explained. “But he loved singing – that was important to him, too. We were very excited for what was to come – the wine, the singing. Right before he died, he was very happy. He had a lot going on… But then something took him out quickly.”