Iconic actress, Drea de Matteo, is unapologetically embracing a new adventure in her life - joining the exclusive world of OnlyFans. See what she has to say to the haters...
In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, the 51-year-old "Sopranos" star discussed her bold move into this subscription-based platform, renowned for its uncensored content. With a fearless attitude and an unwavering commitment to her family, Drea is forging her path toward financial independence and creative freedom.
De Matteo's entry into OnlyFans may have raised a few eyebrows, but she sees it as a testament to her warrior spirit.
"I know some people have said some nasty things about me having joined OnlyFans. But, you know, the way we see it in this house is mommy's a warrior, not accepting defeat."
For a monthly fee of $15, subscribers gain access to her exclusive content. Drea acknowledges the changing landscape of social media and the opportunities it presents, saying, "I figured, 'OK, so everybody's in their underwear and being sexy on Instagram and I don't do that, but I can do that and get paid for it.' … I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner."
This shift in her career comes at a time when she didn't expect it, primarily due to her stance on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, which garnered controversy within the industry. She recalled, "I guess you could say I was a bad girl because I did not follow the rules a couple of years ago. So, I don't want to be at the mercy of mandates or strike or anything like that ever again." This decision led to her agent parting ways with her and even putting her family's home at risk.
Despite misconceptions about her wealth, De Matteo emphasizes her dedication to her family, revealing, "People find that hard to believe that I was never really paid very much money for any of the jobs I've done. People think I'm f---ing made of gold, and I'm not. I’ve worked job to job."
For Drea, OnlyFans provides a means to support her family while defying societal judgments.
"I just don't care. I don't. I'd rather save my family than save face."
Notably, her children are supportive of her decision. She shared that her daughter even helps edit her content, demonstrating the strong bond and unity within their family. Drea acknowledges the challenges of navigating a judgmental society but remains steadfast in her commitment to her loved ones.
De Matteo also addressed the toxicity of online comments and the toll they can take on personal relationships. She is resolute in her beliefs and immune to negativity, stating, "I know what they’re saying is not true... it could never get under my f---ing skin because I stood by something I believed in."
While Drea de Matteo's journey has taken unexpected turns, she remains resilient, driven, and fiercely protective of her family. Her OnlyFans venture is just one facet of her evolving career, as she explores new avenues like her collaboration with Nocking Point Wines and a T-shirt printing venture. Additionally, she has exciting plans for a podcast or talk show on OnlyFans, promising a unique perspective on current events and life's eccentricities.
As this Hollywood legend forges ahead on her unconventional path, Drea de Matteo epitomizes the essence of a fearless warrior in the ever-evolving world of luxury living and personal empowerment.