She's been labelled the 'villain' on controversial reality TV show Yummy Mummies.
And on Wednesday, Maria DiGeronimo's mother Margherita, 61, defended her outspoken and materialistic daughter from her critics.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the glamorous gran said that the program did not showcase the 'real' Maria, 31.
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'They don't know my daughter': On Wednesday, Yummy Mummies star Maria DiGeronimo's (R) mother Margherita (L) defended her outspoken and materialistic daughter from her critics
'I believe that they don't know my daughter,' said the self-described 'Yum Nonna'.
Margherita added: 'She is 100 per cent (a) loving and caring person. I'm not worried, she can stand her ground, I'm very proud of her because she is well educated.'
Meanwhile, the Donatella Versace lookalike has also raised a few eyebrows herself during her time on Yummy Mummies.
'She is 100 per cent a loving and caring person': Speaking to The Daily Telegraph,