Actress Drea De Matteo reveals has how she put her son in his place about her OnlyFans career

Drea De Matteo, widely recognized for her memorable portrayal of Adriana La Cerva in the iconic TV series “The Sopranos,” recently delved into a candid conversation about her response to her 12-year-old son’s candid opinions regarding her career on OnlyFans.

Her breakthrough role in “The Sopranos” garnered widespread acclaim, culminating in a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2004.



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Despite her initial success on the small screen, De Matteo’s career transitioned to the big screen with roles in films like “Swordfish” (2001), “Assault on Precinct 13” (2005), and “Dark Places” (2015). However, it was her decision in 2020 to join OnlyFans, prompted by her refusal to comply with COVID-19 vaccine mandates and subsequent dismissal by her agent, that sparked significant public attention.

Embracing the platform as a means of financial independence, De Matteo reflected on her decision in interviews, asserting her agency and dismissing criticism with statements like, “Mommy’s a warrior, not accepting defeat.” Launching her OnlyFans account in August 2023, De Matteo addressed the subject with Decider and Fox News Digital, highlighting her pragmatic approach to leveraging the platform’s opportunities.


Despite her success on OnlyFans, which was firmly established within a year, not everyone in her life, including her 12-year-old son Waylon, was entirely supportive.

During an appearance on “The Sage Steele Show,” De Matteo shared a humorous anecdote about how she confronted her son’s reservations about her career choice.


She recounted a playful exchange where she reminded him of the material benefits her career provided for their family, quipping, “You like that jacket you just asked me to buy you? You like all the things that you want that make you happy? You like that new PC that you begged for for Christmas? Because you wouldn’t have that s*** if Mommy didn’t show her ass!”

De Matteo’s candid humor continued as she described her son’s reaction to her explanation, characterizing him as occasionally “greedy.” Despite the light-hearted tone, the conversation underscored the complexities of navigating parenthood in the digital age, where careers and personal choices are subject to scrutiny and commentary. In addition to Waylon, De Matteo shares her life with her 16-year-old daughter Alabama, whom she co-parents with her ex, Shooter Jennings.


Throughout the interview, De Matteo also touched on how she guides her son to handle any potential online ridicule regarding her adult-oriented career, humorously advising him to respond with, “those boobies fed me when I was a little baby and they’re still feeding me now.”

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