Alexia Echevarria is taking to her Bravo Blog to explain to viewers that she is sick of being stuck in the middle of her feuding friends on The Real Housewives of Miami. Alexia says she has more important issues in her life than the petty issues the women are bringing up in regards to why they don’t like each other. Alexia also calls Lisa Hochstein out for her comments about Cubans.
Alexia writes, “Let me start by saying that I didn’t go to Lea’s gala because I was very sick, and that’s the truth. I think Lea believes that and knows it in her heart. The same way I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt about the comment that she supposedly said to Adriana about Peter, she needs to give me the benefit of the doubt that I didn’t go because I was very sick. I don’t play those games, and even though Marysol and Adriana didn’t want me to go, I was standing firm and I was going. At the end of the day it wasn’t about Lea getting her way and winning, it was about the kids winning.
It’s so uncomfortable to be in this position. I want to be friends with both sides like I’ve been until now. I don’t feel I have to take sides — this is not a trial and I’m not a juror. I have nothing to do with their problems, and I’m getting tired of it. I have my own problems, which are much more important than theirs for that matter.
What I’m also very tired about is Lisa talking about the Cubans. What kind of ignorant comment is that? Miami, like many cities in the U.S., was built by hard working immigrants like my parents, who had to flee their country because of political persecution and lack of freedom. Seriously Lisa, Lea vs. the Cubans? I’m appalled and disgusted. I’m sure Lea was as shocked as me. Where is this coming from? I’m thinking it’s you that has the problem with the Cubans. And Lisa calls herself the peacemaker? I CAN’T!
I was happy to see Lea doing her thing and raising the money she does for her charity. That is a cause that is very dear to my heart being a former special education teacher who taught at risk children in Dade County Public schools. Furthermore, no matter what differences I may have with Lea at this point, I commend her for all of her efforts and dedication throughout the years with her organization. She will always have my support.
I know Marysol and Adriana felt bad for the hard time they gave me. They apologized later. I waited until the end of the day to tell them I was going, because I didn’t want to ruin the day for them. I didn’t want the day to be about Lea and her gala. I want to keep my friendships separate and not go from one group to the other talking about each other.
God knows I really tried to make it. I got home from polo exhausted, with a fever and no voice and still showered and tried to get ready. I called Lea to apologize for not being there and hoped she would understand. Charity comes from the heart every day, not just one day out of the year. I help children and human beings every day of my life, from finding people jobs to getting them an appointment to see a doctor, paying a child’s tuition or a field trip, and so on. I feel good about myself, and I don’t have to publicize everything I do.”
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