Tensions are operating excessive within the wake of The Actual Housewives of Miami‘s Mom’s Day Bloodbath. Simply days earlier than the women have been set to sit down down with Andy Cohen for the Season 6 reunion, Alexia Nepola stopped by Decider’s workplaces to dish on all the things from her fractured relationship with Adriana de Moura to her heated confrontation with Dr. Nicole Martin. And, in typical Alexia vogue, she did not maintain again.
Whereas Martin claimed to have arrange a Mom’s Day brunch with good intentions, she shortly turned the scapegoat when de Moura determined to carry ex-RHOM star and sworn enemy of Marysol Patton, Ana Quincoces. That didn’t sit effectively with Nepola, who jumped in to defend her BFF by calling out Martin, whom she felt was simply as “responsible” for permitting de Moura to carry her plus-one.
However that doesn’t essentially imply de Moura is off the hook in Nepola’s eyes. Whereas the mom-of-two was not as “damage” by the aspiring pop star, she did slam her as a “coward and a liar” for bringing Quincoces to behave as her “mouthpiece.” Nepola additionally thinks de Moura is “jealous” of her marriage, her shut relationship along with her youngsters, and her jewellery — which, how may you not be? The girl is draped in diamonds! And to hammer the nail into the coffin, the truth star provides, “Every thing I’ve, she secretly needs however she would by no means admit it.”
Suppose that’s quite a bit? Nepola additionally opens up about Lisa Hochstein’s “defensive” conduct, Julia Lemigova’s “uncomfortable” entrance into Patton’s social gathering, and what spot on the sofa she hopes to nab on the upcoming reunion. Hold studying for our full sit-down with Nepola.
We have been simply speaking about how nice of a mother you might be. How are Frankie and Peter doing?
They’re doing effectively. [Frankie] all the time has a lot happiness inside him. He wakes up each morning and he’s like, “Life is gorgeous.” So simply being round him is pure pleasure all the time. That’s once I realized like, “OK, there was a function for this.” As a result of I see life very in a different way and I stay my life in a different way due to Frankie. Nonetheless speaking about him, like, it makes me cry, however tears of pleasure. He’s come up to now and he’s all the time so comfortable.
Something with you and Marysol is a lot enjoyable to look at. What’s your favourite half about your friendship? And would you do one other Actual Housewives Final Ladies Journey collectively? Perhaps even a Luann and Sonja-like spinoff with simply the 2 of you?
Oh my god, that’s a lot enjoyable. That’s such a superb query. We get that on a regular basis … I simply love my friendship with Marysol. We have been pals for therefore a few years earlier than and [with] the present … the final three years have made us even nearer differently. We’ve all the time had that sisterhood. We struggle like sisters and we love like sisters and now we’ve got a stay present. So it’s a lot enjoyable as a result of we’re so completely different and that’s what proves to lots of friendships and women that you simply don’t must be the identical to have friendships. We’re two completely different individuals with two completely different opinions and we nonetheless love one another and have a lot enjoyable with one another.
There’s quite a bit happening between you and Nicole proper now. While you watch again and see that Adriana was really the one with ulterior motives in bringing Ana to the Mom’s Day brunch, do you are feeling that your anger was misplaced? Ought to you’ve got been extra offended with Adriana?
I wasn’t even offended. That’s how I’m. That’s how I specific myself and I’m very passionate. By the best way, I like the way it was actually about Marysol after which I turned it into me as a result of Marysol may be very straightforward to only not be confrontational. She received’t stick up for herself. So abruptly I needed to take over as a result of I hadn’t actually caught up for Marysol in different circumstances … I hadn’t gotten concerned till now as a result of I felt that what they did to Marysol … was an ambush. I assumed it was a setup. I felt that they used Ana – they that means Nicole and Adriana. I really feel like they’re each responsible as a result of Nicole was internet hosting the brunch. She did the place playing cards and he or she is aware of who Ana is. She’s sticking to her story, that she had nothing to do with it [and] that she didn’t know something.
However , I began getting aggressive once I see that [Nicole] is mendacity about like, “I don’t even know her final title.” I used to be like, “You realize her final title.” And then saying that she labored for Anthony when Ana has been an inactive legal professional for the final 10 years so she didn’t work with Anthony. I began catching onto little lies and her physique language.
Adriana doesn’t shock me. Adriana’s conduct is ordinary [and] predictable. That is who she is and what she has been doing [for] many seasons now. So I’m not damage, I’m not stunned – none of that. However Nicole did disappoint me as a result of I’ve all the time wished to be pals along with her. They’re creating this false narrative, like, the OGs towards the newbies and that we hate her as a result of [she’s] youthful and he or she’s a physician. It’s simply silly. Truthfully, that’s not true.
I used to be disenchanted in her as a result of I feel she ought to have been the larger individual and stated, “Pay attention, Adriana, we’re not going to do that. You realize you’re attempting to maneuver ahead with Alexia and Marysol.” By the best way, Nicole and the opposite women have been those that satisfied me to ask Adriana out to the Nuevos Horizontes social gathering and … to only to maneuver ahead, embody her, have her there and simply give her one other likelihood. I did that and he or she couldn’t even wait two minutes earlier than she’s already speaking shit about me. So if there’s anyone jealous right here [it’s Adriana].
She’s jealous of my life. She wasn’t jealous once I was going by means of all of the hardships. She felt sorry for me. However the second that Adriana noticed that I had met a superb man and that I’m fortunately married and my youngsters have been doing higher and now we’re dwelling in a phenomenal residence and I’ve stunning jewellery and I’ve all the things she needs.
I don’t need something that Nicole has. I by no means wished to be a physician. Each of my dad and mom have been docs and I idolized docs and I like that she’s a physician and to me, there’s God and docs. They’re God’s devices. So I respect her occupation. I’ve by no means made up rumors or something – I simply communicate my thoughts. And I feel she doesn’t prefer it as a result of I remind her of her husband as a result of I’m a pissed off legal professional. She’s even instructed me earlier than in Season 4, she’s like, “You remind me of Anthony.” So possibly it’s that. However I don’t respect that she’s not being actually trustworthy about it and proudly owning some accountability.
So whenever you see that scene the place she acquired actually emotional about not getting invited to Marysol’s occasion, what do you suppose?
That’s as a result of she acquired caught. She didn’t suppose this was going to work out this manner and that’s why she began breaking down.
The place do you and Nicole stand presently? Have you ever talked to her since she introduced her being pregnant?
Oh, yeah, certain. Yeah. We have been at BravoCon collectively and he or she introduced her being pregnant and I’m very comfortable for her as a result of I do know that it’s necessary to have a sibling in your son. And I do know that Greyson wished that. And she had shared that with us. So I’m very comfortable for her.
We all know that Julia got here to Marysol’s occasion with the intention of clearing Nicole’s title – and it was tremendous apparent when she walked in that she wasn’t precisely herself. Why do you suppose she appeared so uncomfortable?
She couldn’t disguise how uncomfortable she was. I feel it’s as a result of – and I like Julia, Julia and I are nice – however I feel Nicole has to clear up her personal title. I wouldn’t put any of my pals in that place. And you may see that Julia was uncomfortable similar to Julia was uncomfortable with Adriana, understanding what Adriana was saying. I feel it’s not cool to place your mates in that scenario. Nicole has to clear up her personal title.
I don’t know for those who guys have observed however we by no means clear up something in our group.
I really feel like Adriana has been out to get you a bit bit this season. First with implying there may very well be issues with you and Todd after which with bringing Ana to the lunch with the rumors about your monetary scenario. You sort of touched on this earlier than, however why do you suppose she’s doing this?
Clearly, all the things is a lie. Like, her sample is mendacity. She’s a coward, additionally, as a result of she needed to carry Ana to be her mouthpiece. So she’s a coward and a liar.
I feel she likes a Gringo. She likes his look and he or she thinks he’s tremendous scorching and she will be able to’t think about how I can have a man and he or she’s depressing by herself. And my youngsters adore me – I’ve a phenomenal relationship with my youngsters. Her son doesn’t like her – she doesn’t actually have a relationship along with her son. So it’s like all the things I’ve, she secretly needs however she would by no means admit it. And I don’t need her to confess it. I imply, it’s similar to enjoying out that means. Then I’m the one which will get the abuse however I don’t care as a result of it actually doesn’t trouble me. She simply wants to determine her personal life and depart different individuals’s lives.
It looks like you’ve sort of come to a spot of understanding with Adriana the place you’re not gonna waste extra power on combating along with her. However within the trailer for tonight’s episode, it seems such as you two have it out. What went so flawed?
I wished to have a second simply with Nicole and Adriana and Marysol and I. As a result of all that is Marysol. I’m like, “However wait, what occurred to Marysol?” No person needs to speak shit about Marysol, they need to discuss me. In any case, I wished to have that and as you may see, that doesn’t occur. So as soon as once more, it’s a giant group and everyone begins getting in and abruptly Adriana is saying that she [invited Ana] as a result of I used to be imply to Lisa. Since when does Lisa want anyone to guard her and assist her? And who’s Adriana to be kissing her butt now? In order that’s my response. I’m like, “Oh, so I’m imply to Lisa and you then’re gonna make up lies about me and my husband?”
I actually know what they’re doing – Nicole and Adriana. Nicole can’t recover from the truth that Marysol stated she trusted her the least and by the best way, she nonetheless does. And , [Marysol] stated all these issues and created these issues and clearly gave Larsa the data the place she had stated that Nicole had slept round within the hospital with completely different individuals (Editor’s Observe: Nicole has denied this rumor). So Nicole doesn’t like Marysol. It’s not a secret. She could have each proper to really feel that means about Marysol. I’m not judging that. She does have a proper to really feel that means.
And Adriana doesn’t like me as a result of I introduced up the truth that her faux boyfriend was married.
One final query on the Adriana entrance – I discover that when she will get into it with Larsa, she usually weaponizes the Kardashians towards her. Why do you suppose she does this?
Oh my god. I do know! Thanks for saying that. I’m like, “Can you allow the Kardashians alone?” It’s each single time. She’s obsessive about it as a result of that’s who she is. It’s horrible. I actually – I don’t really feel sorry for her as a result of I don’t prefer to really feel sorry for anyone nevertheless it’s only a horrible technique to stay. She doesn’t just like the Kardashians. She doesn’t like Larsa. She didn’t like Joanna [Krupa]. She doesn’t like Lea [Black]. She doesn’t like Marysol. She doesn’t like me. Who do you want? You don’t even like your self. And what? It’s getting dumb and boring.
No person actually cares about that both. And who cares? I imply, Larsa moved to California. She had a friendship with the Kardashians and why are you so upset about it? And why does it trouble you a lot? You weren’t even pals with Larsa so it’s not like they have been greatest pals and Larsa deserted her and went to have a life in California. It simply doesn’t make any sense and it’s not humorous anymore.
Final week, we additionally noticed you and Lisa get into it. She says in her confessional that she needs to carry you accountable the identical means you maintain others accountable. Watching again, what’s your tackle that? And how are you guys right this moment?
I’m good along with her as a result of I’ve solely liked Lisa and cared for her and that’s why I’ve all the time given her one of the best recommendation like I might give any of my pals. So it did shock me that she stated she needs to carry me accountable. For what? I maintain myself accountable for all the things I do … I consider in accountability and I don’t know why Lisa would say that. However thanks for bringing that up as a result of that’s one thing that I’ll carry up within the reunion.
On Watch What Occurs Stay, any person requested one thing [and she was] like, “I don’t know why Alexa cares a lot about my funds.” And I used to be like, “I wasn’t referring to your funds. Once I instructed you that you simply shouldn’t be driving Lenny’s Rolls Royce, I used to be referring to that he’s your enemy and he’s appearing like your enemy and alleging that you simply planted gadgets in his automotive. So why would you place your self in that scenario? I’m not saying you shouldn’t drive the automotive as a result of you may’t afford it.” This isn’t even about funds. However a few of these ladies prefer to twist it.
Once I talked to Marysol final month, she stated Lisa likes to vent however not essentially obtain recommendation and even take it. Do you agree? How do you suppose Jody is dealing with all the Lenny drama?
I do agree with that. I really feel like final season she got here in and he or she shared all this with us and we have been by her facet, we listened, we hugged her, we liked her, we went by means of it along with her. We really feel like we’re on this as a result of all she talks about is Lenny. So we really feel that we must always have a say in it. As a result of whenever you share issues, it goes each methods. If I inform you a narrative, you would sit there quiet in the future, however the second day and the third day, I imply, yeah, you’re gonna say one thing. I might anticipate that and for those who didn’t do it to me, it’s an indication of not caring. So [by] sharing along with her and giving her good recommendation and telling her all this stuff, I feel that she ought to take it in a great way. I feel we’ve all confirmed to her that we do care about her and we’ve got one of the best intentions for her.
I feel she’s being very defensive this season. I perceive that she’s going by means of all the things, however everyone’s all the time going by means of one thing. So does that offer you a free cross? That you simply’re going by means of one thing and you’ve got each proper to behave loopy and imply or no matter? You need to acknowledge it and say, “You realize, I used to be going by means of issues now wanting again.” So hopefully on the reunion she’ll say that.
Your argument with Lisa really will get reduce off when Guerdy reveals that she has to have one other surgical procedure. She mainly tells you and the opposite ladies to repair it as a result of ultimately none of those arguments matter. What went by means of your thoughts when she stated that?
When Guerdy says that, I can put myself in that second. I feel you see that I used to be crying. I used to be so shaken and damaged up. It’s true. Like, what are we doing? Guerdy goes by means of this and simply the truth that she needed to sit there … You guys will see within the few subsequent episodes and even within the grand finale, that she makes lots of sense of what she’s saying. And solely any person that’s going by means of one thing like that may perceive that. You need to know put your self in these individuals’s footwear. I all the time do it. That’s why I don’t choose individuals. I can really feel her ache. I used to be scared for her. She’s a mother, she has a household, she has youngsters. I used to be simply upset to see her upset. It simply made me cry. I simply wished to save lots of her and hug her. And it actually made me very unhappy, actually.
Ideas on the reunion developing? Is there something you’re nervous about? Something you’re hoping to handle? What do you suppose your home on the sofa shall be?
Now that I do know a bit bit extra about Housewives and Andy [Cohen], I don’t need to be sitting subsequent to Andy. On Watch What Occurs Stay, I do as a result of it’s enjoyable. However within the reunion, I don’t as a result of it does imply that you’ve got a really sturdy storyline that season. So like I stated, within the reunion, I don’t suppose I’m going to be there, fortunately. However I’ll most likely take the second seat.
However I like that [Andy] can inform us to close up and that’s it. As a result of any person must say that to us. Hopefully, we’ll enable one another to speak. I need to are available in calmly. However I feel they know push my buttons and it doesn’t take a lot. I’m simply very expressive. I speak loud and with my arms and generally that’s misperceived. And it’s not a nasty factor. I nonetheless love you. As soon as I get it out, I’m good.
What else are you able to tease for the remainder of the season?
Our Mexico journey to Mexico Metropolis. I’m so enthusiastic about that. I hosted it. I used to be so comfortable that lastly we acquired to go to a metropolis and also you hear the Spanish language and the tradition and it was simply so colourful and so loopy. You guys are usually not even prepared for this. I get goosebumps simply speaking about it. It was actually, actually unbelievable.
This interview has been edited for size and readability.
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