The “Real Housewives of Miami” cast took a closer look at their marriages as Lisa and Lenny Hochstein’s crumbled before their eyes.
“It shook me,” Guerdy Abraira tells Page Six exclusively. “And that’s where my story goes on a personal level with my own husband. I’m just kind of looking around, like, ‘OK, if this can happen so fast and furious, am I OK at home?’”
After Lisa, 40, revealed that Lenny, 56, had plans to divorce her — and had moved on 27-year-old model Katharina Mazepa — Guerdy, 44, felt compelled to ask husband Russell Abraira if all was good in their relationship.
“You think you have it all and then you question yourself, like, ‘Wait, are we OK? Like, seriously, are we OK? Any issues that I don’t know about, any blind spots for me?’” says the event planner, recalling a conversation with the hunky firefighter.
“And there were quite a lot,” she admits.
In a preview for the remainder of “RHOM” Season 5, Guerdy presses Russell about the situation.
“What is missing?” she questions him, to which he responds, “You shut down at night.”
But there were even more “kinks” the Abrairas worked through as cameras rolled, mainly at the behest of Russell, Guerdy tells Page Six.
“That quiet man is talking the talk and … I didn’t know how he would respond to me asking him, like, ‘Are we OK?’ I thought he was just going to brush it off and say, ‘Whatever.’ No, he’s like, ‘Yeah, about that.’ And he lets me have it,” she explains.
“So we go through definitely our own relationship issues.”
Fortunately, the experience of dissecting their problems in front of a production crew helped the Abrairas become a stronger couple “1,000 percent,” Guerdy insists. The high school sweethearts have been together for 27 years, married for 20 and share two young sons.
“I’m thankful for the honesty that [Russell] was able to share with me and everyone … just some things that we could work on as a couple. So it was very good for us,” she notes. “It was kind of therapeutic as well actually.”
For her part, Alexia Echevarria — who tied the knot with husband Todd Nepola in December 2021 — confesses that the Hochsteins’ demise put her on edge.
“It affected me so much,” the self-proclaimed “Cuban Barbie” says. “Honestly, it really did.”
The reality star, 55 — who navigated a separation from her estranged husband, Herman Echevarria, before he died at age 61 in 2016 — says she brought her concerns directly to Nepola, 52.
“I came home and I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ You kind of, like, start even doubting … So I’m like, ‘OK, well maybe I should start checking your phone or maybe I should start doing this,’” she elaborates. “And Todd’s like, ‘Hey, wait a minute.’ It did affect me a lot.”
According to Alexia, more of the “Miami” ladies — which also include Dr. Nicole Martin, Larsa Pippen, Julia Lemigova and “friends of” the cast Adriana de Moura, Marysol Patton and Kiki Barth — were impacted by Lisa and Lenny’s split.
“When Lisa shared this news with us, we were deeply affected by it and we all started assessing our own relationships and all these different things that were going on with her,” she says. “As a woman, you know, but sometimes we don’t want to see it.”
Despite the whirlwind of worry inspired by the Hochsteins, Alexia asserts that she and her businessman spouse are in a “great place” today.
“Thank God I’m in such a great place in my relationship and in my marriage,” she tells Page Six. “But I feel like all of us learned from Lisa and Lisa going through this.”
Lenny filed for divorce from Lisa in May after 12 years of marriage. The exes share two kids: son Logan, 7, and daughter Elle, 3.
The famed plastic surgeon seemingly began dating Mazepa while still married to Lisa, though he has consistently maintained that there was no overlap.
Since breaking up, Lenny and Lisa have continued to make accusations against each other. While Lisa claimed that she can’t accord to buy diapers after being cut off by Lenny, he accused his ex of spending $9,000 on designer goods.
Mazepa has also leveled allegations at Lisa, claiming that the latter admitted in court that she created fake Instagram accounts to troll the former. (Lisa denied that claim.)
Chatting with Page Six’s Danny Murphy for the “Virtual Real-Tea” podcast, Lisa noted that Mazepa’s arguments didn’t hold up in court as a judge dismissed the latter’s request for a restraining order.
“The judge dismissed this. And this judge is very credible,” she said. “And it was like a three-day trial, like, she listened to all the facts and she dismissed it and thought it was ridiculous. So that’s all I want to say about that.”
Lisa also pointed out that Mazepa has only added strife to her divorce proceedings.
“I’ve just never seen so much involvement from the third party in someone’s divorce,” she commented. “Like, I feel like I’m divorcing two people and it sucks and I’m just trying to do the best I can. And it’s just a lot of noise.”
“The Real Housewives of Miami” Season 5 is available to stream on Peacock. New episodes drop Thursdays.