Alexia Echevarria

Alexia discusses emotional immaturity, and dealing with Peter growing up.

on Mar 29, 20110

It was difficult in many ways to sit and watch this finale. As I look back at this journey, I can't believe how much has happened and how quickly it all went by.

I remember all of the discussions I had with my husband and, myself for that matter, about doing the show and opening up our lives to the cameras. I'm not going to lie to you -- it's been tough. But at the same time it's been an incredible experience that I will always cherish. Like everything in life, it has had its good and bad. I thank God that I can say that for now it's been more good. Life is a journey and I loved sharing it with you.

In this last episode you see me with Peter. WOW! How time flies. . .my baby finally graduates from high school and I get very emotional. Like I said, there were times I thought he wouldn't make it. Peter's whole life changed with his injury (he dislocated his shoulder and had surgery). All of his hard work and dreams were shattered. Peter was always a star athlete and MVP. He played both football and baseball. He was starting pitcher, third baseman, and fourth batter, and in football he averaged three to four touchdowns per game. Sports were his life, and that is the reason he loved school and did well in it. When he wasn't able to play sports his whole interest in school was lost. He was lost. It was a very painful time in his life as well as in mine. I know what it is to have a dream and for it to fall apart. I tried to explain to him that God has bigger and better plans for him. Peter had always showed some interest in modeling and acting, so when all of this happened I thought it would be great to find something to replace the sports and take up his free time. Peter has always been a good-looking kid and would get asked all the time if he was a model. I don't know if this will be his future, but it's worth trying.

77 comments
pacr
pacr

you are awesome!! You look so real and grounded!!! I admire you so much!!!

StephanieLove
StephanieLove

You are my favorite housewife!!! I love that you talked a lot about Cuba on the show and my favorite episode was when you roasted the pig!! Amazing!!!

Norma
Norma

She's soo pretty,she should star on the spanish soap opera too,she has that look. To think she's a natural red head, that would be pretty on her too.

Janelle88
Janelle88

Alexia, I dearly hope you know that cows that are not "grass-fed" do not eat "hormones" instead! That said, you are the first down-to-earth housewife we have seen in a long time and I dearly hope you do not become wrapped up in the drama and backstabbing. Keep being fabulous, beautiful, and a wonderful example to your children. The world desperately needs more fine young men!

nycgb16
nycgb16

Alexia,

You seem very focused! You are a great mother and wife! You seem very real...But I think that flirting with Willian Levy was a bit innappropiate even though flirting is consider to be healthy! That only applies to Single woman. It was nice to watch someone as pretty and normal like you on the show. I hope to see you next season!

hulali
hulali

At first I was expecting you to be the Cuban barbie that they played up to be in the beginning. But throughout the show you handled yourself with dignity and grace, even when confronted with a dead pig in your kitchen. With the exception of Marisol, all the other ladies could learn from your example.

Elizabethian
Elizabethian

You were my favorite on the show. You're young at heart, but also wise. I also think you show a lot of class...you certainly could teach the other ladies on how to be a bit more dignified. I love the way you speak about your husband and son. Also, I would NEVER in a million years interpret what you said about Hialeah as an insult. You're awesome. I wish you and your family luck in everything you do.

Dash One
Dash One

THANK YOU!!

Thank your for being normal! Please don't change. You and Marisol have hearts, class, and are respectful. Keep up all the hardwork. I know we watch these shows for the drama, clothes, girl fun but most of this was a wreck and you brought peace to the show. I wish you well and I almost hope the show does not continue so you can go and enjoy your family and sucessful profession.

La.gearl
La.gearl

After watching the show, you and marysol are my favorite housewives. you and marysol are the only ones with any class. the others couldnt even buy class if class could be bought.

Rainabc123
Rainabc123

You are my favorite Miami Housewife! Thank you for making me laugh soooo hard when you visited the pig farm!!!!

sixalot
sixalot

You are a beautiful classy lady. You were my favorite for sure! I couldn't believe Larsa won the favorite poll over you. I like your not into the drama, attitude. They should call all these shows The Real Drama Of....

Lill
Lill

Alexia You are a classy, beautiful person, a wonderful mother. I enjoyed watching you as you came across as a truly genuine lady, while everyone else was trying to upstage one another. Was refreshing to see your calmness. God bless you.

otroganov
otroganov

Alexia, please never change, and keep raising your kids the way you do it, everybody thinkd that you are the perfect mother, and the perfect wife, plus you are beautifull. Last night at the reunion i like the way you defend yourself against Cristy, by the way please stay away from Larsa and Cristy they are the most hipocrate girls in the world. Never change and gook luck. Otroganov

CraigGnSTP
CraigGnSTP

Alexia- Your definition for emotional immaturity was perfect! You are beautiful and a very classy lady. Hands down my favorite Miami housewife. I'm a fellow Floridian and I am glad we have you representing our state. The support and love you show your children is amazing. You are a great mother! I can't wait to see the next season of the RHOM!

RHOMSuperfan
RHOMSuperfan

Alexia, you are my favorite Miami housewife!!!! You are truly gorgeous, you have a brain and a heart. (I have to say that's a great combination to have). Best of luck to you and your family in the future.

Nina Girl
Nina Girl

You are sweet, caring person, very dedicated to your life and job. i watched the reunion and you were quiet like Marysol, your son is in a good place and you are very supportive of his plans. I would not mind watching a second season with lea, Adriana, Marysol, mama Elsa and you.... Larsa and Cristy can go because they were controversial.

Jordan Lindsey
Jordan Lindsey

AHHHH Alexia I love you.

By far you were the most real and down to earth woman on The Real Housewives of Miami . Being from Miami I am so glad someone with such a good head on their shoulders was chosen to represent our beauiful city. I wish you all the best your amazing : )

Samantha Gomez
Samantha Gomez

lol. It was the trainer saying that and that is a weird question no

dmq4311
dmq4311

Alexia:

Thank you for representing Cuban women as amazing as you did. You seem to be a great mother, wife, and business woman.

MIAMI

vanessa s.
vanessa s.

You are the classiest one on the show!!

Rmom
Rmom

Hi, You're the best by far. I have seen almost all the housewives seasons oc,nyc,nj,at,bh. You're character and humble nature makes u real. i am latina and I fell that u represent us better than anyone. Anyone can say she like me and your relationship with your son is beautiful. Senora is the biggest compliment I can give u. Onlly classy and regal women in mexico and latin america could be called Senora. I hope to see more of you on another season or through other ventures.Beauty from within only accentuates the outer. Bellisima. God Bless.

KERIANN
KERIANN

You are the best RH of Miami. Keep being you because it's beautiful inside and out.

KROlina
KROlina

You rock! I love how humble and sweet you can be. You are indeed a mature person who laughs at life and enjoys every moment of it.

Much love from South America

PS: I'm from Miami, I'm living here :D

JENuine
JENuine

love love love you!! Such a wonderful caring person...my fav by far!

 rhiannon
rhiannon

Alexia, you are one of the level headed Miami Housewives. By the way, your sons are very cute.

NYFL
NYFL

Alexia, you are a class act! You are the ONLY Miami Housewife who does not need to be embarrassed about anything that went on in front of those cameras. You are a down to earth, smart and beautiful person- inside and out. All the best to you and your family!

Elizabethian
Elizabethian

Alexia:

After watching a couple episodes, you became my favorite. I think you are a classy lady and respect how well balanced your life is. You rock! Good luck with the magazine, I will be sure to check it out.

teximexi
teximexi

Love your attitude, Alexia! Besos!

atlmarie
atlmarie

Dear Alexia, you brought tears to my eyes with your letter to your "baby" Peter. As a mom, I could relate to EVERY word in your letter...so beautiful, so touching. What a great representation of the latin comunity you are, classy, smart, funny. I love the fact that you don't need to create drama around you, actually you steer away fm it! no wonder you are everyone's favorite!!! I wish you the very best and hopefully we can continue to see you next season, along with your wonderful family. Best of luck! un gran abrazo, med

Edna cardona
Edna cardona

You are very inspiring to all women especially latinas. Many latinas get upset at the blink of an eye and cannot seem to control their emotions. I really like the way you have carried yourself on the show all season. You are a very level headed individual who is very mature in dealing people and different situations. It was very evident in the way you handled the reading that Elsa gave you as compared to Larsa. That was a given. Larsa on the other hand has issues of insecurities that are very obvious...she needs to take some lessons on how to behave from you. Keep up the good work on everything you do...you give latinas a good name.

JadeP
JadeP

Hi VG,

Alexia has stated that people call her that. In no way did she label herself Cuban Barbie.

Mami 2
Mami 2

You represented well! Classy and elegant Mami!

Anette Powers
Anette Powers

Hi Alexia, I just have one question. When Peter was on the treadmill and you repeatably told him"don't be such a girl" what did you mean by that? Is there something wrong about being a girl?

FBMom66
FBMom66

You are a fabulous mom! I loved watching your story this season.

Baltimore
Baltimore

I really like your explanation of what it means to be emotionally immature. I agree with that. I enjoy you on the show. It seems that you always have a balanced outlook in each situation. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

dealioj
dealioj

Peter is so hott!!!!!!!! (mom is too)

Koko12
Koko12

What you see is what you get! You are my favorite.. Thanks for being yourself. You are such a great mother and wife.

Suzie Q
Suzie Q

You are pretty brave for going on tv, what with your crazy past with your ex. Valley, but not smart.

DeniBeni
DeniBeni

Alexia, YOU ROCK! I love everything about you and wish you continued success with your magazine.

Cathy!
Cathy!

I just love you!!!!

SDHousewife&Mom
SDHousewife&Mom

Hi Alexia,

You and Marysol are my favorites on the show...you both work for what you have and you don't flaunt it; you enjoy life.

I hope to see you both back for the next season!

akhmom
akhmom

I have to say I like you very much and your good mother!

Milica
Milica

I like you very much, but you are treating your son like he is three. "Let me cut this for you" were you words in one episode, and all that talk about money...You spoiled him, but he is a good guy so it didn't go too far. Don't do that, LET him grow up.

katecj
katecj

I agree with Shelly8978 100%; love you. You are able to stay out of the cattiness shown by others. You see things in a very clear manner and your explanation of emotional maturity is correct.

DIANA T
DIANA T

You are truly an inspiration! Stay true to yourself and don't change who you are!

Viewer2309
Viewer2309

You are the best. You are a woman who knows how to be with others, knows what to say, how to say anything without making anyone feeling uncomfortable, you are a woman who thinks of others and will find a way to make all feel better about themselves. You are a great mom, great wife, and you have a nice family and that is so precious and priceless. I admire you and love to see a woman with a business, I am hoping to have one day. Keep being nice and down to earth you are the best the way you are.

bfred
bfred

You are one classy lady.

MV
MV

You are my fav house wife! U are beautiful inside n out! U are so down to earth and are aware of how blessed u are. I truly have enjoyed watching u on the show. Many blessings to u and ur family!