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After all of this time waiting, it's finally here! Miami and its beaches. . . there is no other city in the world like it. As I embark in this journey, I pray to God to give me strength to be able to do this and ask for his blessings to always keep my family safe and sound.
As I suspected, I need to clarify the scene with my son Peter and I in the kitchen making breakfast, where he tells he is going to a club and throwing down $600 dollars for a table with bottle service. The reason Peter and his friends were going to this club was because there was a famous DJ playing not to drink. Peter enjoys music like any other teenager, and it is a treat to go see his favorite DJ playing at a popular club in Miami. We do not give him $600 every weekend to go clubbing. This was a special occasion and fortunately Peter DOES NOT like to drink. Most importantly, Peter was NOT driving that night. Our driver was driving him and his friends, which is our main concern.
Furthermore, I DO NOT endorse, promote, or condone underage drinking. I simply like Peter to tell me the truth. I want to know what is going on in his life. There are a lot of parents out there that are in denial. Communication is very important. Peter is a great kid and like every 18 year old, he likes to have fun. I'm here to guide him in the right direction. Being 18 isn't easy, and being the mother of an 18 year old is even harder!
As far as my husband, he is the best thing that ever happened to me. His charm, intelligence, and his ability to make my boys and me happy are the reasons I fell in love with him. We are "great" together. We have a special bond and those who know us understand the dynamics of our relationship, and so will you.
Hopefully, you will get to know me more as I open my life to you throughout the season. You will know that the most important thing in my life is my family…MY boys! My career and "other' things have always been secondary.
Speaking of which…I want to set straight the fact that I don't call or consider myself a "Cuban Barbie." I guess the nickname started while we were filming. I have never bragged about my looks. I am down to earth and humble. I do believe that in the same way that money is power for men, "beauty is power for women" ( if you know how to use it, LOL).
You are adorable.....I can see you are a good person. Those who over think everything will find something wrong with nothing....don't worry about them. You might hear a lot from them.....but they are a tiny group compared to the rest of us.....not to worry!
Hi Alexia, You are my favorite Miami housewife so far. I completely get what you said about drinking and your culture. It is the same in France and Italy. I believe that if kids are trained to drink responsibly in the family environment they will not go wild when they are legally allowed to drink outside the home. I also want comment on your comment about beauty, money, men, and women. Although I do get what you said... your comment overlooks the fact that the majority of woman are not blessed with the sort of beauty that commands power. Yet they still need money to pay their bills. I am sure you know this and that you meant no disrespect, but I just wanted to bring it up. I love the way you interact with your sons. I hope you are still my favorite Miami housewife at the end of the season. Peace
Omg..Alexia looks freakn amazing for her age! I didn't think she was even 30. I hope I will look like her when I'm 44!
Alexia! You're amazingly beautiful! I already love you and you are one of my favorites already. I love your personality and your family! I can't wait to watch more of you throughout the season. :)
I love you.... your gorgeous and the United States is the only country that has such a high drinking age...so your in your right to allow your son to drink and not feel bad about it. To me your the most confident housewife..you were the only one proud of your age and everything you have...there is a big difference between confident and conceded ...you are the most confident Adriana is the most conceded!
Hey ALEXIA! I love that you are Cuban and are representing us Cubans in a classy manner! People have a misconception about Miamian's and Cubans! Also, that Cubans are dark haired and bronzed skin! I hope you turn out to be one of my favorite housewives.. I love your personality an "sazon" you bring to the show! Work it girl!
Love that you owned your age. That's confidence and a step in the right direction in regards to combatting "ageism". The other two women appeared a bit silly and vain for not claiming their age. You look wonderful for ANY age.
You are funny, girl! You said some crazy stuff during the episode that made me raise my eyebrow, but after WWHL I have to say that I think you're a riot!
I think your Awesome! You bring so much to the show. Looking forward to more great scenes. Thanks for all you do.
Alexia, so far you are my favorite HW. You seem really down to earth, and you seem to have a great relationship with your boys. They are so cute! Best of luck with the show.
Glad to a see a proud and confident Cuban representing us on the show. You were the most original and sencere of all the ladies. You certainly have the looks but defenetly can compare with real life house wife who cook for our children and constantly speak to them about the real world out there. In regards to the drinking I rather they learn at home that get the wrong advices from their friends.You are my favorite. Good Luck
Loved the show and I must tell you even though you have this glamorous and social life you are so grounded in your beleives how you spoke to your son and the topics you shared with him and they are so important at the age he is at. I rather teach my kids at home about "everything" that they will face in the real world rather than being introduce to it by a friend. Because is so true some parents are in denial or think money can fix it all. You did and are doing the right thin by taking the time to talk to your kids. I just saw a clip on line of another show that has not air of how Adrina and the other ladies handle the situation of her son not being picked up on time from school you really know both sides of the spectrum of course the other ones will react like that if they have help all around the house all they have to worry about is looking pretty and having fun. She should have gotten up from that lunch and picked up her son. Good luck
Finally Bravo put in some Latin Flavor in there Housewives Series. Wishing you and all the ladies the best. No sure if Adriana is the most conceited. She seems passionate and lively and certainly loves her family, just as you do. Larsa on the other, seemed to talk about herself in excess. Not that she doesn't love her family. But during the show mentioned how she's cute, good at everything she does, and feels she has to keep up her appearance to be Scottie Pippins wife. Yes, she loves her family. Yes, she is pretty, she just doesn't seem humble. You and the other ladies are pretty, but don't brag about your looks every five seconds.
Alexia make the Cubans proud, we are counting on you. Let everyone see that Cubans are classy, educated, polished...not to mention beautiful! Please don't let the drama, that is sure to come, drag you down with those that choose to participate. We're counting on you! God bless!
Don't bother with what other people say about your son's behavior and buying bottles in nightclub.
They are the same that agree to send in Irak an 18 years old guy to be killed.
If you are old enough to go be killed in Irak, the government should allow as well drinking at 18 years old.
Alexia,..love you, love the show, hope to see more of all you girl's, so far this Real Housewives is the best!! Want to know more about you and your family. You seem very grounded as nothing should be taken for granted in life,..love your home, and thank you for opening up and sharing your life,...hope to see more of you in Miami Housewives,...take care,...
You are beautiful it seems inside and out. Good for you for being close to your son. At least he isn't lying to you about where he is going and what he is doing, better to be "in the know" and he seems to be a great kid with a good head on his shoulders. Kids will find a way to drink if they want to drink. You are a smart lady for keeping it all up front.
I do like your blonde hair, however, would really like to see what you look like as a red head - I bet, beautiful!
Alexia i just wanted to tell you that it was beautifull of you talking about god and asking him for his blessings of all the other women you seem very down to eart at first i taugth that you look to artificial i guess with less make up you would look more beautifull but i guess that in miami women are more exotic i do like you I think you and marisol are going to be my favorite house wives good luck with the show
Love you Alexia you represent to us Cubans, we re not all dark and yes our beauty IS power, then our brains are the bulldozer!!, Love your attitude and no need to apologize for the drinking its our culture! Deal with it!
In all honesty, you're beautiful! I love you out all the girls in the Miami series. As a fellow Cuban-American woman from Miami, you do represent us well. I love your hair as well!
On the topic of Peter and his clubbing. Let me just say, I, too was once 17-18-19-20-21 in Miami and I know how it goes. The Miami party scene is crazy, especially during WMC week. So I can relate. People who are complaining about your son going out and spending $600 for bottle service at a club, OBVIOUSLY do not reside or party in Miami. If you want VIP at ANY club, whether it's on the beach or Downtown, prepare to shell out money to sit there, whether you drink the liquor or not. I'm more offended by these people who probably live in middle America and are baffled by the fact that your 17 year old son was clubbing. When in Miami if you're not at a club by the age of 15, you're considered weird. America needs to lighten up, times have changed and this isn't your Mom and Dad's era anymore!
But back to the basics, you portrayed Cuban women as they should be. Beautiful and intelligent!
Deja que la gente hablen, que ello estan seloso que no son Cubanos como nosotras! Y deya me saber el secreto de tu pelo, porque esta divino!
I thought it was brave of you to admit you give in to your kids more than you should. I know as a mother of boys I do the same and many mothers like to hide or deny that fact. Your boys seem respectful so you are doing something right.
Know doubt you are a beautiful and fit lady. However, I know you would be FAR MORE GORGEOUS in you natural hair color. Your eyes would pop like stars. Right now they take 2nd stage to your hair.
Loved you--you seem real! Also really enjoyed seeing you struggle with your feelings about your kids and how to do the right things. You seem like a really nice nice person!
Loving the show Alexia! You just need a little more info on the grass fed beef and HORMONE fed? LOL! Come on! You must be a little more informed especially when you want to be so conscientious about your food!! There is (mostly) cornfed and grassfed beef. Hormones are not a feed! Hormones are just chemicals in our bodies, those of animals and plants that regulate the functioning of different processes in the organisms. Que continue la fiesta!!! Y que bien educados tus hijos! El balance entre disciplina y dejar que crezcan. Te felicito!
Alexia, you are very approachable and have beautiful human qualities regardless of your beauty. you have a fantastic family. God bless!
Dont feel the need to explain yourself. I am 27 years old and I know what you meant. Every 18 year old, and younger have taken a drink before. Dont feel guilty about that. I would have a drink or 2 with my friends when I was 15 or 16. And older. That is just what kids do. There is nothing the parents can do to stop it. My parents were very strict on me also. I think you are a GREAT MOM and you are a BARBIE!!! you are very fit and beautiful. You, Larsa, and Lea are my favorites! your sons are beautiful also. You family looks like a very happy one! Dont feel the need to explain to everybody, just let your character play out and you will be ok! Lova Ya! English Queen for CALI!!!!!!!
OMG I just read a comment about the corn fed and grass fed filet minon comment...who cares??? Why are people so on you about the comments that you made!? dont explain yourself. You are awesome Alexia!!!
Anyone who starts of with praising God and asking for his protection and blessings is a favorite in my books. So Alexia, i am wishing you the best this season and i am grateful that u cleared the drinking issue because that scene shocked me. God bless!
Dear Bravo: If someone chooses to blog in a different language...please provide subtitles for the less bilingual audience :) Please and thank you.
You so called "Real Housewives" do not represent the real women of this country at all! Please get over yourselves!!
I agreed with the previous post... Cubans come in also sizes and colors: white, blond, black, dark, light...etc, etc.
I work and live in this area of a country where people are surprised to see that I too don't fit the image the media protrait hispanics as being dark hair and dark skin. I always have tell them...my hair is a natural color.
If Bravo doesnt provide it go to Freetranslation.com and all you have to do is copy and paste and pick the language and click the button. I usually to help me translate documents.
Hope this helps.... :)
I agree with your parenting philosophies. My parents raised me in a very similar fashion. If I consumed alcohol, my parents would prefer to know about it. They want to be available just in case anything goes wrong. They both do not condone underage drinking, but like you, are aware it occurs. Now, I am 20 and in college, and I am happy to say I have an amazing relationship with my family. My mom is both a parent and a friend to me, and I would not have it any other way.
Alexia, I must say, you are the most down to earth Mom in Miami I see so far... IMO, of course. : ) As far as the drinking situation, I agree with you TOTALLY. I do not condone it, but many parents ARE in denial about their teenagers trying alcohol. I would rather them come to me about their curiousness with it, than going to their friends house and trying it!!!... At 18 yrs. old you can join the military, and die for your country... but you can't drink?... To me, this is ridiculous. People will judge no matter what. Sad, but true. Bottom line is, only YOU truly KNOW your son. Being a mother, you know what's best, and do what's best for him. I say as long as he's gained your trust, does well in school, and stays out of trouble... then you've done a damn good job, mama! Lol Keep your chin up, people will always talk, no matter what you do. I happen to think you're a lovely person! Love, Light, & Balance, Carrie
LOVED YOU Alexia!!
I'm glad you explained that situation with Peter (I saw you on WWHL and already knew the story) but it's definitely worth repeating. You wouldn't want to be lumped in with Lynne from the OC that's for sure.
Gorgeous family, your boys are adorable, I think you should went to the range with Larsa and family because the girls are going to be beating down your door for Peter! lol I hope you give us some health food tips, always looking for some good ones. You look fantastic for your age and it's so nice to hear that you have a solid happy marriage!
Looking forward to seeing the Miami girls this season!
Alexia seems to be the most sincere and genuine of all the Miami Housewives, thus far. As a mother of two teenagers myself, I can relate to her to the most. At times, the mother of a teen wants to be a friend rather than a parent, we want to relate to our teens, we want them to feel they can trust us, talk to us about anything, and more importantly, come to us if they have a problem, instead of running to a friend. Nothing Alexia has said is wrong, she is a loving, open-minded mother, in the tough environment Miami is, whether you live in Hialeah and your child goes to a public school or are privileged enough to live in Coral Gables and your child goes to a presitged private school; the teenage years are tough, and she seems to be handling the best she can. With regards to the "grass fed" comments, not a lot of us Cubans really care, we appreciate a good plate of homecooking, rice, beans, and a palomilla steak, we raise our children on "potajes" and "pures" and they grow up just fine... strong and robust, healthy and with little to no concern whether the cow was grass fed or not!
Actually, there are growth hormones in some feed for animals that are put there to enhance the rate of muscle growth and therefore increase meat production in the animal. Although, our bodies do have hormones,as you stated, these additive hormones are not natural to our bodies or to the animal. They are often synthetic. It is unknown what effect this has to humans if consumed in the meat. Antibiotics are added for a similar purpose. This practice has contributed to high levels of antibiotic resistance. Corn feed is often supplemented with both. Grass feeding from a pasture is thought to produce healthier meat as this is the cow's natural diet and additives are minimal. So I think what Alexia meant is that grass fed are likely to be hormone free and this would be correct.
OMG Alexia, I love you... Im so excited for this seaseon and watching you. You are my favorite " CUBAN BARBIE". Lov it. Im cuban and im excited to see Miami on Bravo. I will be watching you this whole season. Im only 13 years old and i want to be just like you when Im older. Love, lil cuba
You seem like a very nice, and easy going lady. I have a feeling that you will be the most mature lady on the show, and that you won't engage in catty, mean, gossip behind the other ladies backs. In other words "no te vas a meter con nadie". I hope you don't change throughout the season. Good luck!
Alexia: As a fellow Cuban female who has lived in Miami her entire life, I applaud the manner in which you have presented and handled yourself thus far. It must be incredibly difficult and I am sure nerve racking to have cameras filming you and your family's life. Although you certainly agreed to be a part of the show, I am certain that nothing can truly prepare you for what it is like to have parts of your life recorded, edited, manipulated (out of your control) and then put out to the public to be analyzed, critiqued and at times torn apart. That stated, in my opinion you have come across honestly, sincerely and confidently. The Miami that I know and love is all about style, sophistication and class and you represent Miami SUPERBLY. Sophistication, class, intelligence and humbleness are not synonyms for boring or mundane, they are actually qualities that ladies in Miami and everywhere for that matter should strive for. Leave the table toppling, finger pointing (with way too long acrylic nails) and cuss words out of our great city. I am looking forward to seeing the next episodes. Keep making me proud!!