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All kidding aside, I knew that a lot of what we would face each week was standard fare on the Housewife menu. Pretty dresses and pretty shoes worn to pretty parties where pretty people congregate to congratulate each other on being…well, pretty. I told myself I could handle it. Hell, it might even be fun. I was determined to go outside of my comfort zone and just go with it. And so I did. But then, something interesting happened. It turns out this reality thing is pretty damned REAL. Imagine that.
One of the most real moments for me this season was visiting Frankie six months after his accident. I was at the hospital on the night of August 14th, 2011. It was without a doubt the worst day of Alexia’s life. What I saw at that hospital on the night of the accident was a mother, not the beautiful “Cuban Barbie” we all know and love, but rather a mom in such pain that it was palpable. But just as evident was the determination in her eyes and the commitment to seeing her son through what seemed like a hopeless situation. Week after week, and month after month Alexia remained by her son’s side encouraging each step of his rehabilitation and celebrating every small victory like it was a huge milestone. It was awe-inspiring.
Seeing Frankie that afternoon, six long months later, filled me with emotion. I felt gratitude, I felt hope, but I also felt sadness, because as far as he had come, there was a long road ahead. While Alexia had never once faltered, she looked weary. Today I can say I was wrong. Not about it being a long road, but about Alexia’s weariness. She has forged ahead at that same intense pace, day after day, week after week, and what mother and son have managed to accomplish together, a little more than a year later, is nothing short of a miracle.
Clearly you are trying too hard to be relevent on this show, but I hope you are paying close attention to your actions towards your husband and his personal relationships with girlfriends or wanting to move on away from you and the marriage. Dont get it confused with your soon to be ex not wanting to do what is right by his children, I think he is smart enough to provide for his children no matter who comes into the picture. Even though you say that you have a boyfriend, you appear jealous, insecure and scared to let go, which is why I think you are so Jealous of Karent. She represent someone I think you wish you could be which is attractive, polished, beautiful body and most of all independ,and not needing an ex to sustain her lavish lifestyle which you so clearly need based on the comment you made about your husband starting his own law firm and getting a million dolllar case without you and living off the land with his young girlfriend. Please do some soul searching and maybe work on becoming more independent of your teen girls and soon to be ex husband and if you do this you might find that you'll like Karent even though she is a more hyper happy go lucky type of personality I believe she is someone you should strive to be more like. Stear clear of Adrianna she has a lot of work to do on herself.
Not a fan of yours now if ever. Regressed into adolescence have you? You are not convincing in any role so far-friend, lawyer, cook. You seem to be trying hard to find a slot to fill. Growing up is hard to do.
Like many of the posters here, I have mixed feelings about you. First, I admire you for having an education, career and lovely family. Also, the way you and your ex banter is sitcom material. Reminds me of the new adventures of old Christine. The relationship you have with your ex is commendable and I think it's great you are in each others lives in a positive way. But, don't be catty about who is is with. So what if she's younger. You got to be her age once, who cares. Keep it classy, don't loose more cool points by ganging up on the new girl!
Ana you're likeable but don't get caught up with the hate and vedentta against Karent. She's not an evil or malicious person. In fact, she seems very nice and I'm sure if you gave her a chance to get to know you and vice versa you guys would be good friends. As two Hispanic professional women, you should have each other's backs! Rise above the petty unnecessary drama. Whether you're Cuban, Colombian, American, etc. you guys are all fabulous and need to support and embrace one another! If not, you'll start losing fans!
I like you and i can't stand Karent, that said you are not competing with her for that creep's attention, are you? everytime they show the opening where she claims he 's wanted by all women? or something like that i smile and say really? who ? the thing is with all your comments about her like saying she made you embarrassed to be a woman? come on she is a fake and a social climber but embarrassed you to be a woman ? not yet ! the more you put her down and claim Rodolfo is cheating the more it seems like you care and are competing for that creep's affection ! he is her boyfriend that's a fact ,if he is cheating that is her problem, and nobody elses business. Let her keep making a fool of herself but i don't want you to make a fool of yourself with the same story we know " he was craving cuban" put it to rest and stop !you're too good for him even Karent is too good for him !
Should we call you An for that stupid Karent should drop the T comment? For someone who finds Karent one dimensional and boring, you sure do seem to obsess about her. Easy for someone to write off negative comments as coming from false accounts; doesn't make it true. Sad, because based on background information, I thought you had the potential to be so fun to watch. Now it's just pathetic.
You are one unhappy lady. Take inventory on your own life. I can't believe a mother would sit with their daughters and stalk someone on FB and then tear them down. What happened to us as women, banding together to break the cycle of women being so effing Catty. I fast forward when you come on.
Ana... get ahold of yourself. Karent does not care about you, stop being so obsessed with her.
You are clearly smarter and cooler than many of the Housewives of any cast. I could see that right away. But you have another side, a side that's less awesome. It's only human, I guess -- disappointingly human. You laugh when people are made fun of or when you see that people are hurt. You talk about others behind their backs and smile to their faces (Karent is the obvious example). What's odd is that you don't seem to want to see that side of yourself. You wrote on twitter that you only received negative comments from fake accounts. That was a little chilling, in terms of the willful delusion. Viewers (like me) were taking you to task for needlessly cruel behavior. And rather than consider that, you insisted Karent (or her publicist) was somehow responsible. What? Really? Why blame the woman you bullied for people feeling uncomfortable with YOU? Why not open yourself up to looking at yourself from the outside -- at considering all of it -- the things that are sweet inside, and the things that are bitter. The viewers will respect you more. I'm sorry to sound so judgmental; it was a very difficult episode to watch, and no one seems to show much self-awareness or real reflection in these blogs. I hope the season takes a turn for the kinder and more compassionate. Thanks for listening.
I can't believe that Ana is blaming karent and her publicist for the negative feedback that she received from viewers..I mean, did she watch the same show as we did? doesn't she see how cruel and malicious she looks on tv? I have lost a lot of respect for Ana for her maltreatment to Karent and now that I know her reaction to criticism, i have NO respect at all for her (not sure why i expected more from her)
I don't know ,I was on your side at first and commented on the older women comment harshly against Karent but seeing your mean side has changed my mind. I'm sorry but we are a country of immigrants...alot of them... and yes Miami happens to be one of those places where alot of people need and get green cards....nothing wrong with that....Its a fact.
IrisDan Are you reading the same blog I am? Ana in no way said anything remotely offensive about the "green card" topic. On the contrary, she was pointing out that Lea's joke was inappropriate. Maybe you don;t understand english so well?
I adore you BUT the way you guys react to Karent is od. Is she annoying? Absolutely! But she is not a bad person and she isn't doing anything hurtful, so unfortunately it just sounds like you guys are haters. I cringe when I see the scenes of you guys talking about her because I know you're not that type but it just comes across that way.
Mrs.Saunders11 cece.duvall I look at Karent and see someone who "tries to appear" as if they are happy and their life is perfect, but behind that facade is a miserable, jealous, insecure, catty and arrogant woman who tries to upstage any other lady around her and steal their moment. If she as truly nice and humble, she would be likeable, but Karent comes across as fake, disruptive and a troublemaker....all the while flashing that annoying ceaseless smile of hers.
I'm a new viewer as of last night to Miami :) I enjoyed you on the show and the relationship with your (sort of) ex. It's nice to see civility. Just be yourself...there is enough craziness from the others to go around.
I have to catch up and watch from the beginning but so far, the scenery is beautiful and it's nice to see a show where some have actual JOBS. I'm looking for a replacement of the Jersey franchise - this may be it...love that mother character too...a hoot and lots of wisdom there.
Enjoy the ride
U r my favorte HW - since the very beginning!!!! U r so real - love ur frendship w Alexia and Marysol - vey real!!!! I hope u divorce ur geeky husban and find true love !!!! I wish I had a friend like you!!
So Rodolfo hit on you. So Rodolfo is cheating w the world...Ok! Thats Karent's business. That Karent is over the top? Who cares! Stop been stirring the pot about Karent! You even used a touching moment with Alexa and turned it into a Karent conversation...once again! It's getting old!
The scene with Alexia and Frankie was heart wrenching and so real and moving- not what you'd expect from the "bubble gum for the brain" that is the Housewives Franchise. It goes to show that whether you look like Barbie or are a struggling mom- just getting by- a mom, is a mom, is a mom- and the love that tethers us to our children unites us all. You are a great and loyal friend to Alexia and she is blessed to have you.
Your interaction with Alexis at her home with her son was probably one of the most touching scenes in Real Housewives. I'm so happy you were there for her at that moment. Seeing her son's situation and how it affects their lives really does trivialize petty differences.
I don't think I like that you were encouraging Joanna to make Romain dinner after the things she found on his computer, or the fact that you were and are in this blog insinuating that it was her fault. Yes, we all need to take responsibility for our actions and the role we play in our relationships (friendships, romantic, family), and maybe Joanna did play a role in pushing Romain away. But Romain also needs to take responsibility for himself, his feelings, and his actions. If he wasn't happy with the way things were going in their relationship or the way Joanna was treating him, then it was his responsibility to point that out to her and discuss it with her - or break up with her if he wasn't happy. Instead, he did a dishonest thing, and from the sound of those emails, texts, whatever they were, he did a dishonest thing for a long period of time and on a regular basis. Who really believes that Romain wasn't sleeping with the woman he was corresponding with? They were discussing when Joanna would be in and out of town, he said they would be together by the end of the year, he wanted to take her away to a secluded island. I mean, come on. If your girlfriend is pushing you away, you discuss it with her or break up with her like an adult. You don't go outside of your relationship to make yourself feel better and string your girlfriend along at the same time. That is incredibly selfish, immature, and shows really poor character. For you to insinuate that it was Joanna's fault and that she should cook him dinner is outrageous to me. Rewarding bad behavior encourages more bad behavior. With that dinner and all the effort she made, she was telling him, "you can do whatever you want - I will still love you, be your doormat, and cook you a warm meal at the end of the day."
Very well said.... even though I will tell you that a while back I was in a interview and the person asked me if I had all my documents including my green card because it was required for the I-9. I said yes and I showed them my birth certificate from Puerto Rico along with my passport.... it was one of those moments were the crickets could be heard in the room. So I will agree that you could see that happening more after the Arizona law, yes Lea could be sensitive to the issue but she has a this humor that she will tell it like it is. You remain neutral and is good, your understanding and support of Alexia speaks highly of you. Let Marysol deal with her things you offered advise and she does not want to hear it, don't protect her Mama Elsa does enough of that...LOL..!
@Mrs.Saunders11 -Couldn't have said it any better! Ana, I'm from Miami, and you are the one that truly represents us housewives. I agree that Karent comes off as acting for the cameras and that Rodolfo is a two-timer, so back off them already because it just makes you look mean. I also understand you want to be a loyal friend to Marysol, but she doesn't need the help..."Miami Mayor" Lea makes HERSELF look bad. I've never seen anyone constantly bring so much bad attention to what is supposed to be a good cause (her charity) as she does. I guess she subscribes to the philosophy that even bad publicity is good publicity.
It was a touching moment with you and A. And we could honestly see that you care. But, smack talking about others while doing it, kind of detracted from what you were putting across. I really hope you ladies rise above the fray (although I am aware that the season has already been shot) . The futility of that is a bit strenuous But I do hope you see each other for the human beings that you are. It's a fragile existence, as you noted in your tearful interview about Alexis' Son. We are all that person. Let's not give love based on who we like. The world is too damn big for that! Love!:)
Friends that hold our hands while our heart is breaking, are for sure to be treasured! I admire so much watching you with Alexia! I pray you are blessed a 100 times over! You are a great friend!! For the life of me I can't catch why you and Robert are divorcing? You are perfectly adorable together!!! He LOVES to "pull" your chain doesn't he? Wearing his charming little boy smile the whole time. :-) Many blessings!
I was a fan but this episode has turned me against the anti-Karent group. I'm not a big karent fan and think she tries too hard to fit into a group of women who now seem extremely jealous of her. I'm really feeling sorry for her that most of you girls hate on her and then she has a jerk for a boyfriend. You are being way too hard and critical of her and Alexia and Adrianna were way out of line with her. She only mentioned her son and that she had sent PRAYERS up to our Lord on his behalf and you are okay with Alexia going off on that??? Really? I would think any mother would be grateful for the prayers even if she thought it came from someone that was her enemy. You ladies are beginning to look very jealous of Karent and it begs the question if you are at this point. I believed Rodolpho was after you, but now? Now I'm not so sure if it's the other way around because your little group can't get her off your minds. Sounds like jealousy. Maybe deep down Karent is right to be worried.