Alexia Echevarria

Alexia explains why it was so important for her to open up about her first husband.

on Aug 27, 2013

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying this season so far.

There are a lot of things to talk about this episode. I will start by talking about the most important thing to me, which is my family.

It’s really difficult to have to talk about something that happened 23 years ago. Something that stirs so many mixed emotions -- happiness, sadness, fear, shame, guilt. Something that no matter how much I tried to hide it, erase it, and forget about it still haunts me today. At the same time, it's uncomfortable to have to speak about my ex-husband, the biological father of my children, after we have been legally divorced for over 17 years. As you all know, I've been happily married to Herman for the last 13 years. Peter and Frankie have always lived with me and Herman. Basically my boys have been blessed with having two fathers in their lives.