Lisa Hochstein

Lisa dishes on getting tipsy with Joanna and the confrontation with Marysol.

on Oct 7, 20130

Just call me Dr. Sex Therapist Lisa Hochstein! Maybe Joanna and I should not have polished off that very large bottle of wine. Then again we had a blast being goofballs. Poor Romain just seemed confused. We should've saved a glass of wine for him! I was touched that Joanna asked me to be her bridesmaid even though we had our ups and downs. I feel that we got a chance to truly bond in LA like never before.



Seeing Joanna and Romain with the therapist made me realize how important it is to seek help when a couple can't figure out what the underlying issues really are. I hope now since they've come to these revelations it will help them become a stronger couple and have a solid marriage.

At Alexia’s birthday Adriana confronted me about being in Joanna’s wedding. This was a surprise to me because a couple of weeks ago at the bridal fitting she asked if I was going to be in Joanna’s wedding and I had made it clear that if she asked, I would accept. That should not have been a shock to her.

173 comments
MrsDr_Illini
MrsDr_Illini

Lisa....you seem to be coming a little unglued. I can't STAND Ana, but you're behavior is making her look right when she said you play all sides and the middle. Joanna was right in getting ticked at you. You act like you have no idea the things that Adrianna has done to them. If you don't want to take their side, then stay out of it!!!  It's not up to you to make Lea and Joanna forgive and forget. It just makes you look bored. Get a hobby and please stop going to your husband's office!  You're starting to look freakish!

jperry45
jperry45

I don't really think she wants kids maybe she does just to save her marriage do like other women that can't have them adopt, you need something but if she ever do have any kids she will have a nanny to raise them just like the she has someone to clean her house but she doesn't have a job or anything and she can't clean the house I think she is just stupid with those big lips.

tjjpt
tjjpt

You acted rediculous at Lea's handbag show. It's like you are trying to be relevant by inserting yourself to be the peacemaker when you are neither qualified nor requested. And you chose the most inappropriate time to do it, the unusual practice usually practied by most of the housewives in all these shows. I felt sorry for Lea and Joanna for having to put up with your freak show at that party.

fairytell
fairytell

Lisa, I was appalled by the episode of you in Dallas, you seem so shocked to see what "normal people " look like, for your information you are not normal ....Those people you seemed shocked to see are , and by the way shame on that phony friend of yours Lea, she made Hermes a vulgar label if anything ....Both pathetic 

Sarahjanern333
Sarahjanern333

You are a kind, true friend. I appreciate your honesty. A breathe of fresh air!

Eagle12
Eagle12

Lisa get a life and stop meddling in the lives of your friends or the people you wanna-be friends with. I hope someone does that to you and sees how you like it. You should have just stayed out of it. Lea and Marysol have been friends for years. You should have the maturity to know that old friendships like that can resolve themselves more so without outside interference. You are insane to have picked anything to do with Adriana over loyalty to your husband's physical needs. You are a poser.

rhopamgirl
rhopamgirl

Lisa, I usually love ya girl...BUT if ur womb can't hold a fetus, then be thankful you have the money to pursue other options. Maybe once the pressure is off, it will happen unexpectedly. Thank You for  sharing such a personal, emotional subject. I speak from experience. I'm TRULY blessed with 3 kids. 1 biological child the others thru adoption. Once that baby is in your arms, TRUST ME you don't give a crap how he/she got there. The love that will fill your heart will be unlike anything else. Of course now they are preteens and I wanna choke them often enough but love them with all my being...So give Lenny a break and a child. Try it his way then after bang like crazy til it happens . Either way... Give that man a child either through surrogate, adoption or IVF. MUCH LUCK to you.       

Reba39forever
Reba39forever

Lisa I love you - you got all the love last week.  You are the only reason I did not immediately begin to fast forward once Lea and Joanna's scene was done. Unfortunately even you cannot make Adrianna/Marisol/Alexia palatable. Enough of them.  I did slow down the FF when I saw you and Lenny and when I saw the poor man desperately trying to leave (which was exactly how I felt and I had not been forced to endure the 4 hours but with my magical FF only about 20minutes still felt like a lifetime. You should have let the man leave. Never mind that you should have left with him. He was not being rude she was and you were more considerate of her than you were the man that has to get up and work the next morning.  I do not do those late nights when I have court the next morning I can only imagine it is at least as important (more so) for a surgeon.  Good god we want our surgeons to have plenty of sleep. I went a little off topic.  Try to remember what is important and it is NOT that lying hooch Angrianna. Your husband deserved your support on this one. That was just BS.

lisa3
lisa3

You are the same person in front of people as you are when they are not there! You are my favorite housewife!! Love that you are so "real"!

 

bai970
bai970

You, Lea and Joanna are the only ones worth watching anymore.  I don't mind a little conflict on the show to keep it interesting but the rest of the cast are just idiots.  Marysol is whiny, Ana is a bully, Adriana is loony tunes and Alexia is much more arrogant than her looks should allow her to be.

realhousewivesaddict
realhousewivesaddict

Bravo to yourself and Lenny regarding your disagreement not getting so out of hand at Adriana's reception.  It could have gotten much, much worse.   Both of you were put in an extremely uncomfortable predicament.  I could clearly see your frustration of wanting to hang in there, and his frustration of needing sleep to resume his demanding job.  Wishing you both the best. 

selena78
selena78

Lisa is my favorite housewife of all time. A little advice...if you want to get pregnant maybe you should gain some weight. I have heard of doctors telling woman, who are even just a little underweight, to gain some when trying to get pregnant. It's worth a try right?

LoveBravoBB
LoveBravoBB

Lisa,

I really like you, but when you are asked if you like both Adriana and Joanna you say that you like them equally, it makes me question your judgment. I understand being friends with everyone, but I can't understand being friends with someone who is cruel.  Maybe Adriana is different off-screen.  I hope so. 

 

I really like Lea and Joanna.  I love how you stood up for Lea--that's the sign of a great friend. I'm getting sick of the Marysol story line and her mother.  And I really like that you stood up for Lea. Thank you for that--I think the other women are being small and snarky.  Especially Adriana, Ana and Alexia. Standing up to the group takes courage. Keep standing up for your friends.    

luree15
luree15

Lisa your my favorite Housewive!!!! You seem to be a good friend and a REAL PERSON!!! Love you!!

OH....Ana is just jealous because she doesnt have a life,,,and is still crying over her ex-husband!! Anna is just bitter you see it all over her MOUTH BITTER!!! :)  LOVE YOU!!!

precious5705
precious5705

Lisa, You are the most genuine housewife of all the series. You are beautiful and sweet and keep and open mind to all the drama. I loved how you defended Lea, it showed how a true friend friend you are. All the other housewives are just fake, as for the comments Ana made to you, she is just a jealous witch who obviously wants camera time. 

darcycharlotte
darcycharlotte

As a woman married to a physician for over 26 years, I can tell you first hand that you need to let him leave a party if he feels he needs leave and get some sleep. Most physicians in private practice only have about 8 hours of down time. They also need to be able to work the next day . I understand you wanted to stay at the reception, but if he has a 6 am OR call time he needs to function.

AFP
AFP

You're my favorite housewife, Lisa! I feel for you and the baby making issue and I haven't appreciated Joanna's constant snide remarks regarding that hardship. It's incredibly insensitive, and very simply, rude. I am sorry for Marysol that she's having to face the reality of mortality with her mother, but how she has turned her mothers declining health into a platform for bashing Lea is reprehensible. You handled yourself much more maturely than your fellow two bridesmaids by drawing a line and exposing the truth that bringing up a personal and heated argument during a wedding is unacceptable behavior. With all of that being said, the behavior of the bride during her wedding seemed completely bizarre. The excuse of "being a Brazilian thing" doesn't suffice. Poor Fredric was wholly humiliated and embarrassed and I DON'T blame your husband for wanting to leave! I see your side and why it made you feel uncomfortable, but surely you can see his side now, too. I hope you continue to be a steady voice of reason for seasons to come. And good luck staying sane amongst this group!

lisass
lisass

LOve you watching you I have problems having children with my hubby as well and can relate you are really down to earth and I love Lenny he reminds me of my hubby how nice he is.... love your attitute as well

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

Lisa,

I really enjoy you.  Go light on your hubby...he puts in long hours with his work.  Just a thought, maybe if he cut back on his surgery / and / his hours, you could have the quality time you are seeking.  You don't need all that house and what is in it.  Even if you had half of what you now have it's so much....think about it.  Less is more.

RHOOhio2013
RHOOhio2013

You have been my favorite this season but after this episode I had to really stop and think.  Please don't fight Lea's battles, she is perfectly capable of doing it herself.  I don't think Marisol would have said anything to Lea had the issue been about anything other than her Mom, but when it comes to your Mom, all bets are off.  I wish you would have stayed kind and neutral as you have been.  Be careful......

JIhanIntisaar
JIhanIntisaar

Lisa, I am very glad that you are strong, kind, mature and a breath of fresh air among those fakes from Miami. It was very impressive to watch you stick up for Leah. It would have been easier to stay on the sideline, mind your own business and watch Leah get attacked by those mindless imbeciles who always have to be in a pack because none of them are strong enough to voice their own opinions. 

 

 

Marisol was completely way out of line. As you have stated in your interview, I doubt that she cared if Leah visited her mother either. She took this opportunity to take digs at Leah and it is so apparent. Ana, as usual, is as pathetic and useless as ever. Last season, I was hoping she would get kicked out and when she did I was so excited. I hope she let her "husband" move on and not cling to him so desperately and leave other people alone. 

 

Alexia is the fake-st of all. She invited Lea to her party and she let her wolves of friends gang up on her while she steered the pot. I was shocked when she said "Lea run a way fro Marisol" repeatedly escalating the situation. Lisa, don't ever mistake Alexia as your friends because she doesn't even know the meaning of the word.

 

All in all, I thought it was tragic to watch what is taking place this season in the RHOM. Stay true to yourself and don't ever regard what you do. 

chet14
chet14

Defending Lea only because of the Birkin.  You may have to money to afford it but doesn't have the clout to get it.

Vthom
Vthom

You rock. We all should have a friend like you. Logo, love you!

falina_c
falina_c

Be careful Lisa.  Last season's "Switzerland" usually becomes next season''s "villain". (But I am hoping not...) Watch your back around these nutcases!

TempAngel
TempAngel

I think u did the right thing defending Lea. They were attacking her just to get some camera time. Ana is not even worth the air she breathes, I think u did the right thing and don't every let anyone tell u that sticking up for someone is the wrong thing to do

queen_lili
queen_lili

lisa i really like you but you really didn't had to butt in between lea and marysol. let them solve their issues. 

xiomy211
xiomy211

i think lisa is just on lea's side because lea just got her the hookup with the birkin bag because when lisa was in la she was being attacked by joana and lea and lea didn't have her back and she didn't say anything. but now she feels the need to defend someone when the whole season until now she was trying to fix and not get involved.

JuliefromTexas
JuliefromTexas

Lisa everything you said in your blog is how I see things. You and Lea are the reasonable/best Miami housewives! XO

rudy2021
rudy2021

Lisa, you are one of my favorite housewives of all times.  You're kind, funny and beautiful inside and out!  You are also an amazing friend!  Lea definitely needs a friend like you to deal with those mean miserable women.  Love love love Leo too!

Bravobrunette
Bravobrunette

you are the best real housewife of Miami...a) because u are an actual housewife b) because you are fun and not drama obsessed XOX

TSan
TSan

I think you are a true friend. I did NOT like the way Ana spoke to you. I wish they would stop showing her altogether.

Deb-chr
Deb-chr

Lisa, the sex therapist, want everyone "to get pounded like a chicken cutlet." So funny!

Emmanuelle
Emmanuelle

Lisa, it was great to see you stand up for what was right.  There are so few decent people on this show, especially among the Adriana/Alexia/Marysol crew.  When someone starts attacking your friend right in front of you, in the middle of your conversation, of course it's your business.  If you'd just stood by, doing nothing & basically condoning Marysol's antagonistic behavior, I would have lost respect for you.  Marysol made it your and the entire viewing audiences business.  She could have just called Lea on the phone to have a normal conversation, but she chose to make a scene.  Good for you for having a backbone and a conscience.  

suzieqgirl
suzieqgirl

Lisa - you needed to mind your own business when Lea & Marysol were talking.  You don't know the ins and outs of this relationship.  And I would watch my back with both Joanna AND Adriana.  "Sloppy seconds"? That's a friend? And what exactly was Joanna's motivation for asking you to be a bridesmaid? Sad. 

Sloans1281
Sloans1281

So this will be my first time ever posting any comment on a site like this. So I guess that makes me a blogging virgin LOL:) but anyway I am currently watching the last episode on my DVR and I am so flipping irritated with what I just seen to the point where I felt I just had to post something! First of all lisa you rock! I completely agree with you it doesn't matter the history of someone's friendship ...you are a friend of her now and we're just sticking up for her and what you believed was right and I would've done exactly the same thing. And who the hell does MISS HOLIER THEN THO ANNA think she is? Was she not doing the same? Sticking up for her friend. That old hag is the perfect specimen of a "MEAN GIRL" you need to grow the hell up! Just because Lisa use the word that you just used you're going to make a comment like " hooked on phonics"!? How offensive to the people that actually use that program! And you're supposed to be a lawyer? I'd be damned if I ever used you as a lawyer. I could be sitting on death row and would totally not take you as a lawyer if you were the last one on this earth! And I think I used to like her in the beginning of the show now I think she's the one that I hate the most. She think she knows it all. When actually she looks like the dumbest one of the bunch. She puts her nose in the middle of everybody's business any chance she gets. Maybe she should just stay off the show and stop appearing in episodes. Anyways Lisa, you're awesome and keep standing up to those bitches. You stand by your friends always it doesn't matter how long you've known them for. You rock girl! keep it real!

Kymmie
Kymmie

Lisa...I am really upset with you for getting in-between Lea and Marysol's discussion.  IT WAS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!!!  If you had let them have a discussion, they may have had some resolution but NO, Ms. Lisa had to interrupt and get people even more upset than they already were.  I like you Lisa, but a word to the wise, PICK  YOUR BATTLES!!! 

Also, I'm shocked you couldn't understand Marysol being upset about her mother.  Interestingly, we've never seen your mother, maybe you don't have a good relationship with yours, therefore you are unable to understand loving and defending one....

larssssc
larssssc

Ana was totally Marysol's mouth piece all last season, Amen!

MissTonight124
MissTonight124

Lisa, you are probably my favorite on the show and you are very beautiful. I agree with your blog and I think you correctly assessed everyone's intentions. I don't think it's so much that you're butting in, because you are allowed to have an opinion about your friend's situation, but it did seem as if you were trying to fight the battle for her. I understand standing up for and defending a friend, but the people who must resolve the issue between Lea & Marysol, are Lea & Marysol. Same for Adriana and Lea. I think your intentions were good, but when you watch the show, it actually ends up causing more of a fight. Just my $0.02, I am really not trying to be critical, you are one of my favorite housewives from ANY city :)

kekekinz1
kekekinz1

 @Eagle12

 Marysol and Lea have not been friends for over 2 yrs. The second Marysol followed Lea, interrupted Lisa and Lea's conversation is when it became everyone's business

queen_lili
queen_lili

 @xiomy211 maybe she was afraid that what happened between lea and adriana would happen with her too if she didn't defend her after helping her with getting the birkin bag. And no one wants to have lea black as their enemy, she will destroy them!!

kekekinz1
kekekinz1

 @suzieqgirl

 No, Marysol should have minded her own business. She already confronted Lea but had to come back and do it again while Lea was talking to Lisa. Marysol interrupted their conversation. Let's be real... she only went back because she assumed Lea was talking badly about her to Lisa.

 

Dr.Di
Dr.Di

 @suzieqgirl Lisa had every right to comfort her friend, Lea, after being attacked by Marysol at the party.   It was not the time or the place for Marysol to ambush her with her petty non-sense.  She despises Lea but wants her to stay in touch with her mom???  Marysol was the one who followed Lea after she left and interrupted her conversation with Lisa.  Do I think Adriana or Joanna are genuinely interested in a friendship with Lisa - maybe Joanna, definitely not Cruella.  

dish1
dish1

 @Kymmie Maybe you should watch the episode again. Lea and Lisa WERE minding their own business having a conversation when Marysol chose her  friend's birthday party to start crap with Lea. If my friend behaved that way at my birthday party, I would throw her butt out! Marysol is a mature woman who behaved like a narcissistic bratty high school kid rather than a refined adult woman. Lea isn't my favorite person, but she did take the high road and walk away. That wasn't good enough for Marysol. She saw Lisa comforting Lea and that sent her over the edge. She went in for more and went after Lea like a mangy mutt nipping and barking at Lea's heels. Her behavior was was embarrassing. Lea did pick on Marysol last season and I understand why she would feel bitter, but she must stop this behavior because she's losing fans.

p-note
p-note

 @Kymmie  I don't know about you but when somebody is attacking my friend verbally I definitely am willing to jump in and have my friends back!! Thats what friends do...

dish1
dish1

 @MissTonight124  Lisa and Lea were minding their own business having a discussion when Marysol chose her friend's birthday party to confront Lea. How narcissistic and immature. She should be ashamed and embarrassed of her behavior. If my so called friend chose my birthday party to confront an enemy, I would kick her butt out of my party! Lea isn't my favorite, but she took the high road and walked away. Here comes Marysol like a little dog barking for more and nipping at Lea's heels. Lisa was comforting Lea and trying to be a voice of reason with Marysol. However, that was pointless because there is nothing reasonable about Marysol or Anna. Anna is a hypocrite! All she did was stick up for Marysol and do all of her talking last season. Remember the dinner party at the  Hugh Heffner "wanna be" house. Lea may deserve to be confronted, but wasn't the time or place. 

Besides, Marysol was looking for a fight. She hates Lea so she should stop pretending to care if she sent her mother flowers or a card. She just finally feels like she has something on Lea for the way Lea treated her in the past.