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Alexia Nepola Gets Emotional About Son Frankie & Shares How He’s Doing Amid Season 5 Comments

The RHOM cast member also shared where she stands with her ex-husband and gave a general update on her family.

By Jocelyn Vena

The Real Housewives of Miami’s Alexia Nepola is getting real about some comments made in a recent episode of RHOM. During a Season 5 trip to the Bahamas, Adriana de Moura made a comment comparing her ankle injury to the accident that Alexia’s son Frankie had over a decade ago that left him with a brain injury.

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Alexia opened up about Frankie in an emotional Instagram post on Thursday (the same day a new episode of RHOM premiered on Peacock), noting that she was sharing the post because the topic came up in the episode that premiered on February 16 and she wanted to share her side of the heated moment with Adriana.

“I am doing this post today because a topic on our show addresses Frankie and I want the truth to be told from my voice,” she said. You can read her full statement by clicking through her Instagram post below.

Alexia opened up about her sons when speaking to The Daily Dish back in December and shared updates on their lives today, revealing, “Peter and Frankie are doing good. Peter is working at the Beauty Bar with me and figuring things out. Frankie, you’ll see him more this season and he’s trying to find a job.”

She further noted that they are focused on “more than anything the social aspect of it [for Frankie] and to set up more of a routine and structure and just realize that I need to make him more independent because he relies a lot on me and he has a lot of potential.”

In fact, her experience with Frankie has inspired her next project. “So I’ve been working on a book. I think that by writing, it’s very therapeutic for me,” she explained. “I started [writing a journal] when Frankie had the accident. And I think that that’s helped me just be able to be more open and free, and instead of being ashamed about the things that I was before, saying ‘wow’ about [them], I’m really proud of myself, and it’s really amazing. I’ve learned so much from life and from others, so I just wanted to write the book.”

In addition to having a strong mom in their lives, her sons also remain close to their dad. Alexia revealed details on where she stands with her ex-husband today and how active he is in his sons’ lives as a co-parent. “I’m friendly with him. We’re on very good terms. He’s so good to Frankie and to Peter. My kids adore him. They spend a lot of time with him,” she said of her first husband. “He gives them what I can’t give them, and I give my kids what he can’t give them. He can hang out with [my current husband] Todd [Nepola]. We all get along.”

You can hear more about Alexia’s first husband in the video below.

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