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Julia Lemigova Says She Actually "Held Back a Little Bit" in Her RHOM Drama with Larsa Pippen

The RHOM rookie weighs in on Adriana de Moura's tension with Larsa, including that story about Kanye West.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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In her first season of The Real Housewives of Miami, Julia Lemigova seemed to accomplish something that is kind of unheard of among the Housewives: She got along with pretty much everyone.

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Well, that was the case at least until Alexia Echevarria's bachelorette party. On that occasion, Julia shocked everyone when she confronted Larsa Pippen at dinner that night, telling her that she is the "one person" among the group that she didn't feel a connection with.

Larsa was surprised to hear that Julia felt this way about her because she said that she felt like she had made an effort to get to know her. "So now she's coming for me? I just feel like Julia's a follower, and she's just saying whatever Adriana [de Moura]'s put her up to," Larsa said in an interview during the episode. "I couldn't have been nicer to her, I couldn't have been more welcoming to her, so I don't even know where this is coming from."

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Dish earlier this week, Julia explained why she decided to not hold back her true feelings about Larsa any longer. "As we were filming now, my confidence grew, and I needed to really see for myself how Larsa is, if she's kind of a true person or sometimes maybe not so much," she said. "You know, you can have some friends in your life who are like fair-weather friends, and I just felt that I had enough of some kind of hypocritical interactions with her."

Julia admitted that it was perhaps "bad timing" to do so at Alexia's bachelorette party because "it was supposed to be about Alexia, not about anybody else," adding, "And I just had to say it, because I thought [Larsa] was unfair on Adriana."

In fact, Julia revealed that she didn't even get everything off her chest in that moment. "I'm finally gonna get [the] courage to get up and tell it to her and probably, you know, [if the] opportunity [was] given again, I would even say more; I kind of held back a little bit," Julia said. "But again, you know, I avoid conflicts usually. I don't like fights, but if somebody upsets my friend or somebody that's pushing too much, I don't hold it [in] anymore. That's actually what I've learned more on the show about myself — I'm not holding back anymore."

After leaving Alexia's bachelorette party early the first night amid her drama with Julia and Adriana, Larsa returned for brunch the next morning. And though she expressed that she felt like Julia hadn't really reached out to her either, she ultimately shared that she wanted peace between them. "Julia, you call me, I promise you I'll call you back," Larsa said. "If you ask to make plans with me, I promise you I'll make plans."

As for the conflict between Adriana and Larsa, well, that remains TBD, and Julia weighed in on it all, as well as the other RHOM Season 4 showdowns, during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on February 24 (clip above). That included the moment things really came to a head, when Adriana brought up about a story about Larsa's friend, Kanye West, earlier this season of RHOM.

When Andy Cohen asked Julia if Adriana did "cross a line" with her comments about Kanye, Julia said, "I don't think she crossed the line." But Julia's wife and fellow WWHL guest Martina Navratilova wanted to know "how big is the line," to which Andy replied, "Good question. On this show, it's pretty big."

Despite her moments with Larsa this season, Julia said that she didn't have a problem connecting with the OG Miami Housewives. "My personality, I don't mind making fun of myself, so I think when you approach life with that positive energy, everybody kind of embraces you the way you are," she shared during the WWHL After Show (clip below). "Some people like you, some may not, but it doesn't really matter that much to me. I just be me, and I say hello to everybody and [get] to know each other. And it's so much fun. I had a blast."

Are the Original RHOM Housewives Clicky?

Julia and the rest of the RHOM cast will have plenty to discuss at the upcoming Season 4 reunion. Part 1 begins streaming on Peacock on Thursday, March 3, followed by Part 2 on Thursday, March 10. Get an exclusive sneak peek of some of the reunion revelations courtesy of Bravo Insider, below.

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Seasons 1 through 3 of RHOM are also streaming now on Peacock.

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