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Guerdy Abraira Has Lived All Over the World — Learn More About Her Upbringing

Guerdy Abraira has called Miami home for years, but there are other pivotal places for her.

By Jax Miller

Powerhouse party planner Guerdy Abraira is a woman with a lot of pull in Miami, and no wonder, given her worldly sense of culture.

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Guerdy joins Larsa Pippen, Alexia Nepola, Lisa Hochstein, Nicole Martin, and Julia Lemigova for The Real Housewives of Miami Season 6. Despite health challenges at the forefront of the upcoming season, Guerdy continues to bring high energy and a sense of refinement to the franchise, and much of that might be from the international places she’s called home.

“I always had to find my place,” Guerdy said in her debut interview in the Season 4 premiere. “But when I did, boy, was I roaring.”

Where was Guerdy Abraira born?

Guerdy told Ebony in 2022 that she was born in the Haitian Capital of Port-Au-Prince, where she lived until she was just 1 year old. While she might not have spent all her formative years in the Caribbean, it has undoubtedly played an essential role in her life.

Guerdy has talked on RHOM about the 2010 Haiti earthquake that claimed the lives of her brother, Emmanuel, and his two daughters: 5-year-old Kofie-Jade and 3-year-old Zenzie. Emmanuel’s wife and infant survived the natural disaster, which killed up to 300,000 people and devastated the country, according to Guerdy’s charity, the Kenbe La Foundation for Haiti.

Guerdy Abraira posing in a hot pink, feathered, set in front of a red and orange background.

Guerdy’s family was in Haiti as part of a missions trip with the United Nations.

The Housewife also fundraises for The Children of Haiti Project.

Where did Guerdy grow up?

As a toddler, Guerdy’s family relocated to Paris, France, to seek “better opportunities,” she told Medium.

“Coming from Paris, I definitely had a good base of global exposure,” she said, according to a 2020 blog post on her Personally Guerdy website.

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Little is public about Guerdy’s Parisian upbringing, though she lived there until she was 9 years old before moving to America.

“After struggling with learning English as a 9-year-old when I first came from Paris, my dream for some reason — because I was learning through TV, mainly — was to be an anchor just like the beautiful ladies on those channels. I used to watch the news all the time,” Guerdy previously told Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “Then, you know, I realized that English was not gonna be my best-spoken language. So, then I just started to get creative.”

She also touched on her upbringing and how it helped pave her path to success as a businesswoman of color in a 2022 interview with SoFlo. She emphasized that the “keynote” was “community over competition.”

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“I’m one of five girls; that’s how I grew up,” said Guerdy. “My mother told us all, ‘Girls, you’re diamonds, you are my babies, go out there and show the world what the level of success is in your own right.’”

When did Guerdy move to Miami?

Guerdy’s parents moved the family to Miami, where Guerdy attended secondary school and St. Thomas University in Miami.

It was also where she found her love for planning luxurious parties in Florida, according to her wedding-planning website, Guerdy Design.

“She quickly fell in love with the art of hosting, and event planning became her career. Living and traveling throughout the world as she grew up expanded her palette of various global cultures,” the website states. “In addition, her catering career on Fisher Island added extensive knowledge in food and beverages as well as helped her gain a loyal and diverse client base.”

Guerdy has been regarded as one of the world’s best wedding planners by a number of publications, including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Past clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, and famed tennis athlete Boris Becker.

The website states that she currently works out of Miami and New York City, but when asked where she’s based, Guerdy often responds with “Out of an airplane!”

She joined RHOM in Season 4 following an eight-year hiatus between seasons, which she discussed in a 2022 interview with LaPalme Magazine.

“Yes, the drama will be inevitable while being a part of The Real Housewives of Miami franchise. However, I want viewers to see who I was, who I am, and who I will become,” said Guerdy. “And for this to happen, I am willing to walk into the fire and look forward to ‘Guerdyfying’ this world one day at a time.’”

Here’s looking forward to seeing more Guerdyfication in Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Miami, airing Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo and the next day on Peacock.

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