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All the Details on Julia Lemigova's “F--k Cancer” Party for Martina Navratilova

From bright pink velvet couches to a surprise opera performance by one Real Housewife of Miami, this 'F--k Cancer' party was hitting all the right high notes. 

By Jill Sederstrom

Cancer has nothing on these ladies.

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The women of The Real Housewives of Miami showed up in force — and dressed to the nines — to celebrate Martina Navratilova’s victory over cancer at a “F--k Cancer” Party organized by her wife, Julia Lemigova.

Adriana De Moura offered up her home for the ultra-glam night, which took place under the stars during Season 6, Episode 5. Guests sat on bright pink velvet couches, adorned with pillows in shades of blush, gold and pink, as they sipped on special Brazilian cocktails and dined on a full array of appetizers.

The highlight of the night, however, was a musical performance from Julia herself, who had been secretly practicing her vocal talents for months to surprise Martina with an operatic aria. 

“It was a long journey to organize this party,” Julia would later admit. “Things have been changing, constant moving target, but I am just in the moment, hoping everything will go smoothly, including my voice.”

Who Attended the F--k Cancer Party on RHOM?

Julia, Alexia, Nicole, Kiki, Guerdy, Adriana, and Larsa gathered around and sitting on pink couches.

The Housewives put aside their ongoing drama (at least for the night) to join together to support Martina at the opera-themed party. The tennis legend announced she was “cancer-free” in March after being diagnosed with Stage 1 throat and early stage breast cancers in 2022. 

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Housewives Guerdy Abraira, Alexia Nepola, Larsa Pippen, and Dr. Nicole Martin were all in attendance along with friends Kiki Barth and Adriana. 

Kiki, Guerdy, and Adriana sitting next to each other during a coversation.

The night had a special meaning for Guerdy, who announced earlier this season that she was fighting her own breast cancer battle

“I am so happy for Martina to have beat cancer. You know, this cancer party is big, especially for me, because now it gives me hope,” Guerdy said. 

As for Marysol Patton? She was recovering from her own medical procedure and didn’t make the “A Night at the Opera” party. 

And some serious drama sidelined Housewife Lisa Hochstein. When Lisa didn’t arrive for the festivities, Larsa FaceTimed the mom of two and discovered Lisa had a legitimate reason to be late to the party.

“The police just came to my house,” Lisa said in the final moments of the episode, seemingly alluding to ongoing trouble she’s had with her ex-husband, Lenny Hochstein

Whether the surprise drop-in by police will thwart Lisa’s plans to attend is yet to be seen.

Where was RHOM’s F--k Cancer Party Held? 

Adriana provided the perfect backdrop for the party by offering Julia her palm tree-lined backyard for the black-tie event. The stunning setting even had Alexia impressed. 

“It’s beautiful. I have never been here,” Alexia complimented her frequent sparring partner. “You have exquisite taste. You always have really good taste.”

The bright pink couches were scattered throughout the grassy backyard, while white low, round tables sat in front of the couches. Gold high top tables, with gold chairs affixed with light pink seat cushions, provided guests with another seating option. The seating areas were elevated by flower arrangements with flowers in all shades of pink. 

Julia, wearing a purple robe, is singing next to a piano.

A circular, white stage with an elegant black piano sat in the center of the outdoor space. Julia rehearsed her musical surprise for her love just minutes before the party began. 

What surprise did Julia have for Martina at the F--k Cancer” party?

Martina arrived at the party in black pants, a black shirt, and a red and black blazer, carrying her dog Lulu. 

“I brought Lulu with me because she was with me for all the treatments, so she deserves to be here,” she explained.

She was quickly greeted by a giddy group of Housewives and her wife, Julia, who wore a bold red, ruffled, off-the shoulder gown that was giving Martina “Carmen” vibes. 

Martina and Julia share a hug while Julia is smiling.

Martina was ready to party, but what she didn’t know was that Julia planned to surprise her with a special opera duet she’d been practicing for months. 

 “I’ve never sang in my life. Every single note is a challenge,” Julia said of the feat. 

Episode 5 ended before Julia took the stage with her professional opera singer partner, but Julia was definitely feeling the nerves. 

To find out what Martina thinks of the surprise performance, tune in to The Real Housewives of Miami Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo or available streaming on Peacock the next day.

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