Lisa Hochstein was an original cast member of Real Housewives of Miami and she’s back for their season 4 reboot. During the early seasons, we saw Lisa leading a charmed life with her plastic surgeon husband, Dr. Lenny Hochstein. But the couple experienced stressors in the amount of hours Lenny worked and also heartbreaking infertility. But once the show was off the air, the pair seemed to forge ahead with life together.
Now that we have been through a few episodes of the new season of RHOM, we caught up on Lisa’s life and marriage. And some of it was surprising. The two finally got the family they wanted when they welcomed a son in 2015 and a daughter in 2019, both via surrogate. They also started a new business, Hochstein Med Spa. Then they finished construction on their fabulous Star Island mansion.
Now Lisa is giving all the details on their life over the last few years, and where they are currently. Lisa told Entertainment Tonight about the years between seasons,”I’m almost a little relieved that I had that hiatus to kind of do all of it, because — it would’ve been great TV — but really hard on my soul and my emotional everything. I’m happy that I got all of it done and get to show it to you and it’s all complete. The kids, the house, the job, the med spa, all of it.”
But the surprising aspect of their relationship was revealed in episodes 1 and 2 of the current season. Lisa explained that back when RHOM went off the air, their relationship hit a rough patch. Lenny had an “emotional affair” during the couple’s brief separation. Which is something Lisa found hard to revisit on screen. Lisa admitted, “It was absolutely a closed wound, something I didn’t think I would ever have to rehash or speak about.”
She continued, “Honestly, it really wasn’t much of anything.” Even though Lisa referred to the woman as a “two dollar ho” in the first episode. Lisa noted, “I should have explained myself better. It was more about Lenny and I, and not so much about any other person. We were going through our own difficulties. We separated and then whatever happened, happened. We decided that we love each other so much, we want to be together, we couldn’t be apart from each other.”
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Lisa went on, “The separation lasted all of about one and a half months — it wasn’t a long thing at all. It was just, we couldn’t be apart. We can’t be apart, and when we were apart — and when I was ready to just say, ‘Bye, let me sign the papers. I’m not going to be a part of this…’ — is when he realized that this is not what we wanted. We wanted to try to have the family we’ve always dreamed of and thank God we did, because if we didn’t, we would not have Logan and Elle. So thank God for us not giving up.”
Despite Lisa’s claim that all is well in the Hochstein house, the RHOM trailer for this season depicted marriage trouble. Lisa was caught off guard and said, “You know, I was shocked just like everyone else to see that we had [issues]. I don’t feel like we have problems right now. … I have an amazing relationship with Lenny right now. We hit bumps and all of that, just like everybody else. We go through our ups and downs, and there’s days where I want to, say, dislike him and there’s days where I’m obsessed with him.”
Lisa concluded, “I would like to say that we are in a very good place right now. That’s just life, that’s relationships. We’ve been together for 14 years and you can’t expect that amount of time to be perfect. There’s going to be some issues along the way.”
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF LISA AND LENNY’S RELATIONSHIP? DO YOU THINK HE HAD MORE THAN AN EMOTIONAL AFFAIR? ARE YOU ENJOYING LISA ON RHOM?
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