The plot thickens and it’s not pretty. The recent news of Dr. Lenny Hochstein publicly breaking up with wife Lisa Hochstein amidst rumors he had a new girlfriend was pretty low. But internet sleuths have now uncovered info that adds insult to injury for the Real Housewives of Miami star. Lenny’s new girlfriend, Austrian model Katharina Mazepa, seems to have been a family friend.
As reported by Reality Blurb, unearthed photos and Instagram likes from Katharina show that she’s been following Lenny and Lisa since at least October of last year. The Instagram account Bravo and Cocktails revealed a pic of Katharina at the couple’s Halloween party. In the picture, she’s posing on the steps of their Miami home. She captioned the pic, “No tricks, just treats” and even added #hochsteinhalloweenball. YIKES.
Katharina has since deleted the post from her account. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Katharina has been busted for liking multiple posts on Lenny’s Instagram. Not just any posts – posts that feature Lisa and Lenny smiling and happy together. In one photo Katharina liked, Lisa is sitting on Lenny’s lap. Are you sitting down? He captioned it, “Happy anniversary to my beautiful wife @lisahochstein. Can’t believe it’s been 13 years together. I love you more each year.” His now-girlfriend liked his anniversary post to HIS WIFE! The audacity. In another picture he posted, he and Lisa and posing at a friend’s house and Katharina commented with three flame emojis. I am beside myself!
Rumors of the couple’s possible split came just days ago, when it was reported that Lisa confronted Lenny and an “unknown woman” while she was out in Miami. Witnesses say Lisa got heated and even threw a drink at the woman. Lenny quickly issued a denial, but was caught out with Katharina days later, who we can only assume is the same woman. He then had no choice but to come clean and announced that they were getting divorced by telling Page Six. He told the outlet, “Lisa and I are getting divorced. A few weeks ago, I denied this because because I am trying my best to protect my family during this process.” He then confirmed he was dating Katharina but claimed it didn’t happen until after the couple mutually decided to split.
A friend close to Lisa called BS and said that Lisa was “blindsided” by the news and found out about it in the press. Lisa backed that up with a brief statement and said, “With two young children involved, as a mom I’m going to focus all of my energy and time on them. I’m blindsided by his behavior and reckless handling of the situation.” The two have been married for 12 years and share two children together.
Lisa previously revealed on the latest season of RHOM that she and Lenny separated for a month. She also noted that he had an “emotional affair.” But the couple reconciled and she said that the situation “made us stronger because we’re a success story.”
Thankfully, it seems like Lisa has a lot of support from her friends. RHOM castmate Guerdy Abraira shared a sweet video of her with Lisa on Instagram. She wrote in the caption, “To this strong, beautiful and UNSTOPPABLE lady…we love you.” Lisa commented, “Love you” and shared the post to her Instagram stories.
TELL US – HOW LONG DO YOU THINK LENNY HAS BEEN WITH KATHARINA? DO YOU THINK SHE WAS A FRIEND OF LISA’S? COULD THIS BE THE SAME WOMAN HE HAD AN “EMOTIONAL AFFAIR” WITH? SHOULD LISA TAKE HIM TO THE CLEANERS IN THEIR DIVORCE?
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