There are a lot of messy break ups in the world of Housewives but this one is starting to take the cake. Dr. Lenny Hochstein announced that he and wife Lisa Hochstein are getting a divorce. This was all around the same time that he was spotted out getting cozy with model Katharina Mazepa. The Real Housewives of Miami star allegedly confronted the two while out at a club. Witnesses say Lisa threw a drink in her face.
But Lenny claimed that he and Lisa agreed to a divorce last month. And that the couple had been “living separate lives for months.” A friend close to Lisa refuted that claim and said Lisa was “blindsided” by the news. She added that Lisa found out when Lenny announced it in the press. Now Lenny’s new girlfriend is speaking out to try and back up his take on the timeline.
Katharina told Page Six, “The reality is that both Lenny and I have been separated from our spouses for a while and are both going through divorces. I was informed Lisa was fully aware that he was going out with me.” She added, “In fact, he is going to great lengths to protect his family and do right by everyone involved in this difficult process.”
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During the latest season of RHOM, Lisa revealed that she and Lenny had previously separated. And that Lenny had an “emotional affair with a $2 ho.” It’s unclear if Katharina was that particular $2 ho. Lisa and Lenny went on to reconcile shortly thereafter.
Lenny even posted a photo of them to his Instagram to celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary. The picture features Lisa sitting on Lenny’s lap. 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.” Internet sleuths recently exposed Katharina for liking that post. Amongst other photos of him and Lisa on his page. Ugh, the nerve.
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Katharina asserted that she is “not the reason for their breakup.” She also claimed she would never go “for a man who is happily married. She maintained, “We both started seeing each other after we had both separated from our spouses.” Are you buying this? I’m not. A rep for Katharina also jumped into the mix to try and corroborate her story.
Her publicist stated, “Katharina made Lenny aware that she herself was navigating a divorce, and he made her aware that he was currently going through a separation and divorce as well.They are in the early stages of getting to know each other. They are both going through similar circumstances, and together they bonded over navigating their own divorces from their recent first date.”
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Her rep is working overtime to dispel the idea that the 26 year old is dating the 55 year old Lenny for fame or fortune. AKA gold digging. Her publicist said that Katharina is a “self-made millionaire” from flipping real estate and the stock market.
Lisa recently released her own statement on the matter. She 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.”
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE KATHARINA? WAS LISA AWARE OF THE DIVORCE LIKE LENNY IS CLAIMING? HOW MESSY IS THIS WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSEWIVES BREAK UPS?
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