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Alexia Nepola Reveals What She Bought With Her First Real Housewives Of Miami Paycheck

Alexia Nepola from the Real Housewives of Miami reveals what she spent her first RHOM paycheck on in 2011. 

“There were these Christian Louboutin pumps that had spikes … and I got rid of them not because I didn’t like them, but because they were so uncomfortable,” she told Page Six. If you’ve been watching the Real Housewives for some time, you know all about Christian Loubs or red bottoms. Many Housewives wear them.

Alexia says blowing all her money was “really easy” since early-day Bravo stars “didn’t get paid that much” then. Former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member NeNe Leakes said their first season paychecks were $5,000. In contrast Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Judge’s payday was $7,000. According to Business Insider, the signature Christian Louboutin pump starts at $695 and could go up to nearly $7,000. So it makes sense how Alexia and her co-stars could spend all of their coins on fashion. 

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However, Alexia says it “felt good” to buy herself the thing she wanted because she earned them. “I had the magazine and I would get paid through there, too .. but it’s different when you know that it’s 100% something you put work into,” she said. 

Alexia’s first pair of red bottoms is also meaningful because her youngest son Frankie Rosello helped her pick them out. “I remember vividly putting them on,” she said. “And Frank was, like, ‘Mom, those shoes are great.’” 

Frankie always loved fashion,” Alexia added. “He lost that a little bit after the accident, but before … He was obsessed.”

Real Housewives of Miami Season 5 is currently airing its three-part reunion, and based on how part one ended, Alexia will be in the hot seat. She already spent time under fire for inappropriate comments about Russian women that rubbed Julia Lemigova incorrectly. From the look of the previews, she may have upset Guerdy Abraira and Lisa Hochstein, too. Be sure to stream every Thursday on Peacock. 


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