Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria cannot escape comparisons to Real Housewives of New Jersey vet Teresa Giudice. Both ladies are “OGs” on their franchises. In fact, Teresa claimed that she isn’t leaving the show–ever.
Both ladies have gotten remarried recently. Alexia wed Todd Nepola in St. Barths in December 2021. And Teresa and Alexia are both family-oriented. Alexia is devoted to her sons. She is especially close to her youngest son, Frankie Rosello, who was in a near-fatal car crash as a teen.
When Alexia’s RHOM co-star Adriana de Moura compared her allegedly “broken foot” to Frankie’s accident, the Cuban Barbie went off. During the Season 5 finale, Adriana asked Alexia to forgive her. But Alexia responded that actions speak louder than words. Adriana has a ton of work to do before Alexia gives her a drop of forgiveness.
Alexia slammed Adriana for allegedly dating a married man. Well, it turned out that Alexia read the online documents incorrectly. Even though she was wrong, Alexia wasn’t going to let a little thing like truth stop her. She refused to apologize.
Seriously—these two strong Real Housewives are destined to be on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip together. Alexia was part of Season 3 of RHUGT, while Teresa appeared in the first season. Make it happen, Bravo!
Meanwhile, Teresa was dealing with family drama of her own. When Teresa married her man, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa Gorga, chose not to attend. All the details are spilling as Season 13 of RHONJ marches on. Melissa and Joe were upset that Teresa didn’t invite Melissa’s mother to the ceremony.
I would like to opt out of knowing that Louie wears Teresa’s deceased father, Giacinto “Nonno” Gorga’s jammies to bed. Just to make her daughters feel safe. Look- I don’t care if they are new pajamas that Nonno never touched. It is cringe and creepy. Moving on.
Alexia has no problem being compared to Teresa. “I actually think it’s a compliment because I happen to know her and we’ve become really good friends,” the RHOM star said.
According to RealityBlurb!, Alexia was a guest on Watch What Happens Live. Host Andy Cohen asked Alexia to guess which of two Bravolebs had the most Instagram followers. Queens of Bravo on Instagram shared the video clip.
Andy asked Alexia whether Melissa or Teresa had more Instagram followers. Alexia guessed Teresa. Andy responded that Melissa had more. Melissa has 2.7 million, while Teresa clocked in at 2.3 million.
“She bought them. She bought them,” Alexia said of Melissa. “They don’t count.” I guess that Teresa and Alexia are also both loyal friends. Until you cross them.
TELL US- WERE YOU SURPRISED THAT MELISSA HAD MORE FOLLOWERS THAN TERESA? DO YOU THINK THAT MELISSA BOUGHT FOLLOWERS? ARE ALEXIA AND TERESA DESTINED TO BE BESTIES?
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