The Real Housewives of Miami

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The Real Housewives of Miami
Real Housewives of Miami-logo.jpg
Genre Reality
  • Current Housewives
  • Adriana De Moura
    (Season 1-present)
  • Alexia Echevarria
    (Season 1; Season 3-present)
  • Lea Black
    (Season 1-present)
  • Lisa Hochstein
    (Season 2-present)
  • Joanna Krupa
    (Season 2-present)
  • Former Housewives
  • Larsa Pippen
    (Season 1)
  • Cristy Rice
    (Season 1)
  • Marysol Patton
    (Seasons 1-2)
  • Karent Sierra
    (Season 2)
  • Ana Quincocoes
    (Season 2)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 41 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Matt Anderson
  • Nate Green
  • Maty Buss
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Purveyors of Pop
Original channel Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run February 22, 2011 (2011-02-22) – present
Preceded by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Related shows Miami Social
External links

The Real Housewives of Miami is an American reality television series that airs on Bravo and debuted on February 22, 2011.1 It is the seventh installment in the network's The Real Housewives franchise.


On March 10, 2010, Bravo announced the series (then titled Miami Social Club) had been picked up and was to be a restructuring of the failed 2009 series, Miami Social.2 Later, after filming was completed on the series, Bravo chose instead to make it a new installment of the network's The Real Housewives franchise.3 Bravo announced on February 3, 2011 that the series would premiere later that month1 and that the fourth season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City, originally scheduled for February 15, would be pushed back until April.

The Real Housewives of Miami was renewed for a second season with season one housewives Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice not returning.4 Bravo officially green-lit the return of the series for a second season, on February 9, 2012, with new full-time Housewives casted: Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Karent Sierra, and Ana Quincoces. On July 24, 2012, Bravo officially announced that the second season of The Real Housewives of Miami would premiere on Thursday, September 13 at 9/8c. The second season reunion was filmed on November 30, 2012 and aired in two parts starting on December 27, 2012.56789

A third season was confirmed in March 2013, when controversy started as the production company who produces the series, Purveyors of Pop, proposed the use of drones in order to film B-roll aerial shots for the third season.10 Marysol Patton furthered the confirmation that production had started for season three, when on March 20, 2013, she posted a photo on social media of herself, Ana, Lisa, Adriana, and Alexia attending Miami Fashion Week. Bravo officially announced the third season renewal on April 2, 2013 — although no cast changes, nor premiere date, were revealed.1112 It was announced on June 24, 2013 that the third season would debut on August 12, 2013, with Lea Black, Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, and Joanna Krupa as main housewives, with Marysol Patton and Ana Quincoces demoted to recurring.13 Karent Sierra was not asked to return as a main housewife.14 The season features both Adriana de Moura's wedding to Frederic Marq and Joanna Krupa's wedding to Romain Zago.13 As of the end of filming on season 3, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of Miami are the only two series within the franchise wherein all the main housewives are married. The third season reunion was filmed in New York City on October 17, 2013.15 All the Housewives in the main cast were in attendance, as was recurring cast member Marysol Patton.15 Ana Quincoces did not partake in the reunion.

Alexia Echevarria confirmed on February 6, 2014, that The Real Housewives of Miami will return for a fourth season.16

Lisa Hochstein, Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Joanna Krupa and Alexia Echevarria (from left)

Current Housewives

Adriana De Moura

(Season 1 – present)

Born in Brazil on November 26, 1965,17 Adriana was engaged to a man named Frederic during the first two seasons with season three expected to showcase the events leading up to their wedding.18 De Moura has one son from a previous marriage. Her management of the art gallery she owns is documented throughout the series. She also sings the season two theme song, "Feel the Rush."19 Adriana speaks five languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French. She posed naked for a PETA campaign that protested animals in captivity.20

Marital Status: Married

Lea Black

(Season 1 – present)

Lea (born Lisa Lea Haller, in Waco, Texas)21 has been married for nineteen years to one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country, Roy Black; they have a 12-year-old son. Prior to becoming a "Housewife", Lea founded Lea Cosmetics, which at one time generated over $2 million in annual sales.22 She was also one of the standout jurors during the William Kennedy Smith rape trial. Her reputation as a community leader rose when she raised money for President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign, as well as for many local Florida politicians.23

Marital Status: Married

Alexia Echevarria

(Season 1 – present) (Seasons 1 & 3: Main, Season 2: Recurring)

Described as a "Cuban Barbie", Echevarria (née Figueredo, born May 3, 1967)17 is the executive editor of the lifestyle and society publication, Venue Magazine.24 She lives in Miami Beach with her husband Herman Echevarria and sons, Francisco “Frankie” Rosello and Pedro “Peter” Rosello, from her previous marriage to Pedro Luis Rosello.25 Herman is a Cuban-born multimillionaire who was a former Hialeah councilman and owner of Venue. A few months before the second season began production, it was revealed that Alexia's youngest son was involved in a car accident, and thus her role was reduced to recurring for the season. Echevarria reprised her main housewife role in the third season and is the only Housewife to date to return as a full-time housewife after being demoted from a previous season.

Marital status: Married

Lisa Hochstein

(Season 2 – present)

Canadian-born Lisa Hochstein (née Maccallum, born July 24, 1982)17 is married to plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein, who calls himself the "Boob God". A self-proclaimed "professional housewife," she does not work.26 As of May 2013, Lisa and Lenny are in a legal battle over their Star Island mansion. The couple wishes to demolish the home, built in the 1920s and valued at $9.1 million, but have been opposed by preservationists who wish to have the home historically designated.2728

Marital status: Married

Joanna Krupa

(Season 2 – present)

Polish-born and Chicago-raised, Krupa (born April 23, 1979)17 is a professional model. She has appeared on covers of FHM, Maxim, Playboy and Stuff. She competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and is the host of Poland's Next Top Model. Joanna's June 13, 2013 wedding to Romain Zago, owner of Mynt nightclub in Miami, will be shown on season three.29

Marital status: Married

Former Housewives

Larsa Pippen

(Season 1)

Larsa (née Younan), a former model of Syrian and Assyrian heritage married NBA player Scottie Pippen in 1997.30 They have four children.31 After Housewives, Pippen, who is friends with Kim Kardashian, made several appearances on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. It was announced in December 2012 that Larsa and Scottie would star in their own reality series on WE tv, titled Big Pippen, which was slated to debut in 2013.32 WE tv later passed on the series.33

Marital status: Married to Scottie Pippen

Cristy Rice

(Season 1)

Cristy (née Fernandez, born May 26, 1971), a Miami native,17 is divorced from former NBA player Glen Rice.31 They have three children together.31 The series follows Rice as she juggles being a single mother and running her clothing store.34 Cristy released her swimwear and accessories collection named Cuban Rice in May 2013.35

Marital status: Divorced

Marysol Patton

(Season 1 – present) (Season 1 - 2: Main, Season 3: Recurring)

Miami native Marysol Patton (born January 9, 1967)17 runs her own business, The Patton Group, a public relations firm in Miami.36 Divorced ten years ago, Patton loves to spend time with her mother, Elsa,37 who considers herself a "seer" (not a psychic). Marysol has no children. Patton married Philippe Pautesta-Herder in March 2010 on Season 1 of the show, but the couple has since divorced.38 Her mother was given a web series, titled Havana Elsa, which features the adventures of Mama Elsa as she launches her own coffee line.39

Marital status: Divorced

Karent Sierra

(Season 2)

Karent was born in New York City but was raised in South Florida.40 She is a Miami dentist, and is considered "Dentist to the Stars". Sierra has no children, and has yet to be married. She won Miss Carnival Miami in 1992.40 After shooting wrapped, Karent and her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, Rodolfo Jiménez, ended their relationship. Despite not returning to the series, Karent makes appearances on The Doctors.41

Marital status: Single

Ana Quincoces

(Season 2 – present) (Season 2: Main, Season 3: Recurring)

A Cuban-American lawyer, Ana has found success in culinary ventures; she is also an author.42 Quincoces has two daughters, Kati and Beba, with her ex-husband Robert; the couple's road to divorce is shown during the second season. Robert is also a partner at Quincoces' law firm. Ana made a brief appearance in the show's first season in episode four, titled "Waterfront & Center", wherein she assisted Alexia with a dinner party.citation needed In season 3, Ana was given a recurring role. She is a celebrity spokesperson for IMUSA USA, a Colombian based company specializing in cookware marketed to the Hispanic community.citation needed

Marital Status: Engaged

Housewives History

Housewives Seasons
1 2 3
Adriana de Moura Main
Lea Black Main
Alexia Echevarria Main Recurring Main
Lisa Hochstein Main
Joanna Krupa Main
Marysol Patton Main Recurring
Larsa Pippen Main
Cristy Rice Main
Ana Quincoces Guest Main Guest
Karent Sierra Main Guest


Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Reunion
1 7 February 22, 2011 (2011-02-22) March 29, 2011 (2011-03-29) April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)
2 18 September 13, 2012 (2012-09-13) December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20) December 27, 2012 (2012-12-27)
January 3, 2013 (2013-01-03)
3 16 August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12) November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)
November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)


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