Cristy & Larsa are up against the rest of the cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Miami.’ Whose side are you on?
On the last episode of The Real Housewives of Miami, Cristy Rice crashed Lea Black‘s black-tie event and refused to pay for a ticket. This was the first time we clearly saw the two sides (like we predicted) drawn by this new cast — Lea, Marysol Patton, Alexia Echevarria, Lea Black and Adriana DeMoura-Sidi against basketball wives Cristy and Larsa Pippen. And the rift you saw on TV is real, Marysol tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively — it continues “until this day!”
“Everybody is cordial when we have to get together for filming and photo shoots, but you know, there are four of us [Marysol, Alexia, Lea and Adriana] who are friendly and hang out outside of all this filming,” says Marysol. “There are two [Cristy and Larsa] that do the same as well. You can’t put six strangers together and expect them to all be best friends.”
Marysol, president of public relations firm The Patton Group, in Miami, helped Lea plan the gala. She thinks Cristy’s refusal to pay was way out of line.
“I learned my business doing it for charity,” she says. “Unless you’re a big donor and you have a track record of donating a lot of money, you’re paying before you go. When you don’t have a track record with a charity, everybody knows you don’t do that.”
Marysol’s relationship with her mother, Elsa, is also a highlight of the series. On the premiere, we watched as Elsa bluntly asked Marysol about her sex life. The situation still embarrasses Marysol.
“First of all, she totally ambushed me because I had no idea she was going to do that,” Marysol shares. “I was totally uncomfortable. She may not be Victorian, but I think I am a little bit. I kept looking at the camera people and at her like, ‘What is going on right now?’ Talk about sex? Obviously that wasn’t a conversation that I’ve had with my mother before. I was genuinely taken aback, nervous and uncomfortable with the whole thing. She just says whatever because she has nothing to lose.”
But overall, Marysol loves her mother’s humor. “She’s just naturally hysterical,” Marysol says. “I just have bellyaches from the stuff that comes out of her mouth. She doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings — not at anyone’s expense — it’s just this crazy stuff that comes out of her mouth that’s hysterical. It’s just good, clean fun.”
BFFs — whose side to do you take in this new battle of The Real Housewives of Miami? Tell us now!