POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2012 3:00 pm
Despite other sites reporting the Alexia Echevarria will not be returning for a second season of the Real Housewives of Miami, SH readers know that Alexia WILL be returning.
Alexia spoke with the Miami Herald about her participation in season two of the RHOM… Alexia’s role may be limited due to her son’s very tragic car accident:
“It was a parent’s worst nightmare to get that phone call,’’ says Echevarria, referring to what happened on a Sunday afternoon last August, when her son Frankie, who turns 15 on Feb. 25, was riding in the passenger seat of a car driven by a friend from school.
It was raining and conditions were slick on the 79th Street Causeway near the Normandy Shores home Alexia shares with husband Herman Echevarria and her older son, Peter, when the car went out of control, spinning into oncoming traffic. Frankie, whose side took all of the impact, ended up in ICU at Ryder Trauma at Jackson Memorial with a serious head injury and various broken bones, including a crushed pelvis. No one else was hurt. These days, he is still undergoing therapy at Jackson five days a week.
“His progress is a miracle,’’ says the Hialeah native, who just resumed working again — part time — as executive editor of Venue magazine. “He’s eating, he’s walking, he’s happy, he’s not on medication. The doctors are amazed.’’ Speech is the most pressing issue at the moment.
The family situation will not be televised because it’s such a “personal matter,’’ though Echevarria will likely talk on camera to the other women — remaining castmates Lea Black, Adriana De Moura andMarysol Patton — about her feelings when filming resumes in the next few weeks.
“It’s very emotional,’’ Echevarria says. “I still sleep with him in my bed every night. I just thank God he doesn’t remember anything. The brain has a way of protecting you.’’
NOTE: There are numerous viewers of Bravo’s Housewives franchises who are not in favor of a second season of the Real Housewives of Miami. If YOU are one of the many who are questioning the decision for a second season, please read why the RHOM deserves a second season…from SH April 2011.
AND… who are the new RHOM… here.