Reality television star Lisa Hochstein has revealed that she wanted to quit The Real Housewives of Miami after her divorce from Lenny Hochstein. Lisa and Lenny started dating in 2007 and tied the knot in 2009. After tying the knot, Lisa and Lenny endured fertility issues but eventually welcomed two children in 2015 and 2019 via surrogate. The couple, who joined RHOM in season 2 in 2012, reached a breaking point in their relationship in May 2022, when they announced their split. On May 23, 2022, Lenny filed for divorce from Lisa and has since moved on with his girlfriend, Katharina Mazepa.
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The Real Housewives of Miami Lisa Hochstein has struggled emotionally following her divorce from Lenny and opened up about her struggles during a chat with Bustle. During the interview, she admitted that her marital struggles also caused her to think about quitting RHOM, even though the cameras were already rolling when Lenny filed for divorce. She confessed, “I wanted to quit so many times, but it’s my job, and I felt like there was no way out. I signed up for this.” Lisa revealed that many women had come to her and supported her, telling her they admired her strength. She added that she was trying to be strong for everyone else because people needed that.
Lisa Struggled To Rewatch Her Marital Struggles On RHOM
In addition to these, Lisa admitted that re-watching her marriage breakdown with Lenny on RHOM season 5 was more painful than the divorce itself. The television personality explained that though she was laughing now, she was crying inside before adding, “It was hard enough to deal with in real time, and then having to relive it all over again… it’s [like] the scariest rollercoaster at Disneyland.” Fans watched as Lisa tried to save her marriage during the season but confessed that she regrets doing that after discovering what Lenny was doing behind the scenes. Lisa explained that she has since found much information about how Lenny separated from her and was sure she would find out more.
Lisa and Lenny’s split was painful to watch, as the estranged couple was one of the most admired on the show. Lisa and Lenny were seen as an exemplary couple, so it was shocking when they began experiencing marital issues. Lisa was the most surprised of all and fought tooth and nail to save her marriage, but Lenny was determined to let go of her and move on to Katharina. Evidence, including Lenny’s hot mic moment on RHOM season 5, episode 4 showed that he had it all planned out, which, in retrospect, was very unfair to Lisa.
Despite going through a heartbreaking split, Lisa did well to remain strong and not quit the show. One of the things that kept her going was the massive support she received from her co-stars and fans worldwide. Lisa was also committed to showing people they could rise above such disappointments and be shining examples, and she has done so incredibly well. One can only hope that The Real Housewives Of Miami star emerges from the shattering experience stronger and determined to find love again if the chance presents itself.