‘RHOM’ star Alexia Echevarria’s mother has passed away from COVID-19, on the day the reality star was supposed to be married.
The ‘Real Housewives Of Miami’ star revealed the tragic news on Instagram, sharing a heartbreaking tribute to her late mother — which was supposed to be the same days she married fiancé Todd Nepola.
The reality star shared with fans that her mother was a political refugee from Cuba, and was able to put herself through medical school and raise three children.
“Early this morning I lost my mom to the horrible and deadly COVID-19. The last couple of days have been a rollercoaster of emotions for me. I was on the road to marry the man of my dreams when I had to stop everything as my mother became ill. What was supposed to be the happiest day of my life today has turned out to be the saddest,” Alexia began.
She continued, “My mom, Nancy, was a woman of strength and beauty. Over the years I watched how she lived her life, HER WAY. My best friend, my psychiatrist but above all, she was my mother. My mother was the kind of woman that was respected, admired, inspirational and so ahead of her times. She was a trailblazer in so many aspects of life. A political refugee from Cuba, who put herself through medical school in the 1960s. Raised three children on her own with the help of my grandmother. A feminist and liberal with her social views. She always had an educated opinion. Her thoughts and views were so particular and unique. The crazy thing was she was always right!!”
As you know, Alexia starred in the first three seasons of ‘RHOM’ until the show got canceled. But, it was recently reported the franchise will get another shot on NBC’s streaming service, ‘Peacock.’ On the show, Alexia revealed intimate details of her family life including her relationship with her mother.
“She showed me to live unapologetically, never look back, and don’t regret the things you’ve done but the things you haven’t. “Que no me quiten lo bailado”. I will always cherish your stories, your wisdom, your strength, and your zest for life. I’ll always admire your love for connecting with people and I will always share the love for your second homeland, Spain,” she continued.
The reality star concluded, “To say I will miss you does no justice for what I feel, no amount of tears can express the pain I feel in losing you but then again thank you for the honor of sharing a lifetime with me. Rest In Peace Mami. I know you’re in a better place dancing and drinking champagne. Please watch over us, as I need all the help from up above. I now have another angel. Until we meet again.”
Fellow ‘RHOM’ star Larsa Pippen wrote a message of support on Instagram, saying, “Praying for your family.” Fellow Housewives star, Jill Zarin, wrote “I’m so so sorry my friend. She is always with you keep talking to her.”