'Real Housewives of Miami' Recap: Lea Black Had a Secret Wedding Too?!

Adriana De Moura and Alexia EchevarriaWell, this could be interesting. Tonight on The Real Housewives of Miami, Adriana de Moura dropped a seemingly big bombshell. She produced an article from People that ran back in March 1995 that described Lea Black's (who was Lisa Haller at the time) secret wedding. Yes, another secret wedding!

Drooling with this bit of information she somehow happened upon, Adriana read quotes from family and friends who said they were shocked Lea was married when the secret one was revealed a few months after the fact. "Let’s call it like it is -- hypocrite to the bone,"  Adriana said.

Could it be? While there's a big difference between not telling people you're married for four months (as it appears Lea may have done) and for four years (as in Adriana's case), it is interesting that Lea never thought to mention her secret wedding in all of their discussions about Adriana's secret wedding.

I'm not ready to call Lea a hypocrite yet, but I am most interested in hearing her explanation for this one. I've been on Lea's side so far, but this makes me wonder if there's more than she's been showing. In the article she says they kept the first marriage secret because they "didn't want to take the edge off their family wedding" with their marriage via notary republic. That's understandable but still seemingly shady after her attack on Adriana.

Adriana hasn't confronted her with this new information yet, but you know it's coming. Whether it will happen at Lea's son birthday party or not, who knows. That party couldn't get much crazier.

Between the bizarre theme (warm games and orchestra music?), the rain, and Lea making all her friends serenade her son, it was an interesting party to say the least. Adriana came in at the last minute and completely ignored Lea, which was rude, and I'm not sure why she even came. 

At least Romain and Frederic made up, and Frederic and Joanna actually exchanged a few civil words. Even what I thought might be a tense encounter between Alexia Echevarria and Lea after Alexia skipped Lea's gala turned out to be pretty calm. Lea said she was over it and wasn't going to hold a grudge. Done. It's too bad things between her and Adriana can't be as simple.

Next week Lea, Joanna, and Lisa are off to L.A. to do some wedding preparations for Joanna's big day -- can't wait to hear what Adriana thinks of that.

What do you think about Adriana's bombshell?

 

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nonmember avatar Eugenie

I admit I have been watching the series from the beginning. I remember what Adriana said about herself.



Adriana's behavior is embarassing to watch. Such hate. If you pursue revenge you better dig two graves. Adriana is blood thirsty for revenge. What Lea did isn't comparable..

Joo Hee Bennett

When she claimed to be single and struggling. She had basically lied for years and gained financially from others during that time. Lea's secret wedding has nothing to do with Adrianna- her insides are so ugly it shows on her face.

nonmember avatar Jenna

I don't think Lea has to bring up this information. She's not mad that Adrianna was secretly married, she's angry because she was used and manipulated for money, handouts, and connections. As a viewer I was angry because for three seasons we watched her struggling single mom storyline and whether or not she was ready to be married and come to find out she was playing everyone. It's very shady. And for her to bring out this information about Lea is vindictive. Her behavior is unattractive and juvenile.
If this wasn't on at the gym on Monday nights I wouldn't be watching this show.I find it boring and none of the cast members are relatable or even really likeable.

Dexter Pie

Lea didn't give her money.  She went to her art gallery and bought art because she felt sorry for her, so she says.  Lea probably wanted the art, probably got a discount, and just LOVED lording it over Audriana's head, I AM SO GREAT AND GENEROUS BECAUSE I SUPPORT YOU! NOW I WILL MAKE SNARKY COMMENTS ABOUT YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND TREAT YOU LIKE MY LITTLE BITCH DOG.  I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR MY MAID FRIDA BECAUSE I AM AFRAID OF HER

Dexter Pie

AND ITS THE EXACT SAME THING.


Lea Had a secret wedding - for whatever reason - she had it.


Audriana got the license and everything in linefor the big wedding, but then she or fred backed out.

Sherri Jensen

Like Lisa said, there's a big difference between 4 months and 4 years!!!

Jane Ayers Larrabee

Lea wasn't playing poor me I don't have any money I am a single mother help me. When in fact she has been married this whole time telling people she is afraid of commitment because she has been so hurt. Bitch you are committed because whether or not you had a wedding you are married. She is a liar. Hate her.

nonmember avatar Jenpink

It's a BIG difference between four months and four YEARS!
But the biggest difference and most offensive is that Adriana lied about being a single struggling poor mother crying for financial help!
And Adriana was also asking to be hooked up with rich men.
In a word word Adriana is a con artist.

Laurel Wisniewski

There is a BIG difference between the two situations.  Getting married secretly was not the issue; "pretending" to be single afterward was.  Adriana doesn't get it.  Just because she didn't "feel" married and have a big church wedding with party afterward, she was in fact legally married.  If any of the hook-ups Lea made for her had worked out, Adriana would have had to get DIVORCED before she could have gotten married.  No where near the same circumstance as someone getting married and just not telling anyone for four months....

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