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In the new trailer for the third season of The Real Housewives of Miami, Marysol Patton and her mother Elsa Patton return — but Marysol is not coming back as a full-time housewife.

In an interview with RadarOnline, Marysol confirmed that she is instead returning as a "friend of the housewives" — similar to the role that Kim DePaola has on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

But Marysol insists that her role hasn’t changed that much. "I’m not in the main title shot with the photos with the girls, but I film just as much as I did when I was a regular housewife," she said. "So, I guess it will come down to the editing."

The question remains, why did Bravo want to downgrade Marysol's role in the show? "Essentially, what I got is that we were too many housewives last year," Marysol explained. "I think that was a decision that Bravo thought was best for our franchise was to have less housewives so that there was more quality and the audience could get more involved with the ladies and their stories. It was too hard to do that when there was seven or eight of us."

Marysol insists that she is OK with Bravo's decision. "We’re still a baby franchise," she said. "Even though we are going into our third season, I think that was a smart decision." She added, "It was very hard to get involved in the characters when there were so many characters."

Given the chance, would Marysol return full-time? "I enjoy myself and I enjoy the friendships that were made and the ladies that I’ve met," she said. "Today and where I am today, I could say maybe a few more years."

Source: RadarOnline

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