There’s no doubt that Alexia Echevarria leads a charmed life, but the gorgeous blonde has had an unfair share of family struggles as well.

The Real Housewives of Miami star is currently working to help her youngest son, Frankie, recover from a tragic car accident which left him with a speech condition known as aphasia.

Following the accident, Alexia’s eldest son, Peter, started a downward spiral which led to him to getting arrested for assault against a homeless man and possession of marijuana. “[The accident] affected Peter tremendously and he got into trouble,” Alexia revealed exclusively to Wetpaint Entertainment. “But the biggest reason for that is the pain he was going through because of Frankie.”

In a sneak peek for RHOM Season 3, Episode 3, Alexia opens up on Peter’s legal issues, admitting that his problems stem from something greater than Frankie’s accident.

“Peter and Frankie have had two fathers. They’ve had Herman and they’ve had their dad, Peter Rosello. When Peter and I got married, I was young, I was naive. [During my pregnancy,] my ex-husband was involved in a very serious drug trafficking case, where several of the defendants were murdered. He was sentenced to 25 years.”

Alexia says she feels guilty for allowing her children to have this kind of parent. “I think Peter identifies a lot with his dad, [...] but I’m going to do my very best to make him realize he’s not a bad seed.”

Hear more of Alexia’s heart-wrenching story in this sneak peek from RHOM Season 3 below.


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