Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria’s mother has died from Covid-19 on the day the reality star was supposed to get married.
The 54-year-old confirmed that her mum Nancy died on Wednesday after falling ill with the ‘horrible and deadly virus’.
Sharing pictures of herself and her mother, Alexis wrote: ‘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.
‘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!!
‘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.
‘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.’
Alexia’s Real Housewives co-star Larsa Pippen wrote: ‘Praying for your family’, with Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile commenting: ‘I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, May she Rest In Peace and her memory be Eternal.’
The Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger added: ‘I’m so sorry! Sending my love, condolences and prayers to your family!’
Nancy died on August 25, the same day her daughter had planned to marry her fiancé Todd Nepola.
Alexia got engaged to real estate developer Todd in December 2019, and they postponed their wedding until August 2021 due to the pandemic.
Alexia was due to marry Todd this month (Picture: Instagram)
She told the Daily Dish: ‘I want it to be a religious wedding because I never was able to marry in the past religiously and, for me, that’s very important.
‘We’re still trying to figure out if we want it here, if we want a destination wedding, so those are things that we’re still working out. But meanwhile, we’re really enjoying each other. He’s an amazing man and I’m very happy.’
The reality star has been married twice before; she married drug kingpin Pedro Rosello in 1992 and welcomed two sons, Peter and Frankie, before their split in 1996.
Alexia then married businessman Herman Echevarria in 2004, and they were together until their divorce in 2015, a year before Echevarria died from a heart attack.
Alexia is currently filming the fourth season of Real Housewives of Miami, which has been revived by Peacock after eight years off air.Credit: Original article published here.