The Real Housewives of Miami: Alexia Echevarria Sets the Record Straight on Her Thoughts About Underage Drinking
February 28, 2011 12:00 PM by Shayla Perry
The season premiere episode of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Miami may have been more fizzle than sizzle, but one thing that had everyone talking was Alexia Echevarria — more specifically, her comments on her 18-year-old son’s underage drinking. In her blog, Alexia sets the record straight about her thoughts on the hot button topic, and attempts to put to rest those pesky rumors that she’s only with her husband, Herman, for the money.
“The reason Peter and his friends were going to this club was because there was a famous DJ playing not to drink,” explains Echevarria of her decision to give her son $600 to go out with his friends in the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Miami. “Peter enjoys music like any other teenager, and it is a treat to go see his favorite DJ playing at a popular club in Miami. We do not give him $600 every weekend to go clubbing. This was a special occasion and fortunately Peter DOES NOT like to drink. Most importantly, Peter was NOT driving that night. Our driver was driving him and his friends, which is our main concern.
“Furthermore, I DO NOT endorse, promote, or condone underage drinking. I simply like Peter to tell me the truth. I want to know what is going on in his life,” writes Alexia. “There are a lot of parents out there that are in denial.”
“Peter is a great kid and like every 18 year old, he likes to have fun,” the ‘Cuban Barbie’ adds. “I’m here to guide him in the right direction.”
As for the audience response to Alexia’s relationship with her older husband, Echevarria says that she and Herman are “great” together, and that those who know them “understand the dynamics of our relationship.”
What do you think of Alexia’s thoughts on her son’s underage drinking? Do you agree or disagree?
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