Season five of the Peacock original series The Real Housewives Of Miami returns Thursday, December 8. The Housewives are back for another muy caliente season with new alliances, loyalty and relationships on the line. The ladies of the “Sunshine State” are still turning up the heat and dialing up the drama. The first four episodes will be available the day of premiere, with new episodes available thereafter on Thursdays. The season five cast includes returning Housewives Guerdy Abraira, Lisa Hochstein, Julia Lemigova, Dr. Nicole Martin, Alexia Nepola and Larsa Pippen. Friends Kiki Barth, Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton will also be featured. The first four seasons are currently available to stream on Peacock.
A week before the new seasons premiere, I sat down with LGBTQ+ cast member Julia Lemigova for this exclusive Hotspots interview.
How did you get cast in the re-boot of The Real Housewives of Miami?
My friend Adrianna called me one morning and asked me if would like to join her on the show, and without hesitation I said yes. It is so fun to be with her off camera, I figured it would be even more fun on camera.
Were you friendly with any of your castmates before filming?
I knew Larsa, and I heard of many of them.
How did your first season go compared to what you expected?
I walked into it without any expectations, that’s how I live my life in general. I didn’t want to have preconceived ideas, so I walked into the unknown, and I am having a blast!
Other than Adrianna who are you close with on the cast?
Organically I got friendly with Nicole, and I am also friendly with Guerdy and Lisa.
Without giving anything away, how did your second season go?
OMG, so much better than the first one. I got my experience under my belt after my first season. This season helped me with my own personal growth and re-booted a lot of things in my life. I am super grateful o the show.
How did you and Martina meet?
We met in Paris in 2000 very briefly. But we were two separate ships. Then in 2008 we met again and haven’t left each other since.
Did you know right away there was something special with Martina or when did you know?
Honestly, I when I was a very young girl in Russia watching tennis and I knew there was something about her that intrigued me. I remember standing in a doorway looking at the TV and thinking I want to keep watching but didn’t know why.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious, adventurous, and an animal-lover.
What do you do for fun?
I love milking goats.
What does the future hold for you?
I wish I would have that answer, but honestly, I live day by day, and I never look to the future as I want to live in the moment and enjoy it.
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