Real Housewives of Miami stars Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria addressed the feud involving two of their co-stars by saying that they are having a difficult time staying neutral amidst the drama.
Lea Black had tears streaming down her face in the Aug. 26 episode of the Bravo series while talking to her co-star Lisa Hochstein and Joanna Krupa about her on-going dispute with Adriana De Moura. The feud will play out on screen throughout season 3 of the Bravo series with accusations flying that Black sold the media stories about De Moura's secret wedding and false claims about her, and that De Moura lied to Black about not having money and also about being already married to her long-time boyfriend.
Patton and Echevarria told Enstars Sunday that they do sympathize with both parties in some ways, but admitted that they cannot make a clear judgment call regarding who is right and who is wrong. Both reality stars also said despite the turmoil their co-stars are facing in regards to their friendship, they try to stay away from controversy - though it is not easy for them.
Echevarria started off by commenting on her current relationship with Black.
"I particularly have been friends with Lea for many years now and, you know, I'm a fair person. We're very different," she said. "I respect and admire her. She's always been a friend, but at the same time she's very attorney-type with the facts and evidence. I'm more like by my heart and you know, I'm having a difficult time."
"I'm having a difficult time staying neutral because a lot of the things that [Lea's] saying are truth - there's a lot of truth to them - but are drawn [out] as well," she added.
The mother-of-two explained that only Black and De Moura know the truth behind their feud and that if they were move past their issues - whether rekindling their friendship or not - "it's gonna take a while. Things don't just happen overnight."
"I wasn't a part of their friendship and of their history for seven years so who am I?" Echevarria said. "I'm just watching like all of you are."
Patton was a bit more hesitant to side with Black considering their rocky relationship. The co-stars got into a dispute in season 2 of the show after working together on a gala event Black arranged. Black accused Patton and her public relations firm of not doing the job they were hired to do, and Patton said Black spread lies and allegations that only ruined her reputation and business.
Giving her take on the allegations thrown back and forth between Black and De Moura, Patton said her past with Black has made her a bit biased.
"It's very hard for me because I had very bad experiences with Lea and so I listen to Adriana and I get upset, and I understand where she's coming from because Lea likes to twist things," she started off by saying. "But you know, I don't know 100 percent about everything. It's very difficult...because I know what it is to be shunned by [Lea] and have someone be really nasty and twist things and lie."
"I feel like part of some of the things Lea says are true, and some of the things Adriana says are true," she added.
Like Echevarria, Patton was unable to declare whose side she is on. She concluded by saying, "I don't know, I wasn't there."
Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Miami airs Mondays on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.