In an emotional family scene on Real Housewives of Miami, Alexia Echevarria tries to keep the peace between her son Peter Rosello and her fiancé Todd Nepola, who have a strained relationship.
In the episode, Todd calls out Peter for mishandling a situation with his brother Frankie, who needs special care. Todd said Peter should be accountable for the incident, which resulted in an accidental injury. After the scene aired, many viewers felt Todd was speaking about Frankie as if he wasn’t in the room.
Turns out, this may be the case.
On Instagram, Todd explained his version of events (which included some major Bravo editing): “Everyone’s opinion is valid here. It was an awful situation. I just want everyone to know Frankie was not there while this argument took place. They sent him in to close the scene out. The entire scene was filmed over 2 hours and this is what made the final cut.”
According to Todd, he and Peter were in the middle of a conversation, but the argument didn’t occur until Alexia came into the scene. All in all, however, Todd believes “the editing is fair.”
“In the end,” he posted. “This is something much better suited for a professional therapist as I say, but that’s not what this show is about. This is a real issue we have been dealing with for over 4 years and they wanted us to talk about it on TV. That’s not easy.” He also expressed empathy for “Alexia and Peter’s situation.”
“It’s all for Frankie,” Todd added. “Peter and Alexia do LOVE this boy more than words can express. My trying to help as an outsider is tough and hopefully they know it’s my love for Frankie. But you are all right about the fact that Alexia, Peter, and myself will do anything for Frankie. We’re still learning how.”