Lisa Hochstein was just as shocked as Bravo fans when she heard her estranged husband, Lenny Hochstein’s hot mic moment on season 5 of the Real Housewives of Miami.
“That was the hardest thing to watch,” says Lisa. “I was in disbelief. He almost said like there was a smirk on his face. There was no remorse for those words that came out of his mouth. Almost like he was gloating to his friend — like it was a joke, like our whole marriage was a joke.”
As fans saw in episode four of season 5, Lenny was caught revealing his plans to leave Lisa at a new beginnings party held at his and Lisa’s Miami mansion.
“In a couple more months, I might be single too,” Lenny said before revealing that he wasn’t sleeping with Lisa because he would be cheating on someone he actually cares about.
Days later, Lenny told Lisa off-camera that he was leaving her. Then he and his new girlfriend Katharina Mazepa, 27, went public with their relationship.
Lenny insists that he never cheated on Lisa during their marriage.
“I’m not going to deny there was someone I was interested in pursuing. But I did pursue her after, not before,” Lenny told PEOPLE.
However, Lisa says she questioned Lenny about his relationship with Mazepa after being suspicious of their friendship.
The reality TV star says that watching Lenny’s hot mic moment “confirmed my suspicions.”
“It just all makes sense now. All the clues were there. And I still don’t know the complete truth, and may never know it, but obviously had this on his mind for a long time. He could have handled this in such a different manner,” Lisa said.
Season 5 of the Real Housewives of Miami is currently airing on Peacock.