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RHOM’s Alexia Nepola Is ‘Devastated’ by Todd Nepola Divorce: ‘It All Came as a Shock’ (Exclusive)

RHOM's Alexia Nepola Is 'Devastated' By Todd Nepola Divorce: 'It All Came As a Shock'
Alexia Nepola and Todd Nepola. Jason Koerner/Getty Images

The Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Nepola is reeling after her estranged husband, Todd Nepola, filed for divorce on Thursday, April 11.

“Everyone is shocked. It’s very surprising,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “Alexia loves hard. She is all about love, she is romantic in that respect. She is hurting right now.”

The insider adds that Alexia, 56, “loves Todd and is devastated” by the split. “It all came as a shock,” the source says.

A second source tells Us that Alexia was “blindsided” by Todd’s filing.

“Things were good between her and Todd days leading up [to] him filing. She had no idea and there were no signs,” the insider shares. “Alexia believes he wanted to keep her in the dark about how he was feeling about ending the marriage, because he knew she would try and convince him otherwise.”

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The source adds that Alexia, who shares sons Peter, 31, and Frankie, 26, with ex-husband Peter Rosello Sr., thinks the split “has a lot to do with her sons” and their dynamic as a family. “Peter tried to warn her about him,” the insider says.

Alexia and Todd, 51, tied the knot in 2021 after several years of dating. While Todd has yet to publicly address the split, Alexia reacted via her Instagram Story on Monday, April 15.

“I am shocked and heartbroken that Todd has chosen to dissolve our marriage,” she wrote. “I will take comfort in the fact that my friends and family will be by my side supporting me during this difficult time.”

Alexia previously gushed about Todd while celebrating Valentine’s Day in February.

Alexia Nepola Is 'Devastated' By Divorce: 'It All Came As a Shock'
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“No matter what life throws my way, there’s one thing I can be sure of. … We belong together,” she captioned an Instagram photo of Todd kissing her on the cheek “You will always be my Valentine 🐢🐢 I love you forever ❤️❤️.”

Alexia isn’t the only one who didn’t see the divorce filing coming. Her RHOM costar Marysol Patton voiced her shock during a Monday appearance on her iHeartRadio “Ay Por Favor” podcast.


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“What can I say? I am completely taken by surprise. I mean, I didn’t see this coming. It rips my heart apart because I can only put myself in her shoes and know how hard this must be for her,” Marysol, 57, said.

Although their split came as a surprise, Alexia and Todd’s relationship was a source of controversy during season 6 of RHOM, which premiered in November 2023. After her costar Adriana de Moura claimed that the duo were experiencing financial problems, Alexia shut down the rumors during the season 6 reunion earlier this year.

“I don’t appreciate that just because I’m renting and I happen to have to move out because they sold our unit, that I’m having financial problems,” she said. “I’m married to a reputable businessman that has his own business.”

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Alexia was previously married to Rosello, who was one of the subjects of Netflix’s Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, from 1992 to 1996. She went on to marry Herman Echevarria in 2004. The pair separated in 2015, prior to Echevarria’s sudden death at age 61 in September 2016.

Alexia compared her first two marriages to her relationship with Todd during a December 2021 episode of RHOM.

“After the two marriages that I’ve had, you know, I was super jaded. I’d literally been married to two guys that had been liars. But when I met Todd around five years ago, I knew that he was going to be the one that I was going to be able to trust,” she said at the time. “I honestly really want to be married to Todd for the rest of my life.”

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