Marysol Patton never felt so unburdened as she did while filming The Real Housewives of Miami‘s current fourth season, which just premiered eight years after Season 3.
In the latest episode of In The Know’s pop culture interview series We Should Talk, Patton opened up about all of the big events that happened in her life between seasons, including getting married and losing her mother, a fan favorite from the show’s early seasons. She also discussed coming back to the series in a friend role to support pal Alexia Echevarria, along with hitting it off with Larsa Pippen and the tagline she never got to use this season.
Listen to Real Housewives of Miami star Marysol Patton’s full episode of We Should Talk here, and keep reading for highlights from the interview:
On being a friend of the cast on RHOM this season: “I was brought in as a friend, and obviously Alexia had a lot of things going on in her life and the only person that it would make sense to have these conversations with would be me. That’s how this whole thing came to be, and I was just grateful to be part of it and be there with my friends. I couldn’t imagine not doing this with my girlfriends. I would’ve felt so left out and awful! So, I’m grateful that I got to be there with them. … Life is quite serious and complicated, so if we can’t make light of it … At the end of the day, in the times that we’re living in where everything is so dark and meek with COVID and the economy, I think people want to laugh.”
On the tagline, Margaret Josephs came up with for her that she never got to use: “They asked us all to come up with taglines just in case, and I called Margaret because she’s really good at that. She did my tagline for me, which I never got to use. It was pretty damn good! It was, ‘I’m sass and wit and a little bit of drama, and that’s because I get it from my mama!'”
On the constant hurdles in Alexia Echevarria’s life: “I just don’t know where she gets [her strength] from. Literally, it’s every day, every week, every month maybe one great thing will happen, and then three catastrophes arrive. I think that she’s so used to it that she knows how to deal with it. Honestly, when my mom and dad were very ill and passing on me, I felt horrible. I said to myself, ‘This happens to everybody; everyone loses their parents. You’ve gotta snap out of it. Look at the things Alexia’s been through. Look at the way she deals with things. You’ve gotta toughen up.’ She’s been a great source of strength to help me get through some hard times in my life, and she just does it. She says to me, ‘Marysol, what choice do I have? Am I going to lay down and let these things consume me, or am I going to keep going?'”
On leaning into her humorous side this season: “If you talk to anybody that knows me, that’s just my personality. When I filmed before, I had a business I was running. I’m retired now. I had employees that were like, ‘Don’t say this, don’t say that.’ … I was under a microscope. I had parents I could disappoint. All of that is gone — it’s all gone! I don’t have a company anymore; I’m retired. My parents are gone. I don’t have anyone to disappoint, and I can just be me and have fun. My husband loves the way I am, and I’m the same way that I am at home, so when he watches me, it’s no different. It’s me; I’m always like this. I had to have a little bit of a filter [before because] I ran a big company, and I couldn’t f*** up. … I just call it being rich and relaxed! I’m free.”
Watch In The Know’s full interview with Marysol Patton below, and stream The Real Housewives of Miami Season 4 on Peacock now.
If you enjoyed this story, check out In The Know’s recent interview with fellow ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ star Larsa Pippen here!