Dr. Nicole Martin shaded the OG alliance, teased drama from the reunion, and claimed Marysol Patton was the source of Larsa Pippen’s rumors.
She also worried that the show’s history will perhaps repeat itself, and she wondered how Real Housewives of Miami can film if the castmates “hate” each other.
“I wasn’t around 10 years ago when they did season 3, but I can tell you — from what I saw and what I read — that season 3 got really toxic, and there comes a point where people don’t respect other people’s boundaries,” she explained in an interview with ET. “When you come for people’s families, you come for their careers, you come for their children, then you start to hate your fellow castmates, right? And hate’s a strong word, but when people can’t get along, how do you film a group ensemble?”
“If you can’t sit across a dinner table without wanting to basically poke each other’s eyes out, like, how do you do a whole season?” the doctor added. “I’m honestly worried that we’re teetering very close to that line, where it’s gonna be hard to recover from some of the accusations and damages between OG and OG. … I’m really hoping that people can be accountable for their choice of words and their actions, because people need to apologize or there’s no place to move forward.”
She then addressed the cast trip to the Bahamas.
“I love to travel,” said Nicole. “Like, I am the first one to jump on a plane and go anywhere for any amount of time, and this is probably the one trip I regret taking. It was exhausting.”
Though it started off alright, Nicole claimed things changed after “the first 24 hours,” seemingly suggesting when Marysol arrived.
“The OGs have a very complicated relationship that I am not even going to attempt to understand,” the star continued. “Their relationship spans over a decade, and there’s definitely deeper rooted issues than what happens during this season. I think there’s a lot of pain and triggers from things that have happened … 10 years ago, and I think a lot of that kind of comes up during an argument in the Bahamas.”
She also addressed a recent Watch What Happens Live interview with Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton, who failed to mention Nicole’s name when listing newbies they enjoyed.
“It makes me feel like I live rent free in their heads,” said Nicole of their comment, “and to be honest, I don’t give them an ounce of thought when I am not filming. So, I don’t know. Kudos to me for living rent free.”
She then reacted to Alexia and Marysol’s denial that an OG-vs.-newbie dynamic even exists. “Yes, Guerdy, Julia and I are all delusional,” said Nicole sarcastically. “I mean, when you have three grown women here who are independent, strong, successful women? I am sorry, but we just don’t create problems in our heads, right? Like, there is a division because one has been created — and it wasn’t created by us.”
“These women … are not happy to share the spotlight with new faces. At least that’s how it feels to us,” said the star. “Honestly, if they wouldn’t have come for me, I would have never done the things that I did … I’m very happy just kind of staying in my lane, and minding my own business. It’s like, don’t mess with me. … Don’t poke the bear. You play stupid games, you get stupid prizes.”
Addressing Alexia’s “lawyer luncheon” — when Nicole gave the attorney her Amex Black card to be able to ask her own questions — she explained, “[Beforehand], I told her, I was like, ‘I think it’s a really weird concept.'” The star then referred to Alexia’s alleged suggestion that Nicole ask questions about prenups (amid her engagement to Anthony Lopez).
“I’m like, ‘If I am going to plan a prenup with anyone, it’s going to be with Anthony,'” Nicole added, “and she was like, ‘Ay! Nicky, don’t be like that…’ She’s like, ‘Come ask whatever questions you feel are pertinent…’ She’s like, ‘Knowledge is power!’ I will never forget, ‘Knowledge is power!’ and so I went, and I was like OK, if knowledge is power, what’s the one thing I feel like I need to ask to educate the group? Well, people felt like it was okay to slander, so I am going to ask him a question about slander. Don’t give me a platform to ask a question and then take it away … and then, when you take it away from me, if you take it away from me on the premise that you are paying for the time, well, I will [pay] for the time to make my point, because you clearly need to learn about slander.”
She also addressed the lunch with husbands, who fought over the same issue — though castmates and some fans were offended by the men’s involvement.
“If you don’t want the husbands to get involved, don’t invite them to [film],” Nicole commented. “If you don’t want Anthony to get involved, don’t talk about his spouse — and don’t talk about his child. All of which they have done, right? Larsa last year insulted [our son] Greyson and tried to like question his legitimacy, and then she tried to start this [other] rumor, and so if you question a man’s child and a man’s partner, he is going to get involved. I think that’s what any respectable partner would do. So either, don’t invite them or don’t talk about his people.”
Regarding Larsa’s rumors, which she allegedly heard from a source via DMs, Nicole claimed, “That comes out later on in the season … It [all] comes from Marysol.”
She referred to the rumors that Nicole slept with all the doctors at her hospital and that Julia kissed a man amid her marriage to Martina Navratilova.