Lenny Hochstein and Katharina Mazepa are speaking out as they continue to face backlash for their recent engagement, which comes as the 56-year-old plastic surgeon remains married to estranged wife Lisa Hochstein, the mother of his two children.
After confirming their engagement on Saturday, Lenny was met with a comment regarding his fast-tracked relationship as Katharina, 27, hinted at an open relationship, and Lenny’s mom, Marina Hochstein, was slammed by fans for dissing 41-year-old Lisa of The Real Housewives of Miami, and suggesting her family is “very respectful.”
Following Lenny and Katharina’s engagement agnnouncement, Marina left a comment on their Instagram post that read, “I will be very happy that this time you are getting a woman who love and respect you. You certainly did not have that in your previous marriage. Good luck congratulations.”
Understandably, many were left disgusted by the diss — including Lisa, who labeled Marina a “monster-in-law” for the shade.
“Shame on you, for speaking and posting disrespectful comments about the mother of your grandchildren!” one fan wrote, as seen in a series of screenshots shared by Bravo Snark Side on Instagram.
“It is disgusting how you are treating the mother of your grandchildren. You think that young girl gives a f-ck about your son? She just sees dollar signs. Lisa loved that man,” said another.
“What a shame!! Your priority should be your grandkids and stay away from his childish drama. You are old enough to know better!” proclaimed a third.
Another person told Marina that her son is vile and that he “learned it from [her].”
“You must be so proud of his cheating, emotionally [and] mentally abusing his wife and throwing away his children. Pathetic,” they alleged.
But in response, Marina fought back, warning the fan that “karma will get [them] even sooner for [their] remarks.”
Martina also wrote, “I can imagine what family you have. My family is very respectful,” which further set off fans.
“I have a family with no pedos. No men being abusive to women. No grandparents who write pathetic digs on the internet. Your comments gone viral you old troll,” one person replied, making a slew of outlandish and unconfirmed accusations against Lenny.
“My family is Professors, Oncologists ad Professionals. They don’t date underage girls. They don’t physically assault their wives. Try to talk about my family when you’re acting like an elderly unpaid prostitute wanting her lifestyle to continue. TAKE SEVERAL SEATS,” someone else said, also commenting about unfounded reports.
Another Instagram user added, “Sure a son who cheats on his wife before getting divorced screams respect … Explains who he learned his manners from.”
As Marina continues to deal with unruly fans defending her daughter-in-law, Lenny and Katharina have received plenty of messages of their own, one of which was complimentary to Lenny.
“To everyone talking crap about the age difference… You should meet this man in person. [Lenny Hochstein] is incredibly sexy, extremely intelligent and charming. It’s impossible to not swoon over him no matter what age you are. She’s very lucky he chose her. Mazel Tov to both of you!” the message said.
And in response to the statements about her and Lenny’s age gap and Lenny’s attractiveness, Katharina confirmed to the person that they were spot-on.
Another commenter admitted to thinking Katharina was a lesbian, which prompted her to suggest she and Lenny have an open romance.
“He doesn’t make me choose,” she noted.
Meanwhile, on Lenny’s page, he clapped back at someone who mentioned that he was “just divorced,” which he’s actually still in the midst of.
“Dude just divorced and now engaged within the year. Yikes,” the person had written.
And in response, Lenny said, “You’re like a regular nostradumb-ss.”
The Real Housewives of Miami season six is expected to begin airing on Bravo and streaming on Peacock sometime later this year.
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