The divorce of Miami reality stars Lisa and Lenny Hochstein caused a stir in the reality TV world this week as it was revealed that the famed plastic surgeon known as “the god of the boobs” had married the young Austrian Model Katharina Mazepa (Katharina Mazepa).
While Laney, 55, insists his new romance with Catherine, 26, came “after he decided to divorce” with Lisa, 39 – reports of red flags in their marriage have been common for years .
On the surface, the couple have been keeping their looks, living together in a newly built property on Miami’s ultra-exclusive Star Island, a palatial property with nine bedrooms, a massive infinity pool and a massive closet, Lisa calls it her “women’s cave.” ‘
The Canadian-born beauty even boasted about the benefits of marrying a plastic surgeon and having easy access to treatment, once declaring: “My husband made the perfect wife!”
Before Lisa and Lenny Hochstein dumped her for a younger model, in his doomed marriage (pictured above is a pair at their nine-bedroom mansion on Star Island in Miami last October)
But behind the glossy exterior, the couple are trying to bridge the rift in their nearly 13-year marriage – as they battle fertility struggles, emotional problems and Lisa’s “addiction” to getting work done.
The couple married in 2009 and now have two children together; six-year-old son Logan and two-year-old daughter Ellie, both born through surrogacy. Although it was the first sign that their fertility problems showed something was wrong with their relationship.
After joining RHOM’s second season in 2012, viewers began to see Lisa confessing to the difficulties she and Lenny faced as she compared their lives to “after three miscarriages and four IVF failures” Nightmare”.
Just three years into their marriage, Lisa admitted on the show that she was concerned that her inability to have children was putting pressure on their relationship.
It was recently revealed that a year later, in 2013, when Lisa found out that Laney was having an “emotional relationship” with a woman during their brief separation, the two had almost completely split as their reality show went off the air and stopped shoot.
He’s fast forward: After initially hesitating to reveal the divorce to Page Six, Laney has no hesitation in revealing that he’s dating the 26-year-old Austrian model
After a year of renovations, the Hochensteins are finally settling into their 20,000-square-foot home.It has nine bedrooms, a living room, backyard and huge swimming pool
Moving on: Lenny’s estranged wife Lisa said Monday that she was “unprepared” when he decided to publicly announce their divorce after 12 years with two children, and when plastic surgeon “Bob God” admitted he was divorced “Dating a Model
“We’ve been separated. We’re going through a tough time trying to have a baby. It didn’t happen,” she said while watching Andy Cohen live this year.
“So we parted just because we were having a really hard time, you know, having a baby. And so, he got lost. I found out because I was cunning and I had all his passwords, you know? So, I Saw something. But we got separated, so yeah, that’s what I found.
But it’s not just their fertility problems that are causing problems between them.
Recently, Lisa admitted she was “addicted” to plastic surgery – especially facial fillers – which was a hassle when married to a plastic surgeon.
“I’m definitely addicted,” she told Andy Cohen this year. “Watching the show, I saw it, and I was terrified.”
The TV personality admits she’s been carried away by the ease with which injections have been made because she is married to a professional.
Struggling: Lisa admits their marriage became a ‘nightmare’ as they struggled to conceive (Pictured; 2018)
Family first: Lenny shares two children with Lisa, six-year-old son Logan and two-year-old daughter Elle (pictured) – revealing the couple “have been contemplating divorce for the past few years”
“I can do whatever I want, so I did, and it was a huge mistake,” she admitted.
On her Instagram page, Lisa once wrote: “My husband makes the perfect wife!”
Although the couple appeared to have resolved their issues in 2015, and after going through fertility difficulties, they welcomed their son Logan through a surrogate, whom Lisa called their “miracle baby.”
In a statement at the time, Lisa hinted that their son brought a lot of happiness to their marriage.
‘[Lenny is] great. He always had a big smile on his face. He can’t wait to come home and see his little one,” she told Bravo.
Rise to Fame: Lenny has performed over 27,000 breast augmentation, revision, lift, and reduction surgeries throughout his career, hence the name “Breast God”
Lenny and Lisa then welcomed their second child in 2019, a daughter Ellie – again via surrogacy – and the married couple really seem to have overcome their biggest challenge yet.
However, when the reality series RHOM returns for a fourth season in 2021, Lenny and Lisa’s marital problems are back on the topic, as she revealed they nearly divorced when they briefly separated in 2013.
“We almost got divorced and it was devastating. Last December, Lisa said that during this separation, Lenny had this emotional affair for about $2, and claimed Lenny had ‘kowtowed’ to her, and” It was the best decision of his life. “
Shockingly, given their current differences, Lisa was so confident in their marriage that she didn’t speak candidly to UsWeekly until March of this year.
“I definitely feel like we’re a success story,” Lisa told the outlet. “Because we decided to solve our problems, we didn’t want to give up, and thank God we did because we have two kids and I can’t imagine life without them.”
‘I am very happy. I hope other people can take inspiration from this and not give up easily because I think we live in a world where people give up too easily.Divorce, you know, like, an option [but] It shouldn’t be an option, for example, unless something really terrible happens.
No problem here: Lenny Hochstein, 55, with new girlfriend Katharina Mazepa (pictured), 26, ‘proud’ to be with him despite the nearly 30-year age gap, and he’s still married
Despite Lisa’s positivity, trouble was brewing behind the scenes when Larsa Pippen confronted Lenny and Austrian model Katarina at the club earlier this month, although Lenny denied anything had happened.
Alas, after it was said that Lisa was “blind” about the breakup and his “reckless” behavior – Laney will finally confirm it all in a statement, including his new relationship with Katherina.
“For the past few years, Lisa and I have been contemplating divorce,” he claimed in a statement.
“I tried my best to avoid it for the sake of our dearly loved child. We have been separated for several months and decided to divorce last month.
“After the decision was made, I started seeing Katarina. It was something Lisa knew well before it happened.