Why was 'RHOM' star Marysol Patton demoted to 'friend of housewives' after Season 2?
When 'Real Housewives of Miami' first premiered back in 2011, Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice were introduced as the OG housewives. While fans enjoyed watching all the Miami ladies in their element, it was, however, Marysol and her mother Elsa Patton, who emerged as the fan-favorite cast members on the show.
Fans couldn't get enough of the witty commentary that the mother-daughter gave on the show. Despite being a fan-favorite cast member, Bravo surprised everybody by demoting Marysol to "friend of housewives" during Season 3, and even on the upcoming Season 4, Marysol will be featured as the friend of housewives. In case, you're wondering why then keep reading.
Why was Marysol Patton demoted on 'RHOM'?
If you were expecting some big drama behind Marysol's demotion then you might be disappointed to know that the housewife holds no grudges over her demotion. In an interview with Radar Online following her demotion during Season 3, the housewife explained the reasoning behind it. She said, "I’m not in the main title shot with the photos with the girls, but I film just as much as I did when I was a regular housewife. So, I guess it will come down to the editing.”
“Essentially, what I got is that we were too many housewives last year,” Marysol explained. “I think that was a decision that Bravo thought was best for our franchise was to have less housewives so that there was more quality and the audience could get more involved with the ladies and their stories. It was too hard to do that when there was seven or eight of us. We’re still a baby franchise,” she said. “Even though we are going into our third season, I think that was a smart decision.” She added, “It was very hard to get involved in the characters when there were so many characters.”
The housewife also shared how she enjoyed herself and the friendships that she made on the show. "I enjoy myself and I enjoy the friendships that were made and the ladies that I’ve met." Neither there network nor the showrunners ever made any statements on the housewife's demotion.
'Real Housewives of Miami' Season 4 is all set to premiere on December 16 on Peacock.