When the Real Housewives of Miami rebooted on Peacock, many fans were excited to get a more in-depth look at the socialite’s life. However, one element that was missing from Seasons 1-3 was Alexia Nepola’s son, Frankie Rosello. The 13-year-old boy was involved in a horrific car accident that left him with permanent brain damage. It was heartbreaking to watch his mother struggle to cope with the aftermath of his injuries, and it’s gratifying to see that he’s come so far in his recovery.
In 2011, the youngest son of the reality star was riding shotgun in a friend’s vehicle that lost control due to rainy conditions. The car crossed over the median and collided with another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. It was a terrifying experience for Alexia, and she had to spend months by her son’s bedside.
The socialite was forced to reevaluate her life and make several changes as she attempted to care for her injured son. She even began to film RHOM to help bring awareness to her situation and raise funds for her child. While the accident left a lasting impact on her family, the mother-of-two has been determined to overcome this difficult chapter in her life.
Fortunately, since then, her son has been making incredible strides in his recovery. The mother has been open about her struggles and thanked viewers for their support over the years. The return of RHOM provided an opportunity to showcase her son’s progress once again and she was proud to do so.