Guerdy Abraira On Navigating Breast Cancer While Filming “The Real Housewives Of Miami”
Guerdy Abraira gets candid about navigating breast cancer in "Real Housewives of Miami" Season 6.
Guerdy Abraira is back for The Real Housewives of Miami and has a serious story to share.
The new season will follow the renowned event planner, wife, and mother as she learns that life never goes as planned. The Guerdy Design owner starts she season with grim news about her breast cancer diagnosis.
Faced with the possibility of chemotherapy, Guerdy leans on her husband, Russell, her two sons, and her friends for their support. She soon realizes that some friendships are not as trustworthy and strong as she thought.
Speaking with BLACK ENTERPRISE, Guerdy gets candid about her journey and what it was like navigating the experience while filming a reality show.
“It was surreal. And I was in complete denial, shock, whichever emotion,” she tells BLACK ENTERPRISE.
Viewers will get an inside look at Guerdy navigating “the discovery phase” of breast cancer, a disease that impacts one in eight women, she says.
“It’s going to affect a lot of people. And I just can’t believe I did it, but I knew I had to do it,” Guerdy says of sharing her journey on the show.
The Haitian-born and Paris- and Miami-raised event planner had never seen someone candidly share a cancer diagnosis on a popular show like Real Housewives. But she was up for the task.
“It made me realize like, ‘If I don’t share, then who is? Who is?’ No one shared this story from beginning to end ever on TV in such a way,” she said. “Or unless you go to a documentary and stream it on Netflix, this is reality TV.”
It gets real at the end of Season 6 episode 1 when Guerdy tries to dismiss a petty verbal spat with Larsa Pippen because of her diagnosis that she is not ready to share publicly with the group just yet. Larsa appeared confused at the time, but Guerdy explains where she was coming from.
“I’m talking to Larsa specifically, but it’s not about, ‘I mean, you, Larsa,'” Guerdy explains. “It was more like, ‘Girl, like stop with this BS because this is nothing compared to what I’m going through.'”
In the end, Guerdy’s breast cancer journey brought her closer to her cast mates, even if she realized some people aren’t that shoulder to lean on in serious situations.
“Closer in the best of ways, whether it being closer than now, I’ve seen you for who you are and I don’t like it, or it’s like, wow, you came through for me and wow, like the commendable type of stuff,” she explains.
Press play below to learn more about Guerdy’s work in raising awareness for breast cancer and be sure to catch The Real Housewives of Miami on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.