Lisa Hochstein on fleeing Irma via private jet: 'I don't need to apologize'

By Annie Martin  |  Sept. 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Lisa Hochstein was unapologetic after fleeing Hurricane Irma via private jet over the weekend.

The 35-year-old Real Housewives of Miami alum responded to backlash Monday on Instagram after posting a photo of her family's evacuation by private plane.

"Although it's none of your damn business we were not the only ones in this plane," Hochstein wrote. "Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap. EVERYONE IS POSTING ON SM about how they escaped! This happens to be mine and I don't need to apologize or hide to ANYONE ABOUT HOW WE DO SO."

"We also did not have paper work for our dogs to fly commercial as every vet was closed and every flight was booked and there is no way in hell we would leave them behind," she added. "Fortunately we were able to get a plane to take them with us."

Hochstein, who shares 2-year-old son Logan with husband Leonard Hochstein, initially shared the picture of her family smiling outside the private jet Friday. She said in her original caption that they allowed friends to remain in their Miami home.

"I'm praying for everyone who already has been devastated by this hurricane and pray that Somehow by a miracle Florida is not hit so hard," the star wrote. "And YES we let some friends stay at our home because it's a little safer then theirs! They will be fine!!!"

UPDATE: to all of these ignorant people leaving nasty comments... although it's none of your damn business we were not the only ones in this plane. Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap. EVERYONE IS POSTING ON SM about how they escaped! This happens to be mine and I don't need to apologize or hide to ANYONE ABOUT HOW WE DO SO. We also did not have paper work for our dogs to fly commercial as every vet was closed and every flight was booked and there is no way in hell we would leave them behind. Fortunately we were able to get a plane to take them with us. Anyone with nasty comments needs to back off get off my page and worry about yourself and how you can help instead if wasting your energy on attacking me. And to the other commenters about me "abandoning" my friends in my house πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ they weren't any guests that happened to just be there already, they are friends who just didn't have a proper safe place to stay who live in Miami and I figured mine would be safer for them so I offered for them to come on over! So take your comments and shove them up your πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ™…πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌπŸ™…πŸΌ THANK YOU to all of my family and friends who have reached out to help, offer a place to stay, offer help to get out of Miami or just checked on us! And I'm sorry if I haven't gotten back to all of you! But I willπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌWe weren't originally going to leave partly because of the dogs and a few other things....and waited until the last minute when we realized that this thing wasn't slowing down which definitely made it difficult to get out. I'm praying for everyone who already has been devastated by this hurricane and pray that Somehow by a miracle Florida is not hit so hard. We did not want to risk it with our little angel Logan. And YES we let some friends stay at our home because it's a little safer then theirs! They will be fine!!! Material things can be replaced lives cannot πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ #staysafe

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Hochstein's former Real Housewives of Miami co-star Joanna Krupa was among those to criticize the star's post online.

"All those A holes posting and showing off w their private jets in Miami, why don't u offer help families and animals that can't get out?" the 38-year-old model tweeted.

"Otherwise stop posting and showing off when people and animals are being left behind during this catastrophic hurricane. Idiots!" she added.

Hochstein and Krupa starred in Seasons 2 and 3 of The Real Housewives of Miami, which ended after Season 3 on Bravo.

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