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On Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, an unintentionally hilarious quote (“who’s hunky dory?”) or a scathing read (everything Phaedra Parks has ever said) can turn cast newbies into fan-favorites overnight. In the case of Real Housewives of Miami star Dr. Nicole Martin, all it took was a gag involving the sort of engraved mirror you might see in your grandmother’s house to elevate her from unassuming castmate to someone Twitter is now calling a “legend.”
On Episode 9 of RHOM’s fifth season, which is currently airing on Peacock, Martin got into a tiff with fellow Housewife Larsa Pippen for remarks Pippen made about Martin’s ex-fiance that the anesthesiologist deemed condescending. (Pippen is seemingly perplexed that someone would date a schoolteacher.)
During their back and forth, the ex-wife of Scottie Pippen brought up a rumor that Martin allegedly slept with “every doctor” in the hospital she works at, leaving Martin speechless and her mouth agape. If you’ve watched any Real Housewives show, you know you don’t bring up somebody’s family or workplace without facing some sort of repercussions.