Former Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa had a big weekend! The former reality star got baptized in Israel. Joanna’s best friend, Traci Szymanski, brought her to Israel for a little bit of spiritual and physical rejuvenation and relaxation. Joanna arrived in Israel and headed straight to the north to be baptized in the Jordan River.
Joanna explained why she wanted to get baptized again as an adult. “I did it because as a baby your parents decide if you will be baptized. As an adult I wanted to confirm my beliefs and to show thanks for my life and everything I have accomplished. I wanted to do it as a cleansing, especially when I am in a very spiritual, special holy place like Israel. It was very powerful. It is a celebration of my life and being thankful and accepting it as an adult and vowing to be a better person.”
Getting baptized and/or spending time in reflection in Israel is popular among the celebrities this summer. Kim Kardashian and Kanye Westtook daughter North to Jerusalem to be baptized, Mariah Careybrought her twins there this summer (along with her billionaire boyfriend James Packer), and dozens of others have flocked there recently.
See the exclusive photos of Joanna’s baptism below.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
Above: Kendra Wilkinson shared, “Kendra On Top coming soon to a TV near you. Get ready for some juicy juice.”
Yolanda discovered that one of her silicone breast implants had been leaking and she had surgery this week to remove them. She took to Instagram to share a new selfie and note to her followers, “Turn a mess into a message……. We might have hit the jackpot by finding all this silicone from a 20 year old implant rupture through ultrasound mapping as shown in this selfie. Thank you Dr.Feng for holding my hand and leading the way #UncoveringTheMystery #ChronicLymeDisease #ExPlantSurgery @FengClinic #MyHealthJourney #DeterminedToFindACure.”
Ryan and Emilia got engaged in Times Square which Ryan shut down for the occasion. Since then it’s been full-speed ahead! The couple moved into their fully renovated NY apartment this February and have now shifted their focus to wedding planning. Oh, and Ryan is of course doing that whole real estate thingy too.
Since Emilia is Greek, naturally that’s where the couple will tie the knot. “Her whole family is in Athens. It’s going to be a destination wedding. I don’t know how many people will actually show up though,” Ryan told Details. He added that engaged life is quite similar to regular old couple life “except when she punches me in the face it leaves a diamond mark.”
Ryan and Emilia shared photos of their Greek vacation and wedding planning.
It’s Hot Photo Friday. This morning we have Lisa Vanderpump attending the 1st #LoveCampaign party at Pump along with her Vanderpump Rules cast. Those in attendance for the soiree: Jax Taylor, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Jax’s new girl Brittany Cartwright and more.
Across town, co-star Peter Madrigal was snapped doing some shopping at The Grove with a friend. Also in L.A., Kim Kardashian showed off her maternity style in a tight white dress as she arrived at LAX, while Asa Soltan Rahmati ran some errands.
Brandi interviewed (obviously I use that term loosely) RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Michelle Visage, who was a treat to listen to, on her most recent podcast. Unfortunately, as per usual, Brandi talked about herself as much as she could.
When the subject of fame/finances came up, Brandi shared, “I know all of this could be over tomorrow. I’m not stupid like that. I save my money and, you know, I don’t own a house yet and we’re moving now into an apartment from a house. I feel like I’m kind of going backwards. It is hard because all I wanted to do was buy something and then, you know, the job situation turned around.”
This week had Kim Kardashian in New Orleans to celebrate a superfan’s birthday and to hang with her friends, while chowing down on NOLA beignets – no less than three times during her quick visit. A growing baby boy wants what a baby boy wants, right?
The pregnant Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a slew of photos from her trip to the Big Easy. We’re assuming the KUWTK camera crew was on hand to capture Kim’s act of fan appreciation. A famewhore needs her video and photo proof when it comes to random acts of generosity and kindness, right?
Check out Kim’s NOLA adventures below – complete with airplane bathroom selfie. No, really.
It’s Todd Tucker birthday celebration week! Todd has been celebrating his birthday all week, starting with a guys trip to Miami where he ran into Marlo Hampton(Oh my!).
Yesterday Kandi Burruss threw a birthday dinner for Todd, who then celebrated with friends at Atlanta’s Rose Bar. Unfortunately Kandi had to leave the party early due to pregnancy (smoky bar no fun for baby). And speaking of which, Todd shared a photo of Kandi’s growing baby bump.