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.
Logan wasn’t due until August 1st, so imagine Lisa‘s surprise when she got the “it’s time” call on July 3rd.
“I got a phone call from the surrogate. She was going into contractions,” shared Lisa. “And, of course, I started flipping out because it was so early. He wasn’t supposed to be due until August 1st. I was trying to pack a bag, trying to pack his bag. My hair was soaking wet. [I was] trying to book a flight because I had to fly to another city within Florida.”
The drama escalated again over the holiday weekend – well, actually Brandi spent her 4th of July making jabs on twitter at Joanna’s attorney and then unleashed her super-savvy and mature defense strategy to TMZ.
After three miscarriages and four failed IVF attempts, the Real Housewives of Miami couple welcomed their first child, a son, on July 3rd.
Lisa announced earlier this year that they were expecting via surrogate. “We’re just so ecstatic,” she gushed. “It’s our biological child – 100 percent ours. We’re simply using a surrogate to carry it. It’s like a nine-month sleepover.”
Their son, Logan Marc Hochstein, came earlier than expected – due Aug 1st – but Lisa shared on Instagram that he was a perfectly healthy baby boy. Look below for pictures of Lisa and Lenny cuddling baby Logan.
Most people would not comment about an active lawsuit they’re involved in. Nor would they go out of their way to taunt and/or throw shade at the person who is suing them. Brandi Glanville is not most people.
In less than a week, Brandi, who seriously lacks any sense at all, did all of the above – comment about the on-going lawsuit on a podcast, taunt Joanna in a restaurant, and throw shade at Joanna on Twitter.
According to reports something fishy went down when the warring Housewives found themselves at the very same fancy LA restaurant Craig’s on the very same night, at the very same time. Which also continues Brandi’s trend of awkward restaurant run-ins with Housewives she’s feuding with!
Alexia Echevarria is the latest Real Housewife to suffer the divorce curse! Alexia has reportedly separated from her husband of 15 years, Herman Echevarria because they’ve had serious issues for the last couple of years!
The former Real Housewives Of Miami star has gushed about Herman being a beacon of support for her and her two sons from a previous marriage, Peter and Frankie. Herman raised them after Alexia’s ex-husband went to prison. Alexia and Herman also founded and run the popular Venue Magazine, but according to sources their relationship has been rocky for years and they have been living apart for months as they decide whether or not to go through with divorce.