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.
Kim Zolciak-Beiermann has taken to Instagram to defend her daughter, Ariana Biermann, in response to alleged comments that Ariana “has finally lost weight.” The Don’t Be Tardy star posted a photo of Ariana yesterday, captioning it with loving words for her daughter: “My sweet, smart, motivated princess @arianabiermann she has the biggest [heart] and is even more beautiful on the inside…”
Then launching into an attack on perceived haters out there, Kim continued, “and you LOW LIFE a**holes who have the audacity to make your rude comments, ‘she finally lost weight’ ‘she finally came into her own’ WTF is wrong with you! You are the problem with society. What possesses you to sit behind a computer and write a negative comment?!!!!”
Joanna stripped down and was painted in black and white to look like an orca whale in the new ad released this week. In the video below you can watch a behind the scenes look at Joanna going through the body airbrushing in preparation for the shoot while she talks about her passion for the cause.
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.