If you'd told me two years ago that Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami franchise would have lasted beyond that horrendous first season, I would never have believed you. Now, the show is entering its third season, and despite several cast shake-ups, the ladies of South Beach are still bringing the drama.
One of the women who is constantly at the center of the gossip is model Joanna Krupa. Not only does she like to spar with her cast members, she's constantly on and off with her fiance Romain Zago. After some speculation of another break-up after Joanna went ringless to Bravo's Upfronts, she is setting the record straight regarding their relationship.
As we were flipping through all of tonight's photos from the Bravo upfront presentations, we noticed something missing: Joanna Krupa's engagement ring!
Joanna and Romain Zago have been on and off, but last we heard the engagement was back on. Romain is with her in NYC this week, so they're obviously still together.
There are more photos below of Joanna out and about in NYC this afternoon – again with no ring. She was also not wearing it at an event last night. The last photo we can find where she's sporting her rock is back at the beginning of March.
After a season full of controversy concerning her relationship and her realness, followed by family issues and a reported double-foreclosure, Karent Sierra has decided Real Housewives is not for her!
RumorFix is reporting that Karent couldn't deal with the cattiness and is focusing on other TV projects, because she is a dentist with a publicist after all! Karent previously hinted at other TV projects in the works and commented that the show was very difficult for her to handle!
With her annual gala less than a month away and the rumors swirling about filming getting underway for season 3, Real Housewives of Miami starLea Black answers our burning questions. Well, some of them.
As she dashed to catch a flight yesterday, Lea took a few minutes to dish on her upcoming book, her gala, season 3 rumors, and to share her latest projects.
What can we expect from this year's gala? Can you give us a hint about what celebs will be performing?
Big names! BIG surprises! Flo Rida, Whiskers and an amazing sound and light show by him! There will be other surprises, lots of entertainment, celebrities on the red carpet and the best guests ever! People make the party!
Last time we spoke you mentioned you were working on a book; can you give us an update?
It's scandalous! A mystery novel. Fiction. And all about Miami socialites and crazies. A lot of "camouflaged" characters and composites of various personalities. A Vanity Fair writer told me it was very Truman Capote-esqe, his earlier scandalous writings. Will be fun watching everyone, figuring out who's who! And it’s a fun read.
How has fan reaction been after season 2?
Apparently, even Bravo was surprised with the response. Advertisers loved it. Seems it left everyone hungry for more.
Well, I'd say we can unofficially say that Real Housewives of Miami will be back for a third season. Not only did we just learn that the production company, Purveyors of Pop, is hoping that Miami will allow un-manned, flying drones to capture aerial footage for the upcoming season, but Lea Black has also teased about maybe, possibly, perhaps returning once again.
I'm going to go out on a limb and welcome the ladies back for season three, especially now that the production company is tweeting about how filming has started for the ladies of Miami. So, the whole secretive element seems to have fallen by the wayside…Purveyors of Pop just tweeted, "Nothing like starting off the new season with a @jugofresh juice cleanse #RHOM."
The cat is out of the bag…wouldn't you agree? We'll try to get more details for you tomorrow when we interview Lea Black. Hopefully she'll spill a little tea!
Foreclosures have become as much a Real Housewives staple as Botox! In a new report, Karent Sierra is allegedly facing a double foreclosure on two properties she owns in Miami!
The Real Housewives of Miami star is reportedly on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by the Florida Community Bank in Miami-Dade civil court for an assessed value of $870,000 over two homes in Miami-Dade county. The bank would like to take ownership of those two homes citing loan default.
Dr. T-t-t–t-teeth owns a total of three homes in the Miami area according to court records; one – the largest of which – was featured on RHOM this season.
Gossip Extra says the other two homes are currently in foreclosure with loans obtained by Karent totalling $660,000.
Everyone involved with Real Housewives of Miami have got to be considered major pioneers. From the "ladies' to the producers to the camera crew, this is one scrappy group of reality television minded people. After the first season's disaster (who wants to watch bee-otchy pseudo socialites take boring cooking classes?), the show was back with a vengance…and a revamp.
Now, as the South Beach staple of Bravo's franchise heads into it's third season, it's making even more changes. On the cast? Perhaps, but that's not what I'm here to tell you about today. No, instead the production crew is focusing on an entirely new way to film the women of RHOM as they engage in their drama, fur shaming, and Girls Gone Wild antics.