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Joao Franco

Below Deck Mediterranean star, Joao Franco is no stranger to perilous situations. As he became close with Brooke Laughton last season, Joao opened up about his difficult childhood in Zimbabwe. He described having a gun held to his head during a robbery in which his mother was also attacked.

Joao lives in Florida now, as many yachties do in between charter seasons.  Life there has not been free of drama.  Last year, Joao was out partying with Below Deck bosun Ross Inia when the latter was arrested.  Joao managed to avoid trouble since Ross’s arrest in December 2018, but that all changed recently.

Below Deck Mediterranean’s Brooke Laughten Denies She Cheated on Joao Franco

Did she, or didn’t she? Below Deck Mediterranean premiered this week and everyone’s favorite Zimbabwean João Franco is already playing the woe -is- me card.

According to João his lady love Kasey Cohen Brooke Laughton broke his heart by cheating on him.  Or, is that just what he wants us to believe?

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 - Captain Sandy Yawn

The casting team went overboard for season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean. They combed the globe hoping to find the most incomprehensible accents and ridiculous people possible. I say, they succeeded, because last night the craziest, most outrageous, most shocking thing ever happened when it came to what new chef Mila Kolomeitseva served for dinner!

This season is taking place in the south of France, which is the place both Captain Sandy Yawn and Hannah Ferrier consider the birth of their yachting career. Something tells me the French government only allowed them in with exit visas already issued… Helping Sandy and Hannah terrorize the cobalt blue waters of a country known for its class and culinary sophistication is Joao Franco, newly returned from relationship rehab (I kid) and promoted to boson.

Joao Franco

Below Deck Mediterranean’s Joao Franco has a new lady in his life.  And unlike Joao’s last attempt at a mature relationship, he seems very confident in his decision this time.  She’s even got him smitten enough to be sharing sentimental poems and quotes about serendipity.

Joao’s current love interest debuted on his Instagram back in November.  The two were paddle-boarding in Fort Lauderdale.  Since then, Michelle Dicu has appeared with the Season 3 bad boy spending Christmas at the beach and enjoying cozy dates in Manhattan. Joao even dedicated a poem to his sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.

Captain Sandy Yawn

Below Deck Mediterranean will be back for Season 4.  Bravo revealed the familiar faces in the cast lineup for the next season.  Captain Sandy Yawn is back to navigate the picturesque waters of the Mediterranean.  This time in South of France.

Hannah Ferrier returns as Chief Stew.  That’s to be expected.  She’s been with the show since the beginning.  It doesn’t seem like any of her second or third stews ever have any longevity though.  Brooke Laughton and Kasey Cohen will not be returning.

Instagram Roundup

A lot of your favorite reality TV stars enjoyed some quality time with their kids this week. Kim Zolciak celebrated her daughter Ariana Biermann’s birthday. Former New York Housewife Jill Zarin hung out with her daughter Ally Shapiro. Teresa Giudice supported her daughter Gia Giudice while she cheered at her high school’s football game. Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks let her daughter Palmer play with a Shep Rose bobblehead. Who got that for her?

Instagram Roundup: Kate Chastain, Brittany Cartwright, Cynthia Bailey, Kayla Sessler, & More!

Below Deck’s Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter reunited in Palm Springs. Below Deck Mediterranean stars Hannah Ferrier and Jamie Jason shared a photo from Naples, Italy. Could they be filming Below Deck Med Season 4? Or are they just on a girls trip?

New Jersey Housewife Melissa Gorga went to the first New York Knicks game of the season with some friends. Real Housewives of Orange County’s tres amigas Shannon Beador, Vicki Gunvalson, and Tamra Judge all hung out rocking matching blazers.

Brooke Laughton

It sounds like Brooke Laughton is not just done with Joao Franco, but she’s also done with Below Deck Meditterranean.

I can’t believe I’m saying this (cold day in hell and all that…) but if only Brooke would’ve taken Hannah Ferrier‘s advice to stay away from Joao she could’ve spared herself a lot of trouble! Instead Brooke has to face reality the hard way – by watching herself look like an idiot every week on TV while Joao flirted with Kasey Cohen behind her back, then continued doing so long after filming wrapped.