Joyce Giraud de Ohoven

Joyce shares the story behind her home invasion and explains how she feels about having a gun in the home.

on Jan 200

Hola Mis Amores! I hope you all had a beautiful week. This week's episode was fun for me to watch.

At the beginning of the episode we see Carlton auditioning girls to work the pole at her party. If that's what you like, it's fine, though I frankly don't see how that is "empowering women."

I am not entirely pro-gun, and I was always against having one in the house until we had to experience a real scare. A couple of years ago, we lived in a home that was in a private, very "safe" Beverly Hills area -- or so I thought. On a Sunday night at 9 pm two guys were coming up to our home with ski masks and shot guns. It was frightening! I was lucky that my husband became my "King Kong" and larger than life, thumping his chest in front of the robbers, yelling "Get the f--- out of my house." My dog who is trained to attack, broke the window with her head. We always say that the robbers were probably more scared of the dog than anything else, and luckily they never entered the house.

After that we decided to get a gun to protect our babies, but until now, I had never been to a range to actually fire it. I've shot guns before for movie roles, but never a real gun. I was a bit nervous but between the instructor and my wonderful husband I felt very safe -- and I must say pretty cool. It was quite an experience.

274 comments
aspire236
aspire236

Joyce there is a saying, Don't start anything and there won't be anything. Think about it!

LeAnnLee66
LeAnnLee66

OMG!!! Girl I think you have a lot of class and very much a lady but I do not know how you are gonna be able to put up with some of the others on the show and the ones I am talking about are  BRANDI and CARLTON they are not nice people and I am sorry to say this but they are both stuck up and think they can miss treat others but no one is aloud to say one thing about them !!!!!!!! WOW GOD HELP ANYONE WHO HAS TO BE NEAR THOSE TWO!!!! You be strong and stay the Lady you are do not let them bring you down to their level!

carmenc
carmenc

So apparently people don't like you because you have long hair.  Please be prepared for Bravo Fan nuts.  You've done nothing wrong. 

csmithmnb
csmithmnb

Another week of Joyce fondling her hair.....GIVE IT A REST ALREADY!!!

naomi623
naomi623

OMG, fans of Brandy, aren't you tired of being writting the same thing over and over again. You should be defending Brandy at her blog, that poor girl is going down!!!

fell
fell

Joyce, when one is truly serious about using a handgun, one does NOT worry about their hair. Also, if one has any brains at all, one always keeps the weapon POINTED AWAY from people. A gun is not a fashion statement, no matter how hard you tried to make it so. And, I for one am truly sick and tired of your "sweetness and light" charade you do with your blogs. According to you, you love everything about everybody and then your other "face" jumps up on screen and you are talking crap. Find nothing about you interesting. 

RobinL118
RobinL118

There is going to be a special 20/20 on ABC next week about keeping guns in the house and how they attract the curiosity of small children in the house.  You should watch that and then maybe the cutsie act about firing the gun won't be so cute.

Deb1958
Deb1958

Unbelievable! You looked and acted so unprofessional. I think you were trying to be cute but you WERE NOT. Guns are not something to joke around about. Get Real. Just made me sick.

Aprilvue
Aprilvue

I get they want to hit the Latina demographic, but here's GOT to be one with some depth somewhere in BH. BTW, next time you want to see a bully, look in a mirror. Bullying comes in many forms. Your rapid fire, not stop, diatribe towards Brandi was by definition, an act of bullying. I'm no fan of hers, but less so of a person who presents as kind and sensitive individual, then verbally pummels someone of obviously inferior education and fragile emotional stability. You're a bully, pure and simple. Please return to obscurity.

naomi623
naomi623

I guess there are a few people that are mad with Joyce for no reason!!!

truebeliver
truebeliver

Joyce, you are truly beautifule insde and out.  People who complain about your gorgeous head of hair sound envious and apparrently looks over the fact that Brandi plays with her weave a lot.  Kyle is constantly touching her hair and Lisa as well.  It just goes to show that people just wanna find something to criticize you about. 

It seems as if the witch Carlton want to take over bullying you because Brandi failed at it.  I loved the way you put Brandi in her place, and then the witch when she tried to confront you.  Good job, keep it up.  Next episode, the witch is supposed to put a spell on you...lol.  Joyce, you have God on your side, there is nothing a witch can do  to you.

Madge2396
Madge2396

The behavior you displayed at the gun range and saying you "felt cool" only illustrate your great immaturity and validate that you do suffer from histrionic personality disorder. One does not joke about a lethal weapon like that especially in a world that is rocked almost daily by gun incidents. You have no conception of other people's feelings as the world revolves around you and your "babies"-who  apparently look like toddlers to me. Take my advice-calling them "my babies" indicates that you view your children as an extension of yourself and not separate human beings. That will lead to big problems down the road. Frankly-you are way too old to have 4th grade little girl hair. Another sign of HPD-not willing to grow up. Maybe Toddlers and Tiaras could use you as a consultant.


cgarden
cgarden

Your behavior at the gun range was ridiculous. You were obviously just trying to be cute but it wasn't appropriate. That said I think you are at heart a kind person. Your husband is also very sweet. Normal compared to the rest of the crew. You do come off as being overly confident with the constant hair flipping (number one rule in etiquette class, NEVER touch your hair in public) you really need to stop doing that. Its very sophomorish. But beyond that, you seem like a nice person who is just trying to get along. I think there is a lot of jealousy. You are  really pretty girl and the meanies, that would be Brandi, Lisa and Yolanda are insanely jealous.Hope you will stay far far away from Brandi, bad bad news.

TulaneMom
TulaneMom

Hopefully the rumors of a cast shakeup are true! If so, I hope they keep you and Lisa, and get rid of the rest,  at the very least,  Brandi , Carlton and Kim.  Maybe bring Camille back, and add a few new women. Somethings got to change, this year has been dark and creepy....just too 'out there' for most viewers.

ElizaD
ElizaD

Joyce,  While I appreciate your wanting to protect your home and your family -- watching you at the shooting range was disturbing.   You pointed the gun at the instructor -- and seemed more concerned with your hair and acting cute than paying attention to the very serious business at hand. Always remember that defending your home and family may also mean taking someone else's life.     The last thing in the world anyone would want would be to shoot someone else in error.  


I'm all for strong women -- and am a strong woman -- but please Joyce -- give guns the respect they deserve or don't play with them.

Zaworski
Zaworski

Joyce, it's nice to see that your husband has your back. Every self-respecting woman expects the same.  I'm glad Ken proved Lisa right when he had her back as well.

You, Lisa, and Kyle are my favorites. People that are extremely catty and unrelatable like Brandi, Carlton, and Yolanda shouldn't be part of the main cast, they would serve better as extras for some occasional drama. Hopefully their 15 minutes are up and they'll be replaced.  I wish Camille came back.


DGDK
DGDK

Were you crazy what you were thinking of learning to how to shoot?  You have no idea how to treat or think ahead?! That's why I don't care for air head or pagent with way too perky people like you!  I'm sure you intention was good but outcome has bee always horrible and annoying!  I think the best way for you is on or three step back if you could!!

Tea_For_Two
Tea_For_Two

Wow, i never thought i will say this.....i miss Adrienne with her gorgeous home and extravagant parties ! :-/  And Camille ! Good, bad, whatever....their fit for this show was perfect. With enough drama going on but still looking classy. This season is so effed up, i can't .....

I purchased all  the seasons of RHOBH on Amazon....gonna watch some reruns and remember good old times ;)

Cheers....

Fil007
Fil007

I think the criticism of Joyce, as far as being fake or contrived, is not fair.  


Let's be honest:  It takes a certain kind of narcissist to want to be filmed in their supposed "real life" for a tv show, let alone a very popular one.   I think Joyce is still in the process of getting used to it.    At least, she's not casting spells and being wildly exhibitionist like some others...


These "housewives" have changed over the years.  They are all used to being filmed and acting a certain way for the cameras.  Don't tell me that Kyle and Lisa have not changed from season one to now.    And most of the housewives are now "branding" themselves and using the show to promote their business, etc.


Joyce's claim that boozi, I mean Brandi, was bullying her was, in a certain sense, true.  At first, Joyce didn't respond to Brandi's insults and disrespectful behavior.  Then Brandi, thinking she had an easy target, stepped up the insulting behavior.    This IS what bullies want:  they sharpen their teeth on you and most happy when you shut up and tolerated it.      Unfortunately, for boozy, Joyce can "bite" back.     And Brandi responded to Joyce's fighting back like all bullies do:  they get angry and try to rationalize (i.e., my husband left me, my dog is lost, it's hard being me, ow, ow, ow.)    And let's not forget:  Yolanda and Lisa both backed up Brandi's cruel behavior at first.


Bullying isn't just something that happens on the playground or in junior or high school.   But, it's clear Joyce can defend herself so bullying word doesn't really apply. 

sss
sss

u r cool n nice but for god's sake tie ur hair in a bun or clip it. do not keep it open all the time especially outside with the breeze/wind blowing. it is very very distracting hon

Ablolu
Ablolu

I think you are a terrific gal.  Glad you are on the show.  I would like to see more of you and your husband.  Wouldn't blame you if you didn't bring your children on.........I wouldn't in your shoes.  I do, however, like the way you and your husband interact....plus, I'm into accents and love your husband's......am I allowed to say that?  I think there's more of a story there.....you two are adorable. 

biancashines
biancashines

Good lord, I certainly hope that you never need 2 use a gun  dingbat.

Chaboogie123
Chaboogie123

You bring nothing to this show.  You are a complete drama queen bore.  Look up histrionic personality disorder....You are the poster woman/child for it.   

karenelizabethmiller@gmail.com
karenelizabethmiller@gmail.com

Seriously, you looked like an absolute idiot on the gun range.  The fact that you are not completely embarrassed after watching that say a lot about you.  "I feel so bad-assy".   You acted completely irresponsibly.  The poor instructor kept having to tell you not to point the gun at him.  My advice - stay away from guns before you shoot your "baby" or one of your kids.  Try acting like a grown up.  I really hope they don't have you back - you are a loser.   

GeorgiaGal
GeorgiaGal

You go girl!  All ways remember, when seconds count the police are minutes away!   

ogates
ogates

Whats up with all the Joyce hair complaints?  Kyle always plays with her hair and her hair wasn't tied back at the self defense class and to that I say SO WHAT.  Kyle like Joyce has beautiful hair and they both are always letting it hang and touching it--SO WHAT!!!

kat227
kat227

Joyce, you are one of my favorite housewife. I wish you wouldn't hang out with Krupa. She is nasty, low and ugly inside and outside woman. You are so wonderful, strong, feminine. I don't understand why people being so irritated that you flipping your hair. You have a gorgeous hair, so flip them as much as you can. People who don't like it, they are simply jealous of your hair. I have a long, blond and very full hair and flip them a lot too. Just because it is a hair and they are on a way and it's a lot of them here, so flipping is just happen. only people who jealous don't like it.  

cars121
cars121

Ever heard the phrase 'anything in excess can be bad' ? Kind of like speaking in extremes, using terms like always & never (reference reaction to your tagline if necessary). Exaggeration, over blowing, over the top, overkill all come to mind with more of your choices & behaviors than not. If you are unable to find the middle ground, eventually many of the fans you're cultivating will realize that they've mistaken self righteousness for forthrightness and style for substance.

beverlyhillslover
beverlyhillslover

Joyce, I have liked you from the beginning and are always rooting for you in your interactions with the other women. No matter what Yolanda or Brandi might have said, your husband was  right to stick up for you at the Sur dinner but it was nice to see and I was also happy to see him put Yolanda in her place. Ken. Lisa's husband, stuck up for Brandi in all of her fights last year (yes, Brandi's only role on the show seems to be to fight with people) and he isn't even her husband or father and Yolanda or Lisa didn't tell him to butt out. Don't let Carlton or Brandi get you down with the things they say about and to you, they are haters. See how old and twisted their faces look, this is from all the hostility they carry around. Carlton talks a good game about spirituality but she is the furthest from being a spiritual person. You seem like a sweet person and have a wonderful relationship with your husband. You were right to tell Brandi off, as you said you can only take so much from one person who is out to get you for no good reason. Why Yolanda has gone to Brandi's side, who knows. Brandi is a syncophant and people like Yolanda like having them around. Carlton is Brandi's friend because they are two peas in a pod, disgusting excuses for women. 

The only thing is when you were waving that gun around you did look a little irresponsible. If you are going to keep a gun in your home, you should respect it for the deadly weapon it is and not be waving it around like a toy gun on some movie set. Also, laughing and joking while at a shooting range really didn't make you look like a serious person.

Joyce keep holding your head up high and acting classy like you always do and you'll do fine.

cars121
cars121

@Madge2396 You nailed it.  For the life of me, I couldn't pull the appropriate word from my mind.  Histrionic is spot on.  THANKS!

Joody
Joody

@Madge2396  I agree, her behavior at the gun range was immature.

True, she should quit calling her children "my babies", she should start calling them "those separate little human beings who are not an extension of myself."  Women the world over refer to their children, even adult children as their babies.

Fourth grade hair?  Who is the authority that deemed it should be fourth grade, why not fifth, tenth?  Why not at age 23? 58?  87?  What an antiquated idea that women should do this or that with their hair at a predetermined age.

I cannot figure out who Joyce is on a normal day because she has had to deal with Brandi, the queen of histrionic disorder so much but, as Brandi has said of herself, without her there is not much of a show (what a great example of histrionic personality disorder, no?).

Deb1958
Deb1958

@ElizaD  Not Cute at all. Oh my gosh you need to grow up and act like a woman and not a spoiled little teenager. I am speechless. Are you acting or are you really like that? what the H. Get real.

truebeliver
truebeliver

@Zaworski Kyle has a hate on for Lisa and it is not entertaining.  It makes her extremely unlikeable and unwatchable.

bkkr
bkkr

@sss Joyce.....love love your hair.  don't let the jealous haters change you.

Ablolu
Ablolu

@GeorgiaGal Great point!  I hope I remember your quote,,,,,when Seconds count, the police are MINUTES away!!!!  Too true.  Frankly, our home is locked and loaded for that very reason.  

susan.m.carter.90
susan.m.carter.90

@ogates  Kyle always playing with her hair is annoying too but, so far, she hasn't done it while holding a loaded gun.

carom
carom

@ogates If one is in the 3rd grade, one gets annoyed by someone playing with hair. When one is mature, one gets annoyed by bullying and important issues.

GeorgiaGal
GeorgiaGal

@beverlyhillslover She was "learning" how to use the gun which IS the RESPONSIBLE thing to do.  I am sure she has gone for more training.

Madge2396
Madge2396

@Joody@Madge2396 Joody perhaps I should have elaborated on my post. I have been a psychiatric nurse practitioner for 25 years and you will find that there are no bigger aggravating individuals than those who have histrionic and borderline personality disorders. Yes viewing your children as extensions of oneself is not normal-they are separate beings with their own personality, feelings and emotions. No better example of this is pageant mothers who live their lives vicariously through their children wishing they were the contestants.

Is it hard to understand that long  hair on a mature woman speaks to the world that they view themselves as a little girl which Joyce surely does. One must look a little deeper into the meaning of things rather than what appears on the surface. And by the way, Brandi is not histrionic but a borderline personality disorder. The DSM IV is now available that might make interesting reading. It takes some time and effort to not interpret things on a superficial level.

fell
fell

@Deb1958 @ElizaD I agree. What is it with the people on these shows? All of them act at least 20 to 30 years younger than they really are. I think she is really like that.

Deb1958
Deb1958

@ElizaD Oh, not you ElizaD, I mean Joyce. Just agreeing with you and wanted to add.

sophia.zanecci
sophia.zanecci

@bkkr @sss I don't think many people on this thread are jealous of Joyce. I think it is quite the opposite with most. Please don't speak other for people when you don't know what you are talking bout.