Hola Mis Amores! I want to wish you all a very Happy Holiday! I LOVE Christmas! I love the scent of the trees, all the decorations, the beautiful lights, but what I love the most is that it's such a beautiful time where families unite.
I know you all want to hear what I was feeling in this week episode so here we go. . .
At the very beginning of the episode we see Yolanda saying "I'm almost 50 years old. We don't do teams. She then adds: "We are not in high school." Wouldn't it be great if she could keep her word. . .
Yolanda says she wanted to go out of her way to make her dinner beautiful -- and she did prepare a dinner with fantastic food, a stunning setting, and excellent performers.
You finally see a bit of my "baby" aka my husband. I've always called him baby, and as it is not the most unique nickname I am sure many of you out there call your significant others baby. But my husband and my two boys are MY only babies.
I LOVE my husband. I feel lucky every day to have him in my life. He is my best friend and my soulmate and I always feel like I can tell him everything. No need of any filters. He loves me and accepts me just the way I am. Like I said. . .Romance is something that does come natural. When you are in love things are simply alive -- you are madly in love. Still you always kindle that fire: We do date nights every week because after 10 years we still can't get enough of each other. When you find that one special person that makes you feel like you can conquer any mountain together thats when you know you've found your soulmate.
At our date night dinner I was telling my baby everything that happened in Palm Springs. He was speechless to hear how bad things were. I just wish I would've gone to the beautiful Colony in Palm Springs with my children and my husband. We would've had an amazing time.
It does appear that Brandi is jealous of you and the love you have in your marriage. I've always enjoyed watching Brandi (from the first season), but it seems she has gone into a dark place. There are many times that you are clearly in the right but Brandi continues to sabotage you. I like you and you seem truly content in your life, but please stop calling your husband "my baby" you make him sound like a baby huey. Just sayin.
Love love Joyce !!! So proud of that Boricua! She will not let anyone step all over her. Bravo!! Someone need it to put Brandi in her place. Joyce you are my favorite!
What show did all of you watch. Joyce turned into a screaming idiot sitting next to that hulk she calls Baby. Yes, Brandi has an quick temper and we all know she can't control her mouth. No one has noticed how depressed she has been,.Joyce was ready to attack before she entered the door.. Joyce's hulk should have taken her out of there immediately. Any real lady would have left quietly to not ruin dinner for the other guests.That would have shown respect for her Hostess.Remember once again Brandi was being attacked by a man. It was two against one again. I don't condone her always going blank and yelling F-you. I notice that happens when she is over whelmed and out numbered. Please think about what Joyce did. She brought up everything that happened on the trip. If she was the person some of you think she is she would have talked to Brandi in private. Not screamed about it at a social dinner.I am very disappointed with Joyce and Brandi. But, if you pay closer attention she isn't who you think she is. She had a chance to take Brandi to one side at Kyle's Store. No she waited until she had her Hulk Baby beside her to make a scene. Shame on you Joyce. This time you were equally guilty as much as Brandi. Maybe more because you claim to know better.
Bravo I don't think that I am the only one that has become tired of the Cat fights. I would like to see how real people live in those beautiful homes and take trips to beautiful places. Please! All of the Housewife shows have become nothing but screaming fights and fake tears. It is sad to start so great and turn into awful shows. I for one never thought I would be writing this to Bravo.
I believe I have said what a lot of people are thinking, That is if they are still watching.
Good Luck Bravo making some changes.
I'd like to like you but when you keep talking about never being too rich or too thin, do you not get that there are people in this world that suffer from an eating disorder? Do you not realize the harm you do when you perpetuate these myths? It's hard to see you as genuine. JMHO.
Joyce is so fake it is horrible. Like watching an oncoming train wreck....she will burn a hot flame and then burn out.
JOYCE - YOU GO GIRL!!!! You are smart, beautiful and you are not taking any stuff from these ladies. I think that Brandy is jealous that you are smart, married and don't need a man to support you. With your education and accomplishments you can do anything. Some women just can not support women. Hold your ground and stay true to your realness. Brandy lashes out when she feels you are a threat to her. You are clearly taking the lime light and you do not have to say dirty words to put her in her place.
Joyce, keep fighting back! No one has dared to stand up to Lisa, Brandy and Yolanda's BS.
I love the fighter in you. You aren't a mean and nasty fighter, you're an honest, proud and brave fighter.
No wonder you are Queen of the Universe.
keep it coming! Love you and Kyle. You're beautiful classy women.
Am watching the 12/30/13 show where you're all at dinner at Sur. What is wrong with you and Michael? Why didn't you get up and leave, instead of enduring the stupidity of Brandi's comments when the host & hostess were not polite enough to have your back? None of the other guests had class enough to stick up for you either. They were too concerned with eating! OMG, these are supposed to be people of class? They may have wealth and influence, but like school in summer, no class. I have less respect for you because you stayed.
Yes you can be TOO thin. A little meat on the bones and some curves is much more attractive - just check out who people think are the most beautiful people in he world - women with some curves!
when brandi said " joyce doesn't like anyone younger or prettier than her" is was CLEAR that that was exactly brandi's problem with joyce, complete jealousy. It is actually embarrassing to watch brandi. Her other comment "joyce always has to be the centre of attention" wow brandi seems to be projecting everything negative about HERSELF on to joyce, because I have not seen anything rude or negative about joyce as of yet.
Joyce, I hate it when you even open your mouth. I see right through you and you are one nasty little person. No wonder you are picked on, the other cast members see right through you. Stop following in Kyle's footsteps and playing the victim to Yolanda. You're a grown woman. I truly hope you are off of this show sooner than later. Can't stand you.
I just think you are neat! Love the way you do not fall to Brandi's and Yolanda's level. You keep it classy, girl!
Joyce you are beautiful and a lady. Do not let Brandi upset you; she has gone through a terrible time with her ex and is having a difficult time moving on. Just stay the way you are, lovely and sweet, and you deserve the beautiful life that you have made.
Heck, each time around Brandi, I would flip my hair as often as possible then lean forward and throw my hair back a couple of times..... I would probably tip over from getting dizzy but it would be kinda fun.
Joyce I was so excited to see the preview of today's episode and you giving it back to Brandi. She is one hot mess and just looks so bad when she is shooting daggers at you. Then when she runs out of comebacks she just starts throwing the f bomb and claims she is funny...which she is anything but funny. You are a great addition to the show and hope that you will stay.
Joyce, you need to catch up on the last 3 seasons: The words "Teams" and "Gangs" were coined in previous seasons for Kyle, Kim, and Faye R. when they were continually teaming up and ganging up on other people on the show. Kyle is simply using words that have been referred to her and her group for 3 years. (It's so funny to hear HER talk about others teaming up against her now. She's getting a taste of her own medicine.) I think Yolanda made an honest mistake with the place cards - like when you sign a card or letter to a friend or loved one with a heart or smiley face. She knows she made a mistake. I don't think that it was intentional. I don't care for when you call Lisa or Yolanda "older" ladies. They are beautiful, intelligent, accomplished women. Your speech is sophomoric and often comes off as immature. It seems you spend a lot of time and effort telling everyone how wonderful, loved, romantic and stunning your life is . . . it is kind of annoying. People who have that kind of life, example - Lisa - don't have to TELL the world. It's just obvious. And it's much classier to let it speak for itself, rather than to keep verbally telling everyone. The constant reminders are kind of obnoxious. You are a beautiful woman with a beautiful family. Glad for your blessing & hope maturity will come with time.
Women that feel threaten will attack your persona because their looking to get the negative out of you. As a Boricua myself I feel proud to say that you are representing elegant, sophisticated and gracious women that know how to act their age. Que empiece cuando quiera y que temine cuando le de la gana. By the way you look amazing in every episode. Que viva la belleza latina!
Joyce you are truly classy and a good girl don't let trashy jealous like Brandi and Carlton tell you anything. It's pretty obvious they're jealous of your honest down to earth healthy attitude they are 100% haters all the way You Kyle and Kim are the only people there with class and respect the rest are garbage Keep up the good work !!! With this group you always have to be on the defense !!!
I do agree that perhaps Brandi is projecting her insecurities against you. I applaud you on you this blog. You are dead on and continue to hold your ground. I always thought Joyce was a beautiful name by the way.
Its obvious Brandi wants the life you have. She can't and so she hates you for it, that's the reason you are her target.
Why bother letting Brandi get to you. That means you respect how she feels. She is a classless lowlife. Her poor boys will see her someday. I feel bad for them having that trashy loser for a mom. YUK
Joyce I just watched the last episode and it was sad how Brandi attacked you she is a sad, evil, ill spirited person. But, I have heard that you have been bashing her, please don't give her anymore energy she is not worth it. You seem to be a sweet person and you have many things happening for you so use this venue to promote all of the positivity that you are involved with. Continue to be the sweet person you are and please know its nothing wrong with calling your 3 babies your BABY. This includes your husband I call my man baby too and he absolutely loves it.
As a fellow island girl coming to this country to make a life for yourself is not easy to do. The "brandies" of the world will never relate because things were handed to her but as you can see: "how much has she needed to rely on people to get her through life?" Women have been cheated on for years and we handle ourselves with grace. I don't believe "this incident" alone has caused her to be such a hot mess. She's jealous and looking for a platform to make herself look relevant. Dale una buena salsa pa' que se calle la boca!
I love you Joyce. You are gracious and kind. Even is you eventually show anger to Brandi,,,you are still kind. You havea beautiful relationship with your husband and I enjoy seeing that. Cheers to you. chow!
Joyce...you really have a passion for life!! You are beautiful, smart, successful, married to the man of your dreams and have beautiful healthy children. Kudos to you for helping to empower young women!! It is so obvious that Brandi is extremely jealous of you!! End of story.
Joyce, I like you, but please stop calling your husband your "baby" on TV. I felt embarrassed for him. It's emasculating. I have pet names for my husband too, but I wouldn't say them on Tv. I get how you feel about your husband, I feel the same way about mine, but you come across as trying too hard and it seems disingenuous. When you have really solid relationship with your significant other, you don't have to gush about it so much.
Joyce always a pleasure to watch you and I'm sirry yiu are having a bumpy start with the ladies! Hopefully things improve in 2014! I think that stuff with yolanda might have been bliwn out of proportion and she was trying to be funny! I don't think there really is a dream team! This all started all started with Kyle who is always sensitive about anything with Yolanda in relation to her! If she really wants to get past this thing with Yolanda she may want to consider not letting every little thing bother her!
Joyce, you seem to have a burr in your panties and maybe rightfully so. I would suggest your comments about Yolanda won't be another invite to their lovely home. You have an air about you that says you think you're above the rest. Not everything is about you. Take a chill pill and read your blog again.
the other women are so obviously annoyed by you because they envy your youth,happiness, joy, marriage, and class. Maintain your pleasant attitude and impeccable manners, Joyce. You are a great addition to the show.
Am I the only one who feels that having to spend any significant amount of time with Joyce would feel like being stuck on the "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland?
I get the feeling that spending any significant amount of time with Joyce would end up feeling like being stuck on the "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland. You know, what I mean?
It must be driving the Brandi fans crazy to see her taken down in such a manner by a Beauty Queen.
It must be driving the Brandi fans nuts to see someone really stand up to her. Not by cursing or getting all nuts - but by calling her out on her behavior. Brandi won all last year by acting like the victim. Even though she was clearly in the wrong, she acted like the wounded one with Mauricio and Faye, and it worked like crazy. Now she is going to do the exact same thing with Joyce. I don't believe it will work again. You cannot go back to that well twice. Were Joyce and her hubby ready to rumble when they walked into Sur? Of course they were. They would have to be jackasses to not have been. Joyce was patient with Brandi in PS, and they were more than patient with her at the dinner party at Yolanda's house. Based on past experiences, they knew what to expect, and clearly as we saw Brandi running around before the dinner to make sure everyone knew how horrible Joyce was, they were right to be concerned. I am not sure at this point if I like Joyce or not. It is entirely too early to tell, and certainly just the fact that she has had to put up with Brandi's bitchiness is not reason enough to like her (many folks made this same mistake by liking Brandi just because Kyle and Kim were mean to her. Not a good enough reason to decide you like someone IMO).
Whether or not I like Joyce is compeltely beside the point. Brandi has been nothing but terrible to her and for some reason, has decided to give the Beauty Queen the crown that she has worn for the last two seasons - that of Queen Victim. Go figure.
The question is what show did you watch. Brandi has been bulling Joyce since she came on the show. Anyone in their right mind would get tired of it. Joyce held out a lot better than I would have. What Brandi need to do is talk about her own heritage, instead of trying to know about someone else. She called Joyce black as if it was a bad thing to be, however, Joyce embraced her heritage. How many best friends does Brandi have? I didn't really watch RHOBH but recently started because of Joyce. I can't speak on the other seasons but this season Brandi seems to be jealous of Joyce and I don't blame her for checking Brandi. The thing I find even more interesting is that Brandi hurls insult left and right and when someone checks her she plays the victim. Looks like Joyce has had enough of Brandi and I bet she will stop it now, at least with Joyce. She stood up to the bully and they always disappear when someone stand up to them. There is no excuse for Brandi's behavior.
@olderwiser I agree with your post, except I don't see Joyce husband as a hulk. More of a large-headed hobbit troll. Joyce is a grown woman. She should be able to handle her disagreements on her own.
@rogelia3 It is so obvious that Brandi is very jealous of you, you have everything she wants, you are married to a great man, you are beautiful and nice, you have money and a great home life all of which she "wishes" she has but doesn't because of her nasty attitude toward everyone!
You are so correct! Joyce is the most fake on the show! I cannot stand listening to her, I believe she really is jealous of Brandi!
@Eurogirl Well one thing that is not fake about Joyce is that she is smart, beautiful and if her husband left her. She could clearly land a great job with no issue.
@Suzjdh Greetings & Happy New Year! Actually, I also agree that too much is often made of the word team. Team is a positive word to me, and to much of the real world since it is typically not exclusively limited to describing something of a bad nature. Instead, to me team connotates a meaning that's usually quite the opposite. Perhaps, as a life long New Englunda, where we have the Red Sox, the Pats, the Celtics & the Bruins-and Teams of regular people who saved other regular people during the bombing on April 15 Team is not a bad word... Perhaps.
Interestingly, it would take more than watching the last 3 seasons of the BH ladies to possibly idenitfy the origin of the now overstated "Team who/whatever" concept with regard to Bravo's RHW shows. In 2008, Jill Zarin jokingly displayed her "Team Jill" bedazzled shirt during the first NYC Reunion. That was an amusingly graphic reply by Jill to a question posed to the group of NYC ladies by Andy Cohen. He asked who, if any, of the women had undergone any cosmetic surgery. At which point, Jill proudly lifted her shirt to show it read "Team Jill" as she proudly announced they were "au naturalle,!!" That was one of many amusing moments of that particular franchise's magical debut season.
Don't forget the "too rich, too thin or too sexy comments. Pageant mentality.
I'm sure Brandi would much rather have Lisa or Yolanda's life. She doesn't hate them. Joyce is friends with Leann Rimes. Read the internet. Bravo sure likes to stir the pot.
LOL No, you are not alone. She is rather tiring.
@NJinMD yeah, I think you are the only one lol
@NJinMD 100%. I think that's what beauty pageants do to women's minds... turns them to mush ... Even though I don't like the nastiness that Joyce is directing at Brandi these days, it's a little more interesting than the bland beauty queen non-thinker that she was before.
@Nightengale @SuzjdhOr model mentality. Do you honestly believe that in their modeling days Brandi and Yo didn't subscribe to this narrative? Heck, Yolanda still does. Anyone who gives advice to their teenage daughter to just "chew an almond slowly" while their body is trying to overcome the effect of starving itself on just lemon juice and honey is all about being skinny. You always love it when Brandi "tells it like it is". Why not when Joyce does it?
@robincatsmeow @yaya74That is so silly. Do you believe everything you read on the internet? Joyce has said that she has never even met Leann. They were at one event together. Surely that alone is not enough to make Brandi hate someone? If so, why does she have anything to do with Yolanda's "love" David? He once worked with Leann years ago.