While I am writing this blog, I am going through a lot of personal problems and heartache, so I will make this short and sweet.
I practically helped raise my sister, and I was always told that family is priority and nothing is more important. When Marta moved out, I felt a part of me missing. No matter how much we argue and don't get along sometimes (even though we make up in minutes), we love each other and would kill for one another. I know at times I get a little too protective and I need to learn to let her go because she is a grown woman. To me in life nothing else matters but family. I don't care about money; if I had to trade it all in just to have a happy life, I would do it in a heartbeat. That is why I fight so much to protect Marta and everyone around me that I care about. Sometimes it comes off as if I am holding her hostage, not letting her fly and be on her own to figure out her own life. As an older sister, I have always felt it’s my responsibility to make sure Marta is taken care of, so when she moved backed in to our apartment in Miami, I felt at ease because I was sad not having her with me while she is living in the same city.
Since I grew up so fast helping raise Marta, it also taught me to fight for myself and protect those that I care about. I won't lie and say that I wasn't disappointed at Thomas Kramer’s when no one said a word as he disrespected Romain. Especially because Romain was going through some tough personal issues at the time, which is why I was so sensitive to the comment Thomas made.
I also couldn't believe how he treated poor Elsa. No one stood up for her, and I kept quiet because I didn't want to be included in any more of the disrespect and drama. I will say I regret very much that I didn't end up leaving with Ana. The only thing that held me back was that I did not want to start another argument with Romain, even though Thomas Kramer’s house isn't Romain’s choice of entertainment and the only reason we went was for Karent. Romain probably would have totally understood why I left, but I didn't want to cause a scene. I was appalled at the way the ladies allowed him to speak to them; no amount of money or status should allow that, because a woman always needs to have a self-esteem and self-worth. It took a lot for me to hold back at the dinner, but it was for the sake of my relationship, and I won't lose sleep if I never step foot in that house again in my life.
THOMAS KRAMER WAS SUCH A PUKE. I COULD NOT STAND A WORD THAT CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH. HE IS DISGUSTING. HE IS A RICH SHOVENIST PIG.
Sorry to hear of your engagement and hope things get better for you both. Now on the bullying topic I don't think you should be the voice for anti bullying because you are the aggressor. I know you equally use that to stand up for people but I don't think you realize that when your defending your friends to other people you have a way of doing it in a hyper aggressive way that is very much like a bully. I see you have these great, sweet, vulnerable moments so I do think you have a good heart but I think you get lost in the fray when your temper get's the best of you and you end up looking like a bully. Just saying work on that first. On a side note Karent is NOT a friend. Friends don't keep bringing the drama to you..I think you view her as loyal to you because she does that and what you need to learn is that she only does that because it's self serving to her and by that I mean she enjoys the drama at your expense. This is not a friend but with maturity and growth you will see that not all supposed friendships are good friendships or good friends.
Reall you're not going back anytime soon? what is wrong with you? that man disrespected YOU not Romain and you get up after Ana and m thinking good for her she's got some dignity? and you come back WHY? to say " Romain loves you and i ADORE YOU" ? R U kidding me? he proceeds to offend you and ridicule you some more while you're crying!!! and you stay? Then Elsa an elderly lady gets offended and you say nothing and stay? By the way newsflash your bff Karent laughed at all his offensive remarks about you, she did say she felt bad for HIM! you have a keeper there if it wasn't for Karent all us viewers heard was that Joe Francis "DATED" you and Martha but your bff asked the right questions and got to the bottom of it! Be sure to thank her for making sure we all knew the truth including Romain !
when youre finished with Romain can you send him my way? thanks ever so. Oh and your relationship with your sister is very unhealthy. Youre close in a bad way. At your ages you really shouldnt be so involved in each others lives...or be living with each other especially when you have a relationship to work on. And why would you want her home alone with Romain when youre away for days/weeks? From what Ive seen I dont think either are 100% trustworthy tbh! Dont tempt such things..
I think its so crappy the way some people on here throw stones at somebody honest, beautiful, who admits their faults and wants to work on them. I presume these are perfect humans with no faults no problems and no flaws...or perhaps these people should own up to their own sh** instead and admit we are all human we all have faults and we could all be a little kinder to others and less judgmental too.
@shllyng Her mom did confirm it. And if we reach for some empathy, A girl, who is pushed into motherhood Against her will, meaning she didn't make Those babies, than we can see that it f@&k's You up! True story, many millions over. Do I give free reign to Joanna? Hell no! We are grown women. We have to come to a place where we Are not always projecting our pasts Or our worst fears on others. That is all.
The poor Elsa routine is getting old. That woman is fiercer than all of you combined. She hardly had a hair out of place and looked like she'd even made excuses for him. She knows him well and was nonplussed by his outburst. She at least had the good sense to not argue with him and did the right thing walking away-- unlike Ana the combative. Your return to the table to quell any misgivings from Romain was not enough to mend your relationship with him. You really do need to take stock of yourself and your motivations--with your sister (let her goooo), your mate, your friends.
I don't even want to read what you have to say , the only good decent thing you've done is get up an leave after Ana, and you come back and say ' I adore you"? are you kidding me? Im glad he ridiculed you again !
I just think you are a very young woman. You're not immature if you are still under 25. I hope for your sake you stop the drinking and start acting like an adult because I think you may be extremely embarrassed by your behavior when you actually do mature. Ignorance is bliss but we saw on the show that you started the fight with Adriana. It was pretty obvious. You chased after her like an angry child and a bully. At least in that one episode.
@calvin.right @Nikniks49ers Some people are late bloomers:-) it was clear she was the one that took the argument to a physical level. Just as clear as her naive behavior was. Luckily Adriana is mature enough to handle it correctly. I just hope she doesn't make too many humiliating episodes since its all televised. We all make silly mistakes but hers will never go away:-(
Joanna you are gorgeous(even without makeup). You ARE NOT A BULLY!! You are the type of friend that any real woman would want to have. I believe in backing your friends when it is needed. I think that you now need to allow Karent to stand on her own. The times you have had her back, she has failed to have yours. She did not have your back with the slapfest with Adrianna nor at Thomas Kramer's. I am not saying to not be her friend but she needs to let that beautiful smile of hers turn into a snarl and stand her grown. It can be done with tact and she needs to do it.
What type of screen names are lady1234567 or me20122014. Those are obviously haters. Either Adriana or her minion. Joanna you are not a bully, but a fair person. Cruel and evil people hate fairness. You're a good person that's why you have great looks, awesome career and a gorgeous fiance'.I'd be a hater too if I had an old, tacky boyfriend like Adrianna's.
Every time I see you on the show, I always think the same. First, what a beautiful woman. Then, what a bully. Do you even realize what alcohol is doing to you?
I like you a less after reading this blog post. Bullying... Really?
Why is it that every D List Celebrity feels the need to try and tell some moving story about how they were bullied.... Let me guess, you might be able to help someone? Doubtful! You are not really even a celebrity and it is clear that you are doing this to obtain more attention.... I'm sure there will be some book to follow where you will make loads of money!
You want to do something real? Do a photo shoot without makeup on and without being photo shopped at all! That is something real! Young girls are bullied EVERYDAY for not bein pretty enough, thin enough, having the perfect skin and/or body. YOU help this idea that one must be perfect EVERYTIME there is a photo of you released where you have been photo-shopped to be perfect! Be real! Take off the makeup and take a real photo!
Bullying is a serious problem throughout the world today and it has touched almost every person... However, I am sick of 'celebrities' using their bullying stories to gain more attention, fame and money.
lady1234567 Ummmm.....did you see Joanna without makeup in the last episode? Yah....you look stupid now. Go write on Adriana's wall, since you're obviously either her or one of her minions. By the way, Polish immigrants were COMPLETELY bullied on the south side of Chicago when Joanna was growing up. Don't comment on what you don't know!!
J, I love watching this show because of you. It would be so fake an boring without you. As someone on your side, I take a bold step to give a small recommendation - don't be so serious and don't get upset. If someone tells you something stupid, don't try to correct them, make a sarcastic joke instead. They will eat it, you will avoid unnecessary confrontation and your point will be heard to smart ones. You are a wonderful dewchina and with R or not you life will be exciting and fulfilling.
I certainly would have got up and walked away with Ana. You are not being yourself and Romain should not ask you to change. Your relationship is doomed if you can't be you without receiving punishment from him. Good luck. PS: at least you didn't get on the table and dance around a pole for Prince Kramerhole.
Was the behavior at Lisa's house "being yourself" ?Why should Romain or any man tolerate this ?
You are an amazing person and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
It is Romain's loss.
I bet Adriana hates you because she wants to be like you. Hang in there - good things will come to you
Sorry to hear about your engagement. There are lots of fish in the sea. I think you are super sweet with a big heart and you will find someone. You are so pretty. Find someone who takes good care of you and who will make you want to be a better person.
First of all, I'm sorry about your engagement being called off however from what I see you are a hard work. Publicly embarrassing yourself and those around you isn't really the right way to behave. He didn't disrespect Romain at all, it was a joke, granted in poor taste but I think you blew it out of proportion which is a recurring theme, no? Although I do find Thomas Kramer absolutely vile - repugnant even. I just don't think you're very bright, and that's not based on this episode but in general.
It's a shame your inner beauty will never match the outside. & you need to stop butting your nose into other peoples' business. These are grown women, they don't need you to fight their battles for them.
"taking care of others" is an exuse to not take care of your own life.It's easier to "defend" Karent than concentrate on Romain and let him be the man you want.
Aw well I think it's sad they looked like they had something special, hope they can work it out. There needs to be a wedding for sure, as hey say either sh** or get off the pot! As for all the comments about her having issues, seriously look at yourself first before you judge someone else, everyone has something they could work on at least she's aware of it and trying.
Hi Joanna, I was so sorry to hear your engagement has been called off. I hope your busy so you don't have to dwell on it. It's so hard during the holidays, but with your family around it will help tremendously. Concentrate on yourself and happiness will find you. Wishing you nothing but the best of friends, family and work.
I agree with absolutely everything that you have said here. You're amazing. The way that he acted was disgusting.
The truest bully we've witnessed on RHOM is you. I would advise you to take a look in the mirror, but I suspect delusion is practically a religion for you. If you continue to make yourself a liability with the baseless threats of legal action, don't expect a call back for season3. I have seen more than enough of your "personality", and do not find you intriguing at all. *fast-forwards*
If the reports are correct and you have called off your engagement let me be the first to say "good for you". This guy is a slimeball and you deserve so much better. Keep taking the high road. :)
What has he done wrong? He tried to make her aware of the drinking problem,endured her terrible behavior even on his special day.A loving woman does not do that. Alcoholism is a serious issue and would make any man hesitate to commit for life.Perhaps it's time for Joanna to see the real reason they were engaged for five years.He gave her 5 years to change,SHE hasn't,admire HIS patience.Most other men would've run much sooner. Who's sorry now?
Chill, Southie! You've got a temper because Joanna chooses the higher road. It would be no leap to learn you know how to MAKE someone see things your way. But, fortunately for us, we all are free to choose what we see and believe.
Joanna, you are a very loyal person. I love the way you stood up for Romain. Its not right to sit by while some jerk bashes someone who isn't there, moreover your fiance. I just wish someone had stood up for Elsa (Marysol??) - you weren't in a good position to help Elsa, there were a bunch of people on that side of the table who could have gone to her aid. You and Ana were the only ones with a backbone at that party.
You are a young beautiful woman with a lot of potential. You can come across as conceited and immature when you are drinking. Your support for PETA and the love for your sister shows your true heart is good. I think you stick up for people you think have no voice, the voiceless animals, but also people who are quiet and don't speak up for themselves, like Karent. She is a bit shady. Why would she laugh at the silly joke about cheating when she knows what you have been through?
I hope you are still with Romain. He is a good catch and super cute. When he tells you to stop drinking and you agree, then stop drinking! He is right when he says you look like a fool always yelling or having drama. I am sure he knew this show would create more drama though.
Forget about Adrianna. She attacked you and she is jealous. She will keep her enemies closer so watch out. I like you and I hope your true colours show.
My opinion of her actions on WWHL was that she was afraid to listen to what anyone else had to say, so she kept rudely shouting over the caller. If your reasons are sound, you should never fear allowing the other person to state their side of a situation. Very immature...and school girlish.
Joanna, although I have disagreed with you before and your behavior on the show and WWHL, this past episode was really hard to watch.
What happened at that dinner party was repulsive, and I don't understand how months later you could still be hanging out with Karent and calling her your friend and all that. She didn't even come to your defense. This was a moment when she should have defended you unlike the time you swooped to her side when Adriana and Karent were having a one-on-one.
Regardless, I'm sorry at the way you were treated at that dinner party, and every woman at that table should have spoke up for you or any of the guys sitting there. Ana did the best thing in that situation, and unfortunately for Mama Elsa she was treated like a dog being yelled at. It was despicable.
Everybody at that dinner was treated poorly.Why did they stay I will never understand.I hope any future invitation from this man ,Karent and Lea (who was on his side !?!?!?!?) is not accepted by the rest of the wives.How could any person ,not being chained to their seats ,remain in that company is beyond comprehension
I hope you and Romain are still together, I think he is a sweetheart and definately has his prioritis streight, I think you are just holding him back by your strong personality mixed in with the drinking, just cut back girl and you could communicate better without drinking so much. Drinking definately is fun but when it's too much it becomes a disguise from really looking into your true feelings. Also, good job in calling out that crazy gross man, yuck! Why would Karent ever host with him? Disgusting.
Johanna you are blindsided by Karent she is not your friend. She told you about the Joe Francis thing to stir drama. When you had the scuffle with Adriana. Did she defend you? NO!!!!!!! You act like you know everything but you behave like a chicken without a head. Grow up and know who your real friends are.
"We got in a huge fight, and I just pretty much got fed up with it," Krupa, 33, told In Touch. (confirming reports that the couple broke up) "He loves me to death, he wants to be with me, but there's something that's holding him from committing 100 percent."
Ummmm......maybe you drink too much?