Cast Blog: #RHOM

How Joanna Met Romain

Joanna explains how she first fell in love with Romain.

I have never dated a man that wanted to be part of my family as much as Romain, someone that took care of them as their own. When I first saw Romain on the news being interviewed about the hottest nightclub in Miami Beach during Super Bowl weekend (Feb 2007), I stopped in my tracks and asked, "Who the hell is that?" I called my sister that same day and told her she’d think I’m crazy, but I felt Romain would be my husband one day. I fell in love with his smile and his honest, friendly eyes on the TV interview. During that time I was celebrating my first Ocean Drive cover, and what better place than Mynt?!  It was my favorite place to go out dancing with friends since the day I started coming to Miami, but I didn’t remember meeting Romain (or as he says I never paid attention to him, since I was with a boyfriend at that time). During my party we started talking, and a week later I broke it off with my boyfriend and Romain and I have be inseparable ever since.

I believe in my heart Romain is telling the truth that he didn't cheat on me, and I trust that the emails were a big wake up call for both of us about what was happening in our lives at the moment and last year. We took each other for granted and didn't make our relationship a priority. There is no excuse for the emails, and it will take me a long time to get over them, but I have to go with my heart and believe what he is telling me is sincere. If he is lying, the truth always comes out, and then it will be over. The Bimini trip was a great way for me to be away from Romain for a couple days and realize that I can't imagine my life without him. He’s one of the most important things in my life. Seeing Ana go through her pain because of her divorce made me realize I want to treasure every moment, because no matter how much you love someone, there are no guarantees in life. The trip that started out so rocky turned out to be positive and healing after all.



Life is too short to hold grudges and have regrets. When I came home from Bimini, I couldn't believe my eyes! The apartment looked undeniably gorgeous and so romantic. When Romain got on his knees and re-proposed, it totally confirmed to me why I fell in love with him in the first place. He has a heart of gold, and as no one is perfect; he is probably the closest thing to perfection. I love my fans and wish you an amazing holiday filled with tons of love and happiness. Until next week!

xoxoxo

Lea's Double Standards

Adriana explains why she was so surprised by Joanna and Lea's behavior.

I would like to start by saying that I tried my best to bond with Joanna and remain friendly after attending her bachorelette party and wedding. I truly was hoping for a budding friendship. All season long, she criticized me in her weekly blogs, criticized my wedding, and even then I took the high road and didn't engage in the low blows and continued hostility she has demonstrated towards me for a while now. However, I couldn’t stay quiet any longer when she started to attack my credibility. Enough is enough! I've learned that bullies like her will not stop the attack until you stand your ground. She showed me her true colors when she stated she wanted “to rip my head off.” Such aggressive behavior like that could no longer be ignored. Joanna is always stating that she is beautiful and because of that she thinks she has license to act UGLY!

Furthermore, I couldn't remain silent while she was attacking Lisa and being so cold to her and her struggle with infertility. Claiming that Lisa is a party girl and is always drinking is not the attitude of a friend. Joanna and Lisa had been friends and even had dinner together the night before and all was well between them, until Joanna decided to turn on Lisa... I was shocked, how can a friend blatantly attack her friend with such coldness?! She should not talk about things she knows nothing about!

Another shocker was to see Lea sitting there silently and not coming to Lisa's defense... She crucified me this season and did a complete character assassination of my person for not speaking up when Ana attacked her last year, so I was very surprised to see her do the exact same thing to her new bestie... Double standards, as usual!

In conclusion, don't judge others unless you have walked a mile in their shoes!