‘Below Deck’ Ashton Pienaar Reveals Current Relationship Status And What Really Happened With Laura Betancourt

Will viewers watch Ashton Pienaar leave the charter season hand in hand with Laura Betancourt? Apparently not.

During the episode, Laura was shown spending the night with Ashton. Upon going back to her room in the morning, Laura immediately told her roommate that she and Ashton didn’t hook up. Ashton, meanwhile, seemed to joke with his roommate that he and Laura did more than cuddling.

On a Below Deck After Show episode posted on BravoTV.com, Laura reiterated, somewhat unconvincingly, that she and Ashton didn’t “hook up.”

“Yeah no we didn’t hook up,” Laura said, before breaking out in a smile.

Yet Ashton, during his interview, joked that he and Laura didn’t just cuddle during the night.

“South Africans don’t do things half-heartedly. Your mouth cuddling, you know, we could turn the heat up on cuddling.”

Yet Ashton is now cuddling with someone else. During his appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live about three weeks ago, when asked if he has a girlfriend, Ashton revealed that he’s currently seeing a special lady named Stephanie. While Ashton added that they’re not exclusive yet, it was clear that he’s very happy with her.

“Um there is a special someone that I’m, that I’m kinda, Stephanie’s come into my life. She’s, she’s pretty awesome. But there’s nothing official yet.”

Are you loving Ashton Pienaar on Below Deck? Given his love of sex, do you think he can remain sexually faithful to anyone?

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Kyle Richards Gives Her Reaction To Brandi Glanville Returning To ‘RHOBH’

When the preview for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 9 was dropped, fans got a bombshell: the return of Brandi Glanville. During her few seasons on the show, Brandi had a lot of drama with many of the other housewives, notably Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna. She did have some friends though, namely Kyle’s sister Kim Richards and Yolanda Foster.

It seems that on the new season, Brandi will be shown only briefly, much like on season 6, when she visited Yolanda when she was sick from Lyme disease. During that short appearance, Brandi, in response to Yolanda talking about how Lisa R. was questioning her disease, managed to quip that Lisa R.’s wasn’t probably thinking straight because of all the glue that goes to her brain from her wig. The preview for the new season shows Brandi very briefly, meeting up with new housewife Denise Richards.”Hello kitty cat…Cheers b**ch,” Brandi cheerfully says to Denise.

On Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live last week, Andy asked Kyle, who appeared with other OGs including NeNe Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, and Teresa Giudice, what was her first reaction upon hearing that Brandi was returning to Real Housewives.

“‘Oh my God!’ Well she’s unpredictable so you never know what’s going to happen you know, so.”

Since Kyle Richards didn’t give much of a negative reaction to Brandi Glanville’s return, it seems that viewers won’t be seeing them at each other’s throats this new season. Then again, as Kyle pointed out, Brandi’s unpredictable and you never know what’s going to happen when she’s around.

What do you think? Are you happy to see Brandi back on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

NeNe Leakes On Whether She Wants Phaedra Parks Back On ‘RHOA’

Will viewers see Phaedra Parks back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta? If NeNe Leaks had a say, the answer would be yes. During Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live last week, Andy asked the housewives who were a part of that night’s talk show, NeNe, Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, Vicki Gunvalson, and Kyle Richards, which housewives they would like to return to their respective shows. NeNe piped up that she would love to see Phaedra back on the show.

“I would love to see Phaedra come back. Yes. Come on back Phaedra. Jesus fixed it honey!”

As everyone knows, Phaedra was fired from the show after she admitted during the season 9 show that she lied to Porsha Williams about Kandi Burruss having said that she wanted to date rape her. At that time, it seemed as if the entire cast felt that Phaedra really crossed a line and would never forgive her for what she did. This prompted Andy and the other executives to fire Phaedra.

Yet it now seems that, at least for NeNe, Phaedra’s punishment was too much. On Watch What Happens Live, NeNe said that everyone feels as if Phaedra was punished but Porhsa never was. NeNe asked Andy if that’s really the case.

“It seems like it was the case. However, it seemed to me that the group of women were more able to, there were women in your circle that were more able to forgive Porsha, but it seemed that at the end, no one could forgive Phaedra.

NeNe nodded her head as Andy spoke but indicated that she didn’t agree by frowning a bit.

During another portion of the show, NeNe clarified whether she and Phaedra are currently friends. Andy pointed out that Phaedra went to NeNe’s birthday party last week.

“You know Phaedra, like many people, reached out to me when Greg was sick, she’s one of those people, who reached out to me. And then she saw on social media it was my birthday, she reached out and said Happy birthday. And she said, ‘I’m having something for girlfriends, would you like to come over?’ She’s having a Christmas thing. I said, ‘I’m having a birthday party tomorrow. Would you like to come?’ She said yes. I didn’t know that she was really gonna come. But she did and we had a good time…You know this is the first time I’ve seen Phaedra in like two years. She looked great. Yeah, she really did.”

What do you think? Do you agree with NeNe Leakes that Phaedra Parks should come back to The Real Housewives of Atlanta?

‘Below Deck’ Alum Nico Scholly Now Happy In Love After Leaving Yatching Life

While Nico Scholly was on Below Deck seasons 4 and 5 as a deckhand besides Captain Lee Rosbach and chief stew Kate Chastain, he didn’t come back for the current sixth season. Nor, it seems, will he return for any future of the hit show.

Back in July, Nico announced that he has left the yachting world and life. Nico admitted that leaving meant giving up some great things like traveling the world but that it also meant leaving behind some “toxicity.” As for what he’s doing now, he didn’t specify but did say that he couldn’t be any happier with his life in Chicago right now.

And a big part of Nico’s happiness is being in a “great and positive” relationship. Check out his photo of him and his girlfriend, Briana.

Nico’s love life was of big interest on Below Deck season 5, due to his fling with second stew Brianna Adekeye despite having a girlfriend, Melissa, back home in Chicago. When the season began, Nico said that he and Melissa were living together. As the season continued and everyone saw his flirtation and subsequent physical relationship with Brianna happen, Nico admitted that his relationship with Melissa was taking a hit. Then, when the season finished airing, Nico revealed that his relationship with Melissa was over.

Lets hope Nico will remain faithful to his current love Briana!

Do you miss Nico Scholly on Below Deck?

Quad Webb-Lunceford Says Gregory Lunceford Was So ‘Combative’ She Would Have To Escape; Warns People Not Ready For ‘Brutal Honesty’ Of Her Marriage

During her appearance on Andy Cohen’s talk show Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night, Quad Webb-Lunceford shared a disturbing detail about her marriage to Dr. Gregory Lunceford. According to the Married to Medicine star, Greg was so “combative” during their marriage that she would have to escape the house, get in her car and just drive around Atlanta until he was off to work. Quad also claimed that Greg is now lying about their marriage in order to cover up and distract from all of the misdeeds that he did.

When a viewer called in to the talk show and asked Quad if she still talks to Greg, she said that they don’t have any communication except through their lawyers. Quad added that Greg is making their divorce difficult by spreading lies about their marriage.

“I don’t, unfortunately, speak to him. I would like to. I would like for us to come to a [settlement] agreement. However, we just speak through our attorneys. And he decided to do something very ridiculous, like go out on a local radio station and tell a lot of lies. So he broke his silence with a lot of lies. That being said, it made things a little bit harder, that much harder for us.”

Specifically, Quad said that Greg’s claim that they stopped having sex in the second year of their marriage was a lie. While she didn’t go into details about their sex life, she pointed out that she’s a woman in her 30s who obviously would want sex. According to Quad, Greg is painting her in a bad light to cover up for himself.

“What happened in my mind, I said, ‘Oh my God, he’s trying to [retrofit] this. He’s [retrofitting] the situation to cover up for whatever he done along the way.'”

While Quad has been accused by her Married to Medicine co-stars of being secretive and not sharing her issues with them, she readily shared this disturbing detail about her marriage. According to Quad, she would have to flee her home in order to avoid Greg.

“I left my room because he was extremely combative at times. There were times where I would have to literally wake up, he would create an argument, and I would just be like, ‘I’ve got to get out of here.’ I would get out of our room, meaning leaving the house. I would leave the house and just drive around the city of Atlanta ’til about 8:30 when I thought he was off to work. And that’s true tea.”

Quad further warned that people may not be ready to hear the “brutal honesty” of what really went down during her marriage to Greg.

“So people want me to be real. Are you really ready for the brutal honesty of what I have to say? It’s not gonna be me breaking my silence with a lot of lies.”

Wow! What further shocking things do you think Married to Medicine star Quad Webb-Lunceford will reveal about her marriage to Dr. Gregory Lunceford? Do you think Quad is hinting there was verbal and perhaps even physical abuse in her marriage?

Kate Chastain Goes After Former Chief Stew After She Insults Captain Lee Rosbach

Anyone who insults Captain Lee Rosbach better be prepared for the wrath of Kate Chastain! On Wednesday, Kate served some major shade to her predecessor on Below Deck after she dared insult Captain Lee.

As the latest episode aired, Adrienne Gang, who was the chief stew before Kate replaced her, tweeted some insults towards Captain Lee. She wrote that the captain spends more time on social media than being a real captain and that he needs to stay in his own lane and away from her family. Adrienne even called Captain Lee Captain Crunch.

Kate was quick to blast Adrienne’s tweet as inappropriate, pointing out that she’s actually not related to anyone on the current cast. Kate also called Adrienne a “troll.”

Kate further explained that Adrienne is friends with bosun Chandler. Kate gave her opinion that Adrienne is now exaggerating their friendship in order to get some attention for herself.

So far, Captain Lee has yet to respond to Adrienne’s insults.

Bosun Chandler isn’t the only person in the Below Deck world that Adrienne Gang is friends with. Deckhand Bobby Giancola, from the first two seasons of Below Deck Mediterranean, was just on a charter with Adrienne. Perhaps one day, Adrienne will appear back on the show, under Kate Chastain and Captain Lee Rosbach’s commands? Now there’s some guaranteed drama!

Jeff Lewis Says Zoila Chavez Might Come Back; Shannon Beador Comments On Jeff’s Rift With Jenni Pulos

Surprise! Flipping Out viewers may very well see Zoila Chavez trading jabs with Jeff Lewis in the next season. During his appearance on Andy Cohen’s talk show Watch What Happens Live, Jeff, alongside his good friend The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador, talked about whether he has had any recent contact with Zoila. As for whether viewers will continue to see Jenni Pulos on the show, considering that she and Jeff are no longer friends, Shannon, who is also good friends with Jenni, had something interesting to say about that.

As viewers saw last season, it seemed that Zoila was finally gone for good after retiring from her position as Jeff’s housekeeper. Despite Jeff’s pleas for her to stay, Zoila said that she couldn’t, not even on a part-time basis, because she wanted to travel and be with her own family. Yet on WWHL, Jeff said that he’s still in contact with Zoila and that they may even meet up for lunch soon. Even more importantly for the show’s fans, he said that Zoila might come back.

“I am. I just texted her this weekend. Yes. Yes. Yes. So in fact I think we’re gonna have dinner pretty soon. Yes. Yes. I am too [very happy with that]. I am too. Maybe she’ll come back!”

But will Jenni Pulos still be there? If you’re really out of the loop, Jeff recently revealed in one of his radio segments that he and Jenni are no longer friends after Jenni reported him for abuse to their show bosses. Even more shocking, Jeff revealed that Jenni was never really an employee of his. According to him, Jenni was paid by the production company and only showed up to film.

On WWHL, Jeff talked about whether he will ever be friends with Jenni again. Jeff said that it’s a possibility but a very slim one.

“Um I’m a very forgiving guy and I never say never. But when someone reports you for abuse to your bosses, that’s kind of something that’s very hard to get over.”

Shannon interjected that they may be friends again in a few years.

“I’ll make a prediction. I was saying this today. Not in press but to a friend. I give it a couple of years. I think it’s gonna take a couple of years. Because you’re like me. It takes time, to process that.”

Jeff added that he does miss Jenni.

“But I’ve been watching the show and I already miss her. I will tell you that. I already miss her. But it’s just, when someone crosses the line, it’s hard to get over.”

What do you think? Do you want to see Zoila Chavez back on Flipping Out? Will Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos be friends again?

Mariah Huq Says Receipts On Dr. Heavenly Kimes’ Husband Cheating Is ‘Available Under Lock And Key’

Does Mariah Huq actually have proof that Dr. Heavenly Kimes’ husband, Dr. Damon Kimes, cheated on her? On a recent Married to Medicine episode, Mariah and Heavenly got into a heated argument, during which Mariah yelled that Heavenly’s marriage isn’t perfect and that Damon is guilty of infidelity. When Heavenly denied Mariah’s accusation, Mariah yelled out that she has “receipts” of the infidelity.

On Sunday night’s Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked Mariah where exactly are those receipts. Mariah maintains that she has proof of the cheating.

“Oh they are available under lock and key.”

As for why she hasn’t shown them, Mariah said that she doesn’t want to break up Heavenly’s family, particularly in light of all the marital problems among the Married to Medicine cast. Mariah also added that she put forth the cheating because Heavenly needs “a dose of her medicine.”

“You know what? Although I know things about Heavenly and her family. I still go back to my integrity. I don’t want to break up a family. I feel like they have children and there’s been so many divorces with this group, I don’t want to be a part of that. But I feel like you have to go there with Heavenly for her to get it, you have to give her a dose of her medicine. She has to understand how painful it is for her to carry a bone and for someone else to do the same.”

On Twitter, Heavenly challenged Mariah to bring out her receipts of Damon cheating on her.

Heavenly also maintained that Mariah lied but won’t ever admit it.

What do you think? Does Mariah Huq really have receipts of Dr. Heavenly Kimes’ husband, Dr. Damon Kimes, cheating on her?

Benoit Beausejour-Savard Reacts To Jordan Kimball And Jenna Cooper’s Split; ‘Bachelor’ Exec Fuels Speculation That Jordan Is Next Bachelor

 

Benoit Beausejour-Savard has reacted to the shocking news that Jordan Kimball has decided to end his engagement to Jenna Cooper after damning texts supposedly from her were publicly released. Whose side is Benoit on?

On the Bachelor in Paradise reunion show that aired on Tuesday night, viewers saw Jordan and Jenna continue to be the loved up couple they were while filming Paradise. Not only that, they also saw a short clip of Jordan visiting Jenna in her home, where they continued talking about their future children. Also, Jordan announced their wedding date and asked host Chris Harrison to officiate their wedding, which Chris agreed to do without hesitation. Yet just prior to the reunion show airing, Reality Steve published texts that Jenna supposedly sent to her lover in which she declared that her relationship with Jordan was fake, that she’s doing the relationship for money, that she doesn’t even like Jordan, that she’s better than him, and that she’ll break up with him soon. Jenna even supposedly told this man, in graphic terms, how she was going to perform oral sex on him.

While Jenna has continued to deny the texts, Jordan has come out saying that he believes them to be true and that he has decided to end the relationship.

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To think, to feel, to fall. These emotions interact with experiences and people, when you find a person you think about them, you feel when they feel and sometimes you fall. When you’re in love with even the experiences you’ve had with them it’s something to respect. Being careless with someone that you give your heart to and reach milestones with isn’t sensible no matter what the terms may be. I have not had an easy life and having struggles allows me to grab onto tough times and discard them from my path. I deal with unreasonable circumstances reasonably and have come to terms with a decision to remove myself from the relationship, it breaks my heart to think, feel and fall for this. It’s dropped me. Fumbling emotions and being understanding is not easy. I’ll be taking time to pursue my inner peace and she will always have me to talk to, if you’ve reached out to me, allow me time. Thank you to those that have.

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As viewers saw on Paradise, Benoit pursued Jenna, much to the chagrin of Jordan. Benoit and Jenna enjoyed a great date and he was hopeful that she would choose him over Jordan. Jordan, fighting for Jenna, exchanged some heated words with Benoit. On the reunion show, Benoit and Jordan continued their fighting. Benoit criticized how Jordan talked about women while Jordan snidely pointed out that he won Jenna and that Benoit doesn’t have a woman. At one point, Jordan even brought up Benoit’s ex-fiancee Clare Crawley, which prompted Benoit to furiously declare that Clare’s a great woman and to warn Jordan to never bring her up again.

Yet Benoit Beausejour-Savard has now put aside their differences . In response to Jordan’s Instagram post about his split from Jenna, Benoit gave Jordan his sympathy. Benoit admitted that he’s “shocked” about what happened and told Jordan to stay the strong guy that he knows.

“benoitbeausejour: From the bottom of my heart and even though things were pretty rocky between us, I’m sorry about what happened to you man. I’m shocked about this but i cannot even imagine what you are going through. I feel for you. Stay the strong guy that I know 💪🏼”
Amid the shocking development that Jenna Cooper might have duped everyone all along, many viewers have called for Jordan Kimball to be the next Bachelor star. Of course, the franchise has already declared Colton Underwood as its next star. But could Jordan share the spotlight with Colton? After all, there was one season that started off with two Bachelorettes: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nelson. Or could they actually do a last minute switcheroo?
On Wednesday, Bachelor creator and producer Mike Fleiss sent fans in a tizzy with these texts:

 

Brooke Laughton On Joao Franco Possibly Being a Narcissist

Is Joao Franco a narcissist? It seems that Brooke Laughton is now entertaining the idea that Joao is indeed one.

After the Below Deck Mediterranean season 3 reunion aired on Wednesday night, many viewers took to social media to warn Brooke Laughton to never get back with Joao again. During the reunion show, Brooke revealed that she and Joao had remained in a relationship for several months after filming ended. Yet during their relationship, Joao had continued to flirt with cast mate Kasey Cohen and lied about it. Despite Joao’s proclamation that he still loves Brooke and Kasey telling Brooke that her communications with Joao didn’t mean anything, Brooke made the decision to definitively end the relationship. Joao seemed so broken up over losing Brooke that he broke down in tears and left the stage for a bit.

On Instagram, there were some people who told Brooke to give Joao another chance. Yet there were many more who told her to stay away. One person gave her opinion that Joao is a narcissist.

“rashaver1: @alicehigh5 please go look up the signs of narcissism. Joao is a textbook narcissist who uses his personal abuse as an excuse— he love bombs (grand gestures) and uses triangulations as bait for trapping empathetic women like Brooke. This is a HUGE PSA for women everywhere to learn about this terrible plague in our society. It ruins people’s lives. Brooke should never speak to this guy again.”
The viewer continued pointing out how Joao fits the textbook description of a narcissist.
“rashaver1: @mariam_wana I fell for this s**t for two years with my ex. He went to men’s groups, anger management, therapy and convinced me he’d changed. He pulled me back in and I caught him with another woman after I got home from a vacation he last minute bailed on. He was test driving the new bait. I wasted two precious years of my mid 30s on this person who promised me marriage and babies and dreams. Don’t waste another second. Any of you women reading this. Don’t make this mistake. Know the warning signs. Love bombing. Pointing to childhood abuse as their ‘reason.’ Triangulation. Secretive. Snaps at the smallest differences. Read up. Don’t fall for it.”
Brooke actually responded. She said that she never knew what it meant to be a narcissist but that now after researching it, her mind is blown away.
“brookelaughton: @rashaver1 Jesus, I never actually knew what it meant to be a narcissist before now. Just researched it and it’s pretty mind blowing 😮”
As for whether she will be giving Joao Franco another chance, it seems that is a strong “no.” Ahead of the Below Deck Mediterranean reunion airing, Brooke Laughton wrote on Instagram that she’s excited for the next chapter of her life. She also indicated that she holds no ill feelings towards Joao or Kasey Cohen by stating that she “hold[s] no grudges.”