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.”

 

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One thought on “Brooke Laughton On Joao Franco Possibly Being a Narcissist

  1. He is a narcissist, or at least exhibits narcissistic behaviours. Captain Sandy did experience a part of him being “authentic.” Because she has something he needs…. to be seen as a good person vy the one with power. He is not authentic, or caring. It’s all image and a game. He is sneaky, a liar, and lovebombs, also gaslights all the time. From experience with people like him, stay clear.

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