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.
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It’s time for the reunion🙈 Although i wish i knew before the reunion what i know now, it’s done and over and there is no need to look back…. i couldn’t be happier, to be free and in the best head space!🙌🏼 it’s surprising how the people i least expected to be there for me have been ever since!😯😜 thank you all again for the support! next adventure👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🙏🏼 #reunion #belowdeckmed #realitytv #bravotv #belowdeck #fuckthehaters @colin_macyotoole
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.”
“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.”
“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 😮”