ECHOS FROM THE PAST: COUPLES THERAPY EPISODE 5

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Tensions are running high in the ‘Couples Therapy’ house, especially between Flava Flav and girlfriend Liz Trujillo. The episode, airing Wednesday on VH1, started as Liz threatened to leave the show in the middle of the night but was convinced to stay only after an intervention from the show’s night staff.

If things weren’t dramatic enough things took an emotional turn when Abbey opened up about her eating disorder past. Sitting in front of the entire group she courageously explored her past struggles with bulimia – clearly a difficult topic to discuss. The rest of the ‘Couples Therapy’ cast also confessed about sexual abuse, threats of violence, and abandonment. This was one of the most emotional moments of the season to date.

The drama in the house continued. After tempers flared between Chingy and girlfriend Temple things got serious during ’16 and Pregnant’ star Tyler Baltierra’s one-on-one session. It was revealed that Tyler was developing cold feet towards his fiancé. With doubts about their future at a boiling point will this couple make it till the season finale? Catch every episode of ‘Couples Therapy’ airing on VH1 every Wednesday at 10/9c.

THE CALL OUT: COUPLES THERAPY EPISODE 4

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During episode 4 of “Couples Therapy” airing on VH1, the secret behind Dustin Zito’s gay porn past continued to shock the house. Dr. Jenn Berman confronted the ‘Real World’ cast member exposing his main motivation for participating in adult videos, the money. During a tear filled therapy session both Dustin and Heather alluded to a traumatic experience from his childhood.  Will more revelations be revealed? We’re unsure how the rest of the season will play out considering we’ve learned Dustin and Heather were only on set in the ‘Couples Therapy’ house for a total of 3 days. Surprisingly, it appears producers have edited the footage to make it seem like Heather and Dustin were actually present for most of the time.  Heather and Dustin were last minute additions, joining ‘Couples Therapy’ two weeks after production started because the original cast members scheduled to appear didn’t pass their mandated psychology test. Seems suspicious!

The cast then participated in a group therapy session where each couple was encouraged to express their opinions on each other. After Dr. Jenn instructed them to, “call each other out on their bullshit,” things turned tense between Flava Flav and Liz Trujillo as they verbally argued about their relationship. The feedback proved to be too intense and Liz threatened to leave the house before the shows conclusion.

Levity was brought back to the house when a psychic arrived to do reading for the celebrity couples. In an unexpected turn Flava Flav took control of the reading and confessed that he possessed the ability to float. Sound crazy? Wait till you see the surprising ending to this episode airing on VH1 every Wednesday 10/9c.

JOE INTRODUCES HIS 600LB SEA LION TO MELISSA RIVERS

JOE INTRODUCES HIS 600LB SEA LION TO MELISSA RIVERS

Litibu is back and this time he’s literally making a splash! Joe Francis made headlines when he hosted the 600-Pound sea mammal at Casa Aramara just last month. Joe generated headlines from websites like TMZ and PerezHilton, but it was his close friends who really wanted to meet Litibu in person. Over the 4th of July, long time pal Melissa Rivers couldn’t wait to meet the famous sea lion in person. Just as before, Litibu was brought to the white sandy beaches of Joe’s favorite vacation spot where he dived off a boat and swam to shore. Joe said, “Litibu is an incredible animal. It’s a massive animal that would seem intimidating but it’s sweeter and more gentle than a puppy dog.” Once on land Litibu made a quick dash for the pool where he playfully jumped into the water. Amongst his many tricks the real highlight was when he gently kissed Melissa on the cheek. Check out more photos in the gallery below.

BY THE NUMBERS: COUPLES THERAPY EPISODE 3

Sarah Novia and Joe Francis

Sarah Novia and Joe Francis

“Couples Therapy”, airing on VH1, kicked off the 3rd episode with Dr. Jenn Berman asking the each celebrity couple to tackle a difficult topic, an honest conversation about trust. In a group setting each person was asked to score how much they trusted their partners with a number. The spotlight was on Joe Francis when he revealed he trusted his girlfriend of 4 years, Abbey, 90%. He confessed his deep concerns about her health and how it played a pivotal role in their relationship. Up next was Abbey, who revealed her trust number much to Joe’s surprise was 99%. Both were pleased and ended the session with a loving kiss. Things continued in a positive direction when the couples were asked to fill out an extensive personality survey that ranked their compatibility. Despite a few humorous answers Joe and Abbey had a compatibility ranking of 85% – a highly successful match according to the expert.

The episode took a turn when a new couple arrived in the house. Dustin Zito and Heather Marter from MTV’s the Real World arrived on the 5th day of filming and stunned everyone when a surprising secret about Dustin’s past was revealed. Find out what the house is talking about by tuning into “Couples Therapy” airing on VH1 every Wednesday 10/9c.

CELEBRATING SCOTT DISICK’S 30th BIRTHDAY

CELEBRATING SCOTT DISICK’S 30th BIRTHDAY

It’s a night Las Vegas will never forget, the 30th Birthday bash for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Scott Disick. Along side his long time girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, 34, Lord Disick sat at VIP table at Hyde nightclub inside the Bellagio Hotel. Among his celebrity guests were Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Sartiano and Allie Rizzo. Joe Francis, who’s been a friend for years, attended the soiree with girlfriend Abbey Wilson. We caught up with the founder of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand after the festivities, “I’ve been to some pretty epic birthday parties but Scott’s 30th in Vegas was pretty amazing. It was super packed, Kris was getting down on the dance floor, but the highlight was when Scott serenaded Kourtney at the end of the night.” The celebration was capped off with a giant white and blue birthday cake that was topped with a royal crown fit for a Lord.  Want to see more? Check out the gallery for some of Joe’s personal pictures.

ROCK WALL CHALLENGE: COUPLES THERAPY EPISODE 2

Joe Francis and Abbey Wilson

Joe Francis and Abbey Wilson

On the second episode of ‘Couples Therapy, airing on VH1, the celebrity drama continued between Flava Flav and his fiancé Liz Trujillo after a contentious night out bowling with the other couples. The next day, tensions remained high as the stars entered the therapy room to discuss how their relationships approached rock bottom. During the group discussion Joe and Abbey bravely opened up about their battles and the emotional toll in took on their relationship.

In an effort to take trust to a new level Dr. Jenn Berman took the celebrity couples to a high intensity ropes course. The first obstacle challenged Joe and Abbey to scale a giant rock wall.  While being tethered together, they worked through their fears and used trust as the elevating factor to their success.

While things were looking up for Joe and Abbey the relationship between Flava Flav and Liz seemed to be headed for disaster. After Liz made numerous threats that she was leaving the show Flava was encouraged to make a “leap of faith” in hopes of saving his 9 year relationship. Want to see how if these celebrities can make it through “Couples Therapy”? Catch new episodes airing every Wednesday on VH1 at 9pm.

JOE FRANCIS ADOPTS A SEA LION?

JOE FRANCIS ADOPTS A SEA LION?

Joe Francis has always been an animal lover but no one could have predicted the newest addition to his family. Joe, along side his girlfriend Abbey, welcomed an adorable sea lion into the gorgeous pool of Casa Aramara in Punta Mita. The 11-year-old sea lion named Litibu spent the day with the founder of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand courtesy of Vallarta Adventures.

Even though the sea lions are naturally wild, Litibu is more like a well-trained house pet. Vallarta Adventures delivered the sea lion by boat just off the shore of Joe’s favorite vacation spot. Once the boat pulled close enough Libitu jumped from the deck and swam directly to Casa Aramara’s sandy beaches. After a short walk up from the ocean towards the house Litibu joined Joe and Abbey inside their luxurious infinity pool for some much needed play time. Joe told us, “Libitu is extremely talented and capable of doing tricks like handstands, flips, and even gave us kisses on the cheeks. I’ve swam with dolphins, shared the ocean with whales, but playing in the pool with a sea lion was a once in a lifetime experience.” Not everyone will have the chance to splash in the waves with a trained sea lion so make sure and check out the pictures he shared with MeetJoeFrancis.com.

JOE FRANCIS AND ABBEY WILSON STAR IN VH1′S ‘COUPLES THERAPY’

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Joe Francis is opening up about his personal life for the first time on television in VH1’s new season of ‘Couples Therapy’.  The primetime show premiered last night to strong reviews and ratings. ‘Couples Therapy’ follows the love lives of 5 celebrity twosomes that include Flava Flav with girlfriend Liz Trujillo, MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ star’s Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell, rapper Chingy Bailey alongside girlfriend Temple Poteat, and Real World cast members Heather Marter and Dustin Zito. Joe Francis, the Creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand, joined the show with his model girlfriend Abbey Wilson. Joe and Abbey met almost 5 years ago.

 

Nothing is off limits during this new season and Joe wasn’t afraid to hold back. In addition to an on camera clash with Flava Flav it’s revealed early on that the Joe’s biggest hurdle wont be Abbey’s jealousy over other women, but a much deeper issue involving an eating disorder. Joe said, “I care deeply for Abbey and knew that it was time to look for help. Sitting down with Dr. Jenn Berman was an incredibly emotional but it revealed some heartbreaking secrets that needed to be dealt with. It was a very positive experience that helped us grow stronger individually and as a couple.” Watch Joe and Abbey as they continue ‘Couples Therapy’ airing on VH1 every Wednesday at 10/9c.