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.


Joe Francis, Abbey Wilson, Girlfriend

Vanguard, the new premier Hollywood club from nightlife entertainment group SBE, held its official opening party last night. In attendance at the celebrity filled hotspot was Joe Francis along with girlfriend, model Abbey Wilson. The duo walked the red carpet before enjoying an epic concert by Swedish DJ Avicii. The venue was so hot Billboard Magazine showed up to report on the happenings, “Among the star-studded guests at the pre-Grammys soirée were… Tara Reid, and Girl’s Gone Wild creator Joe Francis.” We talked to Joe about the concert and he told us, “Avicii didn’t perform till 1:15am but it was worth the wait, he rocked the house until 4am in the morning.” Check out Avicii here and if your in the Hollywood area make sure to stop at Vanguard.


Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza walked down the aisle during a spectacular wedding ceremony that was held beachside at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico on December 1st. The bride wore a stunning white gown while the groom was dressed in a traditional black and white tuxedo. Among the celebrity guests were Robin Antin and  Eva Longoria who was draped in a stunning blue gown. Playing the role of flower girl was two-year-old daughter Gia who wore a dress matching her mom’s gown. Among the 200 friends and family in attendance was Joe Francis, pictured above with model Abbey Wilson, who witnessed the lovely couple’s romantic union. He said, “It was a beautiful wedding weekend and an even more entertaining reception. By 1am the entire party ended up in the pool fully clothed.” To experience the wedding like Joe you can watch a 2-hour TLC special titled “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” airing on December 8th. Also check out Extra’s footage of their late night pool party HERE and video of Courtney’s designer dress HERE.


Last night the biggest names in Hollywood attended The Inspiration Gala, a benefit for amfAR honoring CAA Managing Partner Kevin Huvane. Amongst the celebrity guests including Joe Francis and model Abbey Wilson, A-listers like Kate Hudson were front and center as host Chelsea Handler along with special guest Sarah Jessica Parker captivated the audience. Music star Katy Perry gave a memorable performance on stage singing multiple songs that brought everyone to their feet. Joe Francis, Creator of the Girls Gone Wild Entertainment Brand, told us after the formal gala the party headed to The Abbey in West Hollywood where in addition to Hollywood’s elite Madonna made a surprise appearance. To learn more about amfAR and how their innovative AIDS research is saving lives click HERE.

Girls Gone Wild Announces Winner of “The Hottest Girl in America”

Abbey Wilson
“America’s” WIN is Capitol Hill’s LOSS

LOS ANGELES, May 4th, 2012 – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-ARK) take notice, the winner of “The Search for the Hottest Girl in America” Season 3 has finally been announced. After thousands of fan votes, 24 year old Abbey Wilson of Oklahoma City, OK was crowned the winner in last night’s dramatic season finale. The stunning blonde edged out thousands of other contestants to win this year’s coveted title.

The Capitol Hill controversy began when Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis purchased an internship through a charity auction, to take place in U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s office in Washington D.C this summer. Francis then added the internship to the prize package for this season’s winner, until the Senator went public claiming it was all a hoax. Francis’s name was cleared when Chad Brownstein, son of prominent lobbyist Norm Brownstein, admitted that he had in fact arranged for the internship with Senator Pryor’s office, and promptly apologized.

While Abbey Wilson won’t be walking up those steps on Capitol Hill this summer, she will still be juggling plenty of work as this season’s winner. After her big win, Wilson said, “I am unbelievably excited and honored to have been voted as this season’s winner. This means the world to me!” Wilson went on to say, “I want to thank all of the Girls Gone Wild fans and everyone that voted for me. Thank you!”

Joe Francis said, “Abbey really deserved to win. She will be a great global ambassador for the Girls Gone Wild brand.” As for the internship controversy, Francis commented, “Abbey would have been a great intern. Senator Pryor truly missed out.”

“Girls Gone Wild® Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America” airs Thursday and Saturday nights on HDNet at 10:00 p.m. PT.