Joseline Hernandez's Photo of an Unsmiling Bonnie Bella Leaves Her Fans Divided
Joseline Hernandez and her daughter Bonnie Bella teamed up over the weekend to celebrate the birthday of a family member. Although Bonnie seemed to enjoy the bash, a picture shared by her mom caused quite the stir among her followers, all because the toddler didn’t smile for the lens.
The reality star and model is always being criticized for her parenting style in all aspects. If she styles her daughter’s hair, it's wrong, if she puts her in dresses, she’s too old-fashioned, if Bella smiles, her teeth are missing, and if she doesn’t smile, Joseline is a bad mom.
At least that’s the conclusion some fans reached after Hernandez shared a pic of her 2-year-old girl at her cousin Jileny’s birthday party, which followed a Little Mermaid theme.
In the pic, Bonnie Bella is rocking a white dress, and her curly hair is styled in an afro. She added a unicorn headband, and a necklace with some sparkly beads to her look, as she tilted her head looking serious at the camera.
“What a day!!! #funday,” Joseline captioned the photo.
MIXED FANS’ REACTIONS
Her comment section, as usual, was filled with mixed reactions to the post.
“Poor baby dont look happy at all. Sweet, sweet Bella,” wrote one user.
And another agreed, “She doesn't look happy hope she starts smiling more.” And a third one added, “Bonnie never looks happy..do something with her hair.”
On the other hand, Joseline’s fans defended her and Bonnie Bella. Like one user who wrote:
“She smiles, y’all talk about her teeth. She doesn’t smile, y’all complain she needs to smile more. Let the little girl live! Whether she smiles or not, y’all still going to complain about something. Side note, she is truly adorable.”
And a second that put haters on their place:
“If you all don’t have something positive or nice to say, don’t say anything. Who cares about your input! Bella looks like her Mami adores her and takes excellent care of her. You Go, Joseline! In this life, we have no other choice but to deal with miserable Souls.”
JOSELINE VS. STEVIE J
While Joseline enjoys her days with Bonnie Bella in Miami, she has been vocal about Stevie J being a deadbeat dad to the girl, failing to visit her or even call her, and adding that his wife is the one paying child support.
However, Stevie has now refuted Joseline’s allegations, and he’s ready to fight for Bonnie in court.
Earlier this month, the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star took to Instagram to tell his followers he traveled from Atlanta to Florida with his daughter Sade to pick up Bonnie, but Joseline didn’t want to see him.
“We came to Miami to pick up somebody, but somebody had a long night or something and don’t [sic] want to meet us for the fifth time.” Stevie declared. “This is the fifth time we’ve been here to pick up you-know-who, and we can’t get her. I was trying to avoid the unnecessary, but the necessary has to occur.”
BACK IN COURT
A few weeks later, Bossip reported that Stevie submitted court documents alleging that Hernandez committed “parental alienation” by not letting him see his daughter, speak to her on the phone or even have a say in her day to day upbringing.
Stevie also alleged that he feared for Bonnie Bella’s safety, and asked the judge appoint a “guardian ad litem” whose job is to represent the girl’s best interests and eventually report their findings to the judge.
The music producer also states he has more financial stability and safe home with his wife Faith Evans where Bonnie Bella could be raised with the care she needs.
Joseline and Stevie custody war ended at the beginning of 2018 with Hernandez getting the girl’s primary physical custody, and Stevie sharing joint legal custody. Now, Stevie wants primary custody.