Joseline Hernandez is quite a multi-talented persona – known as “The Puerto Rican Princess”, she is not only an actress and a rapper, but also an American reality television star, who is best known for appearing in VH1’s reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta“. She is also widely recognized for being in an on-and-off relationship with colleague, a record producer as well as a reality television star Stevie J, alongside whom Joseline was also featured in the reality TV show “Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood”.
Joseline Hernandez’s Early Life and Education
Joseline Hernández was born on the 3rd November 1986, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She suffered quite a rough childhood as her father died of a heroin overdose when she was very young, and she was raised by a single mother, Carmen, in Puerto Rico’s public housing project. At the age of six, alongside her mother, stepfather and her five siblings (older sister Yanira and four brothers named – Jorge, Hisael, Kermit and Luis Jr.), she migrated to the USA, and settled in the state of Florida. As her youngest brother is autistic, Joseline began working as a stripper at the age of just 16 to financially help her numerous family. Under the alias Shenellica Bettencourt, she was even arrested for lascivious and lecherous behavior on several occasions in 2003, then in 2007. There aren’t any details about her educational background.
Joseline Hernandez on “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”
While performing as a stripper in 2012, at the Onyx Club in Atlanta under the name of Shenellica Bettencourt, Joseline caught the eye of the Grammy Award-winning musician and record producer Stevie J. Later that year, she was cast to appear as one of the main characters, Stevie J’s new singer, rapper and actress, on VH1’s popular reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”. Hernandez later became romantically and sexually connected to Stevie J, which put her into trouble with his girlfriend Mimi Faust, who was also in the show. This love triangle eventually became the backbone of the show’s storyline, which boosted the show’s huge rating to more than 3.5 million viewers per episode. ‘Til 2017, Joseline appeared in the six seasons of the series, during which she also released a streak of hit singles and music videos such as “Church” and “Stingy with My Kutty Katt”.
With her popularity on the rise, Joseline had opportunities to appear at several notable events of the music industry, including performances at the AVN Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards ceremonies in 2013 as well as at the 2015 BET Awards. These also led Joseline to collaborate with artists such as K. Michelle, Faith Evans, The Game, Ciara and Trey Songz to name a few. It is certain that all these ventures dramatically boosted Joseline Hernandez’ fame, and set her career on the path to stardom.
After the huge popularity she gained by starring in “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”, in 2016 alongside Stevie J, Hernandez she was also featured in VH1’s spin-off reality TV show “Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood“. The show premiered in January 2016 and instantly gained more than 2.6 million viewers.
In August 2017, Joseline announced a set of nine new songs, while a couple of months later she released a single named “Run Me My Money” as a full digital download. In November, she produced another hit single – “Hate Me Now” – which appeared to be a “diss track” against Cardi B. Although the song faced severe criticism, it still peaked at No. 9 on the HotNewHipHop Top 100 Songs chart. Since January 2018 Joseline Hernandez has apparently been working on her own reality show – “Joseline Takes Miami”.
Is Joseline Hernandez married? What is her relation with Stevie J?
No, Joseline is not married, despite public claims that in 2013 she married Stevie J; in 2016 it was publicly disclosed that this marriage was faked to get more publicity. However, it has also been confirmed that the two were in a serious, long-term relationship which officially ended during the fifth season of the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” reality television show. Ever since, they have occasionally reconciled, and in December 2016, Joseline gave birth to Stevie J’s child, a daughter named Bonnie Bella.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth “The Puerto Rican Princess” has accumulated so far? How rich Joseline Hernandez is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the total of Joseline’s net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $300,000, acquired primarily through her six-season-long on-camera engagement in the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” reality show.
Joseline Hernandez’s Personal Appearance and Social Media Presence
Joseline sports a slim and toned figure, featuring a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65 m) and weight of around 134 lbs (61 kg) which in addition to her hourglass silhouette measuring 36-28-39 makes her appearance quite alluring.
Joseline is quite popular on social media networks as well. Her official Instagram account, abundant with photos of her everyday life, fashionable outfits and her lavish lifestyle, has so far amassed more than 2.4 million followers, and she is also active on Twitter, followed by almost 1.2 million fans.