The “Princess of Puerto Rico”, as she is affectionately called, never fails to bring her Spanish flair to everything she does. Whether in the booth, where she rhymes to the beat or in front of the screen, Joseline Hernandez has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with.
The girl from Puerto Rico is a rapper, actress, and reality TV star. Her most popular project to date has been her participation in the ultra-successful reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta by VH1, which became one of the channel’s highest-rated shows.
Joseline’s hectic pace meant that she was able to gradually shake off her glowing experience as she grew to be a recognized and respected face in the world of urban music and entertainment.
Joseline Hernandez’s Bio (Age)
Hernandez’s childhood was far from easy. She was born on November 3, 1986, and grew up in Puerto Rico’s public housing system. Her family almost always had to make ends meet. To help the family financially and to provide for herself, Joseline started strip dancing at the age of 16.
This was the beginning of a turbulent period in her life. In 2003 she was arrested for lewd and offensive sexual behavior. In 2007 she was arrested again for the same reasons in general. On both occasions, she was registered under the false name Shenellica Bettencourt. In an effort to make something of herself other than getting undressed, Joseline tried her hand at a TV pilot for Showtime Network. In the project, which was essentially about a group of strippers in Miami, she went back on the air under her fake name. Unfortunately, the film didn’t fly.
Luck seemed to be on her side when she caught the eye of veteran producer Stevie J. when he visited the Onyx Club in Atlanta. They developed a working relationship when Stevie began to make an effort to turn her into an artist. During this time she was brought into the studio with the producer as part of the original cast of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. On the show, she was cast as the new artist the producer had signed.
Soon suspicions arose about the status of the relationship between Joseline and Stevie J. The news that they were more than just friends was not well received by Stevie J’s girlfriend Mimi Faust. No love was needed before the relationship between the three became the main story of the series. It became the highest-rated and most-watched Love & Hip Hop series, averaging 3.5 million viewers per episode.
The success of the series naturally ensured that its fame shot through the roof. It began attending A-list events such as the BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 and the BET Awards 2015, and has also been featured on popular talk shows such as The Wendy Williams Show, K. Michelle: My Life and This is Hot 97, and others. Since then, Joseline Hernandez has also appeared in music videos for A-lists such as Trey Songz, Faith Evans, Ciara, and The Game.
Joseline has also released singles and videos with the Love & Hip Hop franchise over the years since her earlier years. Some of her songs are Church, Stingy with My Kutty Katt, Slay, Gold, Mi Cualto, and Spanish Rockstar. On November 15, 2017, she released a diss track for her co-rapper Cardi B entitled Hate Me Now.
In 2016 Joseling Hernandez and Stevie J played the lead roles in the spin-off series Stevie J & Joseline: Los Hollywood. The series premiered on January 25, 2016, on VH1 and was seen by 2.6 million viewers.
In 2016 and 2017, the reality TV star became a real actress when she appeared in four episodes of Star with stripper Michelle. Joseline has also added a television presenter to her portfolio. In January and May 2017, she hosted the talk show The Real for about ten days.
Fans of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta was stunned when Joseline suddenly announced that she was leaving the show. It was believed that the reason was her growing frustration with the producers and Mona Scott-Young, the show’s creator. She went even further and released a diss track aimed at Mona Scott, entitled Run Me My Money.
In early 2018, it was announced that Joseline was working with producer Carlos King on her own reality television series Joseline Takes Miami. She signed a contract with WEtv to show the series on television.
Family – Parents, Brother, and Daughter
The rapper’s childhood may be what made her the strong, independent woman that she is, but that doesn’t mean she looks back on it with a smile on her face. Growing up in Puerto Rico in a low-caliber environment, young Joseline had to watch her father live the junkie lifestyle and eventually die of a heroin overdose. When she was six years old, her mother and stepfather moved to Florida with her and her siblings.
She comes from a fairly large family. Joseline has an older sister Yanira and four brothers, the youngest of whom is autistic and needs special attention and care. Her brothers are Jorge, Hisael, Kermit, and Luis Jr.
Hernandez, who is bisexually oriented, became a mother on December 28, 2016, when she gave birth to their first child with Stevie, a daughter named Bonnie Bella Jordan. On May 1, 2017, a television special was released on VH1 documenting their birth.
Stevie and Joseline were never legally married and separated soon before the fifth season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Since then, they have been in and out a few times.
Joseline Hernandez’s Height and Body Measurements
The curvaceous Puerto Rican beauty stands at a height of 5 feet (1.65 m) inches and weighs approximately 134.4 lbs (61 kg). She has a bust size of 36 inches, a waist size of 28 inches, and a hip size of 39 inches.