Jojo Robinson On Joining The Real Housewives of Durban

She spills all the tea

By  | Jan 27, 2022, 03:46 PM 

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Season 2 of the Showmax Original The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD), launches tomorrow, Friday, 28 January 2022, with new episodes following every Friday.

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Jojo Robinson is one of three new wives featured this season, alongside Londie London and Thobile Mseleku. The wife of Durban businessman and former South African kickboxing champion Calven Robinson, Jojo is a tattoo fanatic, artist, and mother to her six-year-old son, Rocco. 

Speaking about why she decide to be a part of The Real Housewives of Durban, she said "I decided to join this season because I wanted to give a new perspective on the tattooed community. Often people have assumptions about people with tattoos and I wanted to flip that around and show everyone that you should never judge a book by its cover. I also always wanted to do something in TV and thought this would be a good way to kick-start that. I love doing things that are out of my comfort zone, and I think this was the perfect space for self-growth and to create new friendships. It's time to make the circle bigger, baby. And bring a little sugar and spice to an already amazing group of women," she said.

She said when she told her husband that she was joining the show, she was very supportive.

"My husband has been very supportive in everything I do. It took quite a long time for confirmation to come through: it was just sort of hanging in the balance and it was a situation of ‘Am I gonna get it or not?’. The whole time he was supportive and he just said that if it was something that I wanted to do, he’d be there for me. 

My family is supportive. I haven’t really had anyone in my personal life who’s been against the show. It’s more the outsiders and people who aren’t too close to me that had bad things to say."

Jojo said she is very hilarious and viewers can expect to laugh a lot during her scenes. "I'm bringing the realness! I say it as it is. The production team laugh at my scenes because what I say ends up coming out really funny. I say things without meaning it, but then it comes out funny. So I think I bring a bit of humour and realness.

I hope viewers can see the fun side of me. I'm sassy, very sassy, in a good way. I can have a fight with you and carry on, but the next day I will be over it and I'm not going to hold a grudge. I refuse to take sh*t, so if you give me sh*t I will dish it back to you. But if you apologise and it's done, we can be friends again and we move on.

I’m also bringing a bit of luxury in as well. I have a beautiful life and a beautiful home but I think I am very different from the average person in my situation. Most people associate housewives with being wealthy and snooty but I'm coming in as an average Jojo. I've got the money and lifestyle and everything that goes with it, but I'm very down to earth," she said.

When asked if she would you consider a full-time career in TV, she said "Obviously this is my first time really being involved in something like this, so I didn't know what to expect. It's been so strange that while we were shooting, I asked myself, ‘What have I got myself into?’ But now we're on a week break and I'm actually missing it - I miss the excitement and everything that comes with it. 

Let me just say if I can balance my family life with that, I think I would. It would also depend on what the show would be and on the situation."

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