The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Season 8

With the addition of Kim Fields to the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast this season, we’ve seen mixed reactions from fans.  Some think she’s way too normal and low-key for this crazy show and others argue that it’s laid-back style that makes her a great addition and a bit of a breath of fresh air – a voice of reason.  Also split on their feelings over Kim joining the cast are co-stars Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore.  The ladies took to their Bravo blogs this week with very different opinions on what Kim is bringing the show this season. 

Phaedra enjoys that Kim brings a different perspective since she’s the newbie.  On Kim calling out ‘instigation vs. information’ in regard to Kenya’s sometimes shady way of stirring the pot, Phaedra shared, “My grandmother always said, “A new broom sweeps cleaner!” I thought Kim’s observation was very intuitive. Since she is new to our circle, she brings a different perspective that is refreshing; most of us have been dealing with this adolescent style behavior for some time and we are numb to it. Kim reminds us that people usually don’t do and say a lot of things we see and hear amongst our circle, so it’s nice to have someone there who is so grounded.” 

Kenya was asked the same question and she had this to say:  “I have a hard time remembering Kim is even on the show.”  No need for an umbrella today, y’all. 

On whether Phaedra was surprised to see Kim break down in tears, Phaedra had nice things to say about her fellow mom, “Surprised? No. Kim is a very sweet and sensitive lady, who loves her family to the core. She’s not used to being away from her family, and definitely not used to participating in some of the activities fancied by this group. I think she had a moment where she felt overwhelmed and had a little meltdown. All of us have gotten emotional at one time or another about something in our lives, and you just have to roll with it. I’m glad I was there to offer her support, and that she welcomed my advice.” 

When Kenya was asked the same question:  “I’ve seen her cry in almost every scene, so no, it wasn’t surprising at all.” 

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And in random news having nothing to do with Kim Fields (other than scarring her for life!), Phaedra explains that swimsuit ensemble.  “Everybody knows that I love a custom thong swimsuit. So when Porsha decided to plan the trip to Miami she commissioned a custom bikini for our vacation. With all of my jobsssss and responsibilities as a newly single mom, I was extremely grateful. Porsha is very thoughtful. I loved it!” 

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TELL US – DO YOU THINK KIM BRINGS A GOOD BALANCE TO THE SHOW? OR IS SHE OUT OF PLACE? 

 

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