Y’all. I for real cannot get the image of Kenya Moore as the Grinch out of my head. Krayonce’s epic holiday costume on the season finale of Real Housewives of Atlanta is sure to haunt my dreams. It was truly amazing. That said, there has been some over-the-top drama in the show’s eighth season, and I’m sure the reunion is going to be just as insane.
In the meantime, Kandi Burruss is treating us to her take on the return of NeNe Leakes, the downfall of her friendship with Phaedra Parks, and those pesky rumors about newbie Kim Fields’ husband. Yikes! Kandi addresses the visit the FEDs paid to her home to collect some of Apollo Nida’s things and reveals her initial concern that the reunion would be dull. With this crew? Never!
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Speaking to Bravo’s Daily Dish, Kandi admits she tries to stay out of the fray, especially when it comes to speculation about Kim’s husband. She states, “For me I hate that I missed the trip, but then I didn’t miss the drama because I’m glad I wasn’t apart of the whole thing where they were talking about Kim’s husband and I wasn’t even there for it so thank you. I feel like anything that’s in the press about one of us, they’re gonna talk about it. And, apparently, I don’t know if that was something that was in the blogs, I have no idea. I never Googled them or their situation.”
She continues, “I don’t think he’s gay. He seemed really cool and laid back to me, but I don’t know anybody from his past. I didn’t work with them. So I’m not speaking on what Kenya had to say about it. I hate it because I know when people say something about my husband, that’s a trigger for me. So I can only imagine how Kim felt. They’ve been married for a long time. They’ve been together for a long time, so I don’t know what you could say about two people who are obviously happily married.”
Regarding the upcoming reunion (with the first installment airing Sunday night at 8PM on Bravo), Kandi asserts, “Going into this reunion, I thought it was going to be boring. I really did. I didn’t think that Phaedra was going to deal with the issues. So I didn’t really think there was going to be that much debate between she and I and Todd. And I also didn’t think that Kim Fields was going to be aggressive. So I thought this reunion was going to be boring, initially. Until the day of and then I left there thinking, ‘Wow this is going to be a great reunion.'”
Um, of course Kim is going to be on the warpath! Krayonce was out for her! Kandi adds, “OK, well I think one of the obvious things is the shocking moment of NeNe coming back, because we went into this season where everybody was saying she wasn’t going to be here. And clearly, she’s here,” adding, “For me, it was a lot of stressful things going on with the Phaedra situation once again when she was saying the thing about [how] she felt I was hiding Apollo’s stuff from her; that was shocking to me. Honestly, it was never a secret with us. I mean, I know I never picked up the phone and called, but Apollo never came to us as if he was hiding from her because they were still together at the time. I didn’t think it was a problem, but OK.”
Further discussing how she felt when the FEDs arrived to take back Apollo’s belongings, Kandi tells Bravo, “This situation has turned into something bigger than it should’ve been. I hate that people think we were trying to hide something. We were never trying to hide his stuff from the FEDs or Phaedra. It was never a secret. When the FEDs asked for it we gave it to them. We didn’t have any issues with the FEDs. It’s not like we knew the details of Apollo’s case, so we had no idea that Apollo’s motorcycle being at our house was even an issue.”
As for the Neenster’s grand return (again), Kandi wasn’t bothered by her attendance at Phaedra’s Christmas party, saying, “It was no big deal. I’m glad we had a chance to talk and squash any past drama.”
This, though. Hahahahahaha!
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