I don't know about you, but I have a very special place in my heart for the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta. I feel like we've seen them change the most, and while they are every bit as dramatic as their Bravo counterparts (sometimes more), the don't seem as one dimensional as some of the other franchise's housewives.
While we wait for their return, the least I can do is makes sure you get the women in small doses. Recently, Kandi Burruss posted a vlog interview on her website where she talks about cast shake-ups and marriage break-ups. In true Kandi fashion, she makes sure that she maintains a very neutral stance on NeNe Leake's comments on the reunion about wanting out with old and in with the new as far as the ladies are concerned. She also stays very measured when asked about Porsha and Kordell Stewart's divorce.
The ladies are currently in the middle of filming their sixth season and a Reality Tea reader spotted Mynique cruising around Savannah, GA with NeNe Leakes and other cast mates!
Mynique is happily married to former Atlanta Falcons player Chuck Smith and allegedly replaces Kim Zolciak in the baller's wife role. Mynique apparently came to the attention of the producers through Ms. Leakes, who also reportedly introduced them to Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore!
Mynique's husband told Access Atlanta he has know NeNe for "24 years growing up in Athens" and that NeNe and Mynique, a mother of three, have been friends for 12 years. She also knows She By SheBroke from her hubby's football days. Chuck was quick to point out that Mynique isn't confirmed as a castmember just yet and hasn't "officially" joined the show.
The RHOA ladies have been Tweeting and Instagramming new pics this week that show off their new reality star BFF. Mynique is the wife of former Atlanta Falcon player Chuck Smith.
A Reality Tea reader spotted NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Porsha Stewart and company this afternoon on a tour bus (photo below) and gave us the scoop on today's filming. "I'm in Savannah and spotted the housewives filming. There was an altercation between a large group of the women and Phaedra. Mynique and Kenya were part of the pack. Attached is a picture I took afterwards of them on a City Tour Bus."
Kenya has been reportedly filming scenes (like her eviction!) but allegedly has not signed an official contract. Now a source is reporting that Kenya is not only back but she is rolling in the green! No more Es on her credit score, girlfriend can paaaay her rent!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is accused of involving ex-con Angela in the ring and then bailing on her 'friend' when she needed a good attorney. Anyway, they were due to head to court but things got delayed because after Angela's original attorney dumped her she hired a new one she found through a late-night TV commercial and filed a counter suit against Phaedra!
Angela is accusing Phaedra of defamation because Phaedra called her a liar. Angela currently provides no proof of Phaedra's alleged criminal involvement in her book, Lies of A Real Housewife, by the way.
While season 6 has already started filming, Kenya was reportedly holding out for more money, per her most recent interview (see video below). She played coy, hinting that Bravo needed to cough up a good offer to get her to sign on for the new season. Whatever they offered must have been worth it, because according to Radar Online, she's in full swing with taping her parts – including a few staged bits, reportedly.
Kenya is also busy making sure we understand that she was victorious in court this week against her landlord. Her PR team sent out a press release stating so. See below!
"Just start taping season 6 of RHOA," he announced this weekend including a striking photo of him with his wife Cynthia Bailey. I guess that means Cynthia is back for another round! All of last season's cast is reportedly returning with Bravo in talks to rotate in at least one "part-time" 'Friend of the Housewives'.
We have to wonder if Denzel Washington will be filming a spot for RHOA since he made an appearance at BarOne this weekend! Maybe he's Krayonce's newest pretend man… kidding, kidding, TOTALLY KIDDING! Lord I hope Denzel doesn't besmirch his reputation with Housewives!