On the all new episode titled ‘Auto-Tuned-Up,’ the ladies all meet up to watch Kandi and Sheree go head-to-head in a drag racing competition, but when Kim brings her “special friend” Tracy along, tongues wag as to just how close the two really are.
And tensions rise between NeNe and Cynthia’s fiancée Peter after the race when NeNe confronts him for being rude to her – is NeNe cramping Cynthia & Peter’s relationship during her own marital troubles? Find out tonight at 10/9c on Bravo!
In other Atlanta news, according to a new report by MediaTakeOut, Nene Leakes, 42, will soon become a grandmother.
The site states that Bryson Bryant, who has been shown on the Bravo show as having no job and dropping out of school, has gotten his girlfriend Ashley pregnant. The source of the story isn’t the most credible so only time will tell if the story is indeed true. Photos of Bryson with his reported pregnant girlfriend were also posted. Those are below.
Watch What Happens Live - The guests tonight will be Sheree Whitfield and Tabatha Coffey. A preview clip of the Atlanta Housewives is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE AND THE REPORT OF NENE BECOMING A GRANDMA SOON?
On the episode which was filmed months ago, Nene was shown visiting a divorce attorney and threatening to file for divorce from her husband of 13 years, Gregg Leakes. However, as written in our recent recap, there have been zero reports of a divorce filing in the press. So did she really file? Is she still with Gregg? Well, Nene answers all those questions in an exclusive interview with Essence.com.
Excerpts are below -
ESSENCE.com: There’s been so much scrutiny on your marriage lately. What has that been like?
LEAKES: I was having a really rough time because I wanted to speak out on that and I wanted people to understand that Gregg didn’t take me out of a strip club, let’s be very clear about that. We got together when he didn’t have a thing so I don’t know who the heck these people are out here saying this stuff because when we got together I was the breadwinner. I started a business and I brought Gregg on board and we became a couple later. And when we were able to live a comfortable life, it wasn’t because of what Gregg had done, it was because of what we had done together.
ESSENCE.com: When did you see the divorce lawyer?
LEAKES: You guys saw me sitting in the parking lot outside the attorney’s office which Bravo played backwards. In real life it didn’t happen that way. I filed months ago, before that audio even came out. When the audio did come out it just reassured me that I was doing the right thing. It bothered me because I had filed, but I was trying to work it out and he and I had just come back from a trip we had taken. Like two days after we came back, the audio came out.
ESSENCE.com: Are you scared of being on your own?
LEAKES: I am scared, but I’m taking baby steps. I’ve been with Gregg since I was 28, and I’m now 42. I thought I was a woman when I got with him, but I’m really a grown woman now. I’ve been with him for some of the best years of my life so it is scary for me to be like, ‘I’m gonna be on my own.’
ESSENCE.com: So are you and Gregg still together?
LEAKES: We are still together. We are in the same house and we are still legally married. But that’s not to say we won’t be unmarried.
ESSENCE.com: How is your relationship? Are you cordial?
LEAKES: We are cordial, and it is very much of an up and down thing. One day is good, the next day is bad. That’s what I’m really tired of. And I’m very aware that the 40s for me, are the new 30s and that I need to be happy because life is very short.
ESSENCE.com: What do you think Gregg is going through right now?
LEAKES: He’s going through a lot because he doesn’t want a divorce. He says he’s very much in love and he wants to stay married.
Must say Nene’s interview doesn’t help quiet the rumors that she might have played up her marital problems at the request of Bravo. Though she does state that she filed for divorce in the interview, nothing about a filing has been reported in the press. Perhaps the press just missed the news. Lisa Wu Hartwell has also claimed that she quit the show because Bravo “basically wanted to script elements of [her] life and make her amp up the drama.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON NENE’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU THINK HER MARRIAGE WILL SURVIVE?
Peter, 50, opens up about his life and why he proposed to Cynthia, 43, despite her reservations about marriage. When it comes to Phaedra, Peter simply believes “she’s an idiot” when it comes to the comments she makes. Excerpts from Peter’s interview below -
ESSENCE.com: We don’t know that much about you. Do tell.
THOMAS: I’m Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-raised, lived in Miami, had seven or eight nightclubs in South Beach for the past 20 years. I’m a New York, Miami dude, and I lived in London for a while. I get around, and Atlanta’s new to me. My parents live here.
ESSENCE.com: Cynthia hasn’t been shy about her reservations towards marriage. What did you think of that?
THOMAS: I’ve heard about Cynthia Bailey for the last 21 years of my life. You know Russell Simmons proposed to her, she turned him down. Jayson Williams made a public half-time announcement on TV, she took the ring and gave it back. People that I know, even exes, talk so well about her. She’s an independent person and I love that about her. She likes to know that she has her own and I understand why because of her mom. I respect women who are like Cynthia because I’m not one of those guys who think men are superior to women. I used to date Nia Long and she was making like $800,000 a movie, and I was cool with it.
ESSENCE.com: What did you really think of Phaedra’s comments about wanting a “clean” man?
THOMAS: Phaedra is like 36, 37 years old and word around town is she’s dated a couple of rappers she represented, so when she says “clean” she probably means someone that doesn’t have baggage so she doesn’t have to deal with mothers from previous relationships. My point to her was I’m a grown man and I have five kids, and there’s really nothing wrong with it. I would understand if she was like 22 and getting married but as old as she is saying that… the only reason Apollo is “clean” is because he’s been incarcerated for the last six years. She’s an idiot. That’s how I really feel about the statements that come out of her mouth.
ESSENCE.com: How do you feel about the other castmates?
THOMAS: I don’t really know them enough. I’ve been around Sheree a few times and she’s always cordial. NeNe, she’s loud. I could be around NeNe, she could definitely be my homegirl. Kandi’s a really nice person, and Kim’s just crazy.
In other Atlanta news, Phaedra Parks gave a recent interview to a local GA news station – wjbf.com, during which she disucussed being a new mom and also touches on her portrayal on the Bravo hit show.
“Its very exciting, I don’t have anything to compare it to since it is my first child, but I adore my son. He’s wonderful, he’s really a sweet baby,” says Phaedra while also revealing that she had a high risk pregnancy and 3 days of labor.
When it comes to her “portrayal” on the show, Phaedra adds that “at the end of the day, it’s reality tv and so reality tv is about drama it’s about suspense.” Phaedra’s video interview is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PETER’S COMMENTS AND PHAEDRA’S INTERVIEW?
“Kim and Kroy are engaged, and only a few people know about it,” a source confirms to Radar. As for why Kim, 32, is keeping it a secret, it all has to do with dollars (doesn’t it always with Kim?). “They wanted to announce it in a national magazine, but Kim was so excited that she told a couple of close friends about it.”
The insider also adds that Kroy bought Kim a “substantial” ring that she has shown to a few friends, though she is not wearing it in public.
And when it comes to their supposed spin-off show a la Bethenny Frankel who’s show was also based on her pregnancy and upcoming nuptials, it seems that is still on the table. “Kim is actually in her second trimester with her pregnancy now, and the couple are still in talks about getting their own spin-off reality show,” adds the source.
Kim and Kroy, 25, have been together for a total of six months. Kim has yet to confirm the engagement, but we’re guessing she will likely do it the same way she did her pregnancy– by selling the story to a tabloid.
In other Kim news, the RealEstalker is reporting that Kim has put her Atlanta town home up for sale. In fact, the home listing on realtor.com has photos of Kim in her home. It seems Kim is hoping to capitalize on her Bravo fame as the listing states the home belongs to a Real Housewives of Atlanta star.
The home is listed as 3396 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The price is $499,999. Kim reportedly purchased the home back in 2006 for $486,000. Photos of Kim’s home below.
Kim has also responded to the TMZ story that showed her smoking a cigarette 3 weeks ago while being two months pregnant. She tweeted, “Please don’t believe all u read! I woke up to some more BS in the press!! Imagine that?!!” She then added that though “it’s pretty hard to argue with a photo,” the picture “was taken 2 months ago.” Sure it was.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KIM’S ENGAGEMENT?
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UPDATE – Kim Zolciak’s rep is now denying the engagement news to PEOPLE magazine.”She is definitely not engaged at this time,” her rep insists. Hard to believe since Kim has an history of denying things only to appear on a magazine cover the next day admitting to the said things.
As the episode begins, we find out that Kandi Koated Nights has reached a high level of success as the show now has a new home – Kandi’s TAGs boutique store. The guests on this episode include Kim, Sheree, Nene, and Cynthia. The sex talk begins and oddly enough, Nene seems to be the most prudish about her sex life, probably realizing this episode would be broadcast to millions of viewers months later on Bravo. Kandi wants to know the ladies’ freak numbers and who’s been peed on. In her interview, Kim makes it clear peeing is a no-no though anal is a-okay! And now we know why Big Poppa kept her on his payroll for so long.
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On tonight’s all new supersized episode titled, ‘Nene Get Your Gun,’ Phaedra adjusts to motherhood as she brings her new baby home from the hospital, while Kim wrestles with her daughter’s questions about sex. Kandi rewrites “The Ring Didn’t Mean a Thing” to make it more Kim friendly and plays the new track at Kim’s parents’ dinner party.
Meanwhile, Cynthia plans her dream wedding with a celebrated stylist friend and high-end wedding planner, while Nene’s marriage nears the breaking point as her relationship problems are exposed in a very public way, leading to a dramatic confrontation with Gregg. Sheree also decides she has had enough and confronts her fake doctor beau about his lies and deceit.
On tonight’s Watch What Happens Live, the guests will include Kandi Burruss and her mom Joyce Jones.
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TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
Kim Zolciakhas done quite a bit over the years to shock and awe viewers of the Real Housewives of Atlanta both on and off the TV screen, but the above picture will arguably be her most shocking act to date.
Kim, 32, graced this week’s cover of Life & Style magazine confirming that she is pregnant and 3 months along. However, TMZ is reporting today that the above photo of Kim was taken just 3 weeks ago on Nov. 7 outside the Georgia Dome.
She reportedly took a smoke break while watching her NFL boyfriend and father of her unborn child Kroy Biermann, 25, play football.
And unfortunately for Kim, she cannot use the argument that she didn’t know she was pregnant when she decided to smoke 3 weeks ago as she confirmed to Life & Style magazine that she didn’t want to announce her pregnancy in October because she wasn’t through her first trimester.
According to WebMD, below are just some of the effects smoking while pregnant has on the baby -
Lower the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby.
Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth.
Increase the risk that your baby is born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight.
Increase your baby’s risk of developing respiratory (lung) problems
Smoking while pregnant can also have lifelong effects on a baby’s brain. Children of pregnant smokers are especially likely to have learning disorders, behavioral problems, and relatively low IQs.
And oh yeah, Kim’s used to be a nurse. She even stated on the most recent episode of the Atlanta Housewives that she worked in labor and delivery. Sad.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS? ARE YOU SHOCKED?
According to Radar, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star who recently announced her three months pregnancy with NFL dummy boyfriend Kroy Biermann, would like her reality show to showcase her wedding and new baby, though she’s yet to be engaged.
“Although the pregnancy was not planned they are ‘thrilled’ about the news,” a source tells Radar. “Kroy really loves Kim and he wants to get married before she has her baby and that is something that she would be happy to do.”
The source adds that Kim, 32, is seeing this whole pregnancy thingy as a means to earn dollars! “Kim knows that having this baby represents a great opportunity and she is already in talks about her own reality show spin-off starring Kroy.” Perhaps Kimmy is on to something. Having a baby did seem to work wonders for Bethenny’s brand.
“Obviously, this would represent a real problem for Real Housewives of Atlanta because they wanted her baby and any wedding for their show, so, at the end of the day; it will all come down to money,” states the source. It gets even better as Kim reportedly believes her show will be a hit because “she already has a big fan base and [Kroy] does as well because he is a NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons.”
The source, which might or might not be Kim herself, also tells Radar that co-star Nene Leakes is not happy about Kim’s pregnancy news. “In public NeNe is supporting Kim but in private she has told some people she believes that Kim got pregnant on purpose. For whatever reason – NeNe’s nose is a little out of joint over this.”
Also the Life & Style magazine article states that both of Kim’s daughters Brielle, 13, and Ariana, 9, are from a previous marriage, though there have always been rumblings that the girls have different dads. If true, this means Kim would have 3 children by 3 different men. It is however a fact that at age 17, Kim had an affair with Windsor Locks Connecticut Police Sergeant John MacDougald (a 24 year veteran of the force) that ultimately resulted in his firing. The affair became public knowledge when she was 19.
What we also know is that Kim married her ex-husband Daniel Toce in 2001 and divorced him in 2003. Kim, who might or might not be a pathological liar, had claimed in the past that she married her high school sweetheart but Daniel is 37 and 5 years older than Kim so we’re not exactly sure how that would make them high school sweethearts.
Also, Daniel’s father, Daniel Toce Sr, is said to be a multi millionaire, with some reports stating he is a billionaire. It was reported a while back that Kim gets over $30,000 in monthly child support payments with $250,000 a year in alimony payments though Kim told Life&Style last year that she receives no child support or alimony from her ex. Hard to believe a gold digger would not take her ex to court for child support but that’s what Kim is claiming.