Last night on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, a certain former beauty queen showed emotions other than shade and venom! Kenya Moore, tired of being blamed for an offense she did not commit, tired of being yanked into bitter marital drama, lost it. And dang if she didn’t give me just the teeniest twinge of sympathy pangs. Don’t worry – they’ll be short-lived!
I just want to get this out of the way first since we’re apparently gonna have to talk about this Kenya/Apollo Nida mess endlessly, my opinion is this: Apollo is a liar. End of story. Phaedra Parks and Kenya need to sit down, one-on-one, woman-to-woman and without shade.
Moving on, Kandi Burruss‘ business is a mess – she’s paying employees who are letting her down by not completing projects. This is what happens when you employ friends! Despite Mama Joyce calling Todd an “opportunist” – it seems like he’s the only person wanting Kandi’s business to grow and produce! He tells Kandi she needs to get her team – led by Don Juan – motivated to produce results. Kandi’s all like ohhhhnooooo… conflict. Ummm… errrrrr… lemme put on my most professional figure skating costume with the gold sparkly leotard and get these people in line because I sign their paychecks and Mama Joyce needs another new house!
Cynthia stands firm that she was never Team Porsha regarding the reunion showdown with Kenya Moore. “I have known Porsha for a couple of years now, and we have never had any real issues until this last reunion. To my knowledge our only issue is I did not support her actions at the reunion. I have always made it clear that the reunion is a provocative environment for everyone involved. I adamantly did not support her choice to resort to physical violence, and I never will. Shortly after, she did WWHL, and claimed that I supported her actions and then I didn’t support her actions. I do not support physical violence. Period! I thought this was clear out the gate during the reunion, when I did not jump off the couch to run to her side.”
Last night NeNe made her Broadway debut in the role of Madame, the wicked stepmother and Housewives (both old and new) along with actual celebs came out to watch! There weren’t any Real Housewives Of Atlanta stars in the audience, but I can imagine we’ll at least see her new very best friendPhaedra Parks attending a show before NeNe’s run ends on January 3rd.
NeNe Leakes is used to facing tough audiences – first on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and now on Broadway in Cinderella, which debuted last night! Admitting that dealing with the negativity of Housewives has well-prepared her for criticism from critics and fans, NeNe also shares that her self-confidence has helped her shine through the haters!
“Working on ‘Housewives’ can be very negative at times. I think that’s the way (the producers) position the show. I’m the original — I’m the center of the show. Every season they want someone to come for me,” NeNe explains. “It’s tough. Broadway is more about the work and the art. It’s being creative. And every one wants to go out there and deliver and put on a good show. It’s very positive.”
On her support system: “While our show is about a group of women who socialize together, socializing does not equate to true friendship. True friends delight in the building up of one another rather than bashing each other. Throughout my tumultuous situation it has been Porsha’s sweetness, NeNe’s constant support and advice, coupled with Kandi’s steadfast friendship that has sustained and comforted me.”
On dating, she took the Kenya Moore approach by giving a bit of a non-answer about whether she’s seeing anyone: “I go from one moment wanting to be in love and get married again. And then somebody will do something and I’m like ‘you know what? I’m just dealing with Porsha’.” I’m translating that as “No, I’m not dating.”
Has she made up with Kenya Moore? She doesn’t exactly say straight up and instead talks about the reunion incident. “I feel like at that moment, I gave a bully power. I’ve vowed to never let that happen again. ‘I give you nothing.'”