The Bethenny Getting Married star was photographed in Los Angeles as she did a poolside photo shoot for a Canadian magazine. “You shouldn’t dread working out,” Bethenny, 40, told Redbook in a recent interview.
‘Exercise is like an old friend: You may not be able to see that friend all the time, but you’re not mad when you see them, you’re happy, and you get right back into it,” she added. More bikini photos of Bethenny below.
Moving right along to Phaedra Parks. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star recently showed off her home to Wetpaint in a new photo shoot. Phaedra reveals she has owned the five bedroom and five bathroom Atlanta estate for nine years. “My interior design is transitional,” she says. “My [home's] interior blends traditional and contemporary characteristics that are unified by color and design choices.”
Phaedra reveals she spends most of her time in her kitchen and master suite. “I am definitely a self-proclaimed Southern belle, as you can tell from my home,” says Phaedra, adding that she did not use a designer though she did consult with one. Phaedra also reveals her love for wallpaper, which is rather obvious from looking at her home photos.
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Nene Leakes is coming out swinging after a report by the MediaTakeOut website reported her as being pregnant.
Not only did the site state the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was pregnant, but it also stated Nene was uncertain of who the father of her unborn child was. “”NeNe suspects that it’s her husband’s child, but she’s been with that man [NFL BALLER CHALES GRANT] too,” claimed the report.
Well Nene, 42, took to her twitter page to set the record straight. “PREGNANT? I’ve said it b4 & I’ll say it AGAIN…I WON’T B HAVIN A CHILD WIT NO MAN! SHOP IS CLOSED! WRONG HOUSEWIFE,” tweeted Nene before adding, “Did they say Charles? They love saying his name! Problem is we never had sex! For 14 years it’s been all about Greg Leakes!”
The story is even more scandalous due to the fact that several media outlets including Radar Online have confirmed Nene’s 20-year-old son Bryson Bryant is expecting a baby with his girlfriend.
NFL player Charles Grant, who has been leaked to Nene for the past year, also called into an Atlanta radio station and stated the following -
“It’s not true. I don’t know the young lady in that fashion. All I know is that she does a show that’s very popular. For the last year-and-a-half, two years, I’ve wondered why my name has been coming up with this young lady every time something happens, but if you really know me, you know it ain’t that type of party.I don’t know nothing about the lady besides her name and seeing her out and about a couple of times. We don’t even know each other like that.”
And finally, Nene’s husband Gregg Leakesmade an appearance on Atlanta station 92Q to talk about his relationship with her. “It’s a TV show, it’s designed for ratings. Unfortunately, in our case, my wife and I are going through a storm. We elected to tell people we are going through a real storm… None of that is made up, it’s real,” said Gregg about their marital problems.
“I don’t know where our situation will go but I am confident that we both know how to be good parents. I am confident that we will always remain friends. I don’t know where we’ll end up. We’re good. We’re okay with it,” said Gregg on the future of his marriage. The full interview is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREGNANCY RUMORS AND GREGG’S COMMENTS?
In the interviews, the professional gold-digger 32-year-old reality star discusses being in her second trimester (she’s pregnant by beau & NFL Player Kroy Biermann), touches on the engagement rumors she probably leaked herself, speaks on castmate Phaedra Parks and also touches on her upcoming book.
Excerpts from Kim’s interviews below -
Do your daughters get along well with Kroy? Are they excited he’s in the picture?
They are crazy about Kroy. Half the time they go out to dinner and leave me at home, honey. He’s really fantastic with my girls. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner ever.
Have your fellow Housewives reached out?
Well, Kandi knew a long time ago. I told Kandi right around the time I found out. Of course she’s great and excited for me. Sheree has known for a long time, too. She’s cute. She’ll send me text messages [like], “I hope you’re not overdoing it” and “Do you need anything?” I have not spoken to NeNe or Cynthia. Phaedra was really sweet when she found out about it in the press.
Recently there were rumors you were engaged. Do you have anything to share?
No, and I guess they had nothing else to talk about that day. It’s obvious that we’ve been intimate so why would I not want to go and show the world my ring? Do I think I have a future with Kroy? Without a shadow of a doubt. He’s just amazing. I shared baby news. I certainly would be sharing an engagement.
Apart from your music career, you have a book coming out. What’s it about?
I was actually going to do a hair and makeup on a budget book … but I get asked so many times out in public, “Kim, how did you get Big Poppa?” Everybody seems to think that [landing Big Poppa] so revolved around money, and I am like, you know, I really need to let these people know … It will be the farthest thing from giving relationship advice but, technically, I do know at the end of the day what it takes to have a partner that equals you.
Back to the drama on the show: what did you make of Dwight and Phaedra making comments about your nursing qualifications? And what did you think of her pregnancy?
I’ve never hung out with Dwight. I don’t even know him. He just needs to fix his nose and keep it moving. I don’t know why he feels the need to talk about me. As far as Phaedra, I really didn’t care about her pregnancy. I guess what bothers me is she just kind of insulted everybody’s intelligence … Getting into all the comments and things I’ve said about it, [it's like], I want you guys to know I’m not stupid. I had to go through labor and delivery and clinicals when I was in school. And I had two children of my own. It was more or less that, not that I actually cared about the actual situation.
What do you think of Phaedra
I actually really like her, believe it or not. She’s a fantastic mother. She’s actually really funny. She is cool. She’s real cool, actually. I haven’t spent a whole bunch of time with her … but she’s a very nice, sweet person.
In other Kim news, her ex lesbian lover DJ Tracy Young took to her twitter page to lash out at her after finding out Kim was running her name through the mud. Two of Tracy’s tweets about Kim below -
“Talk is cheap @kimzolciak U weren’t calling me a “famed obssesed coat tail rider” when u were riding my tail screaming my name…XO
If you want to know the truth listen to my song, “What’s Done Is Done” @kimzolciak http://bit.ly/ds84JB“
Allrighty then. And finally, the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be on hiatus this coming Sunday. The show will return on January 2. And according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there are three episodes left this season. The finale episode will air Jan. 16, 2011 followed by two reunion shows and a lost footage episode.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KIM’S INTERVIEW AND DJ TRACY’S TWEETS?
Episode 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta brought us spa confrontations, Kim singing, and Nene snagging a huge/astronomical celebrity interview but the best part of Sunday night might have just beenPhaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida’s appearance on WWHL, during which Apollo claimed he was 4 years younger than Phaedra. In this recap, I set the record straight on that while touching on whether or not Big Poppa aka Lee Najjar is broke and in foreclosure. Will also briefly touch which Bravo housewives I strongly dislike. They are now 5 by the way. Would also like to know which housewives you all despise dislike the most. With that said, let’s get right to the recap!
The episode begins with Kandi Burruss(who’s album Kandi Koatedis in stores now – a nice album) rehearsing for her upcoming promo tour, which is a week away. The best part of this rehearsal is when Kim shows up to show Kandi what her performance will look like. Once again, Kim whines, complains before showing off her lazy performance routine to go along with the bad singing. Here’s a tip for Kandi – have her lip sync. Kandi is not too pleased with Kim’s laziness but doesn’t have time to dedicate to Kim as she also has to focus on her own performances. Kandi wants Kim “to pull it together.”
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On tonight’s episode, titled ‘Not So Fine Print,’ as Kandi’s tour draws ever closer, she scrambles to finish her CD while trying to get Kim’s opening act in shape. Elsewhere, Cynthia makes moves to reconcile with NeNe, who feels the stress of trying to score a celebrity interview for her local show. Also: Kim’s past jesting at Phaedra’s due date comes back to haunt her, and Cynthia is not happy to discover that Nene told the others about her friend contract.
The new episode airs at 10/9c tonight on Bravo.
Watch What Happens Live – Joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo guest house tonight will be Phaedra Parksand Apollo Nida. Should be good!
In other Atlanta news, BlackVoices is reporting that professional mistressKim Zolciak is now planning on writing a book. And no, it’s not an instructional on how to be the best gold digger you can be, but rather a book about relationships. Yes, you read that right.
BV reports that Kim, 32, recently signed a deal with Farrah Gray Publishing, considered one of the largest African-American owned book publishing companies in the country. BV adds that Kim’s book will be about relationships and her advice on love and happiness. No words.
TELL US – WOULD YOU TAKE RELATIONSHIP ADVICE FROM KIM? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW CLIP AND TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
It all started when Cynthia decided to pull her good pal Nene Leakes to the side and clear the air on some of the issues they had been having. Cynthia handed Nene a candle gift and then handed her a friend contract which stated it had to be notarized and signed by the President. The joke was lost of Nene who deemed her a “Single Black Female” and declared the situation as awkward. Nene then met up with on-again off-again friend Kim Zolciak and showed her the contract, leading to a laugh fest with Kim calling Cynthia a crazy stalker.
Below is what Cynthia had to say about the situation in her latest Bravo blog -
NeNe: Single black female. A very FRIENDly thing to say.
So let me get this straight. Last week Peter and NeNe go at it, this week they kiss and make up, and now, all of a sudden, I am SINGLE BLACK FEMALE, who happens to be a lesbian, and is in love with NeNe? I want Nene, NeNe wants Peter, and Peter just wants the Jets to win the Superbowl. Does this even begin to make sense? Crisis!
Where do I start? The FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT. Here we go. At this point on the show, we are all in a bad place, all three of us. Peter with UPTOWN, NeNe with Gregg, and me with the wedding and Peter’s Uptown situation. Everybody is stressed out, and my friendship with NeNe is definitely on the rocks. I have a great sense of humor, so I decided that the next time I ran into NeNe, AS A JOKE, I would give her a FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT. AS A JOKE! As you guys know, the word friend does not carry a lot of weight with this group, so I thought the idea of giving NeNe a contract was hilarious!
I imagined that we would read it, laugh hysterically, grab a glass of wine (as usual), give each other a big hug, and call it a day. NeNe is one of the craziest friends I have, and one of the reasons we talk so much on the phone is because we are both very silly. NeNe has been good for a laugh or two when I really needed one, and I just wanted to return the favor. My FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT was for NeNe’s eyes only, and I never thought for a second anyone else would see it. It was supposed to just be a funny joke between friends, and that would be the end of it. Clearly, it didn’t work out that way. You guys saw the turn of events after we left Kim’s kitchen, and at that point it just got too ridiculous for me to even go there. The only thing that I wanted to make clear (as if it wasn’t obvious in the first place), is that the FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT was a joke, that’s it. That’s all it was ever meant to be. It was supposed to be funny, and I actually thought it was. I really cracked myself up about the whole thing. Well, excuse me for having a sense of humor.
Anyway, for anyone who may be interested in getting a copy of my FRIENDSHIPCONTRACT for any of your friends, just let me know. The cost is $19.99 per contract which includes shipping and handling. If you act now, I’ll even throw in an autographed picture of myself for FREE. Like in my case, even if your FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT blows up in your face, and your friends start calling you a stalker and a lesbian, at least you will still have the autographed picture of me. FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT t-shirts and hats will also be available upon request. Only one per customer, as quantities are limited.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT DEBACLE?
A week after MediaTakeOut first reported that Nene Leakeswas about to become a grandma courtesy of her son Bryson Bryant, RadarOnline is now confirming the story.
According to Radar, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star “flipped-out” after she discovered son Bryson had gotten his girlfriend pregnant. “NeNe threw a ‘real hissy fit’ when she found out and she really laid-into Bryson,” a source close to the family tells Radar.
Nene, 42, and Bryson, 20, have endured a strained relationship following Bryson’s two arrests this year including an arrest for possession of marijuana while visiting an inmate at the Gwinnett County Jail in Atlanta.
“Not only does she hate the idea of becoming a grandmother in her forties, she believes that she will be left picking-up the tab for the baby because her son still lives at home and does not have a steady income. Bryson is still dating the girl, who is a local from Atlanta, but by no means is it a steady and secure relationship,” says a source.
The source adds that “NeNe believes that neither of them is mature enough to be parents but it’s understood that the girl is definitely going to have the baby.”
Nene is now reportedly demanding Bryson’s girlfriend take a paternity test because she’s not convinced the child is actually his.