Terra breaks down the episode, beginning with uncharacteristically kind words for cast mate (and sworn enemy!) Christy McGinity Gibel, who sadly suffered a mini-stroke during neck surgery that left her with multiple health hurdles to overcome. Terra offers, “When it comes to Christy, it is really crazy to see the chaos that she’s having to deal with and I honestly wish her good health.”
After this week’s disturbing episode of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta in which Sheree Whitfield’s ex-husband, Bob Whitfield, joked about choking Sheree in the past, some are wondering what the status of their relationship is now? Sheree says they are not back together, but do have a friendship – for the sake of their children. (Let’s hope Bob also has a damn good therapist.)
Recalling the horrific moment in the van that Bob joked about not choking Sheree “hard enough” when they were married because she’s “still breathing,” Sheree says, “I was just shocked. Speechless. So many times as women, we just try to bury negative thoughts and traumatic situations, so when we were in the car and he said those things, it just brought so much from our past up that I have tried to suppress for well over a decade.”
Andy says, “Flashbacks are not Lisa Rinna’s friend this season, unfortunately,” referring to the footage of Rinna talking to Eden Sassoon about Kim Richards’ sobriety. One would assume that this footage – which has driven many an episode and taken up far too much of my own personal brain space this season! – was highlighted front and center at the reunion.
Kenya Moore shouldn’t really EVER be surprised when a cast mate has an issue with her. But on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta this week, she was shocked when Sheree Whitfield turned on her during Phaedra Parks‘ absolutely ridiculous “Restoration Service” – especially because Kenya had comforted Sheree earlier that day after Bob Whitfield callously joked about abusing Sheree in the past.
Kenya recalls Bob’s comments that sent everyone reeling – and ultimately caused Sheree to break down in tears. “The entire conversation turned my stomach and made me want to exact revenge upon him for Sheree. I wanted to defend her from the pain he was causing her in that moment. It wasn’t funny, and I know all too well what that feels like.”
Dorit breaks down last week’s episode, admitting that seeing Erika in her Georgia hometown gave her some fresh insight into her cast mate. However, she continues to struggle with exactly who the “real” Erika is.
Bob Whitfield laid down some seriously messed up talk on this week’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and the cast and viewers alike still haven’t fully recovered. Nor, in my opinion, should they. Housewives will be Housewives, and snark will be snark. But Bob’s cavalier comments about not choking Sheree Whitfield “hard enough” in the past were just plain grotesque and dangerous. Domestic violence is not a laughing matter.
Phaedra Parks agrees, sharing that she was “shocked and somewhat disturbed by him finding humor related to such a serious situation. Watching the emotional impact it had on Sheree was heart breaking. I encouraged him to apologize to ease her pain as they were clearly on two different pages. It was obvious Bob did not appreciate the emotional gravity of his words and tone.”
Until we see actual footage of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills season 7 reunion, speculation will have to do. And Kyle Richards is giving the press plenty of teasers to fuel this speculation. Post-reunion filming, Kyle divulges that it was a “bizarre” experience that differentiated itself from reunions past in its sheer awkwardness alone. Um – as if past reunions weren’t awkward enough?
Calling the reunion “intense,” Kyle claims “There was screaming, there was crying, there was a walk-off.” Although she’s not naming who exactly walked off, I’m sure we could start a pretty successful betting pool on the over/under odds that Kim Richards had something to do with it!