Last night was the finale of Kandi's Wedding. Of all of Bravo's weddings, this one may have been my favorite. It was really unique, the performances and venue were really fabulous, plus Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker seem to be genuinely and madly in love in a really sincere way. Am I crazy?
Before all the happiness, we have to wrap up last week's melodrama! With the prenup still unresolved, Todd bails on the rehearsal dinner but leaves his mommy Sharon there, alone, to fend for herself among the wolves. Or at the very least – wolf: Mama Joyce. Kandi and Todd have a fraught conversation about why he won't sign. Todd insists he doesn't care about money, but Kandi argues that if that's true he would sign. It's unfortunate that she's letting her 'Mama Joyce' show and arguing about leaving her husband something in her will if she dies – the night before her wedding.
Oh y'all. Last night's Sister Wives was the vacation from hell! Can you imagine trekking halfway across the United States with Kody Brown at the helm of your RV? Would you rather ride shotgun if Meri or Robyn were driving? Even Janelle and Christine seemed to be a bit weary about the two RVs and a twelve passenger van. All of this chaos to meet some Christian polygamists. The teenagers are upset about missing spring break with their friends, and Kody is going from house to house trying to pack his stuff. Before heading out of town, Kody's hair leads a business meeting for My Sister Wives' Closet. Robyn is irritated that the investors have yet to fund their business. It's been eight weeks since they were promised the money. What's the hold up? How are they going to pay to rent the RVs? Everyone seems to be dreading this vacation. Even Kody admits to feeling anxious.
Somehow, Kody has convinced his niece Cindy to join the crew–and drive! Is she being punished for something? Meri will also be behind the wheel. Kody is believes his teenagers are going to make or break the trip. The responsible college aged kids are off the hook and won't be traveling with the family. Kody is worried. Without Mariah, Aspyn, Mykelti, and Logan, who will actually watch the younger kids? Christine joins him in his concern. Is she going to have to watch her younger kids now? The family is only an hour behind schedule as Kody barks orders at children who aren't listening to a word he says. I'm getting stressed out by this trip already and they haven't even left the cul-de-sac compound yet!
Of course, we know Todd Tucker ultimately signed the prenup and tonight their Coming To America themed wedding takes place – much to Joyce's overt displeasure. "Me and my mother had an issue even before we got to the wedding when we were just at the hotel getting ready…she always thinks she’s right," Kandi revealed of tonight's drama.
“The wedding itself it was amazing,” Kandi gushed. “It’s over-the-top…the reception was the bomb. Everything came together!”
She begins, "I shouldn't say Kristen or Carole are bad hostesses. They just don't have the experience I have. It's been my business for decades now. I throw parties every week. I have dinner every night at my home, for no less then five people on average, and sometimes I have last minute dinners for tens of people impromptu. I'm asked many times to organize a Sonja In the City event in a matter of days. When someone else's plan falls through they can always count on me. I also have huge team of people I have cultivated over years to do public relations, sponsor events, perform, help with the invites, RSVPs, decor, and anything you can think of when throwing throwing an event. For example the Sonja In The City charity event in East Hampton became tricky because I needed places for 90 actors, Broadway performers, dancers, and singers to stay. That was not easy, but my contacts over the years came through. Hotels, homes, yachts, you name it, they stayed there."
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
In light ofAdam Lind's latest string of arrests, Chelsea Houska has had enough of his dangerous and irresponsible behavior! She is taking her ex to court in an attempt to strip him of his visitation rights for their four-year-old daughter Aubree.
On the last season of Teen Mom 2, it was Adam who took Chelsea to court for visitation – winning every other weekend so long as he adhered to certain rules, such as no driving with Aubree and that the visitation would take place at his parent's house. An order he was observed violating on TV!
Now Chelsea has decided to fight Adam's limited time with Aubree because she feels he's totally untrustworthy. On the reunion Adam even admitted that he refused to let Chelsea have his phone number as a contact while Aubree was with him!
To our U.S. readers: Happy Independence Day! For our readers outside the U.S.: Happy Friday!
We will be light on posting today so our writers (Melissa, Suzy, Mary, Lauren and our new recapper crew – Gina, Cecile, Kara, Geoff and Bonnie) can crawl out of their reality TV bunkers, unglue their fingers from their laptop keyboards, and peel their eyes off the television for a couple of hours. We hope they'll get some fresh air, enjoy a BBQ, maybe spend a few moments getting reacquainted with their family members and watch some explosions in the sky (rather than on TV between some catty reality stars). 😉
If you find yourself hanging out on Reality Tea today, we're happy to have you. If you're looking for some excitement (other than the World Cup matches today!), we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite recent articles and photo galleries for your browsing pleasure. Enjoy! And have a happy and safe 4th of July.