I (along with many other viewers) was confused by Cynthia Bailey bringing Peter Thomas on a couples vacation even though they were in the process of divorcing. The viewers got to experience a lot of vicarious awkwardness from the last couple Real Housewives of Atlanta episodes.
This could not be more true when Cynthia attempted to roast Peter for his birthday and Kenya Moore threw a “Divorce Party” for her and Phaedra Parks. Yes, I think the idea is a little weird, but it did seem like Kenya was acting from a place of kindness so it was so awkward when Phaedra pretended to look for ginger ale as an excuse to leave. Not only that, but she retreated into her old ways by name calling Kenya via text.
I gotta say Phaedra really disappointed me. Usually I’d see Kenya as the cartoon cheetah in this scenario, but last night it was sooo Phaedra! One thing about this trip to Maui was that that the ladies really shed their facades and let their guards down for a change.
The episode opens with Kenya and Phaedra playing tennis, bantering as they batted balls – badly – back and forth. Kenya seems hopeful that she and Phaedra are on their way to a real friendship, but Phaedra is still content to keep things at a distance. Although she’s glad she and Kenya aren’t having drama like everyone else. DUH – DUH -DUH… that’s some horror movie foreshadowing right there! Especially when Phaedra mentions, again, that she doesn’t quite trust Kenya (or any of these girls) with the status of her divorce.
Happy St Patrick’s Day! To kick off this all new gallery of reality star sightings is Tonya Banks celebrating the premiere of her “Lil Boss Body” clothing line with a few of her Little Women: LA co-stars.
Tonight on Watch What Happens Live, Cynthia Bailey and Miss Lawrence dished on the most recent episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cynthia fills us in on her relationship with Peter Thomas and Miss Lawrence shares a few opinions on the Kandi/Porsha drama.
Miss Lawrence says, “I’m actually not on either one of their sides. I think that they’re making it seem like being a lesbian is a bad thing. I think what’s most degrading is that they’re disrespecting each other as human beings and as women. If someone’s a lesbian, own up to it.”
The problem is Porsha told a lie. She told a really damning and smearing lie. While lying is no new thing to this show (and it is amusing that Kenya Moore, who has told more falsehoods than Pinocchio, is the most enraged about Porsha’s lie), Porsha has told a lie that could potentially have legal ramifications or ruin Kandi’s reputation. The worst though is that Porsha doesn’t seem bothered by that, and doesn’t seem to get how bad this is. Nor does she seem bothered that Kandi is so upset. Which is especially disconcerting considering that Porsha and Kandi were once close friends.
What started as a drunken lesbian encounter between two friends, turned into a dramatic cesspool of nastiness on Real Housewives Of Atlanta. “I can understand why Kandi was so hurt and emotional. These ladies were once good friends, and things just went way too far,” says an appalled Cynthia. “These are serious allegations, and regardless of whether or not they are true, this stuff lives on social media and the Internet forever.”