Kandi Burruss

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kenya Moore poses backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival )

This weekend the reality stars flocked to New Orleans for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival. Among the reality celebrities photographed there: Kenya Moore (marriage looks good on her), Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and others. Rumor has it that Matt Jordan even made an appearance, which is interesting since Kenya has a restraining order against him!

Yandy Smith was also in New Orleans, to attend the screening of the new movie Girls Trip.

Kourtney Kardashian was spotted at LAX while sister Kendall Jenner was in Paris with Bella Hadid.

Also below: Bevy Smith, Miss Lawrence and more!

Reality TV Stars Instagram Roundup

A new roundup of reality TV stars social media pics to kick off your weekend.

Returning RHOA star NeNe Leakes: “We like to keep ’em talking. Nites at the Leakes. #thethreat #queen #theybothered #slaynethia #eatmypeachbitch”

Look below for more selfies and snap shots – including Bethenny Frankel on the set of Shark Tank, Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson at Happy Hour, a mini Jersey Shore reunion, Teen Mom 2 star Kail Lowry with her sons, Isaac and Lincoln, in St. Thomas, and more.

Kandi explodes

It was unclear whether or not Kandi Burruss would want to be on Real Housewives of Atlanta again after everything she went through last season. Not only did she confirm that she will be back on the show, but Kandi is actually filming another reality series for Bravo at the same time.

The other show is a “docuseries” with her band mates from the recently reunited Xscape. It seems like everything is going perfectly for Kandi, but she has teased some craziness for the upcoming RHOA season.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi attends Logo's 2017 Trailblazer Honors at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Krista Kennell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Happy Monday! Let’s see what the reality stars were up to this weekend with an all new photo gallery. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi attended Logo’s 2017 Trailblazer Honors in New York City. Snooki has been keeping herself very busy post-Jersey Shore with a number of business endeavors, web shows, and those adorable kids of hers!

A number of reality stars and their offspring (Lisa Rinna‘s daughters Delilah and Amelia Hamlin) were photographed arriving for the MAXIM Hot 100 party, including Joseline Hernandez, Laura Govan, Blac Chyna, and Joanna Krupa.

Tamar Braxton and Claudia Jordan were both on hand for several days of BET Awards events. And Kandi Burruss and her crew had a fun night last night as she hit the stage with Xscape to perform for the first time in 18 years!

Check out the rest of the photos down in the gallery slideshow.  Who was the best dressed at their event?

Kenya Moore

Following in the footsteps of reality stars that got married before her, I assumed that Kenya Moore would eventually renew her wedding vows, especially since the Real Housewives of Atlanta cameras did not capture her wedding the first time around. It turns out that Kenya and Marc Daly do plan to get married again, but they are waiting until next June to do so.

That’s right. As in June 2018, which I’m pretty sure still does not overlap with RHOA filming. I’m surprised that her vow renewal will not be for the show, but maybe she’ll end up getting her own wedding special like Kandi Burruss, Tamra Judge, and NeNe Leakes did. Whoever is running that show has to be pretty annoyed that Kenya let a potentially major story line happen away from the show, so I guess we will see what happens. In the mean time, Kenya is just like any other newlywed gushing about her wedding and her relationship.

Dorinda Medley

To kick off this week’s roundup of the reality TV stars’ Instagram pics, we have Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley doing what she does best: making us laugh. “I told you I never waste food,” she joked, “#summerfun #lettucesee.”

Look below for more selfies and snapshots, including Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby looking absolutely beautiful in Bermuda, Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville celebrating Mason’s birthday (separately, of course), Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Gorga flashing back to his Speedo days (consider yourself warned), Bethenny Frankel showing off her amazing yoga skills, Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador working out, and more.

Porsha & Phaedra

I have no idea how Phaedra Parks sleeps at night after what she did to Kandi Burruss, but apparently tweeting inspirational quotes is her coping mechanism to get through lying about date rape attempts. Not only did she slander Kandi for months, but she also lied to her “best friend” Porsha Williams just so she could have a solider on her side. It was disgusting and she crossed the line more than any other Housewife ever has. Ever. Which is saying a lot.

Obviously no one who is a part of the show wants anything to do with Phaedra and she can’t be a cast member if she films all of her scenes alone. So she’s not coming back as Housewife….but there are rumors that she might come back to film one pivotal scene.

Kandi explodes

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion aired a while ago, but I am still reeling from THE LIES (said in a Kandi Burruss voice) that came undone. I’m sure Kandi feels somewhat vindicated after Phaedra Parks (reluctantly) admitted that she lied to Porsha Williams about Kandi’s attempt to drug and rape Porsha, but it was still a tough year. In fact, Kandi almost quit the show.

I have no idea what “almost quitting” means. I feel like pretty much every longtime housewife “speaks out” about “considering leaving” the show at some point. I don’t know if it’s a play for attention, an increased salary, or a genuine revelation, but it’s just all too common. Nevertheless, this Kandi situation is one of the most (if not the most) extreme story lines in Real Housewives history. So  I don’t blame her for wanting to walk out. It’s not like she needs the money.

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