Happy Birthday to Kenya Moore! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is celebrating her 45th birthday today. We’ve got a fun roundup of flashback photos of Kenya down below. But first up, we have Kenya’s thoughts on last week’s episode of RHOA. Kenya explains some more about her conversation with her aunt and the strained relationship with her birth mother.
On that argument with her beloved Aunt Lori, “I have always considered my aunt to be the most compassionate member of my mother’s family. However, when it comes to my treatment from them, rarely has she or anyone else said or done anything that is sensible, rational, or logical. It’s disturbing, because they all seem crazy to me. I never would have dreamed that she would take that stance and place blame on me for knocking on my mother’s door. I had every right to knock on her door or even knock it down to get answers.”
Well it’s bottle popping time! The Real Housewives of Atlanta’sCynthia Baileyand the show’s alum, NeNe Leakes have mended their broken friendship and are now in a better place, or so it seems. On Sunday night’s RHOA episode, the show’s former “IT” diva, NeNe, appeared on Cynthia’s doorstep in her usual grand fashion and overdone from head-to-toe.
When Ms. Leakes, along with her shiny long blond tresses, skin-fitting designer duds and husband Greg Leakes in tow, rang Cynthia and Peter Thomas’s doorbell, she then greeted them boisterously. During NeNe’s catty commentary for the segment, she proclaims with a beaming oversized toothy grin, “Yes bitches, I am back!” She then gives RHOA co-star Kandi Burrussa dig, then announces to all of her haters, “Pick your faces up off the floor, she’s back,” followed by a quick fingersnap.
Last night on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, several of the ladies, led by Phaedra Parks, traveled to Washington DC to celebrate the anniversary of the Million Man March, while other ladies remained in Atlanta receiving million dollar guests.
Ayden helps Phaedra pack for the trip, which will involve meeting with several congress members, including Florida representative Frederica Wilson, whose organization inspired Phaedra’s newfound passion, Saving Our Sons.
It’s been a week, but I’m still cringing over last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta and the family reunion from hell. I don’t often feel badly for Kenya Moore, but my heart just broke for her as she ambushed her estranged mother to no avail while a partybus full of relatives looked on in shock. Hopefully tonight we’ll get some closure…and the return of NeNe Leakes!
In an interview with Bravo, Kenya shares her feelings of devastation (and promotes her new memoir Invisible) and discusses how much she’s learned about herself in the process. When asked why she chose to plan the family reunion, the twirling reality star explains, “I’ve been open about wanting to have a family of my own since I was added to the cast. I have often regretted exposing myself the way I have, especially with my love life. It left me susceptible to mockery, false rumors, and ridicule (such as I can’t get a man). With that said, I’ve learned the men I’ve dated aren’t the issue — I am the issue. Through the help of counseling, seminars, and advice from people I love and respect, I knew it was time to dig deeper into my past. As such, that meant exploring my primary relationships and how they are connected to my romantic relationships. I needed to heal from the inside out, and realized I need my family to do so.”
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 lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
Above: Claudia Jordan: “Good seeing NeNe Leakes! Congrats on all the blessings! #Respect #FashionPolice #TheNext15 #GirlPower #IfWeAintHoldintGrudgesNeitherShouldYouGuys.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s resident caflama queen, Kenya Moore, managed to win the hearts of many of the show’s fans, instead of getting their ire up in her usual fashion, after seeing her go through a heart wrenching scene on Sunday’s episode. Kenya attempted to once again reconnect with the woman who gave birth to her but instead faced rejection in the cruelest way. Instead of opening the door to her daughter, Kenya’s mother, Patricia Moore, who was allegedly home, ignored her and did not let her in. The rejection resulted in a tear-jerking moment for many who watched the drama unfold. Kenya decided to share with her fans via Instagram, the pain of being a motherless child by allowing them to glimpse 42 pages of a memoir she has penned.
In the five-chapter excerpt, Kenya takes her fans along a journey that is ridden with angst and tears. Readers get to understand the inner workings of her complex family dynamic, as well as the intricate non-existent relationship with her mother. In anInstagrammessage to her fans, Kenya explains about the upcoming literary work:
On last night’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta complicated relationships were confronted with some surprising results. Most upsetting was watching Kenya Moore be rejected by her mother Patricia. It was as unnerving as watching Carrie, you just knew was was gonna happen, you felt it – the impending cruelty and betrayal, but you kept hoping you were wrong.
Kandi Burruss is baby shopping with Mama Joyce who suddenly loves everyone – even Todd! Even Phaedra Parks! Now Mama Joyce wants to be a “granny with a nanny” and put a nursery for Ace at her house, so she can be very involved. Mama Joyce is always up to something… I don’t trust that lady as far as I could throw her. Kandi seems dubious as well, but she knows better than to poke a tiger!
Mama Joyce has decided Kandi and Phaedra need to fix their friendship, so she volunteers to pay Phaedra a little a visit. Kandi doesn’t think it’s a good idea and nervously laughs off the suggestion.
Andy asks Sheree if she felt threatened. “I did not feel threatened at all,” she insists. “I don’t think any of us really felt threatened. Actually, they [Glen and Kenya] were going back and forth in a playful banter, almost like flirty for a little while, so it was really weird.”