I'm afraid to publicly admit this, but Kenya Moore is growing on me this season. She's not quite as over-the-top this time around, but she's entertaining in a whole new way now (when you overlook that whole Apollo mess).
Kenya shared the bittersweet feelings of visiting such an important piece of history, even if Porsha killed the moment with her ignorance. "Visiting the first African church was bitter sweet. Steeped in culture and history, I was amazed to see it first hand as I have other historical sites around the world. When the guide pointed out the actual markings that the iconic Harriet Tubman and or others used to identify the safe stops for slaves seeking freedom along the Underground Railroad, it was amazing to see."
Last night the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta paid a visit to beautiful Savannah where there were history lessons all around.
Things pick up where they left off on the bus ride that never ends. Kenya Moore is just sooooooo upset that people were late. Just sooooo disappointed. Just sooooo appalled. Needless to say she starts lecturing the group on not being tardy for any of NeNe Leakes' parties (Didn't we learn that last year?), whenKandi Burruss leaps up to shut Kenya down. Schooled By Bravo.
Phaedra Parks whips out the breast pump to produce some "organic, chocolate milk". New Housewife-in-Training Mynique Smith starts giving sex and marriage tips. She's another one who is subservient to her husband. Which means having a lot of sex. And listening to what he says. Many of the other ladies disagree – especially NeNe who believes the husband should be subservient to the working gal!
They got off to a rocky start last week when everyone arrived hours late to NeNe Leakes' pre-party and things just did not turn around.
Tonight Phaedra Parks has issues with NeNe's friend and rumored new Housewife Mynique Smith over rumors that Phaedra used to um… be quite close with Mynique's husband Chuck! Phaedra denies this of course.
Kandi Burruss also reportedly has a past with Chuck and the two reportedly dated when he was still relevant years ago!
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter 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 the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
After Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes stint in the hospital due to a blood clot in her lungs, the reality star has been honing in on healthcare. And who better to hone with (on television, no less) than Dr. Oz? Newbie housewife Mynique Smith instagrammed the above picture of with the caption "Ur girl @NeneLeakes did a great job on Dr. Oz today @GregLeakes #health #educated."
Of course, if NeNe's making the talk show rounds, one of her RHOA co-stars has to work to keep up with the the Joneses Mrs. Leakes by scoring her own televised sit down. Gone with the wind fabulously cray-cray Kenya Moore dished on her friendship (or lack thereof) with the Neenster to Wendy Williams. So Mynique is kissing Neen's booty while Kenya is trashing it…this isn't going to end well…but it's going to be fun to watch!
This week Kenya Moore started off a little more even-keeled on Real Housewives of Atlanta than she normally does. She showed up to NeNe's on time and seemed genuinely excited to go on the trip to Savannah with her co-stars. The kray kray came later, of course, but still..she gets points for effort!
Kenya took to her Bravo blog to clarify a few things, including her comment that Kandi Burruss could afford to skip a meal. She says that it was all said in good fun. "I made a wise crack at Kandi saying she could skip a meal. Kandi knows I think she has a great figure, so I’m sure she laughed as we have together about the 5-10 pounds she wants to lose. I’m not a tiny girl myself, and I appreciate a woman with curves. I won Miss USA at 128lbs and I’m now a healthy 145-150lb at 5’10”." Kenya has been well trained in the art of shameless plugging now that she's a full-fledged reality star, "As women, we know 5lbs is everything to us, but I simply encourage all women to be healthy. My best selling workout DVD “Booty Boot Camp” is available worldwide on Amazon.com."
We had Krazy Kenya Moore and more crazy Mama Joyce and we had busloads of drama. I'm glad I was sitting down, sipping on some chilled wine because otherwise I would have needed my own dose of psych meds!
Let's rip this mess apart.
So NeNe Leakes is in her store-sized closet (she oughtta start letting 'bout to be broke Porsha Stewart shop in there. More on her later) packing for Savannah. She's excited to be planning a girls' bonding trip and Gregg is excited to be fitting into NeNe's shoes. They wear the same size. They should dress up as each other for Halloween.
On the other side of town Kandi Burruss pays a visit to Cynthia Bailey to bond over mamas who hate their man and wanting to cancel their weddings. Was that an episode of Jenny Jones ten years ago? Anyway, Kandi breaks down sobbing as she recounts for Cynthia the incidents at the bridal boutique the week before. Cynthia is shocked that Mama Joyce and the Aunts went all OLG: Old Lady Gang and got crunk amid some big ol' white ball gowns. Say Yes To SECURRRTY!
For onceKenya Moore is sounding more sane than crazy. Fluke or… fluke? Reacting to last week's episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta where Mama Joyce Said Yes To The Cray-Cray (Say Yes To The Psych Ward?), Kenya offers some advice and some commentary.
"I recently served as maid of honor for one of my best friends. I consider myself as her family. When Mama Joyce told Carmon it was a family affair, I was offended for her. I have been in the company of Mama Joyce many times and she is a sweet, caring, warm person. Having said that, even when emotions are running high, it is never a reason to be taken out of character," Kenya writes in her Bravo blog. Quite agree!
"I was disappointed to see her take off her shoes as if to prepare for battle or throw them at Kandi [Burruss]’s BFF from childhood, whom she considers a daughter herself," Kenya continues. "Mama Joyce must contain her inner angst and allow Kandi to live her life, trust that Kandi will protect herself, and understand that she instilled the values in Kandi that have made her the sharp, successful business woman she is today."