I don't know about you, but I have a very special place in my heart for the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta. I feel like we've seen them change the most, and while they are every bit as dramatic as their Bravo counterparts (sometimes more), the don't seem as one dimensional as some of the other franchise's housewives.
While we wait for their return, the least I can do is makes sure you get the women in small doses. Recently, Kandi Burruss posted a vlog interview on her website where she talks about cast shake-ups and marriage break-ups. In true Kandi fashion, she makes sure that she maintains a very neutral stance on NeNe Leake's comments on the reunion about wanting out with old and in with the new as far as the ladies are concerned. She also stays very measured when asked about Porsha and Kordell Stewart's divorce.
The ladies are currently in the middle of filming their sixth season and a Reality Tea reader spotted Mynique cruising around Savannah, GA with NeNe Leakes and other cast mates!
Mynique is happily married to former Atlanta Falcons player Chuck Smith and allegedly replaces Kim Zolciak in the baller's wife role. Mynique apparently came to the attention of the producers through Ms. Leakes, who also reportedly introduced them to Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore!
Mynique's husband told Access Atlanta he has know NeNe for "24 years growing up in Athens" and that NeNe and Mynique, a mother of three, have been friends for 12 years. She also knows She By SheBroke from her hubby's football days. Chuck was quick to point out that Mynique isn't confirmed as a castmember just yet and hasn't "officially" joined the show.
The RHOA ladies have been Tweeting and Instagramming new pics this week that show off their new reality star BFF. Mynique is the wife of former Atlanta Falcon player Chuck Smith.
A Reality Tea reader spotted NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore, Porsha Stewart and company this afternoon on a tour bus (photo below) and gave us the scoop on today's filming. "I'm in Savannah and spotted the housewives filming. There was an altercation between a large group of the women and Phaedra. Mynique and Kenya were part of the pack. Attached is a picture I took afterwards of them on a City Tour Bus."
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!
NeNe and Gregg Leakes just staged a big, ol' fancy re-wedding for their new showI Dream Of NeNe. NeNe reportedly hired one of Atlanta's premiere wedding planners, Tiffany Cook, to plan the massive affair and racked up a MILLION dollar bill. And then she never paid!
According to the suit Tiffany filed in Georgia, she claims NeNe promised to pay her "15% of the entire wedding budget PLUS fees design and execution of the wedding PLUS travel expenses to the event."
Things certainly haven't been easy for Mob Wives star Renee Graziano, to say the least. In the last couple seasons of the VH1 hit, her husband helped send her father to jail in exchange for a more lenient sentence, her temper was off the charts, and she admitted she was an addict.
Battling depression and prescription pill addiction, Renee knew she needed to get clean for the sake of her son A.J. She went to rehab, and reveals that it has helped her get back her life…even if her temper is still frightening and she's paranoid about everything. She may be learning how to live clean and sober, but I doubt she'll ever learn how to be drama-free!