Y’all. I for real cannot get the image of Kenya Moore as the Grinch out of my head. Krayonce’s epic holiday costume on the season finale of Real Housewives of Atlanta is sure to haunt my dreams. It was truly amazing. That said, there has been some over-the-top drama in the show’s eighth season, and I’m sure the reunion is going to be just as insane.
In the meantime, Kandi Burruss is treating us to her take on the return of NeNe Leakes, the downfall of her friendship with Phaedra Parks, and those pesky rumors about newbie Kim Fields’ husband. Yikes! Kandi addresses the visit the FEDs paid to her home to collect some of Apollo Nida’s things and reveals her initial concern that the reunion would be dull. With this crew? Never!
There are blogs that entertain and blogs that inform. Blogs that gush and blogs that gloat. There are even blogs that change the game in one fell swoop (looking at you, Eileen Davidson!) by revealing a darker side of a reality star than we’ve previously seen. Phaedra Parks’blog, however, does none of these things. And so it is that she remains the Supreme Queen of Evasion and Deflection!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is under some scrutiny over her relationship with ex-bestie and costar, Kandi Burruss. More specifically, folks are wondering whether Phae-Phae made the call that caused the Feds to show up at both Kandi’s and Cynthia Bailey’s houses to confiscate items Apollo Nida was storing there. True to form, Phaedra addresses NONE of this mess in her blog, instead focusing on what a great party planner Dwight is – and how on point Kenya Moore’s costume was.
I’m not gonna lie: I love me some WhoGonnaCheckMeBoo!Sheree Whitfield and was thrilled to see her back on the Real Housewives of Atlanta this season, even if it was in a diminished capacity as “friend of” the cast. Sheree says she loved being back too, calling this season of RHOA her favorite ever. Whether it’s moving toward reconciliation with ex-hubby Bob Whitfield, keeping the drama on a low simmer rather than a steady boil, or just looking totally fabulous (which she decidedly does!) this season, Sheree calls it all a “full circle” moment for her. Aww, man! Give the girl her dang peach back already, Bravo!
In her blog, Sheree first fills us in on her situation with Bob: “Bob and I are working on getting to know each other again. We both have grown a lot and are in a different space than we were when we were married. We are in the process of relearning each other. I can say that we are happy with how things are going and our children our happy. #LifeIsGood for #TheWhitfields.”
Case in point: when asked what she thought about Porsha Williams‘ outfit for the Christmas party, Kim says, “Thought the costumes were fun and cute for the grown and sexy Christmas soirée.” Yeah, “fun” and “cute” isn’t really in line with the judgmental glances Kim was giving Porsha while filming.
For Kandi and Todd it has been a shocking couple of years filled with extreme ups (getting married, finally getting pregnant) and extreme downs (Mama Joyce, Todd’s mother Sharon passing away unexpectedly, and Kandi losing her friendship to Phaedra). A year after Sharon’s death, with Kandi having only 5 weeks to go until baby Ace arrives, they visit Sharon’s grave. Her tombstone reads, “A great mother and the life of the party.”
After returning from her visit with Apollo, Phaedra is in the mood to do something fun and festive. She decides to celebrate the holidays by throwing an over-the-top Christmas party. I do love Dwight and his undercover shade.
Kandi, who looks amazing, says, “The baby is awesome and life is good.”
RuPaul admits that he loves Kenya Moore dressed as The Grinch. “I thought she stole the show,” he shares. “You gotta love it. You gotta love a freak. I think Kenya‘s freak meter is about an 11.”
When asked about Matt and Kenya together, Kandi says, “They seem happy. He is different than what I would have thought she would have fallen for. He is a nice guy, don’t get me wrong, I just wouldn’t have seen them together.”
Beginning with the drama in Jamaica, Kandi is relieved she wasn’t because of the negative comments about Kim Fields‘ husband! “I’m glad I wasn’t apart of that. I hate when people talk about my husband so I definitely didn’t want to be a part of anything sayin’ something about hers.”
Above, Kandi shares a photo from tonight’s finale.