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.”
On her renewed friendship with Cynthia, “When someone betrays you, it damages your trust and that’s a very hard thing to get past. People who know me know that I move on! I don’t try to fix broken pieces, although that was probably a bad thing. I’m a work in progress. It took a lot of prayer and long talks from loved ones in order for me to forgive and really do this with an open heart. So I felt like I was in a really good place in my life where I could start over with Cynthia and reconnect. I’m happy I did!”
Despite all appearances to the contrary, Kim Fields insists her trip to DC with the Real Housewives Of Atlanta was a positive experience. As you recall Kim had difficultly wrangling her two sons through Capitol Hill trying to accommodate both congresspeople and nap time!
“Nothing but wonderful things have come from the DC trip!” says Kim who has no regrets about schlepping to the capital without a team in tow!
Todd Tucker wasn’t joking when he devised a plan to open a restaurant featuring Kandi Burruss‘ aunts recipes and call it Old Lady Gang! This is apparently a very real thing.
Todd and Kandi have been hinting about their desire to open a restaurant and Todd finally pitched the idea to Mama Joyce, his newfound BFF, Aunt Nora and Aunt Bertha on last night’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Todd even suggested advertising the restaurant with a WANTED photo with the OLG! I see no correlation, but um… maybe it’s just me?
According to TMZ, Teresa, who has to adhere to a 10:00 pm curfew as part of her probation, nearly missed her check-in time had it not been for an Uber driver, who was willing to break speed limits to get her home and the merciful cop, who stopped but didn’t ticket them.
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.
Andy asks Khloe if she was angry with Lamar Odom for overdosing on drugs in a brothel. “I did not know that particular situation was going to happen, but I always feared that the end result was going to happen. That was obviously a reason why I left the marriage,” she says. “I never imagine that it would be at a brothel and that whole dramatic situation, but I just knew I had to get to his side. I was like, he can’t be there by himself, alone. He’s a great person. His demons are overshadowing what a great heart he has. His soul is still great and he’s a beautiful person. He could not be there alone. I felt like I had to be that person.”
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.”