Cynthia Bailey is like an old-fashioned Housewife from back in the day when Housewives was about the interpersonal family dramas, not feuding with cast members over strange social protocol or complete lies. Still Cynthia is sharing a show with these ladies and their “disgusting and disappointing” behavior.
After a whole season of Porsha Williams claiming that “someone” told her that Kandi Burruss wanted to drug and rape her, I (and many other viewers) just assumed that she was making all of that up to get some screen time and bring down Kandi. Needless to say, I was shocked when Porsha outed her “best friend” Phaedra Parks as the one who started that rumor during part three of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.
Am I surprised that Phaedra did this? No. Not at all, especially at this point, but I am surprised that Porsha didn’t take the fall for Phaedra like she always does. Porsha didn’t out Phaedra for starting those rumors about Kandi and Shamea Morton having an affair, so I really couldn’t believe it when she revealed that Phaedra did this. My jaw dropped. Part four of the reunion cannot be here soon enough.
Sheree Whitfield might have carried a bone or three on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta this season, but she’s keeping herself out of the reunion drama pretty deftly. Plus – she’s got enough on her plate with ex-husband Bob Whitfield showing up to offer apologies and hover behind the couch like grade A creeper.
In her blog, Sheree focuses on her past domestic abuse coming to light, and how she’s ultimately made peace with the subject. (Although she still hasn’t spoken to her kids about it.) Sheree explains why she kept mum on the physical violence in her marriage for so long: “I would have never spoken on that part of my relationship with Bob if he hadn’t brought it up. I always wanted to protect my family and kids from that. I didn’t want to taint the image of their dad by how he acted in our marriage. So I just remained silent for many years.”
It was only a matter of time before Kim Zolciakput her name on a swimwear line. After years of posting mirror selfies of her bikini body, capitalizing on her social media following to start a bikini line is a logical next step. Sure, “swimsuit designer” is a common occupation among the Real Housewives, so I don’t feel like the world is lacking when it comes to bathing suit options “designed by” reality TV stars, but she does have six kids to feed.
It feels like Kim is currently endorsing or “designing” every type of product under the sun, so I’m really not shocked that she will now be selling bikinis. It’s pretty easy to make fun of Kim for her constant promotion, but to be honest, if I could make a shit ton of money by posting about brands on Instagram and putting my name on random products, I would do it too. Get after it while you can, Kim.
And of course, tacked onto the very tail end was the astounding revelation that, for some God-forsaken reason, Jesus, or possibly the devil put it into Phaedra Parks‘ prayer cloth that she should start a totally baseless rumor that Kandi Burruss is a secret lesbian menage-a-trois stalker who plotted to drug and rape Porsha Williams. Yep – fun times in libel-land from everybody’s favorite lawless lawyer!
Apparently earlier this year, Phaedra told poor, innocent, unsuspecting (Ha!) Porsha this lurid tale, then sat back on her donkey booty through the entire season to watch as Porsha defended herself and kept Phaedra’s confidences. And never, ever, not once, did Phaedra utter a word that it was SHE who started this rumor about Kandi. I’m sure Phaedra will handily dismiss it as “shade,” or something she heard ‘on the streets,’ then swat it away with her handbag, give herself a spritz of holy water then waltz into the church pew for some restoration. Except honey-butt: NO – you have burned the place down. Call Willie Watkins and fire up the band cause this big, ole fraudulent lie was your Phuneral By Phaedra!
As for the new shows, oh boy, are there some surprises – Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel teaming up to scout, buy, and design amazing properties, Shep Rose looking for love, Ryan Serhant training sales agents and showing off his skills, and more. Check out the list of new shows below.
The contradiction that is Phaedra makes for interesting, albeit frustrating TV. I heard that Phaedra had an extremely tough time at the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, but I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary so far. My expectations are unreasonably high, but I am waiting for some major truth bombs to be unleashed, or at the very least, some lies to be exposed. I am so ready for parts three and four.
I feel like it wouldn’t be a Real Housewives reunion if one cast member didn’t pull the “bully” card for virtually no reason. After a season of pot stirring, rumor spreading, and straight up lying, Porsha Williams became the latest person to do this on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. To be honest it seemed like a last ditch effort to deflect from all of the trouble she got into this season.
Cynthia Bailey was obviously offended by Porsha’s bullying accusations. But then again the reunion could have been way worse for Cynthia. The other cast members are definitely struggling a lot more. Speaking of the struggle, pretty much everyone felt for Sheree Whitfield when she opened up about the abuse from Bob Whitfield. I still don’t get why she was not sympathetic toward Kenya Moore, but I guess that’s a slightly different situation.