This season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is messier than Bob Whitfield’s attempts at dancing and smoothie making, and we’re sure to see more of the drama on tonight’s new episode. Friendships are tested and tea is being spilled left and right. However, were any of these friendships actually genuine in the first place? If you’d asked me a few years ago, I would have predicted that Kandi Burrus and Phaedra Parks’ pairing would stand the test of time. They truly seemed to enjoy each other and have fun together.
Of course, we all know how that relationship has progressed! Thanks to all the not so subtle shade and Phaedra’s new alliance with Porsha Williams, the rift between Kandi and Phaedra seems to be widening…and Kandi wants fans to know she’s done staying quiet about it.
The last Real Housewives of Atlanta episode was a big one for Phaedra Parks. We saw her getting along with former nemesis Kenya Moore to give back to the kids in Flint, Michigan. As moving as it was to watch these two genuinely making a difference, the viewers were brought back to reality when Porsha Williams and her anger issues took center stage at a group dinner.
It’s pretty ironic that Phaedra’s bestie was the one in the middle of the controversy during an episode that should have been a happy one about Phaedra’s philanthropy. SMH, Porsha. All Phaedra wanted to do was gather the women to plan a camping trip and then shit really went awry.
In her blog, Cynthia celebrates her move to the lake house and wonders why things got “so dramatic” at Phaedra Parks’ dinner. Cynthia begins by discussing her time as Kandi Burruss’ house guest: “I had a really fun time staying with Kandi. Although she didn’t seem that happy to see me when me (and my Fruit Loops) first I arrived at her house, we ended up having the best time. We spent hours laughing, talking, and watching movies.”
To be honest, it’s hard to tell when Porsha Williams is reaching for a story line on Real Housewives of Atlanta and when her drama on the show is actually genuine. I guess that’s actually tough to figure out with pretty much every reality show, but it honestly did seem pretty random for Porsha to want a baby with her former flame, but she had no desire to actually date him. However, Porsha says she’s serious about wanting to be a single mother and on another note, she really wants her BFF Phaedra Parks to go from being a single mom to a mother in a relationship.
Porsha talked about her desire for motherhood in an interview with Bravo.com. Porsha explained why she views being a single mom differently than most people might. She said, “I’ve made sure I have a great support system. I’ve worked very hard financially to secure a future for a child. It’s just something that I want now.”
I was wondering which Housewife was going to bring the term “alternative facts” into play first, but I just didn’t think it would happen this soon. Kenya Moore went in on her mortal enemy Sheree Whitfield for the comments that she made about Kenya “antagonizing” Matt Jordan‘s violent behavior.
Normally I love it when Sheree and Kenya beef. They usually both cross the line pretty equally so it all comes out in the wash and ends up being pretty hilarious, but I feel like Sheree was definitely in the wrong with this one. Since when does someone getting violent the victim’s fault? That’s like me blaming for Sheree’s behavior for Bob Whitfield skipping out on years of child support. It. Makes. No. Sense.
Kandi Burruss is getting a lot of heat this season for sharing her opinions, but I feel like it’s about time she opens up after staying quiet for so long. Don’t get me started on her Kandi Koated Clique, but I do think she is usually in the right when it comes to standing up to Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams. And to be honest, Porsha was out of control during the last episode when she went off against Kandi and Kenya Moore. It sure does not seem like Porsha stuck with those anger management classes.
Kandi doesn’t seem to care about that drama though. I feel like she’s just on RHOAto collect her check and promote her many products. And now that her daughter Riley Burruss is following her musical foot steps, Kandi probably doesn’t have the time for Porsha and her desperate reaches to create story lines. Don’t even get me started on her “relationship” this season. But since Kandiis a Real Housewife, she’s basically required to share her opinions on what goes down and that includes Porsha’s anger issues.
Well, Real Housewives Of Atlanta started out nicely, didn’t it? Of course, after Jesus fixed things up nice, it went straight down to hell in a hand basket over dinner! Get your prayer cloths and holy water to the fires, y’all!
I, for one, loved seeing Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore get their glamour and their good intentions on to drive to Detroit in a vintage convertible, letting the shade fly out the window like one of Kenya’s alleged weaves. Phaedra and Kenya are about to spend a week roughing it with children affected by the Flint water crisis at summer camp.