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Mama Joyce needs to eat her words. With news that Apollo Nida was arrested and all of Peter Thomas' shenanigans, it seems like Todd Tucker is a catch! 

In an interview with Essence, Kandi Burruss' mama discusses how she has been portrayed this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, the truth about Chuck Smith, and her current relationship with Todd!

On how she was edited this season: 

"I felt that I was misrepresented because I’m not that type of person. I just want people to know that my main thing is that I love my daughter and I know my daughter loves me more than anything. There’s nothing I won’t do for her."

"They were making it seem like I was more worried about her taking care of me, which is not true because I take care of myself. My daughter will give me anything I want but I’m not the kind of mother that sits back and keeps my hand out and I never have been."

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With the shocking arrest of Apollo Nida for embezzlement, bank fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft, we're gasping for breath! Many are wondering if Phaedra Parks is involved, how much she knew, will the couple stay married, or will Phaedra be charged next? And of course there are as many rumors surrounding Phaedra and Apollo's situation as there are charges

We expect more and more information, rumors, and gossip to emerge daily surrounding the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars. I'm personally very hopeful (and inclined to believe) Phaedra's hands are clean. I simply cannot imagine her jeopardizing Prince Ayden and Mr. President's future by participating in anything this illegal. I also consider her way too smart to get messed up in something so risky. However, that's just my opinion. 

Below is a rundown of the the rumors surrounding Apollo's behavior and the couple's marital status! Please remember, Reality Tea is not confirming or denying the rumors – we are simply reporting on what we've heard. 

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Last night Real Housewives of the past and present sashayed and twirled down the red carpet at OK! Magazine's pre-grammy party in L.A. 

Joanna Krupa stole the spotlight in this sheer and black gown that reminded of us the revealing dress that Paris Hilton wore the night before to Diddy's own pre-grammy party.  (see below).  Almost all of the ladies of Bravo (and a few VH1 stragglers) wore black, except for Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore, who opted for a purple number.  Last night was also Kenya's birthday and we'd be willing to bet her evening included a little birthday toast over the news of Apollo Nida's criminal charges

Also in attendance: former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kyle Richards and Joyce Giraud (whose husbands may be hanging out too often, as they're starting to dress alike), and Couples Therapy star Farrah Abraham.  Also on the carpet: NeNe Leakes and Laura Govan, as well as some of the cast of Vanderpump Rules: Scheana Marie, Katie Maloney, Kristen Doute and others. 

Updated to add new pis of Slade Smiley, Lilly Ghalichi, Jax Taylor and more!

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In a weird "twist", for lack of a better word, Phaedra Parks posted a new Bravo blog this week, despite the news of Apollo Nida's criminal charges.  I say weird because lately the only Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member writing a weekly blog after the show has been Kenya Moore (here and there a few of the others do, but not often). 

Phaedra took to her blog to talk about her New Year's resolutions and wishes for a "spectacular" 2014.  On January 23rd she wrote, "Happy New Year! Last year was awesome and I know 2014 will be even more spectacular. As always, my life has been moving at meteorite speed. Between my family, work, and social commitments, the little free time I have is devoted to some much needed sleep. Every New Year, many of us reflect and resolve to do better and more than the prior year. In 2014, I aspire to be a better mother, wife, friend, and servant to my community." 

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As we told you last night, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida was arrested on charges of bank fraud, identity theft and more.  The criminal complaint is a doozy and we have decided to share a large portion of it here with you because it's a good read and worth your time.  Grab your morning coffee and a couple dozen doughnuts and prepare to settle in for a tale that reads like an episode of your favorite crime series.  

The criminal complaint was filed on January 21st and Apollo's arrest warrant was issued the same day.  Here's the complaint's intro, "From on or about September 1, 2010 in Fulton County, in the Northern District of Georgia, and elsewhere, defendant did, knowingly and willfully execute and attempt to execute a scheme to defraud federally insured financial institutions by depositing stolen and fraudulently obtained checks and fraudulently obtained auto loan proceeds into bank accounts opened in the stolen identities of real persons, and conspire with others to do so, and knowingly convert to his use and the use of others stolen and fraudulently obtained United States Treasury Checks, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section(s) 641, 1028A, 1344 and 1349." 

Here are the charges against Apollo: "there is probable cause to believe that NIDA has committed violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 (embezzlement, theft and conversion of public money); Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A (aggravated identity theft); Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344 (bank fraud); and Title 18, United States Code, and Section 1349 (conspiracy)."

It seems that two things sealed the deal for Apollo's arrest: his "right hand b****, Gayla St. Julien, and damning evidence (more than a thousand pieces of it) found on his seized laptop.

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Oh lawd.  Sexting co-stars is the last thing Apollo Nida is worried about this week!  The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was reportedly charged with bank fraud and identity theft and has surrendered to the U.S. Marshals. 

According to Sandra Rose, "Nida appeared in front of US District Judge Brill yesterday and he was granted a pretrial bond. This is significant because he is currently on state parole in Georgia, and due to the seriousness of his crime the charges usually trigger a state parole violation unless he is cooperating with the government. "

The story is developing and the court documents site is down, naturally.  So, we'll keep you posted as anything new pops up. 

Mary suspected something was shady about Apollo's secret little backpack….  Kenya Moore just popped a batch of Jiffy Pop and is refreshing the internet every three seconds as we speak. 

Before we head off to bed for a few hours, we found a few other snippets online, but haven't had time to really look into it more.  And will hold off until we get a chance to see the court documents (hopefully tomorrow).

Access Atlanta

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Angela Stanton's accusations in 2012

(Mugshot above is Apollo's old one, not a current one)

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Kandi Burruss' mother does not like her fiance Todd Tucker! Proving that she is indeed a "bad bitch" Kandi is turning Mama Joyce's criticisms into expanding her empire!

First the Real Housewives of Atlanta star wrote, co-directed, and produced a play (possibly heading to broadway soon!) called A Mother's Love about dealing with mamas who do not support their daughter's choices and now Kandi wrote a new song called "Let Them Love". 

Kandi's song is now available on iTunes and it's really good! 

In other Kandi business, interestingly she shares a stylist with former friend, whom she is now suing, Kim Zolciak! Kandi has recently been posting photos of Shun Melson (who also regularly appears on Don't Be Tardy) styling her for various events – including a recent appearance on Bethenny and for promoting her new song. Hmmm… Hmmmmm… what do we make of this?

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It's time to see who watched what this week. 

On Sunday, Real Housewives of Atlanta logged 3.695 million viewers. That's down from last week's 4.187 million but enough to make RHOA the top cable telecast (ratings wise) of the night.  Not at the top?  Keeping Up with the Kardashians! Season nine premiered to 2.569 million on Sunday and 2.142 on Monday. Ouch! Sister Wives saw a significant drop (2.0 to 1.44) this week.

Love & Hip Hop won Monday night with 3.447 million fans tuning in, which is a new season high. Holding somewhat steady are Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (1.786) and Vanderpump Rules (1.538).  

On Tuesday, Teen Mom 2 returned for its fifth season, to the dismay of many Reality Tea readers. However the show garnered 2.756 million viewers and was the top cable telecast (ratings wise) of the night.   Also, Dance Moms was watched by 2.010 million, and Shahs of Sunset saw its second lowest number of the season with 1.054 million.

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