Anyone remember when Phaedra Parks went to Mortuary College and we all assumed it was a passing fancy? It turns out the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star is very devoted to her work with the deceased and presently juggles Phunerals by Phaedra alongside her law practice. (BTW: I made up the name Phunerals By Phaedra – it’s not an actual company).
“The funeral business is really an overnight and weekend business. Saturday is the funeral day for people of color, usually,” Phaedra explains. “And of course, the courthouses and law firms are closed on Saturdays.”
TGIF! It’s hot photo Friday! Let’s see what our favorite reality TV stars have been up to! The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Terry and Heather Dubrowtook a break from overseeing the building of their mansion and were spotted having a good time (?) together at a Lakers game in L.A.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burrusswere all photographed at events this week. Kenya was in Miami to attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and “Immense” product collection launch event at Temple House. Cynthia Bailey was seen at the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival with Married to Medicine stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Lisa Nicole Cloud in Miami. NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg were in Vegas for the fourth annual “One Night for ONE DROP” imagined by Cirque du Soleil, a show that raises awareness and funds for critical water issues worldwide.
“It was a good time for me,” Sheree said about her decision to return to Real Housewives of Atlanta. “My kids are about grown .. and I just felt like I’m in a much different place. I’m in a lighter place. Before it was so heavy. I was going through a lot – going through a divorce and a child support battle, so right now, I’m just really enjoying life and having a good time.”
Y’all. Y’all. Is it just me, or is Kenya Moore vying to be the most hypocritical housewife in the history of housewives? In asking that question, I am not even taking into consideration the fact that Krayonce has never been a wife, because we all know that’s not a prerequisite with Bravo!
After her grand showing on the reunion, where she received more shade from Andy Cohen than I’ve ever seen him dole out, Kenya is back teasing fans about a potential pregnancy and calling out co-star Phaedra Parks for shaming her skin tone. Note to self, it’s fine for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star to talk smack about anyone and everyone, but it’s certainly not okay for any of her cast mates to retaliate. What’s that old adage about not dishing it if you can’t take it? Just kidding! Those rules don’t apply to twirling!
I don’t know why I’m taking it personally, but the breakdown of Kandi Burruss’ and Phaedra Parks’ friendship feels like the end of an era in some sort of cosmic way! The real tragedy is how much these two Real Housewives of Atlanta stars still care about each other, but can’t seem to find common ground. And how a felon man ultimately came between them (thanks, Apollo!).
Kandi admits that she gets emotional when discussing her disintegrating friendship with Phaedra, as she did on part one of the RHOA reunion. “I get frustrated having these conversations in front of everyone. I do care about our friendship. That’s why I’m emotional about it. And because I care, I still won’t say certain things that would make her look bad. Even though I feel like I’ve been made to look like the bad guy.”
Kim called in to The Rickey Smiley Show to promote her stint on Dancing with the Stars. Then, when asked if she plans to return to the Real Housewives of Atlanta, she said, “Feels more like Brett Farve and the Jets. I’m done. Think about, too, at the beginning of the season, what did my mama say? ’Get in and get out.’ Listen to your mama.”
NeNe agrees that Kim doesn’t mix well with the existing ladies. “I don’t think she’s a good fit for the show. I don’t think she fits with the cast,” she explains. “It’s not a good thing if you don’t fit with the cast.”