On this week’s episode of Real Housewives Of Atlanta the tepid steps were taken towards resolution in the longtime feud between Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks! Kenya admits she’s surprised by Phaedra’s willingness to finally hear her out, meanwhile Phaedra is dishing on hopefully resolving issues with Kandi Burruss.
Admitting she was “very surprised” Phaedra finally agreed to have a conversation with her, Kenya is hopeful she will be embraced by Phaedra as easily as NeNe Leakes was despite all of their issues! Kenya is also hoping for an apology for all the “whore-mongering” – and she credits herself for tirelessly trying to mend things with Phaedra for the change in tides. “I think it’s always good to honestly talk with an open heart and listening ear. It takes too much energy to hold onto the past,” explains Kenya.
“It was confusing to all to see how easily Phaedra forgave NeNe for calling her the head doctor, never acknowledging she even knows her, and calling her dirty besides a few other things,” Kenya reflects. “Yet she has refused to apologize to me or to forgive me after countless attempts to reconcile on my part.”
When asked how she passed the time on the 18-hour flight, Cynthia shared, “I watched four movies, had breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner twice, read five magazines, slept for five hours, and talked Kandi‘s ear off whenever she was awake. Oh yeah, I’m pretty sure I drank a bottle of wine as well. And just when I thought that I could not take it anymore, we still had nine hours left to go!”
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams landed her first major magazine cover with Upscale for their April beauty and style issue. The reality star dishes on everything from being bullied as a kid, wanting to bring attention to real issues and so much more. We have a few snippets from her interview below. For the entire interview (and all of the photos from her shoot), you can pick up the new issue on newsstands soon!
On her childhood and being inspired by her mom: “I grew up living a good life. I was raised by my mom and spent weekends with my dad because they were separated. My mom has always been my biggest inspiration. She taught me that beauty comes from the inside out; but I also know that the outside does matter.”
On being bullied: “My outside beauty wasn’t always so pretty, though. I went to school in DeKalb County, (Chapel Hill Elementary and Junior High) [and] was bullied all through elementary and junior high for being super skinny with big teeth, and, believe it or not, other black girls would tease me and pull my hair because it was long.”
Last Friday the Real Housewives Of Atlanta filmed their reunion, which as you can imagine sounds pretty divisive (although far less insane than last season!). Despite the cast claiming to have worked through issues in therapy and on their trip to the Philippines, their subsequent blogs and interviews have been vicious and point to feuds remaining very much alive! Reacting most publicly to whatever happened at the reunion was NeNe Leakes!
NeNe announced she will no longer be blogging or discussing RHOA! “So many of you have asked me how was The ATL Housewives Reunion! What did I wear and how was my hair LOL! Obviously I can’t speak on it but I can say these things….(1) I feel like I been in a daze for the past few days! Really mentally drained (2) I went in feeling very at peace and I had mentally accepted things I could not change. (3) I had made my mind up that there were people I would NEVER talk to again in life….but God! Won’t he do it! #RHOAREUNION #WAIT4IT”
The ladies show up at the airport in good spirits. Porsha Williams had more Louis Vuitton luggage than she has brain cells and negotiating the luggage carousel in heels was like the second coming of Sheneneh. Porsha must look cute because she may meet her future married African sugar daddy husband at the airport! All the single men would rather endure an endless TSA security checkpoint, than deal with PoorTaste – or her baggage!
Upon arriving at the airport Phaedra Parks hid in her limo cause ‘a Krayonce was ‘a comin! She’s been on RHOA trips before… Despite Claudia’s protestations that the Philippines will be positive vibes, Phaedra declares these women would argue even at the second coming of Christ. Of course they would – because Lord knows all of ’em ain’t getting into heaven!
Tonight the Real Housewives Of Atlanta take their second cast trip – this time a positive ‘ladies get along trip’ to the Philippines, which is quite the diversion from the negative ‘ladies lose their clits and their heads’ trip they took to Puerto Rico!
After a counseling session with Dr. Jeff, Claudia Jordan hopes to continue the happy vibes in the tropics with a “drama detox” in Manilla.
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are continuing the family business of reality TV! According to reports the couple has inked a deal and has been quietly filming a spinoff about their blended family drama called ‘Meet The Tuckers‘!
Married life has not been easy for Kandi and Todd from Mama drama, to combining a household with their two teenaged daughters while also trying to build a production business as a couple. The couple has also dealt with the sudden passing of Todd’s mother Sharon. All of the mishaps, mayhem, and family planning has been featured on Real Housewives Of Atlanta cameras and the couple’s previous wedding spinoff Kandi’s Wedding.
Kandi has seemed over the drama on RHOA this season and she hasn’t really engaged with co-stars instead focusing on her own family, including counseling with Todd, probably because her spinoff deal was in the works all along!
Claudia Jordan has almost survived her first season of Real Housewives Of Atlanta (although she hasn’t experienced a reunion yet!), and while Claudia is hoping to be back next year, she hopes Porsha Williams won’t be joining her. Claudia forgets the first rule of reality television: Making someone relevant with a feud gives them a storyline, so all the times she keeps Porsha’s name in her mouth, Bravo is taking note and the chances of Poortaste returning increases!
Claudia believes Porsha just isn’t being herself. “She’s cute and glamorous – and that’s great – but I think we need more than that. I don’t think it’s enough to be on the show just co-signing whatever NeNe says,” Claudia complains. “That’s not a good character on a reality show. I think that’s kind of boring.” Interesting considering Claudia is on this show co-signing whatever Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey say… but go ahead.