Last night was the conclusion of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. And it was a whirlin', twirlin', spinning time. There were more lies, half-truths, and defense mechanisms swirling around that stage than in the eye of a tornado. And I'm dizzy.
A certain someone in a yellow dress needs to sit down and get her twirl out of Andy Cohen's face. Lord knows that may have been the closest he's ever been to a lady's anatomy.
Things begin with recapping Kim Zolciak's exit from the stage (and the show!). She texted NeNe Leakes a bevy of glowing compliments. In exchange NeNe wishes her well and calls her out on the wig pieces she was trying to pass off as her "real hair". Wig shade never ceases to amuse me. I call Kim's clip-in beehive "Marge".
Andy kicks off the show asking Porsha how she's doing, "I'm doing alright, I'm here, I'm standing. I'm just being strong right now."
On if she saw the divorce coming, Porsha says, "I was totally blindsided. At the reunion I did feel some kind of way because I did want my husband there with me, but I was standing strong representing for my family. I was a wife, that was my title. That's what I took on and had ownership of."
Porsha then shared how she found out that Kordell filed..and it's crazy! "When I found out about the divorce, it was absolutely a surprise. I was laying in the bed and I Tweeted 'today is the first day of the rest of your life'. I put the phone down and took a little nap and I looked back at my phone and my sister was calling me over and over. She said 'have you heard' and I'm like 'hear what?'." Porsha went back on Twitter and says the first thing she saw was "Kordell is divorcing Porsha". Porsha admits she thought it was a crazy joke. Can you imagine finding that out with your husband just hanging out in the other room?
One of the perks of being a Real Housewife is undoubtedly the non-stop product opportunities. A Housewife's job is never just a Housewife as she hawks everything from modeling schools, to tasers, to spinoff plots, to handbag/hair lines/wines, etc.
Cynthia Bailey has been cashing in on Real Housewives of Atlanta fame with the opening of The Bailey Agency and now with a hair care line and a wine. Talking to The Huffington Post, Cynthia reveals the secrets of leveraging the Housewife Hustle.
"I definitely have benefited from the exposure, launching my business on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but you do [have to be prepared]," Cynthia admits. "The main thing is don’t overwhelm yourself. Figure out exactly what it is that you want to do, stay focused on that one thing and make that successful. Then you can add things later."
While Kandi is suing her former friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star over the song Don't Be Tardy for the Party, Kim may be having the last laugh over whose spin-off is garnering the most attention. Viewers were right on time for the premiere of season two of Kim's Don't Be Tardy show, while last week no one seemed to want to party atThe Kandi Factory. I wonder how Kim will feel to learn that this week she actually gave her new nemesis' show a boost?
It was only a matter of time before the FOURTH Real Housewives of Atlanta spinoff was announced!NeNe Leakes answered our prayers on twitter today when she confirmed her wedding spinoff I Dream Of NeNe: The Wedding was coming soon.
NeNe will re-marryGregg Leakes on TV as predicted. No word if this is a permanent relocation to her own show or she will be continuing with RHOA. NeNe already renewed her contract for season 6.
As suspected it appears there is more than meets the eye. Many also asked if these were half-sisters from her mother or father's side, but apparently it's NeNe's mom. And possibly they aren't half-sisters at all but full sisters! Goodness I'm confused. Anyway, here's the latest.
One of NeNe's sisters, Kendle, hopped on her personal Facebook page following the reunion and threatened to expose the real reasons she and NeNe have not spoken in 8 years. NeNe said her sisters want a relationship with her now, and rumors have been abound that she is reconciling with them for a Bravo wedding special.
As you know, I'll be sharing some Watch What Happens Live posts sporadically throughout the week, and for Monday's show, I was in full recap mode. For last night's episode, I tried to go less recap/more highlight reel to see which style our wonderful readers prefer. Please sound off with your opinions in the comments section!
Andy Cohen's guests last night were former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak Biermann and Tony award winner and writer Harvey Fierstein. The leading lady of Harvey's Broadway hit Kinky Boots is the bartender. Harvey thinks Kim's hair is real (um, does he need glasses?), clarifying, if she bought it, it's really hers. Fair enough. If I close my eyes and just listen to Harvey's voice, I can easily picture Big Ang from Mob Wives!
The drinking game alert is "boots" (said thirty times throughout the show!), and we learn that Kim keeps all her old pregnancy tests. Ew.
NeNe accused Phaedra of being in cahoots with Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield, with Phaedra seeming like the mastermind because she had a previous acquaintanceship with NeNe's sisters. NeNe was furious and Phaedra was oddly demure, which seemed like an omission of guilt. I've heard gossip about this situation for two years now and I have my own opinions (OPINIONS, people) which I'll share below, but let's hear some alleged behind-the-scene scoops on what went on!