Usually when a show gets moved to Friday nights, that’s a bad sign for its future. However, Andy Cohen insists that he’s very happy with Married to Medicine these days. During the last episode of Watch What Happens Live, Andy shared, “People are always asking me what’s the best show on Bravo right now. Right now, Vanderpump Rules and Married to Medicine.” He also said, “Married to Medicine is some of the realest stuff I’ve seen on a reality show ever.”
Aside from getting the shaft from Bravo and being moved to Friday nights, Married to Medicine gets little to no shine from the network. If this is one of the two best shows on Bravo right now, where is the love?
Well, there was some love for the show since both of Andy’s guests during the episode were Married to Medicine cast members. Dr. Simone Whitmore and Dr. Heavenly Kimes joined him in the clubhouse to dish on all of the drama this season. Unfortunately for Simone, that drama includes the end of her marriage with Cecil Whitmore.
Andy asked Simone, “What was the final straw?” Simone confessed, “Cecil had just not been willing to compromise and sacrifice. As we all know, in marriage it takes a team to make it work. It takes a village.” Andy wanted to know which cast members have been the most supportive. Simone answered, “Toya [Bush-Harris] and Jackie [Walters]. They have been really a rock for me, just trying to talk me down from the ledge.”
Then the tone of the episode became more lighthearted when Andy asked Heavenly to spend 20 seconds saying nice things about Mariah. It was definitely a struggle with her with plenty of pauses and “ummmm” thrown in, but she did manage to give some responses: “She loves her mother. I think she’s a great mom. She can tell a tale. I think she loves her family.” Andy picked up on the shade of that last sentence and asked, “You ‘think’ she loves her family? That’s nice.” Heavenly corrected herself and said, “She loves her family.”
A viewer asked Heavenly, “What do you think is the root of Quad [Webb-Lunceford] and Gregory’s [Lunceford] marital issues?” Without hesitation, Heavenly shared, “I think both of them are selfish” and Andy couldn’t help laughing out loud. Then Simone was asked who “should wear the crown as the shadiest lady in Atlanta” and she pointed at Heavenly before she said, “That shit’s easy.” For sure.
A fan wanted to know if both women felt like Jackie should take back Curtis Berry after he cheated on her. Heavenly stated, “I support her in any decision she makes.” Simone shared, “We believe in love, so anything that you can conquer and keep that love going, we believe in it.”
A caller asked Heavenly why she got off on the wrong foot with Dr. Contessa Metcalfe. Heavenly answered, “I think we got off on the wrong foot because- I can’t blame Toya– but Toya kept bringing her to me trying to instigate an issue. We’re actually good now.”
Andy wasn’t feeling that answer, so he turned to Simone for her insider input. Simone shared, “I don’t think Toya was trying to instigate an issue. I think Toya was just trying to show Contessa that Heavenly was not hazing her. Heavenly hazes every new girl to the group.” Heavenly countered with, “I haze everyone in the group, not just the new people.” Simone agreed and told her, “That is so true.”
Then a Twitter user wanted Heavenly to explain why she refers to her husband as “Daddy” and her daughter as “Mommy.” Her answer actually made a lot of sense: “Well, I started off calling my husband ‘Daddy’ because my son and him have the same name and I would call one of them ‘Hey Damon’ and be like ‘No, the daddy,’ so it just stuck. It’s nothing sexual. It’s just Daddy. He’s a great dad.”
She’s definitely not the first parent who refers to a spouse as “Mom” or “Dad” out of habit, but her reason for calling her daughter “Mommy” didn’t make much sense. She just said, “I call all little baby girls, ‘hey mommy.'” Simone interjected with, “You haven’t noticed Heavenly’s crazy?” Andy just said, “Yeah. That’s confusing.” Yes, it is.
A fan called in and asked Heavenly, “Do you think that you and Mariah will ever be in a great place again?” She shared, “You know what, to be honest, I really don’t have a problem with Mariah. I just like playing with her honestly. It ain’t that deep with me. Ask her. It might be different.”
TELL US – WHAT IS THE BEST SHOW ON BRAVO RIGHT NOW? DOES HEAVENLY TAKE HER TEASING WITH MARIAH TOO FAR OR IS IT ALL IN GOOD FUN? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE END OF SIMONE’S MARRIAGE SHOULD JACKIE TAKE BACK CURTIS AFTER HE CHEATED?
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