Days later, I still cannot get over the last episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. I have never been more entertained by a text message and I wasn’t even a part of the conversation. Obviously NeNe Leakes has the exact opposite feelings when it comes to that group text Kim Zolciak sent to the entire cast.
Kim shared a photo of NeNe’s car parked in a handicap space and a video that her daughter Brielle Biermann took of roaches in NeNe’s bathroom. All hell broke loose and I can’t help wondering what the new girl Eva Marcille thinks about the shit storm she just signed up for.
Eva opened up about the last episode in a Bravo blog post. Before getting to the main event, she addressed Shamea Morton’s thirst for camera time, i.e. when Shamea randomly asked Eva – a person she just met – if she has dated Missy Elliot. I figured that Shamea would have a lot more social tact considering the last season of this show centered around rumors that she had a sexual relationship with Kandi Burruss. Clearly that was not the case and her desire for attention took priority over social grace.
Eva didn’t hold back: “I think that Shamea is extremely messy. Beyond being out of line, I don’t understand her motive. Per my understanding, she is recently married, making her a newlywed. She should invest more time on herself, her aspiring music/dance career, and herself as a newlywed and spend less time on me.”
In Shamea’s defense, Shamea is not a Housewife. The only way that she gets camera time is if she spends her time on other people. Maybe Shamea was genuinely curious about Eva’s history, but more likely than not, she knew that it would guarantee some screen time if she annoyed the newest cast member.
Once again, Eva emphasized that she thinks Shamea is “extremely messy”: “I know I’m just getting to know these women, but this is not how you break the ice. Maybe it’s just me, and we do things differently where I’m from, but I think she’s extremely messy.”
Eva continued, “I love gay people and the gay community, so if I was gay, what’s the problem? I’m not exactly sure what my sexuality has to do with her, especially since she should be in a committed relationship. However, I do appreciate Shamea showing me her true colors upon hello, because now I know exactly how to play her, and that’s to the left.” Shamea brings zero to this show, other than an audience for Porsha Williams’ complaints. Ultimately, Eva has nothing to worry about and if she does, it seems like she is more than equipped to put Shamea in her place.
Unlike the other women, Eva didn’t take issue with the accommodations in Barcelona. Eva wrote, “So once we first got to Barcelona and arrived at the villa, I thought it was beautiful. I didn’t plan on moving in permanently — it was only a few days for vacation — so personally, I didn’t have a huge issue with the villa.”
I never understood why a person who is sleeping alone needs a giant suite for these Housewives vacations. How much time are they really spending in their bedrooms when they’re filming this vacation for most of the day? It just seems like such a trivial concern, yet it has become a major staple in the Real Housewives franchise.
Eva added, “I think that the drama about the room assignments was quite petty. It’s really not that deep to me. I was happy to be on the trip, and I had a room that I didn’t share with anyone, so the ladies can miss me with the whole room issue. I guess I just happen to be a lot more easygoing when it comes to things like that.” Thank God. The room selection drama is just way overdone at this point. We don’t need any more of that.
And then Eva got to the craziest part of the episode – Kim’s text to NeNe. This text caused more drama than the “low budget bitch” text Kim sent via flip phone during Season One. As a complete outsider, I was entertained by the drama, but as NeNe’s good friend, Eva was not having it.
Eva wrote. “Kim’s text was disgusting. To accuse someone of having a nasty, roach-infested home is pretty low. I’m not really privy to all of the history and drama that’s happened between Kim and NeNe, but I do know that this was quite low. To add insult to injury, learning that the video was captured by Kim’s daughter was really whack. I know I’m the youngest of the bunch, but there’s absolutely no way I’d involve my child in this kind of drama. Seems quite ratchet to me.” Very ratchet, but Eva has seen this show before she signed on, right? What was she expecting?
TELL US- IS EVA A GOOD ADDITION TO THE SHOW? WAS SHAMEA RUDE TO EVA OR WAS SHE SIMPLY CURIOUS ABOUT EVA’S LIFE? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: KIM’S OR NENE’S?
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