NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, & Eva Marcille Share First Impressions Of Shamari DeVoe

The Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers did not “meet” Shamari DeVoe until episode 3 of the season. She made… quite the impression. Kandi Burruss introduced Shamari to the group. Shamari returned the favor by propping up her husband Ronnie DeVoe to shade Kandi’s music. That’s not the best way to make an introduction.

Nevertheless, Shamari definitely made a splash. Do we love her? Will we love to hate her? That’s very unclear. However, one thing is certain. This woman is here to make a splash. Shamari DeVoe is definitely on this show to relaunch her music career. What’s the best way to do this? By throwing an old friend under the bus and shading new acquaintances, of course.

The viewers were hit with a lot of Shamari DeVoe during her premiere episode. We get it. Shamari  LOVES her husband. She talked about Ronnie DeVoe’s “legend” status numerous times. Shamari even said that the two of them are the “next Beyonce and Jay Z.” The next? No shade, but just factually speaking, the timeline is way off on that one. Wouldn’t Blaque and New Edition be (way) senior to Beyonce and Jay Z? Nevertheless, I’m sure their music duets will be shoved down our throats, i.e. our ears.

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NeNe Leakes shared her first impression of Shamari in a Bravo blog post. NeNe wrote, “My first impressions of Shamari were that she’s fun and one of those stay-at-home moms that’s ready to get out and spread her wings! There’s a lot to Shamari, so stay tuned.”

Was that shade? It sure seems like it. Let’s just hope Shamari makes this season interesting. There is a serious lack of drama thanks to Kenya Moore, Sheree Whitfield, and Kim Zolciak’s departures.

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Cynthia Bailey is far from a shade assassin. Don’t get me wrong, she can bring when she needs to. She is just not the one starting the controversy. In her own Bravo blog post, Cynthia shared, “I like Shamari. She is very comfortable in her own skin. Says whatever she is thinking. She is unapologetically who she is. I can respect that.” At the very least she sounds like she will give us plenty to talk about this season.

Eva Marcille was a Friend of the Housewives last season. This season she is a full-time cast member. She is earning her peach by shading Cynthia any chance she gets. Is Cynthia the only one she shades?

As of this moment, she only has nice things to say about Shamari. In her own Bravo blog post, Eva wrote, “I like Shamari…she seems like a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to getting to know her.” What was with that “….”? I guess we shall see.


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