Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta might have been a bit of a “snoozefest” if it weren’t for Kenya Moore doing what she does best — stirring the pot and being as messy as possible. Whether she was trying to expose who slept with Bolo at Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party. Or throwing low-blows back and forth with Drew Sidora, Twirl knows how to play the villain. We also got to see another side of Kenya — her crush on LaToya Ali. This brought out a playful side, especially in the midst of her split from Marc Daly. And she and Marlo Hampton buried the hatchet, which made Porsha Williams pretty upset.
However, one of Kenya’s worst moments occurred at Falynn Guobadia’s Halloween party (you know, back when she was still with Simon Guobadia and he wasn’t engaged to Porsha4Real). Kenya dressed up as a “warrior princess” in a culturally insensitive Native American outfit. She and Bravo apologized after the episode aired and at the reunion, even though she tried to bring Drew down for doing the same thing. However, Drew has a tribal heritage and wore a Native American outfit as part of a cultural celebration, so it ended up looking even worse for Kenya. But to be fair, this is far from the first time a Real Housewives has been called out for cultural appropriation or racist actions. And some of them didn’t even give half of the apology Kenya gave.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has once again been feuding with former bestie, and co-star, Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa jokingly sent her restaurant bill to the producer that Kyle was dining with at an eatery. This re-ignited their feud.
Kyle accused RHOBH alum Lisa of dining and then dashing. Lisa brought receipts that she paid her tab, and then she dissed Kyle’s new nose.
Ever since the Real Housewives of Atlanta wrapped up Season 13, Porsha Williams has caused quite a stir on the internet. Her engagement to Simon Guobadia after one month of dating has received many mixed reactions from fans and Bravolebrities alike. Simon is the ex-husband of Porsha’s one-time friend Falynn Guobadia, who she brought on the show as part of her crew of friend-ofs. Simon gave Porsha a MASSIVE diamond ring and while some people are happy she’s found love again, others have plenty of questions. Like, how long has this relationship been going on, for real? Are Simon and Falynn even officially divorced? Has somebody in this love triangle been unfaithful? What has been going on in the group text between Marlo Hampton and NeNe Leakes?
Porsha’s in her own world planning three weddings and prepping for her own Bravo spinoff. And cutting people out of her life who are on the next train to haterville, so Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey. Word on the street is we can blame sidekick Shamea Morton for this whole mess in the first place. Meanwhile, Porsha’s been riding the media wave because we know she’ll never back down from taking center stage, even if she’s receiving hate.
The world of restaurants for these Housewives never looks easy. This isn’t the time or place to get into Lisa Vanderpump, but I think we all know it’s been a rough road. Like, really rough. And I can’t not honorably mention the pizza place Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice “opened” before filing for bankruptcy back in the day. Is anyone else curious how that Joe Gorga knock-off going? Me either.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta women have tried their hand in the restaurant/lounge biz as well. Although, none have been as successful as Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker. These two recently secured their own show following the happenings in the iconic Old Lady Gang restaurant! It’s all happening! Though, that’s not to say this family had their obstacles along the way.
The romance that no one saw coming is still a hot topic for Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers. In May of 2021, Porsha Williams confirmed that she was in a relationship with Simon Guobadia. He is RHOA cast member Falynn Guobadia’s recent ex-husband. In fact, Porsha brought Falynn on to the franchise. Oh, and Simon is also friends with Porsha’s baby daddy, Dennis McKinley.
Porsha shared the news on Instagram. “Our relationship began a month ago–yes we are crazy in love. I know it’s fast, but we are living life each day to its fullest,” she wrote. Porsha continued, “For all of you that need facts, I get the optics but Simon filed for divorce from a previous marriage in January. I had nothing to do with their divorce filing,” she added. “That’s between the two of them. Falynn and I are not friends, and Simon’s divorce has been settled.”
When news broke about Bravo’s Chat Room, most people didn’t know what to think. We were deep into the pandemic by then. Pretty much any content was a sight for sore eyes. Getting a talk show is the new version of “writing a book” for these camera-less Bravo stars. Maybe this was an attempt at a new normal?
The show aired late-late night, but featured mish-mash of Bravo-lebs that seemed promising. If anything, I think fans were hoping for some fourth-wall busting content. Gizelle Bryant, Porsha Williams, Hannah Berner, and Kate Chastain co-hosted Bravo’s Chat Room. That is, until Kate left just months in. Rather than replace Kate on the virtual talk-show, the final three pushed on alone. Meanwhile, Hannah and Kate seemed to begin some off-screen dramz following Kate’s departure. Finally this show has brought us something!
The Real Housewives of Potomac are headed back to our screens this summer, and, as always, they’re going to bring it. At least, as far as I can tell from the first full-length trailer. Karen Huger will be doing what she does best — dogging Gizelle Bryant and giving hilarious one-liners, this time with her new BFF Mia Thornton by her side. Candiace Dillard-Bassett will finally get over the fight with Monique Samuels, but only because Mia’s throwing salad instead of punches in her face this time.
Gizzy always has a lot of opinions about her fellow RHOP ladies and women from other cities, considering her co-host role on Bravo’s Chat Room. She’s shady as hell and loves to bring attention to other people’s drama to avoid having to get real about her own. And because Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is her buddy from Chat Room, everyone in the streets of Potomac knows she has to feel some type of way about Porsha’s new ring from Falynn Guobadia’s SOON TO BE ex-husband Simon Guobadia.
Despite arguably being the OG of OGs, NeNe Leakes’ departure from the Real Housewives of Atlanta was very disappointing. She closed her laptop in the middle of a Zoom reunion never to return, after failed contract negotiations, and rumors of a firing, which led her to forgo her peach. And to put the nail in the coffin, she’s called out the network, Andy Cohen particularly, and has been trying to rally fans to boycott Bravo. No matter how much Marlo Hampton hopes, it looks like NeNe’s time as a housewife really is over for good.
And it’s disappointing because when NeNe was good on RHOA, she was so good. Starting with her feuds with Kim Zolciak-Biermann during Season 1, NeNe delivered reads and one-liners unlike any other housewife from any other city. But it got to her head, which is evident with the demise of her friendship with one-time bestie Cynthia Bailey. While the two somewhat made amends during the reunion, NeNe proved that she let her ego get bigger than the show. And that never works out well, just look at what’s happened to Vicki Gunvalson or Danielle Staub.