It’s a tall task, but I promise we can get through this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The knowledge that StripperGate is around the corner is the only thing making this bearable. We know it’s going to cause an uproar within the group, but getting to that point is like watching paint dry. How can there be nine episodes so far this season where literally nothing ever happens?
Kenya Moore is making a run for the worst host of all time, and she doesn’t even care. These women have had enough of the double standards and hypocrisy from Ms. Twirl. Everyone’s irritated with her, and it’s only the second night. Marlo Hampton has finally had enough of the shady actions directed toward her, and she’s confronting the wicked witch of the ATL. Maybe, just MAYBE this will give us the fireworks we desperately deserve to watch.
Before Bravo made reality stars out of people who don’t actually live in reality, the ladies featured on our shows had to pay the bills. Some of them were still on their first faces and first marriages. Quite a few of them were dipping their toes in the world of acting. The women on Real Housewives of Atlanta all come from various entertainment backgrounds and had pretty close encounters with fame.
Kandi Burruss is probably the most successful businesswoman currently on the show. Back in the 90’s Kandi’s group Xscape was a thing, and there was a time when nothing but TLC songs Kandi wrote played on the local radio station. Obviously Cynthia Bailey was one of the first mainstream Black models and opened the door during a time when women of color were not highlighted on magazine covers. And then we have Kenya Moore. Back in
the stone ages 1993, Kenya won the Miss America USA title and managed to receive some onset accolades from a VERY famous diva. Spoiler alert, Kenya was terrified of her.
I must admit that there has only been one instance when I missed former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes this season. During the most recent episode, the RHOA peaches went to South Carolina for a girls’ trip. Hostess Kenya Moore ordered herself some crab cakes while the rest of the cast was starving waiting for a pig to roast. I would have loved to see NeNe’s reaction to those shady crab cakes.
In September, NeNe announced that she decided, after “emotional negotiations,” that she was walking away from the show. Naturally, there were rumors circulating that NeNe was axed from the franchise. After all, she walked off during the remote Season 12 reunion.
When Real Housewives of Atlanta producers asked Kenya Moore if Drew Sidora’s husband Ralph Pittman was good looking during one of her confessional interviews, I could not help getting flashbacks to Kenya and Apollo Nida flirting it up back in the day. On every cast trip, they irked his then-wife Phaedra Parks. She was so annoyed that she wore that whole mesh bathing suit/ coverup ensemble.
They argued about this at multiple reunions. Apollo even claimed that Kenya came on to him off-camera when they were both in Los Angeles. Phaedra slut-shamed Kenya for years. Kenya disrespected Phaedra’s marriage for years. It was just such a messy situation, all around. Then, right before Apollo was set to go into prison he finally spit out the truth: he never saw Kenya in LA. He made that whole thing up. Regardless, the damage was done. Phaedra and Kenya’s animosity produced some iconic moments, but does she regret any of it?
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore’s marriage to Marc Daly has always been a hot topic. The couple married in St. Lucia in June of 2017. Kenya was fired from the show after Season 10 because Marc was allergic to the RHOA cameras. When Kenya twirled back for Season 12, she took a huge pay cut.
Marc did appear on that season of the franchise with Kenya and their baby daughter, Brooklyn Daly. He was always sketchy. He was extremely controlling and talked down to Kenya. Every interaction was tense.
Truth be told there isn’t much happening on Real Housewives of Atlanta this season, other than LaToya Ali doing the most, even though she’s just a part-time cast member. Meanwhile, full-time Housewife Drew Sidora only just started filming group scenes. Why is she a Housewife again? It’s certainly not for the hair, makeup, or fashions. What is she bringing to the table? Other than some yawn-inducing solo scenes and some shade from Kenya Moore.
During the last episode, the two newbies got into a squabble
for camera time. LaToya was extremely passive aggressive buying Drew a new wig. Drew returned the favor by giving her a signed photograph of herself, categorizing LaToya as a “fan.” And, LaToya continued to run her mouth on Twitter, while she was live-tweeting the episode.
Most of the time, these Bravo cast trips appear to be anything but fun. Sure, they’re getting paid to film and they’re getting a lot for free, but the “vacations” just seem so dramatic.
In addition to all of that, the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast seemed to be starving during the last episode. While they were all waiting for a chef to finish roasting a pig, Kenya ordered an individual meal for herself. Obviously, this bothered the cast members, who were already annoyed with Kenya before they even got to South Carolina. And, don’t even get me started on that bootleg attempt at a murder mystery.
Drew Sidora joined Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 13, and she is a solid addition to the cast. Drew has marital issues with her husband, Ralph Pittman. Ralph disappeared for three days with no communication. Drew needs a GPS tracker for her husband.
Drew is also dealing with shade from RHOA co-star Kenya Moore, and Kenya’s newbie mini-me, LaToya Ali. Kenya and LaToya insulted one of Drew’s wigs, and Kenya called Drew “a stray.” Ouch!