We don’t get to see a ton of Tanya Sam on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but when we do we get to witness someone who’s clearheaded, well-rounded, and not sweating the small stuff. In other words, she’s a breath of fresh air among women arguing about overpriced flip flops and rehashing drama from three years ago.
We first “met” Tanya as a friend of NeNe Leakes en route to Cynthia Bailey’sBailey-Cue event. A few episodes later, her title on the show describes her as “Eva [Marcille]’s friend,” which is some super shady editing. Nevertheless, there’s much more to Tanya than who she’s friends with. Unfortunately, we just don’t get to see all of her dimension on the show. Thankfully, Tanya recently opened up to Reality Tea for an exclusive interview. She provided some valuable insights and spilled some behind-the-scenes info about her first season on the show.
Porsha revealed that she was pregnant in September of 2018. This makes sense because Porsha has been craving pickles– a lot of pickles. In fact, Porsha and her frenemy “big sister,” NeNe Leakes, sprung the news on the Housewives during their RHOA Tokyo girls’ trip. Porsha even told the ladies in Japanese while NeNe banged on a gong. No — I don’t understand about the gong, either. Was NeNe trying to drown out Porsha’s surprise announcement?
Why isn’t Marlo Hampton a full-time cast member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Seriously though. Marlo gives us consistent drama, humor, and shade. This season has been a complete and utter waste dull, but luckily we have Marlo. Most of this season’s memorable moments have revolved around her. Her over the top reaction to losing her luggage in Japan was GOLD. NeNe Leakes’ husband has cancer and Marlo was snapping about not having deodorant.
In addition to Marlo’s humor, she is always giving us drama. We almost died when she called Shamari DeVoe’s momma a bitch. Who can forget her 43-hour car ride fight with Eva Marcille in Tokyo? Maybe Marlo just dislikes the new girls (especially the full-time cast members)? How does this woman not have a peach yet? Her hilarious moments and epic fights have definitely saved this season. Marlo is also slaying off camera. What exactly does Marlo think of the queen of amnesia Eva? OH, THE SHADE.
Kandi gushed her “highs” are all about how amazing all of her businesses are doing. For her “lows,” she admitted she struggles to find time for her family. She explained this is why her husband Todd Tucker and her daughter Riley Burruss aren’t too thrilled with her desire to have another baby. Apparently, fans of the show are also upset over Kandi’s work life balance.
It feels like the saga between Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes will never end. During Season 1 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, these two were best friends. For a couple episodes anyway. Then, they had an on-again-off-again relationship that spawned some infamous insults.
NeNe told Kim “close your legs to married men.” She called her a “trash box.” NeNe even referred to Kim as “Wig” instead of her actual name. Many times over. And who can forget their confrontation during the Season 10 reunion? There’s no coming back from that kind of animosity. Right? Well, you never know what to expect from these two. The door is actually not closed.