Tanya Sam was a new addition to Real Housewives of Atlanta in Season 11. She appeared as a Friend of the Housewives. Initially, Tanya was brought on as NeNe Leakes’ friend. Oh, how that changed during the season!
NeNe became angry when she thought that Tanya dissed NeNe’s store, Swagg Boutique, during the Housewives talent show in Florida. NeNe later said that Tanya was obsessed with labels. (Hello–have you met your fellow Housewives? And looked in a mirror lately, NeNe?) In Tokyo, the ladies each got a fortune at a temple. NeNe said that Tanya’s fortune meant that she might not marry her fiancé, Paul Judge. NeNe blew up (as she typically does) when Tanya was upset over the way that NeNe shaded her relationship. Later, Bravo officially changed Tanya to Eva Marcille’s friend. Well played, Bravo. Well played.
Much has happened since Apollo Nida appeared on Real Housewives of Atlanta. His wife, Phaedra Parks, filed for, and was granted, a divorce from him. But not so fast! Apollo contested the divorce. He said that he never signed the documents, and that his name was spelled incorrectly. The divorce was reversed. Since Phaedra is an attorney, that must be embarrassing. And awkward. Their divorce was finally settled in 2017. The couple shares two sons together.
Of course, Phaedra lost her RHOA peach after Season 9 because of the horrible rumors that she spread that co-stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, supposedly wanted to drug and sexually assault Porsha Williams. That debacle was the final nail in the coffin of Phaedra’s time as a Housewife. Well, at least she has more time to devote to her careers as a funeral director/lawyer.
During Season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss introduced us to her sexy burlesque/variety show “Welcome To The Dungeon.” Cynthia Bailey even made an appearance, which was incredibly awkward.
Kandi and mother-to-be Porsha Williams ventured into NeNe Leakes’ mystery closet, when they were told not to go there. A camera man’s shirt was ripped, and NeNe might have pulled off Porsha’s belt. We still don’t know what was in this closet. Bravo- we need to know!
There appears to be a baby boom in Atlanta! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams just welcomed her daughter, Pilar Jhena on March 22. Pilar’s father is Porsha’s fiancé, and tattoo enthusiast, Dennis McKinley. Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, have found a surrogate to expand their family. And in November of 2018, RHOA alum Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris.
Viewers watched Eva Marcille wed Michael Sterling in a
crazy expensive lavish ceremony. It was a lovely wedding, and the couple’s personal vows were beautiful. NeNe Leakes, who was asked to make a toast by Eva, managed to come up with a few lackluster comments. That toast was so generic! NeNe was upset about the state of her own marriage and managed to somehow make Eva’s wedding all about her. Sigh.
Real Housewives of Atlanta, which is all about NeNe Leakes at this point, is airing the reunion episodes and all the dirty laundry between NeNe and the other ladies. It has been an eventful season for NeNe. Kandi Burruss and pregnant Porsha Williams entered NeNe’s mystery closet after NeNe instructed them not to go in it. A furious NeNe pulled off a camera man’s shirt and may have pulled off Porsha’s belt. Maybe they should have ditched the glamorous ballroom and feisty koi fish in favor of filming the reunion in NeNe’s closet.
NeNe also has an issue with former bestie Cynthia Bailey inviting RHOA alum Kenya Moore to Cynthia’s wine cooler launch. All guest lists must be approved by NeNe so no “monsters” like Kenya can get in. Even NeNe’s husband Gregg Leakes was not spared this season. Gregg is battling colon cancer, and recently completed his chemo treatments.
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were treated to a front row seat for Porsha Williams’ entire pregnancy. But first, viewers saw Kandi Burruss express her skepticism about Porsha’s fiancé, Dennis McKinley, and their relationship moving much too fast. We all know that Kandi knows exactly what the streets are talking about! In the end, Kandi seems to have accepted Porsha’s man– even with all his scandalous tattoos of other’s ladies’ names.
Porsha documented so many amazing milestones in her pregnancy journey. She told her fellow RHOA Peaches about her wonderful news during the ladies’ Tokyo trip. Porsha and Dennis enjoyed a relaxing Bahamas “babymoon,” which is the last trip that an expectant couple takes before their baby’s arrival. And before sleep deprivation sets in.
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have been vocal about their desire to see some familiar faces return to the show. I am talking about you, Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore. I think that seeing Kenya as a new mom would be interesting. Twirl on back, Kenya! If Kenya can attend
former enemy frenemy Porsha Williams’ baby shower, isn’t anything possible in Bravo land?
Kenya and her camera-shy husband Marc Daly welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris, on November 4, 2018. Brooklyn was born sooner than anticipated because Kenya was diagnosed with the life-threatening medical condition preeclampsia. In fact, Kenya endured a three-hour C-section, which sounds traumatic and very painful.
Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Phaedra Parks is moving on in the New Year with a new man. Phaedra is garnering lots of attention lately because “OG”Housewife (and former enemy) NeNe Leakes wants Phaedra to once again clutch a peach as an Atlanta Housewife. One thing is for sure –we need some drama back on RHOA, and Phaedra, who is an attorney, funeral director, and thong-enthusiast, is just the shady lady to bring it!
Phaedra was fired from the show following Season 9 because she spread a vile rumor that Kandi Burruss, and her husband, Todd Tucker, wanted to drug and sexually assault co-star Porsha Williams. Phaedra absolutely deserved to be fired. But right now, she is moving on from the past, at least as far as her love life is concerned.