It looks likes the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta know how to keep the drama, and the paychecks, flowing. Season 11 of the show got off to a very slow start, but in the end, the season delivered. Eva Marcille finally tied the knot. NeNe Leakes dealt with her husband Gregg Leakes’ battle with colon cancer and with marital strife. Thankfully, he is cancer-free now. Cynthia Bailey found love again with Mike Hill. Newbie Shamari DeVoe was accused of having a drinking problem by Marlo Hampton. Porsha Williams fell in love with Dennis McKinley, got engaged, and gave birth to daughter Pilar (and a baby spin-off special!)
In a shocking turn of events, NeNe destroyed her longtime friendship with Cynthia because Cynthia did not advise NeNe that former RHOA star Kenya Moore might be at Cynthia’s party. NeNe, never one to be shy, referred to a glowing and pregnant Kenya as a “monster.” As for Cynthia, she looked shady about whether she knew Kenya was going to be at the party.
When storylines or cast members from our favorite shows become redundant and played out, we often call for new people to join the group. Such is the case for Real Housewives of Atlanta. I mean, how many times have we seen NeNe Leakes mad at someone or Kandi Burrus promoting one of her new business ventures? The same folks engaging in the same arguments year after year can wear on our nerves, or GASP, lower the ratings.
One might believe it would be easy to bring new ladies on and incorporate them into an existing reality television show. The programs are, after all, incredibly popular. But it might be more difficult than we think. With repeated drunken arguments and women attempting to see what levels of petty can be reached, some of the more “famous” candidates for shows do not want to participate. Eva Marcille transitioned from successful model to Housewife, but it has come with a personal price tag. While Atlanta is a hot bed of talent and high-level music industry people, they aren’t exactly clamoring to be a part of the overall messiness. Reputations are tainted and friendships are ended. If you already have a “name”, chances are good you have better things to do than argue for six months out of a year.
There was a one-woman wrecking crew on Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11, and her name was NeNe Leakes. She struggled with husband Gregg Leakes’ colon cancer diagnosis and his grouchiness. She torpedoed her long-time friendship with co-star Cynthia Bailey after Cynthia didn’t notify NeNe that RHOA alum Kenya Moore may be coming to Cynthia’s wine cooler launch. NeNe even called a pregnant Kenya “a monster.”
When NeNe held her “Bye Wig” party, guests Kandi Burruss and pregnant Porsha Williams disobeyed NeNe and went into NeNe’s closet. An enraged Nene yanked a cameraman out of the closet, ripping his shirt. There is also some controversy over whether NeNe pulled off Porsha’s belt.
NeNe is the current record holder in the steep climb to Mount Petty, she will probably hold this title for a long time… Her antics were suffered by the entire RHOA cast, and viewers felt it as well. Is there anything else NeNe could do to tell the world she is a
bitter bitch woman on a mission to reign supreme in Atlanta? YUP.
Marlo Hampton has pretty much been a fixture on Real Housewives of Atlanta since she started popping up in Season 4. Marlo has always appeared as either a guest or Friend of the Housewives. Let’s face it –Marlo loves nothing more than shading a co-star or spilling all the tea. She never fails to bring the drama.
Marlo didn’t disappoint during Season 11 of RHOA. She was told by one of Eva Marcille’s bridesmaids that Eva and her husband didn’t live in the town home featured on the show, and that the couple has severe financial problems. She gifted Eva some wedding shade by telling NeNe Leakes and Tanya Sam all about it. Marlo also targeted newbie Shamari DeVoe. Marlo told Shamari (and everyone else in the world) that Shamari has a drinking problem. Of course, Shamari did get drunk and vomit all over Eva’s shoes and NeNe’s bathroom at NeNe’s party. Before that, Marlo tried to give Shamari some unsolicited and unwelcome fashion advice. As viewers know, Marlo prides herself on being a fashionista.
I would say that Marlo Hampton needs a glass of water. But that’s not what she’s thirsting for. It’s painfully obvious that the woman wants a peach. However, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Marlo has been serving up so much tea on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Why give her that full-time cast member check if she’s willing to do so much as a Friend of the Show? She spent pretty much all of Season 11 bashing Eva Marcille, in between kissing NeNe Leakes’ ass, of course. Eva read Marlo to filth on that bus in Tokyo. However, she’s not done.
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.
What do you get if you are rude, crude, and socially unacceptable? Well, if you are employed by Bravo, apparently you get rewarded. Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes, might be finding out that treating people in a manner, usually reserved for those who run over your dog, is actually great for the bank account.
In Season 11 of RHOA, NeNe took “playing the victim” to levels even Vicki Gunvalson has never reached. Not only did she make the entire season about herself, she participated in physical brawls, turned on her BFF, and blamed her husband’s cancer on his infidelity. Along the way, MeanNe lost friends, fans, and some might say her mind in certain cases. But hey, whatever works, and seemingly her nasty attitude worked in her favor.