Guess what everybody, NeNe Leakes is teaching us a lesson! Please take a brief moment and thank your lucky stars we have been gifted with this powerhouse of knowledge. Last season, Real Housewives of Atlanta really took a toll on NeNe. She weathered multiple run-ins with cast members and lost a couple of old friends. But please be clear, NeNe is not responsible for treating people badly. In fact, they might have deserved it! NeNe is a firm believer in Karma and her wicked ways.
Look, NeNe might have physically attacked part of Bravo production, but it wasn’t her fault. See, the cameraman hired to film these ladies in their homes, violated NeNe’s privacy by entering her closet. I hope he learned his lesson. Even Porsha Williams ALLEGEDLY had her pregnant body tossed around in the melee. But, it was Porsha’s fault for being pregnant and in the way – how dare she! Another person who did NeNe dirty was Cynthia Bailey. She had the sheer audacity to fall in love with someone other than NeNe. Then she went out of her way to invite a guest to a party without asking NeNe first! Ugh, the nerve. Thankfully, NeNe has reached a higher plane of awareness. She is making amends to the people who have done HER wrong, revealing what viewers already knew. NeNe really is the bigger person after all.
Dennis McKinley appeared on our radar when he began a relationship with Porsha Williams. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was briefly engaged to Dennis and they had a beautiful daughter during their courtship. Dennis and Porsha detailed their journey to parenthood as they filmed Porsha’s Having A Baby. Pilar Jhena was born in March of this year, and both Dennis and Porsha have proven to be a doting mom and dad.
Since, venturing into reality television has put Dennis under the microscope. He has answered to allegations of being too friendly with ex-girlfriends. A woman Dennis previously dated accused him of evicting her from their former residence. She also legally disputed ownership of a weave and extension line. While Porsha navigated trust issues with her fiancé, new rumors threatened to incriminate Dennis. A YouTuber with a bone to pick stated Dennis ALLEGEDLY cheated on Porsha. Despite multiple denials, the couple eventually decided to end their engagement. Now, Dennis has been accused of something else, and it has nothing to do with his past.
After months of speaking it into existence, Cynthia Bailey is engaged! Mike Hill popped the question on July 26. And, yes, Real Housewives of Atlanta is filming Season 12 right now. Of course, this was caught on film.
Aside from that, Mike had some professional photographers on hand to document the moment and a rep for the couple sent some pictures our way!
People have high hopes for Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 12 is off and running. Most of us are still recovering from the trauma NeNe Leakes put us through. A certain cameraman is still recovering too. Last year, we saw Eva Marcille level up to peach holder, and she definitely wasn’t boring. Fans watched her get married and drop a verbal house on Marlo Hampton in Tokyo. There was also some scandal about her financial state, but most of these ladies
can’t pay their taxes have been down that road.
Eva is currently cooking her third child. This is great news for her
storyline family, as cameras are rolling while she prepares to welcome her new addition. Another new addition is Kenya Moore. She’s back and ready to party. Word on the street is, Eva is none too thrilled with Ms. Kenya. Is there drama looming oh you bet it is on the horizon for Eva? Kenya just might be the one new addition the pregnant Housewife could do without.
Months later, it’s still hard to get over how epic Andy Cohen’s baby shower was. Imagine all of those Real Housewives on a moving float. Plus cast members from Vanderpump Rules, Southern Charm, Below Deck, and Shahs of Sunset. That was the Bravo float for the Pride celebration in New York City this past weekend.
Andy gathered the most enthusiastic group of Bravolebrities. They dressed up in festive rainbow outfits. They danced, sang, and they had a few cocktails, of course.
The new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is already stirring up the drama. We know
fan favorite Kenya Moore has possibly returned in all of her glory. We know Porsha Williams’ recent break-up with Dennis McKinley will play out. And word on the street was NeNe Leakes, everyone’s favorite ray of sunshine, was being “shut out” of filming. Meaning, she pissed everyone off so much last year, no one will hang out with her.
Amid speculation that NeNe might not return to the show, there were rumors she received a very hefty increase in salary. When production began on Season 12, NeNe was like Dennis’ loyalty, nowhere to be found. But fear not, NeNe made sure to squash those silly rumors when she let everyone know she wasn’t gone, just in the midst of intense contract negotiations. Many viewers hoped this was a sign that NeNe was ultimately let go after her cantankerous attitude did her no favors last year. Well, the mystery has been solved. If you were worried NeNe was going to quietly ride off into the sunset, then worry no more. She’s back.
In addition to being the patriarch, godfather, and ultimate supreme ruler of all things Real Housewives, Andy Cohen is a new dad and the host of Bravo’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live. As the first openly gay American late night talk show host, Andy has long been an eloquent and gracious advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
New York City is currently hosting WorldPride, the world’s largest Pride event, spanning the entire month of June. The Bravo network is known for its support of the LGBTQ+ community. So it is no surprise that Bravo and Andy have a float in the parade this year.
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.