It’s looking like there’s a huge shake up headed to the Real Housewives of Atlanta this season. Not only has Nene Leakes exited stage left, but we have some new recruits! That’s right. Don’t forget we’ve already been teased with two new wives. Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali. Drew is coming to us as a friend of Kandi Burruss. My favorite trivia about her is that she acted in That’s So Raven. LaToya is a YouTube star. Welcome to 2020 y’all. Remember when housewives were all selling real estate or married to retired athletes?
Porsha Williams, who has been super busy getting this country right and tight when it comes to Black Lives Matter, is also bringing someone new to the show for season 13. I actually can’t for this new one! She sounds…perfect!
Mama Joyce has been dragging Todd Tucker for years, calling him a “lemon” and some other nasty names. Todd gets a lot of flack for Kandi Burruss being the breadwinner in their relationship, but it’s not as if he’s just sitting home doing nothing. He is working hard on his projects in addition to taking care of their two youngest children.
Sure, most of them were probably started with some seed money from Kandi, but he actually is putting effort into his restaurants and creating some jobs in Atlanta, which is a great thing. And, now he has opened another restaurant, which is interesting timing given the pandemic and all, but if he can provide some jobs for people during this time, then I’m all for it.
We’ve all had to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic. We are wearing face masks when we are out in public. We are sanitizing and re-sanitizing whenever possible. Some people have even sacrificed their normal routines like working out in a gym, turning up at a crowded bar, or even just eating inside of a restaurant.
Then, there’s Kandi Burruss, who has found a very unique way to party during the coronavirus. She recently threw a party for her husband Todd Tucker’s birthday. Yes, they all rocked face masks, which is the new norm for a while. And, not only that, but she also had strippers there for entertainment and ambiance.
Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran NeNe Leakes has had a rough year. Her claims of being ganged up on during the RHOA reunion led to her walking off. It’s put her tenure as a housewife up in the air. And while NeNe claims she wasn’t fired, she also said she doesn’t know if she will return to RHOA. Which basically means she was fired, let’s be real. That statement is what housewives use when they want to save face.
Word is that NeNe has been sniffing around, looking for her own show on another network. Too bad it’s been reported that there is zero interest. Must be a huge blow to her ego. So Miss Leakes finds herself between a rock and a hard place. At least she’s still got her store, Swagg.
Simply put, 2020 has sucked. I don’t think anyone can really dispute that. But from the chaos of everything going on, something good has come out of it all. The discussion surrounding race in America.
This year’s reckoning of Bravo stars was just one step forward. Forcing the Vanderpump Rules cast to take responsibility for racist behavior was shocking to many, but absolutely necessary. Seeing some of our favorites, like Porsha Williams and Braunwyn Windham-Burke, calling for justice was inspiring.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta never cease to amaze, impress, and most of all, entertain. Since wrapping the historical virtual Season 12 reunion, so much has happened. Namely, Porsha Williams was arrested for her protesting the murder of Breonna Taylor. Thankfully, the charges were dropped. She is back to carrying on her family business of fighting racism and standing up for what is equitable. This queen has even teased a new book! Can’t wait!
Watching Porsha come into her own through the years has been a true joy. She’s grown so much since the times of underground railroad confusion and spreading drug and rape accusations. Of course, these rumors directed at Kandi Burruss and started by shady Phaedra Parks, but I digress. Since then Phaedra has been in the press talking about her funeral business and sexless relationship….meh. Let’s get back to Porsha and Kandi, shall we?
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has always been a polarizing figure on the show. She was an attorney and also became a licensed mortician and funeral director. The mother of two divorced her husband, Apollo Nida, after he landed back in prison.
But she spread a vicious lie that RHOA stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, wanted to allegedly drug and rape Porsha Williams. So, Phaedra and all her southern shadiness were dismissed, and she lost her peach.
Minus Eva Marcille,
who got fired “quit’ the show, Real Housewives of Atlanta will most likely return with most of the same cast members who were on last season. Yes, we know that NeNe Leakes has been very publicly dragging out her contract negotiations, but she’s probably going to come back, because, well, as Sheree Whitfield said, she needs this check.
Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, and Kenya Moore all got their offer letters. Cynthia Bailey most likely did as well even though she’s only in Atlanta when she films and she has the most boring personal storyline every single season. Rumor has it, there are two women joining the cast for the upcoming season.