Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta was tough to watch. Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey went out of their way to protect Kenya Moore from the group following the news of her separation from Marc Daly.
Obviously, many RHOA viewers can’t stand Marc, but Kenya has made it very difficult to have sympathy for her. Last night, NeNe Leakes showed Kenya some
phony sympathy at dinner. In response, Kenya thanked each cast member individually, except for NeNe, which was super rude. Then, Kenya made a half ass attempt at peace when she decided to bring out a plate of dessert to NeNe- the same dessert that was available in mass quantities for the entire cast. How special. And, of course, the shade continued onto Twitter.
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know that the ladies have what it takes to be over the top when it comes to being petty. Case in point, NeNe Leakes. She is a shade master. Just when you think you know where NeNe stands and who her friends are, she does something to completely negate that.
Somewhat recently, NeNe was very vocal about her desire to get Phaedra Parks back on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Seemingly, she wanted to offset the Kenya Moore return since both NeNe and Phaedra have Kenya in common as a long-time enemy. However, that’s probably gonna be a tough sell for the network since Phaedra was fired after she started rumors that Kandi Burruss wanted to drug and rape Porsha Williams.
When you think about it, Bravo really changed the face of reality television. Sure, Bravo didn’t invent the genre, but over the years, the network has taken risks to start a wide variety of reality themed shows–from real estate to yachting and more. Many of these shows have been very successful and have been game changers in the reality television world.
Of course, the franchise Bravo is probably best known for is the Real Housewives. Who knew in 2006 that the franchise would still be going strong in 2019. From the original Real Housewives of Orange County, the show has landed in cities from New York to Dallas to Beverly Hills. One of the most successful spin-offs has been the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Recently, Peter Thomas, who used to be a regular on the show when married to Cynthia Bailey, shared his thoughts about how the men on the Housewives shows are portrayed.
It is Kenya Moore’s first season back since taking a brief departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta and she is already bored. Her return has been a thorn in the side of co-star NeNe Leakes and her marriage took a nosedive after filming the began. She has also reportedly had conflict with Eva Marcille, who has allegedly labeled Kenya both manipulative and a compulsive liar. So basically Kenya checks all the boxes for a reality television star.
That’s not to say it’s all been awkward. Kenya and her new baby have apparently been spending a lot of time with Porsha Williams and her daughter, Pilar Jehna. She’s also palling around with Cynthia Bailey, who is seemingly floating on a cloud of sex and wedding plans, since her engagement to Mike Hill. Aside from NeNe, another gal not pleased with Kenya’s revival is the non-peach holding Marlo Hampton. This is not unusual because Marlo is NeNe’s
henchwoman only remaining friend on the show. Now Kenya is saying she’s tired of the same old faces, no matter how many new faces some ladies can buy. She wants to jazz up the cast and cancel Marlo while she’s at it.
Am I the only one who clicked “rewind” when during the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County? At some point in the conversation when Braunwyn Windham-Burke and her husband Sean Burke talked about “how pretty” Tamra Judge is, she told him that Tamra and Eddie Judge are just like them because they have threesomes too.
Wait. What? Was I just not paying attention during the previous episode with Braunwyn’s initial threesome confession? When did Tamra say that? Did I just tune out because I didn’t want to hear another conversation about CUT Fitness or her sons’ feud? Or is Braunwyn lying? Or did she divulge some information that Tamra said away from the cameras?
Phaedra Parks was part of Real Housewives of Atlanta for eight seasons. Phaedra was married to ex-convict Apollo Nida, and we watched as they welcomed their two sons. RHOA viewers also saw their marital struggles as their union fell apart.
In 2014, Apollo was sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud and identity theft. Apollo was released in June of 2019, but he violated his halfway house rules a few days later. So, he went back to jail. In a decision that surprised no one, Phaedra filed for divorce.
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans haven’t heard these words in a hot minute: “Mr. Chocolate.” All the way back during RHOA Season 7, Phaedra Parks was rumored to be dating a guy known as “Mr. Chocolate”… while she was still married to Apollo Nida.
Even with the text print-outs, Phaedra denied the cheating allegation, but the mystery remained. Or at least it did. Andy Cohen spilled the tea on that man’s identity.
There are some reality TV stars’ kids that we have literally watched grow up throughout the years. It’s crazy to think that Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers saw Teresa Giudice pregnant with Audriana Giudice during the Season 1 reunion. Now, she is a fifth grader. Do you feel old yet? I do. How about this one: Gia Giudice is a freshman in college.
Jersey Shore fans saw Snooki and JWoww go from hard-partying roomies to devoted moms. Now, their kids are in school too. And just like most other moms, reality TV stars took (and shared) photos of their kids’ first day of school.