They say an elephant never forgets, but a Real Housewives fan sure can. Phaedra Parks was fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta after she spread rumors that Kandi Burruss wanted to drug and rape Porsha Williams and other women. Porsha pushed that untrue story as well, but she remained on the show. Now, RHOA is basically The Porsha Williams Show. She has grown from the accomplice with anger management issues to a hilarious character.
Now, the fans miss Phaedra because, let’s be honest, the show got pretty boring. Or at least it did until NeNe Leakes threw Porsha and Kandi out of her closet. The fans want Phaedra back. NeNe wants Phaedra back. So, is it actually happening? They are in desperate need of a cast shakeup for Season 12.
For a long time, Real Housewives of Atlanta revolved around NeNe Leakes. This is because she threw fun shade. She had iconic clapbacks. She made us laugh However, the fun stopped. At some point, NeNe became super combative. She was the only one who didn’t get the memo that RHOA is supposed to be an ensemble show. NeNe really made everything about her.
She made her husband’s cancer diagnosis about her. She made Eva Marcille’s wedding about her. NeNe got on everyone’s last nerve. Meanwhile, Porsha Williams had a major come up. She went from being Phaedra Parks’ villainous accomplice to the star of the show. She got engaged, got pregnant, and got the fan support this past season. Oh, and who can forget that she also got thrown out of NeNe’s closet. Now, NeNe is coming for Porsha. Again.
Cynthia Bailey has had a whirlwind season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Viewers watched as her only child, Noelle Robinson began her first year of college. We’ve also seen Cynthia’s relationship with sportscaster Mike Hill develop into something serious. But while one relationship was taking off, another one crashed and burned.
NeNe Leakes and Cynthia have been friends since the early days of RHOA. As everyone knows, friendships have their fair share of ups and downs. Recently, anyone involved with NeNe experienced more of the downs, as she struggles to navigate her life in the shadow of Gregg Leakes’ cancer diagnosis. Sometimes though, enough is enough. And no matter how much you love someone or value their friendship, wading through toxicity on a regular basis just isn’t worth it.
After a season that got off to a super slow fashion-filled start, Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered with the finale episode. Actually, the season redeemed itself as soon as NeNe Leakes stormed into her closet and kicked out Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss. Oh, and she pulled off a cameraman’s shirt. And (allegedly) pregnant Porsha’s belt.
From that point on, the tension was thick and NeNe had more enemies than friends. There has been a lot of social media messiness and shade thrown ever since the reunion taping. NeNe actually unfollowed everyone from the show except for Marlo Hampton and Shamari DeVoe? What about her “little sis” Porsha and her other “little sis”
that she talks shit about Eva Marcille? Yep, they’re unfollowed. Even Tanya Sam, arguably the nicest person in the cast, got unfollowed. Then again, NeNe was coming for her all season, so it was just a matter of time. So what exactly went down at the reunion?
Real Housewives of Atlanta hasn’t been up to par this season, but there was some drama, at least. We saw Porsha Wiliams get engaged and unleash the news that she was expecting a baby with Dennis McKinley. NeNe Leakes threw a “Bye Wigs” party and then ripped off a camera man’s shirt because Porsha and Kandi Burruss went into NeNe’s closet. Really –what is in that closet?
Viewers watched Eva Marcille marry Michael Sterling in an extravagant wedding, but their honeymoon was short-lived. One of Eva’s bridesmaids, Seannita, was spreading some gossip about Eva and Michael’s financial situation. Of course, Seannita called Marlo Hampton to disclose this information. Nothing brings Marlo more joy than spilling tea about a co-star.
Joe Giudice is not the first Real Housewives husband to serve time. That honor belongs to Apollo Nida, the ex-husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Phaedra Parks. Apollo is currently serving an 8-year prison sentence for identity theft and bank fraud. He and Phaedra share two young sons.
Apollo managed to get engaged in prison to Sherien Almufti. Since then Sherien has become Apollo’s very public mouthpiece. She claimed Phaedra won’t let the boys visit Apollo in prison. Sherien even appeared at the opening of the OLG Restaurant. Then Sherien revealed that she’d be making an appearance on season 10 of Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta. We hoped Sherien had a good storage bag for that wedding gown because Apollo was only 3.5 years into his sentence at the time.
Age is certainly but a number judging by the season finale of Real Housewives Of Atlanta!
I don’t know when and where this development occurred, since I don’t feel like we’ve heard a word about this all season, but suddenly Cynthia Bailey is launching a wine cooler collection with Seagrams – which seems like it was really a ruse to launch the return of Kenya Moore. I mean, who could hate on a heavily pregnant lady, right? Oh, wait, NeNe Leakes could!
I have been racking my brain about where NeNe and Kenya’s latest issues stemmed from. NeNe finally confirmed they started over a random twitter question posed to Kenya that was the Bravo equivalent of Marry, Shag, Kill, except it was “Call, Text, Delete” between Porsha Williams, Andy Cohen, or NeNe. Of course, Kenya picked NeNe as her “delete.” So THIS is the origin of the animosity.
It’s NeNe Leakes’ world. We’re all just living in it. Or at least that’s what she thinks. The Real Housewives of Atlanta have been walking on eggshells around NeNe all season long. She gets offended by everything and manages to make everything about her. Well, guess what, NeNe? It’s an ensemble show.
Well, technically it is an ensemble show. However, if we are being honest, Porsha Williams carried the season. She got pregnant and engaged. She finally made peace with Kandi Burruss. And most importantly, she brought us some much-needed laughs. So, of course, she got a spin-off special. She’s been the most fun to watch this season. By far. Just don’t tell, NeNe. She is not at all happy about Porsha’s spin-off show. Or anything in general.