Phaedra Parks hasn’t been on Real Housewives of Atlanta for years now but who could forget her? She dominated the hilarity on the show for years. And her reads were way funnier than NeNe Leakes could ever hope to be. Yes, I said it! I regularly use Phaedra-isms in my everyday life. The phrase “oatmeal pie face” is actually more useful than you would think.
But Phaedra is not without controversy. She got busted for setting up castmate Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams. Phaedra claimed Kandi and her husband tried to drug and rape Porsha. And that was the end of her time on RHOA. Which was the right call. Despite being dropped from Bravo, Phaedra has stayed in the spotlight and has decided to return to make a return to TV on Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition. No, she’s not married. But she is booed up with Medina Islam, who is partaking in the show with her.
When Phaedra Parks joined Real Housewives of Atlanta, she was working as a lawyer. Fans saw her expand her horizons by getting into the funeral business.
Recently, she helped direct the funeral for Rayshard Brooks, who was was shot and killed by police in a Wendy’s parking lot on June 12.
We all know that Eva Marcille
got fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta “left” Real Housewives of Atlanta “on her own to focus on other opportunities.” Meanwhile, NeNe Leakes, her rep, and the Bravo network said she’s not fired, but she’s always welcome to be on the show. So, why hasn’t she signed a contract? Most likely, she just wants more money or more screen time. Remember the beginning of the season when NeNe was nowhere to be found?
Porsha Williams happily accepted her offer letter for the next season. It’s unclear where Tanya Sam, Marlo Hampton, and Cynthia Bailey stand, but it doesn’t really add up that Cynthia is basically only in the ATL film when she spends all of her time in Los Angeles with her family. Plus, she has the most boring storylines. Why does she have a peach when most of us use her scenes as the perfect time to take a bathroom break? I’m not looking forward to watching a season centered around Cynthia’s wedding events.
But, she’s apparently pursuing her own show, which is something that pretty much every reality star says or leaks to the press. So, take that with a grain of salt.
The beauty of being a Friend of the Housewives instead of a full-time cast member is that you get a lot of the benefits without as many of the drawbacks. The “Friends” get the trips and some camera time without an invasive look at their lives. However, a lot of the time, depending on the show, the friends don’t get to share their side of the story when it comes to drama. Well, except for Marlo Hampton, who reportedly gets paid than more than the full-time women on Real Housewives of Atlanta even though she’s never held a peach.
Someone else, who’s actually come across very well, is Tanya Sam. She’s been a “Friend” for two seasons and she just seems lovely. She’s so well-spoken and she just seems so together. What is she doing on this show? That’s why it was so shocking when Kenya Moore deciding to come for Tanya, of all people. After lying about wearing wigs sometimes, she called Tanya to get her wig that she left behind in a Toronto hotel room. Tanya did her a favor by grabbing that wig and then she told the girls about it. In response, Kenya brought the Cookie Lady, a woman who claimed Tanya’s man Paul Judge was trying to get with her to a lunch with Tanya. Oh, and then Kenya called Tanya the “C” word for no reason.
Sometimes there is that one celebrity who wasn’t hashtag blessed with a dialogue filter. Or any accurate perception of reality. Case in point, still-employed-for-now, NeNe Leakes. Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers are well aware of NeNe’s explosive personality.
Season 12 was not all peaches and champagne for NeNe. Hell, she wasn’t even around for the first few episodes after getting checked for her attitude. NeNe claimed to be on a “spiritual journey”, but I’m not sure it took. She was still volatile. Still plagued by jealousy. And NeNe kept up with her favorite role, victim. You might think NeNe plateaued as the martyr of RHOA when she complained about caring for her husband during cancer treatment. Now she has surpassed even that. In an effort to explain her disastrous appearance on the reunion, NeNe likened herself to an unarmed black man murdered by a police officer. Yep, she went there.
Marlo Hampton and Kenya Moore were good friends for a hot second, but that cannot be further from the truth these days. Kenya brought that marching band in to disrupt Marlo’s wig launch. Marlo said Kenya isn’t really married to Marc Daly.
These two are constantly going back and forth. However, it seems like Marlo does have some compassion for her rival. When it comes to Kenya’s dynamic with Marc, Marlo is cringing just like the rest of us. How can Kenya stand up to any of her co-stars, but not her own husband?
A few months ago, NeNe Leakes‘ frenemy Wendy Williams claimed that NeNe was leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe denied that, of course. But then, her behavior was, well, a bit confusing. Then again, that was just typical NeNe behavior in all honesty. She was barely in the beginning of the season. It is unclear if NeNe refused to film or if she was cut out, but the start of the most recent season was just so strange. Even when NeNe wasn’t there she was the topic of conversation.
Then, she just walked out in the middle of filming the reunion. She left her monitor on, with her notebook full of pre-prepared reads open. Most people would get fired for not doing their jobs. However, that doesn’t seem to be a concern of NeNe’s. Instead of returning to the reunion, she called Porsha Williams while she was filming, which was annoying and just made no sense. Just show up if you want to be heard. Plus she was filming from her home. It doesn’t get much easier than that when it comes to a commute to work. This week the offer letters went out for Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13. We already know that Eva Marcille
got fired left the show. Porsha is back for sure. Other than that, it’s just a guessing game of looking for social media clues. And that’s why a lot of people think NeNe got fired.