While we knew going into this season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta that #strippergate was going to cause a rift between the ladies, we didn’t expect it to ignite a nasty feud between Porsha Williams and Marlo Hampton. Hell froze over and Marlo made up with Kenya Moore, who’s on a crusade to expose P and another “mystery” woman (whose name rhymes with Sanya Tam) for sleeping with Bolo. That put Marlo dead in the middle of the years-long Porsha v. Kenya feud, which is a nasty place to be.
Porsha and Marlo have been going back and forth this season. Porsha’s said that Marlo rides on the coattails of NeNe Leakes, brought up her legal issues and accused her of getting liposuction, drinking and taking pills at the same time. To be fair, Marlo has been trying to expose Porsha for sleeping with Bolo, so P is pulling out everything she can to get her name out of the press. But Marlo is keeping Twirl at an arm’s length, so Porsha seems to be taking this friendship a little too seriously.
Kandi Burruss dealt with several personal issues on Season 13 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi sent her eldest daughter, Riley Burruss, off to college even though Riley has no idea how to clean. RHOA viewers watched Riley grow up on our television screens.
Kandi decided to go after Riley’s father, Russell “Block” Spencer, for unpaid child support. Riley and Kandi feel that Riley is entitled to the money that Block owes her. I totally agree.
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s latest season might be winding down, but the drama off screen is still heating up. Thanks to BoloGate, Porsha Williams and Marlo Hampton have had quite the falling out. The once-friends found themselves as adversaries when Marlo accused Porsha of sleeping with Bolo. Adding fuel to the fire, Marlo made up with Kenya Moore, who has been all too happy to keep spreading the rumor. Things only got worse between Porsha and Marlo during cast trip to New Orleans. During a dinner out, Marlo flipped her lid on everyone, claiming to be stuck in the middle of Kenya and Porsha.
Porsha wasn’t over it then and she doesn’t seem over it now. On a recent RHOA after show, Porsha made her feelings about Marlo known. According to Porsha, “We don’t know what Marlo could’ve done. This girl is absolutely out of her mind. You have to understand how fast she made the switch. Like, she literally was my friend hours ago. So, it was really shocking to me and it, it was like a big sign, you need to get out of here. This girl could possibly be dangerous. For someone to make a switch that fast.”
As much as I love Real Housewives of Atlanta, I’m ready for this season to wrap up. While it was explosive in terms of housewives story lines, I am done talking about whether or not Porsha Williams slept with Bolo. Even if she did, she’s never going to admit it at this point. And the women of RHOA just look petty when they continue to beat the rumor to death.
While Porsha has been furiously trying to shut down the rumor, it’s caused her falling out with both Kenya Moore and Marlo Hampton. Kenya because, well, Kenya won’t stop saying it’s true. And Marlo for siding with Kenya about the whole thing. Despite Marlo claiming she’s being put in the middle, she has clearly drawn sides. And it’s not Porsha’s.
Tanya Sam high-tailed it off of the Real Housewives of Atlanta this season after she told on herself for sharing a bed with Porsha Williams on the night of #strippergate. Tanya wanted no part in Kenya Moore’s crusade to figure out who took a ride on the Bolo stick during Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party.
Compared to Marlo Hampton and LaToya Ali, Tanya’s been pretty quiet as a friend-of and didn’t seem interested in starting drama. And while she hasn’t been seen filming with the ladies since the bachelorette party, she’s apparently got some beef with a ghost from RHOA past.
As Season 13 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is nearing its end, I can confidently say that it was a bit of a let down. And it’s a shame because it had so much potential. Porsha Williams jumped head-first into activism and even got arrested at a protest. She may or may not have had a little too much fun with Bolo at Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party, but is pleading the fifth. Bravo gave us a wedding, a few break-ups and make-ups and even some brand-new cast members. But still, the season was a snoozefest. Particularly when it came to most of the peach holders.
Thankfully, the friends-of RHOA saved the day. Newbie LaToya Ali got into it with everybody. She shaded Drew Sidora’s wig, which ignited a season-long feud. She’s fought with Falynn Guobadia, Porsha and even her bestie Kenya Moore, who had a crush on her. And, as always, Marlo Hampton was a major highlight – even getting in the middle of the Kenya and Porsha feud. And wearing hazmat suits to events like a queen.
Real Housewives of Atlanta has been fabulous this season. Cynthia Bailey’s dungeon-themed bachelorette party in South Carolina was raunchy and hilarious. Thank you, Kandi Burruss! A stripper named Bolo performed for the RHOA peaches, and allegedly got very personal with two of the ladies.
Kenya Moore heard two female voices with Bolo in an empty bedroom, and she is hell-bent on finding out who slept with Bolo. Kenya is convinced that she recognized Porsha William’s voice, and is trying to out her. It’s called girl code, Kenya.
Ever since Andy Cohen announced a special episode of Watch What Happens Live featuring the kids of Housewives, there’s been drama. The show will feature Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, Noelle Robinson and Kairo Whitfield from the Real Housewives of Atlanta; Frankie Catania, Gia Giudice and Albie & Chris Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Also, Real Housewives of Orange County’s Briana Culberson and Shane Keough and Real Housewives of New York’s Victoria de Lesseps and Avery Singer will be thrown in the mix. And last but not least, newbie Brooks Marks from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will be there too. So there’s definitely a variety of old and new, with plenty of OGs making a return.
But apparently, some of the wives were not happy that their kids were left off the list and made a call to Daddy Andy to complain. Andy said it was someone with daughters, which removes NeNe Leakes from the suspect list (even though she would’ve been a good contender). It was a bit of a red flag that no Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kids were featured, but Lisa Rinna totally owned it and admitted it wasn’t her calling the network. We know that her daughters Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle Hamlin are busy working on becoming the next Kardashians anyway.