Remember back to a simpler time on Real Housewives of Atlanta? When women could show off their thongs and tout the miracle of having a donkey booty? Phaedra Parks was a Housewife like no other. She was an expert on southern etiquette, all the while also being an attorney and working in the mortuary business.
For eight seasons viewers watched Phaedra and her drama-filled marriage to ex-con, and current convict, Apollo Nida. Their union gradually crumbled after the duo welcomed two sons into their family. Apollo landed in trouble again in 2014 and was sentenced to eight years for identity theft and fraud. He was released in June of 2019 but sent back to prison a few days later for violating the half-way house rules. Phaedra eventually divorced Apollo. Shocker!
Much has happened since Apollo Nida appeared on Real Housewives of Atlanta. His wife, Phaedra Parks, filed for, and was granted, a divorce from him. But not so fast! Apollo contested the divorce. He said that he never signed the documents, and that his name was spelled incorrectly. The divorce was reversed. Since Phaedra is an attorney, that must be embarrassing. And awkward. Their divorce was finally settled in 2017. The couple shares two sons together.
Of course, Phaedra lost her RHOA peach after Season 9 because of the horrible rumors that she spread that co-stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, supposedly wanted to drug and sexually assault Porsha Williams. That debacle was the final nail in the coffin of Phaedra’s time as a Housewife. Well, at least she has more time to devote to her careers as a funeral director/lawyer.
On Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss is all about business. She is always launching (and talking about) a new project. Does she ever take time to herself? Well, it is very rare, but it does happen.
Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker headed to Thailand to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary. That is pretty much an eternity in reality TV years. They probably won’t be able to vacation on their own for a while since they are hoping to have another child via surrogate in the near future.
There appears to be a baby boom in Atlanta! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams just welcomed her daughter, Pilar Jhena on March 22. Pilar’s father is Porsha’s fiancé, and tattoo enthusiast, Dennis McKinley. Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, have found a surrogate to expand their family. And in November of 2018, RHOA alum Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris.
Viewers watched Eva Marcille wed Michael Sterling in a
crazy expensive lavish ceremony. It was a lovely wedding, and the couple’s personal vows were beautiful. NeNe Leakes, who was asked to make a toast by Eva, managed to come up with a few lackluster comments. That toast was so generic! NeNe was upset about the state of her own marriage and managed to somehow make Eva’s wedding all about her. Sigh.
Part 3 of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion was like a loaded baked potato. So many morsels to digest!
So first what about Porsha Williams‘ belt!? We’re back in NeNe Leakes‘ closet of horrors where she didn’t want her Kim Zolciak wig shrine discovered so she used force, magical crystals, and Jedi Mind Tricks to keep all her friends out. Or maybe there were roaches in there – who knows?
What we do know is that at some point NeNe choked out a producer, scratched him, and had him pinned against the wall, but she doesn’t feel bad about it at all. This producer also suffered from a cracked (or lost?) tooth and had to go to the hospital for injuries. This was after NeNe reportedly shoved a pregnant Porsha and ripped a cameraman’s shirt trying to stop him from entering the closet. I don’t believe Porsha filmed audio of her yelling “I’m scared” after the fact.
Well, I Am living for Porsha Williams on this Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion! And I am really LIVING for the return of the fan. I can only hope it was a gift from Kenya Moore to further piss NeNe Leakes off! Gone with the wind fabulous, but not forgotten from those sofas, sista!
Porsha is not having any of NeNe’s nonsense this reunion and for that I say: YES. Because NO to NeNe’s nonsense and awful attitude and rude unnecessary comments. Claiming you are having a breakdown is not an excuse to verbally and physically assault your friends and co-workers, NeNe! If NeNe has questions about this, she can run it by OSHA to see what they have to say about her workplace behavior.
But first – how are things between Porsha and Kandi Burruss who appeared to be getting along quite well in the latter half of this season as they came together for good against a common enemy (NeNe)? Well, Kandi and Porsha are still not so super good – meaning not following each other on Insta.
Real Housewives Of Atlanta is really milking the everyone vs. NeNe Leakes scenario for all it’s worth – and I am so glad! NeNe has been prancing around like Marie Antoinette with her wigs piled high on her fake haughty head and it’s time for a new queen [hair flip!]. Or no queen, and just a equal well-connected cast of women who have fun, light drama, and interesting lives.
Seriously, though, I’m excited by the insurgency of the rest of the cast with their unwillingness to uphold the narrative that NeNe has immunity. She doesn’t nor should she. It’s more than about time that NeNe’s wig glue melted! NeNe is essentially mad for the sake of being mad (or maybe, benefit of the doubt: there’s some stuff we, the viewers, didn’t see).
After a [low-rated, boring ass] season of making everything about how NeNe is feeling and not upsetting the NeNe cart, NeNe’s now accusing everyone of turning on her. She expects Andy Cohen to support her to get the other women in line. But it’s not going to go that way. Not this time!
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.