“When A Woman States She Married A Man To ‘Erase’ His ‘Tainted’ Celebrity, I Hear ‘I Was His Beard.'”

March 11, 2014  |  

Source: WENN

On Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta blog, Kenya Moore shared her thoughts about all that  transpired during Sunday night’s episode, including Phaedra’s digs at her (she called her man-less and “Moore whore”), NeNe’s treatment of Marlo, and of course, her confusion by Porsha Williams’ accounts of her relationship with Kordell, and why they married in the first place.

What grown woman threatens her friend to discontinue being friends with them because they don’t like him or her? I felt bad for Marlo, because she was always a good friend of NeNe’s and her biggest supporter and she really hurt her feelings. And the way she cursed out Cynthia who simply tried talking to her about Marlo… I thought her stripper days were behind her, but she is really showing her ass. They are both better off without her.

When a woman states she married a man to “erase” his “tainted” celebrity, I hear “I was his beard.” I’ve heard half a dozen accounts on what her marriage was, and it’s clear Porsha can’t keep up with her own statements. I don’t care about Kordell’s sexuality any more than I care about their marriage.  But I do care about the truth.  I’m not sure how one “slays mud” as Porsha said, but that damage was already done in the beginning of her divorce by calling Kordell 50 different gay queens. They were married less than 2 years and have both moved on. Now that she has to make a way for herself, I wish her well. Whether it’s a short-term marriage as theirs was, or a serious relationship, all teach us how to choose better partners. Hopefully, for the right reasons next time around.

There are varying degrees of shade. There is funny shade, warning shade, tea shade, and mean girl shade.  I’m the shade queen and no one throws shade better than me! With that said, I usually don’t hit below the belt with mean girl shade… dramatic pause… Unless someone hits me there first. 

I love it when people criticize me for inquiring or commenting on someone’s marriage when I’m not married. Well, I don’t have to smoke crack to know that crack kills; I don’t have to jump off a bridge to know that I can drown; and I don’t have to marry someone for the sake of being in a bad marriage so that I can say I’m someone’s wife. A ring doesn’t define me. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I’d rather be unmarried or in a loving relationship than be in an arranged marriage or with someone who acts as though they can’t stand me half the time.  

Phaedra’s immature name-calling is as tired as her blaming me for Apollo’s whorish ways. She has unjustly targeted me for her miserable marriage and unfaithful husband often calling me “manless.”  Taking a page from her playbook, any woman can get a man, all they have to do is visit a prison yard and get pregnant. I’m not the other woman for her to hate. In fact, she should be thanking me for not being interested in Apollo. I never was and I never will be. We know his eyes are never on her and that’s painful for any woman to experience. We have all been there and we all see who Apollo really is. Unfortunately, I don’t think she is capable of the truth or interested in facts, just slander.

Very interesting. I will say, compared to what Porsha has said in past interviews about her marriage, the things she said during Sunday’s episode were definitely confusing, however, I didn’t get “beard” from her statements about their relationship. Either way, Kenya goes way too hard for other people’s marriages…make that Kenya AND Peter.

What do you think about what she had to say? 


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  • mzb

    1 Porsha is stuck on STUPID..2 NeNe is Jealous of Kenya .3 Phadera can’t trust her man and needs to put him in check..4 Kandi needs to put her mom in check ..5 Cynthia needs to stop kissing NeNe’s azz and speak up. and Kenya keep being real……

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  • Peacefulharmony1

    What’s a beard?????

    • Guest

      A woman who dates a gay man to make everyone believe that he is straight.

  • guest

    I love how this Kenya always pretends she doesn’t hear rumors, that have long been out there about Kordell, etc. She blatantly tried to reel Porsha in on Sunday, but thankfully Porsha didn’t take the bait and Peter put her in check with “you know what she’s talking about”..lol. Why haven’t they fired her yet? geesh…

  • hi-liter

    Porsha’s explanation of why she married Cordell, although none of our business, she did a very poor job of painting that picture. It looked like a picture of a beard.

  • Nikkita Michelle

    Brandon already got beat down because this heifer was speaking on someone else’s relationship. He needs to stear clear of her all together. It’s real easy to talk about someone else’s marriage when you’ve never been married. And stop discounting Porsha’s marriage mentioning how short it was if you don’t even have a real boyfriend, let alone no one has wifed you. Are you kidding me? And if any woman can get a man by going down to the prison why don’t you trott your happy behind down there and get a companion? That would be more geniune than making one up or hiring one. Glass houses Ms. Moore glass houses.

  • Guest

    I’m not Team Kenya but Phaedra is getting on my last nerve. Yes Kenya is wrong for texting Apollo or whatever but check your man!!! Apollo is your husband and made vows to you not Kenya. How many times does Apollo have to disrespect her by saying he could have Kenya if he want before she realizes her husband is the problem? Kenya is just exposing that their marriage is not as solid as Miss Southern Belle claims it to be. If you think Kenya is the first woman Apollo could have had or has had you have another think coming. I used to like Phaedra because she represented a positive image for black women but as the seasons has gone on it shows thats all it is, an image.

  • Rena Hastie

    Porsha didn’t say she was Kordell’s beard. She said his celebrity image was tainted. That could mean anything. Kenya is really good at twisting people’s words and running with it starting drama and trying to make people look bad. She thinks she can do and say whatever she wants and nobody check her on it. She don’t have a life or man so she creates conflict with everybody else. It’s ridiculous. She just needs attention. Go sit down! Now I’m not a fan of Kenya in the least bit, but I agree with her on the Phaedra and Apollo mess, except for the fact that she don’t want Apollo. Regardless of if she did or didnt, would or wouldn’t have slept with Apollo, she’s still disrespectful because she’s way too flirty with people’s boos. You’re not going to flirt with my man in my face. You and boo will get checked on site..cuz I’m not having it. Disrespect is what I don’t do.

    • bigdede

      And Porsha was right, it was tainted. I remember when he played ball, he had to call a team meeting just to tell his teammates he wasn’t gay! His celebrity was tainted.

  • Lady T

    I am not sure why Peter even cares……don’t he have his own issues? Why does he need to hear Kordell side of the story is he the judge in the case? *confused face* acting like a str8 female. He really irks me this season he seems to be the only man in female arguments and it is annoying. Not sure why they don’t let it go and let Porsha rock whatever happened happened who cares? It is really no one’s business but theirs. I would’ve checked Peter in the car too and told Cynthia gweh coming in my room. smh

    • Nab TL

      Peter did the same bs with Kenya and Walter… claiming Kenya said they were engaged.. Kenya never claimed to be engaged with Walter she stated she would like an engagement ring and to be married so she can think about having a family. But Peter stirred the pot and lied. He seems to be in everyone’s business noticed its always with the women. As for Kenya saying that about Porsha she was only going by what Porsha was telling them about Kordell. She said she doesn’t need to mud sling but yet she did mention about her husband might be gay … Porsha keep your mouth shut before you put your foot in it.

  • CAliQueen

    Porsha isn’t the brightest star in the galaxy. Whether she realize it or not she has been implying all season that she was Kordell’s beard until Kenya and called her out on it.

    • folamix

      Really that is what she has been doing. Personally I think she was doing it just because other folks were throwing shade so she jumped right in. Not thinking through how it also reflected on her.

  • bigdede

    Kenya’s whole storylines are about her speaking on somebody else’s marriage. Also if someone would have asked Kenya 4 years ago to be a “beard”, I know she would have jumped at the chance especially if the guy was rich and famous. She needs to let what Phaedra says about her slide off her back. Kenya talks about Phaedra nonstop but as soon as Phaedra calls her names, Kenya gets all defensive. It’s part of the game. Kenya needs to let it go and twirl! She acts so confident yet gets so sensitive when someone calls her names.

    • GirlSixx

      ” Also if someone would have asked Kenya 4 years ago to be a “beard”, ”
      Wait, did i dream this or did Phedra throw shade in her confessional saying that if some man had asked Kenya to be a Beard, Mole, Arm, Leg, whatever.. she would have done it. *lmaooo*

      • bigdede


  • folamix

    So far as Nene and Cynthia, I feel that Nene shut her down quite effectively. She didn’t want to discuss Marlo,period point blank. We all have seen how persistent Cynthia can be, so she took it there to make her point clear. Now Nene’s reasons may be childish and immature but they are hers and if she doesn’t want to discuss Marlo, respect it.

  • Chas

    When a woman says shes married the relationship is off limits and nobody’s business KENYA. That’s a lot of judgement from a woman who would be a man’s kneecaps if that meant she could be a wife.

    • KaliaC

      But people can’t put their lives out there on national TV then claim its nobody’s business. Porsha’s whole storyline has been her questionable, and now rocky, relationship with Kordell from jump. Without mentioning her marriage and now divorce at every turn Porsha is irrelevant to the storyline as she offers nothing else.

      • Nab TL

        exactly when you are airing out your dirty laundry in the public eye then its everyones business.

  • Tweezet

    Maybe I need to watch again, but I didn’t hear Porsha say she married Kordell because he was tainted. I heard her imply she came on the show because of that reason. To show everyone their family life. That’s why Peter made the PR statement. Which was also misunderstood. She also mentioned she wanted to work, Cynthia seemed confused and mentioned that her story changes. It didn’t change in her first season Porsha discussed working with Kordell and he shut her down stating she couldn’t work and take care of the duties around the house to. Porsha may at times say some air head things, but only her and Kordell know the truth and she is trying to tell her truth the best way she can. Everyone who watched last season could see how controlling he looked on camera. Was it an act, I don’t think so or maybe it was. Maybe he was acting like he was hard.

    • folamix

      He is controlling. But I find it hard to believe that she didn’t know that before she married him. But then again we are talking about Porsha……..

      • Nikkita Michelle

        Remember jealousy and wanting to alone just the two of us is sweet and romantic in the beginning. But after 2 years and you’re tripping about my mom seeing me and you know we’re close. That would get old real quick.

        • Guest

          He said she was laying in THE MASTER BEDROOM BED eating pizza. That is inappropriate and unacceptable..

          • Jessica Smith

            not the bed, he said his white chairs in the master bedroom

  • GirlSixx

    I am in totally agreement with Kenya in regards to Phaedra.. She really showed her insecurtiy sunday nite when she told Apollo she wanted to leave him home due to the whole Kenya fiasco. *smh* IF she really trusted her man and knew without a doubt he wasn’t checking for Kenya then why worry about him being around her. o_O Apollo has been showing his true colors this season ON CAMERA and Phaedra can no longer use her fake southern belle antics to clean up the mess because it’s now out there for everyone to see.
    Porsha needs to just keep quiet because she keeps talking herself into a hole because she did lowkey imply her husband was DL in the beginning of the season saying things like “There were times Kordell didn’t want me, so I was thinking what did he really want??/ There were things I saw that went on but I chose to let it slide” She was throwing subs about his sexuality, I know what I heard!! We can all say what we want to about Ms. Messy Moore when it comes to her running her mouth but one thing we can’t say is She’s Lying!!!! *lol* Kenya be knowing…

    • folamix

      I am not Team Kenya but one thing I will say about her, she will speak up and say what a lot of folks are thinking, and she calls it the way she sees it.

    • Lisa

      I think Phaedra is realistic about her man. He’s a ho3 and she knows it.

    • Melyssa

      She sure does!!! *smh* I believe she knows the real deal with Apollo shady dealings as well and Pheadra ain’t no fool she knows what Apollo been up to as well but because Kenya may know more than she should it’s not sittign too well with Phaedra because Kenya can put there garbage on front street. Kenya keep stating Apollo was not in LA with ME, I’m not the other women (Kenya knows something). She keep leaking that herbel tea but ya’ll ain’t catching it. LOL

  • Tee Elyse

    If I was Porsha, I would’ve checked it from jump when Peter brought it up in the limo on their way to the resort: “My personal life is MY business and doesn’t have any place on this vacation, where I came to enjoy myself!”

    • Cleveland Cutie

      Exactly, they were so out of line! I would have told Peter “that’s fine, you got his side of the story so feel free to decide what you want to believe BUT I don’t have to explain SH*T to you or anybody else!”

      • Nab TL

        I would of told Peter work on your own marriage, and my marriage is none of your business.

    • folamix

      You got it. Just like Cynthia brought up Todd in the van, Peter is going to to the same thing,in front of an audience. He would have been checked in the van and would not have dared bring it up at dinner. You put it much more nicely than I would.

      • Nab TL

        Yes its Porshas own fault to allow Peter to continue with it.

      • Kristen

        I think he knows what he can get away with who!

    • Nab TL

      Exactly she should have stopped him right in the limo and then maybe this discussion would have never ended up at the table that night.

  • Chaz

    I wish they let this girl marriage goooooo! Geez. They got a divorce. Its over with it

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    • Nab TL

      NO they didnt get a divorce yet.