All Articles Tagged "Claudia Jordan"
While Claudia Jordan can’t seem to find the right man in real life on Real Housewives of Atlanta she stayed arm-in-arm with a good looking guy during her days as a video model. After noticing Jordan in a throwback video on my favorite channel, VH1 Soul, I did some digging and realized she’s been in quite a few visual clips since the early ’90s, and you probably never noticed. Here are just a few of her big appearances from kicking it with The Backstreet Boys to mixing and mingling with Joe and Dru Hill.
— B. Scott (@lovebscott) March 27, 2015
We were pretty surprised to learn that Porsha wasn’t coming back as an official peach-holding cast member of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Instead, she was being replaced by two new women. Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney.
Well, it turns out there was actually more to the story. Now that season 7 is wrapping and the reunion is being taped tomorrow, some of the cast members can finally spill the tea.
According to B Scott, after months of negotiations, Claudia Jordan is finally signing her RHOA contract. So now, she’ll be paid for her appearance on the reality show.
This puts a bit more context to Porsha’s response to one of Claudia’s tweets saying Porsha should be fired for not having her contract signed.
Porsha had it right. Claudia didn’t have her contract signed. But with the three women vying for that number one spot, it looks like Porsha won’t be signing a contract any time in the near future. Claudia has proved to be the most turnt of all those three women and the on most likely to give NeNe Leakes a run for her money.
Claudia released this statement about the contract signing:
“Because I already have a great job–I could afford to be patient and waited until the contract was exactly what I wanted and it paid off. I’m very happy with my deal!”
What do think about Claudia being added officially to the RHOA roster?
Well, Porsha Williams and Claudia Jordan have graduated from acquaintances to enemies. On Sunday night’s episode, we witnessed the co-stars have it out, but as usual; the beef has spilled over into real time. In a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Porsha addressed the feud, Jordan’s allegations that she’s a kept woman and shared some choice words to say about her fellow media personality.
“Claudia’s attack was out of nowhere and I’ll always pray for my enemies and hope they find peace in their lives,” Williams explained. “She and I were not necessarily considered friends, but I had never spoken ill towards her, of her or tried to call her out.”
According to the 33-year-old reality star, Jordan initially tried to be her friend, but when those advances were declined, she chose to be an enemy.
“We had a professional relationship at Radio/Dish Nation. I know she wanted more of a friendship, but I have said previously I didn’t feel right about opening up to her.”
And then, Porsha went in for the kill, shading the “Ricky Smiley Morning Show” personality by pointing out both her professional and personal failures.
“Claudia had already told me she had gotten fired from her show in New York and could no longer afford her lifestyle. She basically burned some bridges, had a lot of professional let downs and no love life, which led her straight to Atlanta. RHOA was her last shot at the stardom she desired. If you add up all that heartbreak and shattered dreams that will leave you a thirsty 41-year-old has-been.”
In retrospect, Williams says that she made the right call by passing on Jordan’s offer to be friends.
“Claudia is a ‘Mini Kenya’ just as I predicted when we met, even though she swore that her friendship with Kenya would not affect her actions towards me but clearly that was a lie. I just wish she would get her facts straight.”
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NeNe And Claudia Bicker, Demetria And Phaedra Make Peace, And Porsha’s Married African Boo Is Put On Blast: RHOA Ep. 11
In this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” more shade is thrown in Puerto Rico, apologies are handed out, accusations are made about folks dating married African men, and Demetria finally has her time to shine. Let’s chat about everything that went down between the ladies in RHOA Ep. 11 and finally figure out who the real puppetmaster is…
“Passed Around Sl*t!” Tiny Slams Claudia Jordan Over “Pig” Jokes From Old Radio Show That Have Resurfaced
Claudia Jordan started this week out on top after proving that she wasn’t scared of NeNe Leakes and defending herself pretty well during their back-and-forth on Sunday’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta episode. But it’s only Wednesday, and yet, things have gone left for the radio personality and reality TV star.
It seems that after NeNe Leakes called Jordan a “half-breed” during their argument this past weekend, and Jordan described the statement as a hurtful “low blow” on “Watch What Happens Live,” Leakes’ fans started digging up all kinds of disparaging video and audio from Jordan’s past. First there was video of Jordan at an event joking about how it was too dark in the venue, so she could only see the eyes and teeth of those with a darker complexion.
She tried to explain those statements as a joke taken out of context:
“…that was 6 years ago. I have grown so much since then. It was a joke that was used against me.”
But nothing comes close to the audio people are passing around (which seems to have been on YouTube for a while now) of Jordan during her Foxxhole days years ago. In the audio clip from the old Sirius XM episode, Jordan is heard tearing into Tameka “Tiny” Cottle during a story about T.I. and his legal troubles. In it, Jordan is brutal when speaking on Tiny’s looks, along with fellow co-host, Johnny Mack, comparing her looks to a piggy bank and joking about her possibly having Down Syndrome. It wasn’t pretty:
This was clearly years before Tiny brought her along to be on the short-lived VH1 talk show, “Tiny Tonight.” And Tiny wasn’t aware of the ugly things that were said by Jordan about her. As I said, after Sunday’s “RHOA” episode, this audio was passed around, and it somehow ended up right in front of Tiny. To say that she was pissed after listening to it would be a lie–she was furious. This is what she wrote early this morning on Twitter:
Instead of trying to say that these were jokes also used against her, Jordan was apologetic this time around and told everyone she would say sorry on the “Rickey Smiley Show” this morning. When that audio becomes available, we’ll be sure to add it in this post:
As it turns out, Jordan ended up breaking down and tearing up over her comments while apologizing on the show. Afterwards, she took to Twitter again to speak on taking responsibility for hurtful choices:
Wow is all I can say to all of this. But what about you? What do you think about Tiny’s statements and Jordan’s choice to publicly apologize to her?
“Your Cl*t Has Left Your Body!”: Phaedra’s Shade, NeNe’s Wrath And Claudia’s Toes Are Unleashed In Puerto Rico: RHOA Ep. 10
I don’t know why these ladies go on group getaways together, knowing good and well they can’t stand one another. But producers already know that sandy beaches and sunshine seem to bring out the worst in the women of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Case in point, tonight’s episode…
Claudia Brings Out The Worst Toes We’ve Ever Seen…
A trip to Puerto Rico (courtesy of Demetria/Roger Bobb) calls for strappy sandals and heels, but unfortunately for Claudia, her toes don’t need to see the light of day. She pulls them out during a visit to the podiatrist in the hopes that a miracle can be worked on her bunion and corns, which she admits are “disgusting.” But there’s no quick fix for her problem. And Kenya, who is supposed to be there for support, does nothing but laugh at Claudia’s “snowcapped mountains” for toes.
Cynthia And Porsha Go Head-To-Head, Apollo Seeks Divorce Counsel While Phaedra Learns The Truth About His Lies: RHOA Recap, Ep. 3
Who knew Cynthia could be so nasty, so rude? *in a NeNe voice*
But that’s what we learned this week after watching the scorned friend go head-to-head with Porsha. Let’s talk about that, and a lot more in this week’s recap of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Phaedra Learns The Truth About Apollo’s Lies
Kandi meets up with Porsha and Phaedra to share the latest gossip, and that includes all that went down at Cynthia’s Ebony magazine party. They chat about everyone who showed up for the shindig (and Porsha had some shade to throw about not being invited), including Apollo. Kandi shares with her best friend that Apollo admitted to lying about pretty much everything when it comes to Kenya, and Phaedra is taken aback by the information, calling it not just f**kery, but “f**kation,” a new word. Surprisingly, she had some sympathy for Kenya: “If it wasn’t true I owe her an apology…Poor Kenya.”
Claudia Jordan may appear sharp-tongued and full of sass in the new “Real Housewives of Atlanta” trailer, but the 41-year-old says that there was an extremely dark point in her life when she considered ending it all. Apparently, the Bravo freshman has been plagued with money troubles for quite some time now. Thankfully, she says that she’s now on the “upswing.”
“I definitely had money and lost it all and got it back, lost it all again and now I’m on the upswing,” she told Radar Online.
As for the source of her monetary woes, Claduia blames predatory loans.
“I was a victim of some predatory loans, and I remember I was depressed for a while to the point I was actually suicidal.”
“I hit rock bottom. I lost everything, including my real estate,” she went on. “I was very proud of buying all my real estate on my own and [then] my show got canceled, I went through a divorce, basically I lost my work,” she continued. “Everything happened at the same time and I was depressed.”
During this challenging time in her life, Claudia says that she didn’t bother working. In fact, she barely left her bedroom.
“I laid in bed for months, and honestly I didn’t work,” she admitted. “I was depressed and I fell behind.”
Things got so bad that the “Celebrity Apprentice” alumn says she began the process of filing for bankruptcy, but she never followed through with it.
“There was someone that came to me that said, ‘Hey, I can help you. I can thaw it out,’” she explained. “I paid him $10,000 and he started to file the bankruptcy proceedings, but then we never followed through with it.”
She later found a way to pay off all of her debts.
“I ended up paying off what I owed, but someone filed on my behalf and we didn’t follow through with it,” she said. “I know that’s something people like to throw in my face, but you know what, a lot of people have gone through bankruptcy.”
Claudia adds that she hopes that her story will serve as inspiration for others who may be in uncomfortable situations.
“Like I said, there’s a lot of people out there that are dealing with a lot of sadness and adversity and I want them to look to me like, ‘Wow, if she dug herself out of that hole, then there is hope for me.’”
Are you interested in seeing Claudia on the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta?”
That Was You!? Reality Stars We Didn’t Realize Starred In Some Of Our Favorite Throwback Music Videos
Before the following individuals were known for snatching weaves, being called bullies and giving folks the creep eye, they were just trying to get their bills paid by doing music videos. But who knew they were popping up in some of our favorite music videos? Here are 10 reality stars who we never realized were in some of these popular music videos from back in the day.
Claudia Jordan In “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine” By D’Angelo
Before her days flipping open briefcases for the game show “Deal or No Deal,” and waaaaay before she was made a regular on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Jordan had the awesome opportunity to saunter around D’Angelo in his video for one of our favorite songs from the Brown Sugar album, “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine.”
Let’s face it: drama brings viewers and the more drama a reality show has, the more people will tune in to watch the messiness unfold. And it doesn’t get any messier than when a woman is busted trying to swoop in and steal another woman’s man like these reality show stars were accused of doing to their fellow cast members.
The new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” hasn’t even started airing yet, but the drama has already been heating up. Porsha Williams lost her Georgia peach to newcomer Claudia Jordan and it looks like that’s not the only spot the model plans on taking. Williams went through a public and bitter divorce with former NFL star Kordell Stewart, part of which was captured on film for the show. Last week, Jordan raised eyebrows after the trailer for the upcoming season showed her snapping selfies and exchanging numbers with Stewart, sparking rumors that there could be a budding romance between the two.