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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey is the mom of a very beautiful teenage girl, which means the boys aren’t too far away. During this week’s episode, NeNe and Cynthia seemed to disagree about whether or not a 14-year-old girl is old enough to have a boyfriend. While Cynthia felt like 14 is an acceptable age as long as the mom and daughter are able to honestly communicate with one another, NeNe seemed to disagree. Apparently, Kenya Moore disagrees as well. In her latest Bravo TV blog, the former pageant queen weighed in on the discussion.
“Cynthia is a wonderful mother as evidenced by the open communication she has with Noelle. Although I do not personally think that a 13-year-old should have a boyfriend, that is Cynthia’s personal choice for her family. What I do appreciate is that Cynthia encourages honesty with Noelle, and that should be applauded,” Kenya wrote.
She then went on to point out that children are “sneaky” by describing the deceitful stunts that she pulled as a teen.
“But children are just that — children. For me, I was the slickest child anyone could imagine… Stealing the family car by backing it out of the driveway until it could no longer be heard when started, changing clothes at school, and having secrets. I can’t imagine having a daughter and having to hear about her dating, liking, or kissing boys.”
“I appreciate the mother Cynthia is to Noelle, and in this case, I don’t envy the position she is in. With that said, Cynthia is one of the kindest, smartest, and most gracious women I know. I’m confident that Noelle will depend on the lessons her model mother — figuratively and literally speaking — has engraved in her during her formative years,” she eventually concluded.
While both NeNe and Kenya make valid arguments, neither of them have teenage daughters.
What do you think? Is 14 too young to be “dating?”
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
As more details emerge regarding the infamous Real Housewives of Atlanta “textgate” scandal involving the very married Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore, things aren’t looking so good for Apollo. Last week Kenya finally released images taken from the text conversation between herself and Apollo. Though we can’t say for sure whether or not Kenya deleted any of the messages prior to releasing the screenshots, we can say that the messages Apollo sent to her were out of line. His wife, Phaedra, who has been defending him from the very beginning, seems to think so too. During an appearance on Bethenny, the mommy of two discussed the scandal and she seemed pretty fed up with her husband and his “inappropriate” behavior.
“They’re just two inappropriate people acting inappropriately,” Phaedra said of the incident.
She adds that although she doesn’t mind Apollo texting other women, she feels that when her friendship with Kenya ended, he should’ve stopped communicating with her as well.
“We were friends at a point, but then when we stopped being friends, any other conversations should’ve ended.”
“I’m not saying that it’s not allowed ever, but when I’m no longer friends with someone, you should no longer be friends with them because we’re a team.”
Phaedra also confessed that although she has worked through her marital issues with Apollo regarding the messages, it was pretty difficult to relive it all once the episodes aired.
“It was very intense. As far as like me and my husband, we’re fine. Well of course [we're reliving it]. It obviously brings back the same emotions of that day or that evening.”
“Marriage is hard. Obviously the TV show adds another dynamic. You know, you have 4 million people weighing in on the topic, but at the end of the day, you know, the marriage has to be between you and your partner. You have to make a decision as to how you’re going to handle any pressure—whether it be good or bad.”
She seems to be handling the situation well.
Watch Phaedra’s interview on the next page. What do you think of her publicly calling her husband “inappropriate?”
If Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks don’t fully nip this texting situation in the bud, their impending divorce might be featured on the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Since this issue of the text messages between Apollo and Kenya Moore just won’t go away, Apollo decided to talk to TMZ about it a little more. He told the gossip site that he was only texting Kenya about the possibility of her collaborating with he and Phaedra on the dvd projects they were both working on, nothing more and nothing less.
He said the collaboration never took flight because once Phaedra got wind of it, she nipped it in the bud before hearing his proposal.
Okay…see. Listen, either they’re milking this for everything they can (and the cow is about dry at this point) or Apollo really is a fool. Almost everything he says about this situation sounds like a lie. On last week’s episode, the way he denied any wrongdoing made it look like he was being less than truthful and now, his deeper explanation – one that he didn’t offer on the show – makes it sound even worse.
Perhaps Apollo and Phaedra have nothing else to add to the show so they keep pushing this one thing, but as we hear more and more about it, this sounds like something that needs to be handled off the show and out of the media. The couple needs to work on their relationship and try to get it back in tact if they can.
By the way, I’m sure Kenya will want to respond to Apollo’s comments in due time.
We often say there’s nothing like black love and we’re pretty sure the ladies on this list would completely agree because they’ve taken their love straight back to their roots. Here are 10 celebrity women who have found love dating African men.
Keri Hilson named her last album “No Boys Allowed” but after meeting Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka, she changed her tune. Born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka played basketball in Spain before coming to the NBA. Hilson, who is normally very private about her dating life, was rumored to have a new man in her life and after months of speculation, they came out as a couple in late 2012. Still going strong, Hilson was sitting in the stands cheering her man on a couple of weeks ago when he got ejected from the game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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The ladies of Real Housewives have riled up their cast member, Kenya Moore. If you watched Sunday’s episode, I’m sure you noticed all the shade that was thrown her way by both NeNe, and of course Phaedra, whose good graces Kenya fell out of after texting Apollo. When speaking on why Apollo didn’t want somebody like Kenya, Phaedra made the comment that he didn’t want an “old beauty queen with scrambled eggs,” which was a dig at Kenya’s age (obviously) and alleged infertility issues. And as for NeNe, she insinuated more than once that Kenya couldn’t afford a nice penthouse in Atlanta, hence the reason she was staying in a hotel in “the ghetto.” Kenya didn’t appreciate all the jabs she witnessed during the episode, and took to her Bravo blog to set both of the women straight…or something like that:
On Phaedra and Apollo:
I didn’t initiate the texts. Kandi confirmed this when she read them for herself. When I called Apollo out for initiating texts with me from the reunion, everyone, including him, took it to mean they were sexual in nature. From that, he lashed out with an outrageous fable of me stalking him in LA and him changing hotels…
It’s obvious something happened in LA, but I was not there. Did Phaedra learn of another woman or why he was at a different hotel than he claimed to be? Clearly their marriage is in trouble, but I’m not the issue. I was the convenient fall guy for texting Apollo back. With that said, Phaedra continues to malign and attack me on every level including my fertility and age, yet, Phaedra is older than I am. Attacking her looks would be too easy for me, so I won’t stoop to her level. Why is my age or looks an issue for her? Further, what kind of woman who claims to be a Christian uses a woman’s fertility as an attack against another by referring to “scrambled eggs.” No Christian is cruel. These comments are an all-time low, consistent with a devil, not any Christian.
The real issue is Phaedra’s troubled marriage and what is Apollo really doing with other women and why he can’t keep his eyes ON her. I’m not the issue. If she really wants the truth from Apollo she should threaten to cut him from her payroll, I’m sure he’ll sing like a bird.
I can call foul and say NeNe was throwing shade in her interviews about my living arrangements. The truth is I was at the Georgian Terrace, which is a 4 star hotel with valet parking in a 2 BR 2 BA suite while the other side of hotel was being renovated. It may have looked like an apartment of some kind, but I can assure you it was not. The juxtaposition of the two places was funny, and I’ll take this one to the chin. But no one should try to count my money, especially when one has never owned a home of their own.
Things are starting to get ugly this season! And while Phaedra’s comments were a bit mean, Kenya doesn’t really get to talk because she was low-down for inappropriately communicating with Apollo via text when Phaedra didn’t know about it. As for NeNe, well, Kenya should have just known better…
What do you think of what the ladies said about Kenya and her response?
Kenya Moore is stopping at nothing to clear her name of those homewrecker allegations. For some time now, Kenya has been accused of using text messages to seduce her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida. Now, in an attempt to prove her innocence, Kenya has released the screenshots of what she claims to be their conversations to TMZ because she wants “to put an end to these false and defaming speculations and judgments against me.”
Aside from Apollo’s suspicious and seemingly inappropriate eagerness to hang out with Kenya, nothing really looks too incriminating. However, as most iPhone users are aware, individual messages can be deleted from text convos, which means that these screenshots really don’t prove much.
Kenya also responded to Apollo and Phaedra’s allegations in her most recent Bravo TV blog titled, “Apollo is a Liar,” insisting that she isn’t the issue on Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage, Apollo’s wandering eye is. The post reads:
The real issue is Phaedra’s troubled marriage and what is Apollo really doing with other women and why he can’t keep his eyes ON her. I’m not the issue. If she really wants the truth from Apollo she should threaten to cut him from her payroll, I’m sure he’ll sing like a bird.”
I know this whole triangular texting debacle between Phaedra, Kenya, and Apollo is getting old, but I, for one, can’t understand why these people won’t just show us the real messages that were exchanged between Ms. Moore and Mr. Nida. Ever since the reunion for season 5 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” we’ve been trying to figure out who’s actually in the wrong here, and though Phaedra and Apollo pretty much already have their minds made up, Kenya Moore is taking none of the blame.
On her Bravo Blog today, Kenya addressed the numerous issues going on in her life right now, including this drama. Under the telling header, “Phaedra The Great Fake,” she wrote:
“I have been the unwilling recipient of Phaedra’s unrelenting lies from last season. She called me every name in the book, lied, and called me an alcoholic, bipolar, fake, amongst other cruel monikers. I pushed back with my own insults. We are both responsible for attacking each other. So she can’t pick and choose what insults were acceptable to her or not.
“When Phaedra gets you in her crosshairs, she shoots to kill and she is the dirtiest player in this game. Regardless of what she claims, I NEVER OFFERED SEX, ORAL OR OTHERWISE, TO APOLLO. Clearly she must be a less than stellar attorney, since her claims are based on her motive to throw dirt on my name and not the facts. The FACTS are, I immediately showed my phone during the reunion. The facts are, I have never offered nor been offered sex by Apollo. The fact is, I have nothing to hide or lie about with regard to him. Additionally, I could have retaliated for the lies Apollo tried to spew in reaction to when I suggested that he discontinue texting me, however, the truth will be made crystal clear very soon.”
They say there are three sides to a story, but all of the sides involved here seem to be spilling nothing but BS. What kind of proof do you think Kenya will come up with you prove the “crystal clear” truth? And do you actually think she propositioned Apollo?
Last week, we reported Nene Leakes‘ open letter to Kenya Moore about her behavior during the premiere of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) and now Kenya is finally telling her side — and being messy again. Via The BravoTV Blog, Kenya not only defended her actions and shut down rumors, but also threw some gone with the wind fabulous shade upon Porsha Stewarts’ marriage and divorce. Here’s just a snippet of what she said:
“I heart Gregg andNeNe as a couple and was so happy to learn that they would be getting re-married. I think he’s the balance that she needs. NeNe makes an issue that I never called her to respond to her wedding invitation but took to Twitter to let everyone know that I had an invitation. FALSE. Firstly, I personally texted her to tell her I would be in Africa at the time and would not be able to attend. So let’s keep it real with the real facts. “
Kenya also said Nene should have informed her that she was inviting Walter to her wedding since things between those two didn’t end so well.
“At that time I felt she could have also shared the info of her invitation to my ex. It wasn’t required of her, but in my upbringing, it would have been common courtesy to inform me personally. After all, I had spent the past Thanksgiving with her then sharing some very personal info about my ex with her. NeNe had in the past looked out for me regarding the actions and personal attacks and vendetta my ex had against me prior to him acting on them. So clearly, NeNe knew where that relationship stood… All the more reason to inform me as a friend that she had invited him to her wedding.”
To continue on the topic of marriage, Kenya confirmed her thoughts on Porsha’s marriage to NFL player Kordell Stewart. Although she understands divorce is a difficult process, Kenya believes Porsha is not telling the whole truth about her fairy-tale marriage.
“Even though Porsha has never apologized to me for anything she has said or done to me, including laughing, often taunting me with the fact that I wasn’t married or that my ex didn’t propose to me and reveling in my struggle, I still reached out to her when I heard the news of her divorce and wished her well. With that said, I find it quite disturbing that Porsha and her family go on and on about the fact that Kordell may be gay. After all, she told the world she had a “picture perfect life” and married the “man of her dreams.” Cut to Porsha sitting with the attorney agreeing to take him back if he abided by a “list.” Well, a thinking person with a brain would ask the question that if the main problem was that he is possibly gay, why would you want him back? I don’t think Porsha is telling the whole truth. That’s always been my opinion of her and it remains the same after listening to her recall the “facts” about their marriage.”
To read Kenya’s entire letter, click here. Do you agree with her rebuttal?
What had you talking from last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta? Was it Phaedra and Kenya discussing the inappropriate texting that had been going on with Apollo? Was it Porsha’s hot short wig vs. Kandi’s fuchsia curls? Mama Joyce basically calling Todd a broke buster? Or what about Porsha saying she and her sister were as close as “Siamese cats”? There was a lot going on with last night’s episode of RHOA, and in case you missed it, we broke it down for you here:
Kenya Wins Case Against Her Landlord
This past summer, Kenya’s landlord was having a ball running the reality star’s name through the mud, claiming Kenya wasn’t paying her rent and that she wasn’t taking good care of the space she was renting. But after some messy court dates, a judge eventually threw out an eviction judgment against Moore. After winning the bout with her landlord, Kenya laughed it up with her assistant Brandon and her lawyer, and was flanked by paparazzi! I mean, if you consider two guys with Nikon cameras and a guy pretending to be a reporter “paparazzi.” Too bad we all know those were randoms called by Bravo…
They’re baack! Our favorite Southern belles are bridging both the drama (and the occasional sisterhood) on season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. And judging by last week’s explosive season premiere, we’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, stars Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore break down 7 things we’re in store for this season.
1. Lots of emotional moments
KANDI BURRUSS: You’ll get to see the personal dramas that everyone’s going through, as well as the drama amongst the cast. Every single time we got together this year, there was some drama. Like, every time. I’m having serious issues with my mother not being happy with my relationship. You’ll see Mama Joyce a lot more this year. You’ll see Todd and I make things work. This year is not just about the main cast this year; we have a lot of guest characters.
KENYA MOORE: I have a lot of family issues that I deal with this year. I feel like I was portrayed in a one-dimensional way on my first season and I feel like this season is about showing who I really am. You’ll see me tying to reconnect with my father and working on my issues with my mom.
2. Kandi explodes!
KANDI: There were times I was taping this season and thinking, ‘This is not healthy for me.’ Most of the time I try to be laid back and let things go. I’m also not a back-and-forth type of person, so when there’s too much back-and-forth I explode and I think that’s because I have so much stuff that I’m holding in. So, there’s some explosive moments this season.
3. Kenya and Porsha’s relationship is still rocky
KENYA: We don’t have much in common—that’s a fact. We all witnessed her taking delight in my pain and what I was going through in trying to have a husband or a family. I just think that’s a bit of karma. I never want to wish anyone pain so when I heard the news of her divorce I reached out to her. At the same time, she never apologized to me. And I don’t think she ever will. If I want to know about lipstick or weave, I call Porsha. But humility and owning up to your actions? That’s not something she knows.
There’s a lot more where this came from and to read about it, head on over to ESSENCE.com. With all the drama going on, this might be one of the highest rated seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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