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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…
“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.
Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions for 2015? One popular promise is to not bring baggage from the past into your future, that includes any past partners. It’s certainly no secret how quick stars join together and separate, but did some of these celebrity divorces surprise you?
Witnessing Apollo show up at a nightclub to beg and plead for his wife to show him some attention and to address the issues plaguing their marriage was pretty uncomfortable to watch. While discussing the awkward exchange on “Watch What Happens Live,” Phaedra told Andy Cohen that her estranged husband has multiple personalities and the one that showed up to the club that night was just one of many.
“Obviously, we’ve seen Apollo on the show become aggressive and he has been, during this time — obviously this was shot, 4 or 5 months ago — so he’s been up and down. He’s been on an emotional rollercoaster. So, he’s been up and down so it’s been quite difficult to deal with his personality, whichever one shows up.”
As for what she was thinking in the moment, Phaedra had this to say:
“I don’t know if anything was going through my mind, but more so just wondering why he would obviously come to this night club and try to have such a interesting conversation in the midst of all these people.”
Phaedra also explained that only one of their sons is aware of what’s going on regarding Apollo being in prison.
“Well, of course we have a one-year old. Mr. President is not aware.
“Ayden definitely knows that he’s in Kentucky and Apollo told him where he was so, he definitely is very aware. That’s very tough for a 4-year-old.”
Though she says that she speaks to her estranged husband 5 to 6 times per week, she made it clear that the divorce is definitely still happening.
“We’re amicably resolving this marriage […] resolving to dissolve.”
This, of course, disputes previous reports where Apollo hinted that there was some chance of reconciliation.
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Is Phaedra Parks making this the most petty time of the year or ushering in a new era as a fabulous single mother? Opinions are mixed when looking at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star’s 2014 Holiday card.
Phaedra and her family have always put out Christmas cards this time of year, which included patriarch Apollo Nida, but this year Phaedra seems to be making the point that one monkey don’t stop no show, releasing this adorable pink and white preciousness featuring only her and her sons Dylan and Ayden. Apollo, of course,wouldn’t have been available for a photo shoot as he’s just begun serving his eight-month prison sentence for fraud. But do you think Phaedra is sending a clear message about her relationship status with this card or simply carrying on with life as normal? Either way, she looks great.
“This Isn’t Right”: Apollo Blasts Phaedra For Keeping Him From His Sons In Prison; Says If She Divorces Him, He’s Coming For Her Money
As my colleague said (hey Jazmine!), I’ve never seen someone do as many interviews from prison as Apollo Nida has since he turned himself in back in September. But hey, you have to find a way to make those eight years go by fast, right?
In an interview with InTouch Weekly, Nida said that he’s very hurt that Phaedra Parks has kept him from seeing his sons, Ayden and Dylan, while he’s been in prison. Despite the fact that she told him she wouldn’t bring their sons inside of a prison before he turned himself in, I guess he never really thought she was serious. But after almost three months inside, he’s emotional about the fact that he can’t see his boys:
“I can’t see why she would continue to hurt me by not allowing me to see my boys. This isn’t right. If I don’t see my children for eight years, that would be some bullsh*t and I would fight for that right!
Who in their right mind would allow children to be away from their father for eight years, regardless of where their father is in the world?”
He also says that he is hopeful that she will hold off from divorcing him while he’s in prison, but if she does try to end things, we should all expect things to get very ugly between them:
“I’ve asked Phaedra not to leave me while I’m in here. If she leaves, it would hurt like hell, but as Apollo Nida has done before, I’ll just have to pick myself back up and move forward and figure it out.
I will not walk away empty-handed.”
Oh, Apollo…I really need him not to talk about people not allowing him to see his 4-year-old and 18-month-old sons in prison, especially when it was his own poor decisions that took him away from his children in the first place. But hey, that’s just what I think.
What about you?
Phaedra Parks Says Kenya Moore Still Can’t Be Trusted: “Her Consistent Actions Speak Louder Than Apollo’s Words”
Although Apollo Nida confessed that he was being dishonest when he accused Kenya Moore of offering him sexual favors, Phaedra Parks says that this does not prove Kenya to be a trustworthy person. In fact, she says that Apollo’s scathing allegation was just one of many factors that pitted her against her co-star.
“I moved past this years ago,” the soon-to-be divorced reality star told Bravo. “Unfortunately, Kenya has continued to harp on this matter in order to remain relevant. Some of us have jobs and families to keep our minds and lives fully occupied.”
“Kenya’s consistent behavior from inappropriately interacting with married men to screaming at people, who are in close proximity, through a bullhorn is unacceptable and independent of anything Apollo may or may not have done or said. In short, as it relates to whom and how Kenya is, her consistent actions speak louder than Apollo’s words.”
When asked if she’ll ever be able to “wipe the slate clean” with Kenya and start over, Phaedra had this to say:
“It depends how you define the term ‘wipe the slate clean.’ If that means I’ve let all the craziness go and moved on with my life, then yes. If that means we’re going to be friends and I believe Kenya was somehow wronged, then no.
After Apollo said he had been lying, Kenya has been doing the vindication dance and expecting the rest of us to have an epiphany that she is a wonderful human being. The fact remains that Kenya often acts in an inappropriate, disrespectful, and unbecoming manner towards a lot of people. And has done so for quite some time. As such, it is irrelevant whether Apollo was lying back then, or is lying about lying now.”
Well, that’s that.
“I’m Dumb Because I Thought You Were A Real F**king Friend”: NeNe And Cynthia Finally Come Face-To-Face; RHOA Recap Ep. 5
On this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” all the ladies finally come face-to-face for the first time this season (minus newbie Claudia Jordan) to hash out their issues, and let’s just say that there wasn’t a kumbaya moment for anybody…
Let’s chat about what went down!
Claudia Gets A Visit From Kenya And Talk Apollo
Claudia Jordan, who I can say that I like so far, starts this week’s show with a visit from Kenya Moore. Jordan’s new ATL apartment is pretty awesome, and includes some amazing views of the city–the only thing missing is some furniture. So when Kenya comes buy, dressed up in a maxi and some Louboutins, Jordan gets her to help put together some pieces while she waits for the rest of her furniture to arrive. During their building (or lack thereof), Moore tells her that despite Apollo Nida’s apology, many of the women in the cast think that Nida lied about lying on her. Jordan defends her friend, saying, “You’re not a liar. You’re not a whore. A little cray cray? Yes. A little ashy? Yes.”
After it was revealed on episode two that Apollo Nida lied on Kenya Moore about meeting him in Los Angeles and offering him a blow job, Kenya Moore was hopeful that her reputation would be redeemed. She was also hopeful that everyone who called her a “whore” would finally see her in another light.
But not so fast.
NeNe Leakes shared on Sunday night’s episode that she thinks Apollo actually lied about lying on Kenya, and that they did in fact engage in something inappropriate. In her mind, she thinks that in an attempt to hurt Phaedra, Apollo bent the truth in order to make Kenya look good, and Phaedra look bad (and in the end, make himself look worse). Later on in the episode, when Kenya found out about this theory, she broke down crying in anger over the fact that the ladies were “still trying to throw dirt on me.”
In her Bravo blog, Phaedra shared her thoughts on NeNe’s theory, and said it’s not so farfetched…
Given the circumstances, I believe that NeNe was being a very supportive friend to me. Hurt people, hurt people. And NeNe observed that Apollo was coming from a place of anger and self-inflicted pain. All in all, I think NeNe made a fair observation. She has also witnessed Kenya’s unladylike, disrespectful behavior with men so it was easy for her, and anyone else, to conclude that Kenya is not innocent. There has been so much lying and manipulation going on and it is not a constructive use of my time to keep score. In the end, it really doesn’t matter to me whether Apollo was telling the truth about what happened with Kenya. What matters to me is that I have two fine young boys who are growing up without a father, and the person I thought was going to be my life partner decided to take another path.
She also said that she wasn’t moved by Kenya’s emotional breakdown at the end of the episode. In her mind, Kenya was trying to play victim as usual:
Kenya is being Kenya; twirling on an emotional rollercoaster in an effort to gain sympathy. Playing victim is a tool of distraction people use to get others to forget the role they played in a situation. Kenya wants everyone to forget that she is the person who brought up the texts in the first place (and beat the subject to death), flaunted inappropriate, flirty behavior with numerous men, and repeatedly lied about her male suitors or lack thereof. You cannot make it so easy for people to believe salacious stories about you and then expect pity when one story may not be true.
And when asked what she thought about Apollo putting their past on blast (including his claims that Phaedra was visiting him in the projects and sleeping on a blowup mattress with him when he got out of jail the first time), she kept her comments concise:
All you needed was one more person and it could have been a Three Stooges movie.
Well, one person who actually believes that Apollo lied is blogger Funky Dineva. He gets along with a few ladies from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, specifically Phaedra and Apollo. So when Apollo started saying that Kenya came on to him, Funky Dineva, like many people, believed him. Because of his friendliness with Phaedra, the blogger often talked quite ugly about Kenya in his stories, and she at one point, threatened to sue him. But now that Apollo has said that he lied, Dineva decided that it was only right to apologize to Kenya, and do so publicly on his blog:
Dear Kenya Moore,
Let me start off by saying when I found out that you would be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta I was overjoyed. I kept thinking OMG that history making beauty queen lady is really going to add some class and legitimacy to RHOA. Boy was I wrong. Much to my dismay, Kenya you are crazy as hell. All things constant, you fit right on with the ladies perfectly. Adding further insult to disappointment, when Apollo said what he said about you, I went from side-eyeing you, to closing my eyes on you altogether. I’m cool with Phaedra and Apollo, and just like the other ladies, I took what Apollo said as the gospel and treated you as such. For that I am sorry. Unlike Apollo was able to do, let me be specific. I am sorry my role in perpetuating the notion that you were a whore and tried to sleep with Apollo. I’m sorry for the mass dissemination of information that may have painted you in a whore light, albeit I did not know the information was false, and was just reporting what I saw on the television. Lastly, I apologize for really not giving you a fair chance because I thought you were trying to suck my friend’s husband dick. I’m sorry.
Now don’t get it twisted, I still borderline don’t see it for you. To be honest, every time you tootsie roll your ass across my screen I roll my eyes so hard that I’m now blind in my left eye, and developing cataracts in the right. Quiet a its kept, I might need to sue your ass (the way you threatened to sue me READ : Kenya Moore Threatens To Sue Blogger Funky Dineva For Exposing Her – Ohhh You Mad Huh?) because My Obama care package did not include vision insurance, and I need my vision to continue to throw shade at you in the future and make coins off it. Hopefully this whole Apollo revelation will open the door to me one day seeing it for you. Only time will tell, but I did want to offer up an apology. Again, I’m sorry…
Funky Dineva Ross
P.S., You are slaying these hoes with your confessional looks!!
What are your thoughts on all these new statements?
“Cynthia Should Be Setting An Example”: Phaedra Parks And Kandi Burruss Criticize Cynthia’s Behavior With Porsha; Cynthia Responds
As we told you on Monday, Cynthia Bailey received some criticism from people for the way she handled things when she sat down with Porsha Williams to deal with their issues on this most recent episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” If you’ll recall, after Williams came an hour late for their lunch, Bailey laid into her. Already pissed about her wasted time, Bailey wasn’t holding back and defended herself from being called a flip-flopper by throwing some jabs Williams’ way about her face being long and her intelligence. It looks like Bailey is done dealing with people’s disrespect, but others say she’s doing the most to keep her job by drumming up the drama.
Well, it turns out that a few of her castmates aren’t too pleased with her behavior. Phaedra Parks wrote in her Bravo blog that Bailey’s tone was disrespectful throughout the entire conversation.
“The exchange between Porsha and Cynthia during this week’s episode was disappointing. I have always thought of Cynthia as a nice person, but her behavior last night was unbecoming. Porsha was late and I understand Cynthia’s frustration. However, as Porsha’s elder, Cynthia should be setting an example. None of us are perfect, but we can all strive to be better. Also, timing and tone are often more important than the content of a message. It is unfortunate that the content and intention of the communication were lost due to a distracting tone and premature timing.”
Kandi Burruss agreed that Cynthia did a bit too much, but felt that she’s kind of damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. When she doesn’t defend herself, she’s criticized for being a doormat, but when she does, she’s criticized for being rude.
“Cynthia is a sweet person, but I think people have called her a follower and have taken her kindness for weakness for so long that she just wants to let everybody know that she’s not weak. Therefore every time she feels the slightest bit of disrespect, she goes overboard trying to put that person in check. Now she comes off as this mean girl. It’s like she can’t win for losing — if she’s too nice, she’s weak, and if she’s too aggressive, she’s a bi**h.”
But what does Cynthia Bailey think of how things played out on camera? She finally spoke up and defended herself on her Bravo blog, saying that the only thing she would change is the fact that she didn’t leave after Williams was 15 minutes late instead of an hour.
“I have known Porsha for a couple of years now, and we have never had any real issues until this last reunion. To my knowledge our only issue is I did not support her actions at the reunion. I have always made it clear that the reunion is a provocative environment for everyone involved. I adamantly did not support her choice to resort to physical violence, and I never will. Shortly after, she did WWHL, and claimed that I supported her actions and then I didn’t support her actions. I do not support physical violence. Period! I thought this was clear out the gate during the reunion, when I did not jump off the couch to run to her side.
I feel an ongoing issue in this group of ladies is the blatant disrespect for people’s time. It is just rude and inappropriate. It also says a lot about a person to have no regard for another person’s time (no call or text) and feel no need to apologize. I find this behavior extremely irritating and actually offensive. Looking back, I never should have allowed my frustration to take me out of character. What could have been a respectful and cordial conversation between two grown women ended up being a pointless waste of time. My mistake was not leaving after the customary 15 minute grace period.”
What do you think about what all of the ladies had to say about Bailey’s behavior?