All Articles Tagged "Real Housewives of Atlanta"
In promotion of her role as the Evil Stepmother in the Broadway musical Cinderella, NeNe Leakes stopped by Huffington Post Live.
And while you might assume this interview would be drama free, NeNe still managed to sneak in some messiness.
In fact, she wanted fans to know that the tension people are currently seeing on the show is real. She told the HuffPost Live host that “As of today, no housewife of Atlanta has been to the Cinderella Broadway show.” And…“none of them have sent a gift.”
This is a bit surprising, considering NeNe still gets along with Porsha and Phaedra and Kandi…although her relationship with Kandi has had its ups and downs.
NeNe expounded: “I think I may’ve gotten a text from Phaedra and Portia saying, you know definitely from Phaedra, saying ‘congrats’ or something like that.”
But what’s interesting is that stars from the other Real Housewives franchises have been there, including New York, New Jersey, and Orange County. (New York and New Jersey we understand…but Orange County is impressive.)
Phaedra and Porsha did say that they were going to attend this week…And Kandi has certainly been preoccupied with the recent death of her mother-in-law.
And even though NeNe spent some time talking about it, she said she’s not upset.
“It doesn’t hurt my feelings. I kind of look at it as–I don’t really know any other way to sit other than: the hate is real. The is really real. Because you know we have our differences, but I, in some big instance, I would be there to support.”
And then she plugged her role, “If they don’t wanna come it’s fine because I’m killin’ the character. I do it to the tee.”
While it certainly would be nice for some of her cast mates to come see her in the production because Broadway is a big deal, there’s something that rubs me the wrong way about NeNe trying to guilt them for not coming yet. NeNe might attend their events but she also might talk trash about it in the confessional. So…
What do you think about NeNe’s cast mates not having shown up? Should they attend?
During Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” fans witnessed an emotional meeting between former friends Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey. The pair has been at odds with one another since last season with their feud finally coming to a head at the reunion show taping. Both have gone on record say that it’s a wrap for their friendship, so many were surprised when both women broke down and expressed a desire to forgive and move on with their relationship.
In her cast blog, Cynthia shared her hopes for the future in regard to mending her relationship with Nene.’
“As grow, successful and professional women, I pray that we can make peace through forgiveness of each other’s faults, and can arrive at a true place of support and respect for each other,” Cynthia wrote.
While these two probably won’t go back to being BFF’s overnight, as Cynthia stated in the episode, the wall that Nene put up since the two fell out last season appears to be gone.
“There is an unspoken trust and confidentiality between friends regardless of the state of the relationship,” Cynthia went on to explain in her blog post. “Honesty between friends should always be appreciated, especially when it’s coming from a loving place.”
Obviously, feelings are mixed when it comes to this little make-up session. As previously reported, Cynthia’s husband, Peter, has expressed that he’s not really in favor of this little reunion.
What were your thoughts on their stab at making amends?
If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you know that Cynthia and NeNe were finally able to make peace after falling out around the season six reunion. Afterwards, Cynthia was giddy about the chance to possibly be friends with NeNe again, but Peter wasn’t feeling it. He busted Cynthia’s bubble by reminding her that NeNe did some really foul things during their friendship that Cynthia doesn’t seem to want to hold her accountable for. Basically, they had been living good without NeNe (and having more sex), and he didn’t think Cynthia needed to bring her back into their lives.
Watching that scene, many people felt that Peter was putting his nose into business that doesn’t concern him, as usual. But according to Thomas, he had good reason to let Cynthia know how he felt. As he puts it, NeNe tried to take food out of their mouths by encouraging Andy Cohen to fire her from the show, so she’s not a good friend or a good person:
Thomas, as far as I know, is most likely referring to the time that NeNe was on “Watch What Happens Live” after the RHOA reunion and said that Cynthia brings nothing to the show and could go. While that’s not the same thing as putting a bug in Andy Cohen’s ear to cut her, especially since he was the one who asked the question, it’s definitely not cool.
What do you make of what Thomas had to say, and his issues with Cynthia and NeNe trying to make up on Sunday night’s episode?
Sorry we missed out on Twitter chatting with you about this week’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” episode (the new D’Angelo album required our full attention), but there is a lot for us to talk about. From NeNe and Cynthia finally talking things out, only for Peter to swoop in and put a negative Nancy bug in Cynthia’s ear, to Sharon Tucker (RIP) laying into Kandi about her trifling mom, the drama was real–as always. Let’s talk about the big moments from this week’s episode!
NeNe And Cynthia Make Up! For Now…
After last week’s episode where Cynthia and NeNe came face-to-face for the first time since falling out, we return to that scene only to see NeNe storming out and finally returning with tears in her eyes. Despite all the jabs thrown by both women, the hurt they’re both experiencing shows, and the rest of the ladies see it. For that reason, the rest of the gang steps out to let the former BFFs talk. What is revealed is what most thought: Cynthia did let people get in her ear a little bit after NeNe said that Peter was “trying to be a b***h,” despite the fact that NeNe apologized after the fact. Cynthia is hurt by the fact that NeNe could cross such a line by disrespecting her husband, but NeNe is hurt that Cynthia hadn’t directly talked about the situation with her before airing her out during the reunion. Eventually, after shedding some tears in their white ensembles, the women say that they want to move forward. Could the ladies finally bury the hatchet?
Not if Peter has a say in the matter…
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.
If you watched Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you saw that Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes finally had the chance to confront one another about the issues that pulled them apart as friends.
According to Cynthia, the women were at odds after Kenya’s charity event last season because she felt that NeNe behaved poorly in front of everyone, and NeNe felt that Cynthia and Peter were defending Kenya’s shenanigans. Cynthia claimed that they had a rough text correspondence following that event, and after that, she was basically over NeNe. But to NeNe, she felt their friendship suffered because Cynthia played the victim in public after she told Peter to stop acting like a b***h. Though NeNe apologized and Cynthia and Peter accepted her apology for using the b-word, NeNe felt that Cynthia let people outside of their friendship get into her ear: “You let your husband get into your head!”
All in all, NeNe seemed genuinely hurt by Cynthia, saying in front of everyone, “I’m dumb because I thought you were a real f**king friend!”
But that scene was filmed months ago. As it stands now, NeNe and Cynthia still aren’t getting along, and at this point, NeNe isn’t interested in mending fences. She’s especially not feeling the idea of trying to be friendly with this new and improved Cynthia, who has been telling folks off left and right. NeNe says in her Bravo blog that Cynthia is trying too hard, it’s not cute, and she no longer has the energy to entertain her or any other negative women on the show:
Going into dinner with these ladies will never be a fun thing for me, and that probably will never change, but I’ve made a few changes of my own. I have come to a place in my life where I just don’t have the time or energy to entertain people who don’t like me or support me, people who hurt me and that pull energy instead of giving energy. Those that never compliment but always ridicule. Those that manipulate and lie. The people you know who are willing to turn on you for so called opportunities or the almighty dollar with no explanation! The people that want everyone to believe you’re the bad guy when in reality they are. The people that stab you in the back and watch you bleed with no sympathy. The only people I need in my life are those that need me in theirs, even when I have nothing to offer but NeNe. You want to come into my life, the door is open! If you want to get out of my life, the door is open. I have simply come to a place where I do what’s best for me and my little life. Not because I’ve changed, not because I’m better than. Yes, growth is a beautiful thing, yet I’m still that girl who will get you together. Still that girl who will give you a good read. Still that girl that speaks her mind. But a smart girl always walk away from those that are looking for a MOMENT! I will no longer coexist with people who claim to be loyal yet betray.
I’m doing what’s best for me and my life, but I do have a word or two of advice for my former friend. This pit bull act you’re putting on is not a good look. I know you’ve got to make yourself feel better about losing me as a friend and selling out, but I have to tell you, it’s so sad to watch and I have been praying for you. If I were you, I would get a real team around me with real advice, because it’s obvious your advice is coming from your wife! Girl bye!
I just can’t with people bringing God into their insults. I doubt you’ve been praying for someone if you call them a sell out and refer to their husband as a “wife.” But anyway, what do you think about NeNe’s feelings on Cynthia and what she will no longer stand?
In case you missed it, check out Cynthia and NeNe’s heated chat from Sunday below:
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.”
Any time grown women resort to attacking each other’s appearances, it’s safe to say that things have gotten completely out of hand. Last week, we told you that Kenya Moore expressed that she found it to be extremely hypocritical that her cast members had so much to say about her interactions with Apollo Nida and basically turned a blind eye when Nene flirted with ex-friend Cynthia Bailey’s husband, Peter Thomas. She eventually concluded that no one reacted because Nene isn’t pretty enough to pose a potential “threat to anyone’s marriage.”
“Several seasons ago, Nene blatantly flirted with Peter and was greatly criticized,” Kenya wrote. “However, no one took her seriously because of the way she looks. Clearly, she’s not a threat to anyone’s marriage. Lucky for her.”
Nene has since responded to Kenya’s comments and apparently, she doesn’t think the former pageant queen is all that attractive either.
And the season is only beginning…
Last night we reported the sad news that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Todd Tucker lost his mother, Miss Sharon, yesterday after she suffered a fatal stroke. At the time, neither Todd nor his wife Kandi had put out a statement on Miss Sharon’s passing, but last night, in the midst of their grief, the newlywed couple took to Instagram to remember Miss Sharon and express their sadness over their loss.
Todd posted a picture with his mother, writing:
Today I lost my partner, my ride or die my best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her against the world! She’s in a better place!! Mom I love you to death! Rest in peace!
Kandi also took to IG, posting the picture above with this caption:
Today has been a tough day. Our family has suffered a terrible loss. Sharon was the best mother in-law! She was fun, energetic, loving, & caring. I loved how she liked to get up & go all the time. She would get you in check one minute & give you a hug the next minute. She still had a young spirit. It’s unbelievable that she’s gone. I’m so sad for@todd167 because they were so close… He talked to her every morning & all thru out the day, every day. It’s hard losing people that you love but when it’s out of the blue with no warning it just makes it that much harder…. I’m still in shock.
Porsha Williams instagramed a message of support to Kandi and Todd as well, saying “My prayers are with The Tucker family tonight! Todd your Mother Miss Sharon was a beautiful soul & so loving she will be missed. Love you guys.”
We’re sending our prayers to Kandi and Todd as well.