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“I Would Have Been Fed Up Before The Jail Situation Ever Came”: Kandi Burruss Speaks On Whether Or Not Phaedra Should Divorce Apollo

September 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In a chat with The Breakfast Club alongside her husband Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss spoke about married life and filming the new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” During that conversation, she was asked about good friend Phaedra Parks, and whether or not they had spoken about what Parks should do about her marriage. With Apollo Nida currently behind bars and looking at eight full years away from his family, many assume that Parks will run for the hills. But Burruss says she wouldn’t have left Nida over his second stint in jail. In fact, she would have left a long time ago if she was Parks.

If She Advised Parks To File For Divorce:

No, I didn’t tell her to get a divorce. See, I’m cool with Phaedra, but Todd is cool with Apollo. So this conversation gets heated sometimes. He and I debate about the situation.

What She Thought About Nida’s Behavior Over The Years:

It’s a lot of stuff about that situation that you’re going to find out on the new season, so I can’t really tell you. I can’t, no, but it’s some things that will be surprising about that situation that’s going to come on the new season. So I can’t go too far about that. It’s some things that’s going to come back that you’ll see that you’re going to be like, ‘huh!?’

If She Would Leave Her Husband If He Went To Prison:

For me, if it were my husband or whatever, I wouldn’t leave him just because he was going to jail. I wouldn’t. But if it was about the other stuff that was going on that would be different. If he was just doing me wrong all the time, I would be like, ‘I don’t have time for this.’ There are certain things that could put any relationship in a bad position. But I would just say that I would have been fed up before the jail situation ever came…

I feel like, if she does do anything, I feel like she’s going to be judged just because people are like ‘Oh you’re supposed to stay down for your man.’ But nobody really thinks about whatever else may go on. I don’t think that’s fair.

You can check out Burruss’ full conversation, alongside Tucker (who is promoting “Hollywood Divas”) below. Her statements about Parks and Nida start around the 9:25 mark.

Did Kandi And Todd Announce Their Pregnancy?

September 15th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Kandi has been very open and honest about the fact that she wants to get pregnant as soon as possible, like yesterday.

And she and Todd posted what could have been a telling photo at a shoe store this weekend which left many wondering if she’s finally gotten her wish. On Saturday, Todd and Kandi were in LA and both of them made a point to post pictures of Todd looking at infant shoes.

Kandi posted the image on her Facebook page with the caption:

“In LA shoe shopping! Hope y’all kickin it today and enjoying something.”-tt

If you recall, Kelly Rowland announced her pregnancy in a similar fashion, placing infant shoes next to her husband’s Tim Witherspoon’s.

Last month, Kandi told In Touch Weekly, “I want to get pregnant this year! Knock it out by 39! I just don’t want to keep waiting. At first we thought it would just happen, but it hasn’t yet. So now we’re clocking days and making an effort. We really want to start a family together.”

Kandi even told In Touch that she wants a boy this time around. “I always wanted to have a son. With girls, you’re scared somebody’s going to take advantage of them or something. I just feel like boys are easier. You don’t have to worry as much.” Both Kandi and Todd have daughters from previous relationships.

What do you make of this picture? Do you think it’s an announcement of some sort or will you need more proof?

Report: Now That Apollo’s Gone Phaedra Feels Safe To File For Divorce

September 11th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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In today’s “I could have told you that” news, a source told Radar Online that Phaedra Parks is in the process of divorcing Apollo.

The writing was certainly on the wall wasn’t it?

The two had been distant for some time now. Phaedra didn’t show up to his sentencing hearing; and in the months preceding his lock up, the two were rarely, if ever, together.

And then reportedly, things came to a head yesterday, when Apollo came storming into Phaedra’s house yelling, grabbing things and demanding she put money on his books. And all of this went down on the day he was supposed to be reporting to prison.

Hot. Mess.

So it’s really no surprise that she’s done with dude.

The only question is what took her so long?

Well, according to Radar Online’s source:

“Phaedra has been patiently waiting for Apollo to begin serving his prison sentence, and will have him served with divorce papers at the correctional facility in Kentucky. There was no way Phaedra was going to put her life on hold for the next decade, awaiting Apollo to be released. The marriage was a huge mistake, but did give her their beloved kids. There were serious trust issues with Apollo, and Phaedra suspects he has been unfaithful, and has been burning through money. Phaedra has always been the breadwinner, and she began to resent it.”

The source said Phaedra feared for her safety in the past which prevented her from filing sooner. And having Apollo behind bars for nearly a decade gave her a certain level of comfort.

A rep for Phaedra previously said that now she’s focused on making the best decisions for the couple’s two sons and restoring a sense of normalcy to all of their lives.

I wonder if normalcy means she’ll try to get out of her contract with Bravo and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?

“Stay Tuned…” Apollo Sends Going Away Message To His Fans

September 11th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Yesterday, Apollo Nida was supposed to turn himself in at noon to begin serving his eight year prison sentence. But things didn’t exactly work out like that. Reports say Nida allegedly spent his last few hours at the strip club and then stormed over to Phaedra’s to argue and pack a bag. Bruh, you can’t take it with you.

Anyway, he eventually got his act together and surrendered.

But he sent a message to all of his fans before he went in.

“Well everyone, I have finally arrived at the penitentiary. I’m about to go asunder. Thank you for the support and prayer. Stay tuned and you’ll hear from me shortly.”

Yes, you read that correctly. Unfortunately, Apollo used the word asunder, which, just doesn’t make sense in this context.

I know Apollo was wrong but I still feel sorry for the guy. Eight years is a helluva long time to be away from your children.

We’re sure when he comes back, we’ll be hearing from him…

His friend Peter Thomas sent his friend a farewell message.

“My homeboy @apollonida03 is about to leave us for a min, I need him to know that everyone don’t always get it right, life is a working progress, I will be around for you my brother when you come back home, ONE LOVE. God willing.” 

Working progress?

It’s ok, his heart was in the right place.

Anyway, best wishes to Apollo.

When Friendships Don’t Grow With You: How I Realized I Didn’t Like My Best Friend Very Much

September 11th, 2014 - By Opal Stacie
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When I was younger it was easy for me to accept certain negative qualities about the girls I chose as friends. When I was younger my values were also all messed up and I was always intrigued by the mischief in life. The girls I met in the sixth grade were just as lost as I was and naturally, we found direction in one another.

Over the last five years, like many other 25-year-olds I know, I began to realize that my time is limited, I value more, I have grown up, and my tolerance for BS is slim to none. I can’t keep up with the nonsense like I used to, so I’ve allotted all my tolerance for ish I can’t control to the whims of my two pint-sized children.

I’m a mother now and part of being a good mother for me means surrounding my children with positive influences. The quality of the “village” in which I raise my children takes precedence over everything else. If those are values that I hold, then trying to maintain a friendship with a woman who shows little moral character goes directly against all that I envision for my family. I had a friend like that, and things didn’t turn out well.

With the influence of my children aside, it is my strong belief that had I known or embraced my true self at a younger age, it would have been merely impossible for our friendship to form. Besides the length of time between us, any blind man could have seen that the distrust, disloyalty, dislike, and disrespect forever present in our circle made us more enemies than friends. I’m speaking for myself when I say that some of the women I considered my best friends over the years were women that I could no longer stand to be around at one point. Nene Leakes of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” fame recently said that as she got to know Cynthia Bailey better, she realized that she didn’t like her. Though I knew these women for all of our teenage years, I had to re-learn who they were as grown women. The more I learned about myself as a woman, the more I learned that grown up Opal did not like the same set of women I chose as friends when I was a pre-teen.

If you’ve got a group of girlfriends who fully support one another, enjoy each other’s company, respect one another’s opinions and advice, and are inspired by each other’s success, then you’ve got gold when it comes to girlfriends. Some of us aren’t so lucky. We get stuck in friendships that are past their expiration dates and should have been tossed out with old Melissa jelly sandals and T-Mobile sidekick cell phones (which were popular when my former friend and I had more in common). Some of us stay bound to each other simply because we’re comfortable and don’t want to start over with other people. We put up with disrespect from our besties and chalk it up to “that’s just how she is, you’ve just got to get to know her…”

I can’t speak for the women I’ve had to leave behind as I’ve grown, but I can say for me that the end of our friendship was inevitable. We had been slowly breaking up for years, but my comfort zone fed me excuses that allowed me to remain miserable in a familiar situation that was hurting me. We’ve beared witnesses to the biggest moments in each other’s lives and that will keep us bound in one way, but that doesn’t mean that I have to continue to put up with people I would probably be better off without.

There wasn’t a long conversation held among any of these women once I realized we needed to go our separate ways. Nobody got cut, cursed out or un-friended on Facebook. In fact, I can still see all their updates on social media, but the only difference is that I am less involved in their drama and I like it that way. I’d like to be able to see that they are doing good and living well. I don’t know if I’ll ever entertain a friendship with these women the way I had before, and I think some of the “comfortableness” between us is what drove us apart. For now, I’ll have that personal “girl talk” about the trials of my life with my spouse, as it’s just safer that way. When it comes to making friends at this point in my life, I’m going back to the basics and keeping friends for entertainment purposes only. If it sounds like I’m a “friend scorned” it’s probably because I am, but I’m thankful for the lesson.

Opal Stacie is a freelance writer out of the Miami area. Keep up with her on Facebook.com/thecolorsofOpal.

On The Run: Apollo Didn’t Turn Himself In Today

September 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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According to a new report from TMZ, Apollo has not turned himself into prison yet and is now a wanted man.

Nida was supposed to turn himself in at noon today to begin serving his 8-year sentence. But apparently, he wasn’t ready. (Cue Kevin Hart.) And instead of going to jail, he swung by his estranged wife’s house. He stopped by the house to argue with Phaedra about refusing to put money on his prison account (or his books) while he’s incarcerated.

A source told TMZ, Nida forced his way into the house and started screaming at Phaedra, “What the f*** is the matter with you?” And then, “I don’t give a f*** about the police, call them, I dare you.”

In addition to complaining about money for his books, Apollo was also demanding property and went into their master bedroom starting putting items in a bag.

And the kicker is that we, the audience, will get a chance to witness all of this foolishness because Bravo’s cameras were filming the whole thing.

Since Apollo didn’t turn himself in willingly, an arrest warrant is about to be issued.

This is truly sad. It seems like dude has completely snapped. And while I feel sorry for him, this is yet another bad decision to add to his list. And I wouldn’t be surprised if this little stunt resulted in him being sentenced to even more time.

Apollo Nida Reportedly Racing To Finish Tell-All Book Before Heading To Prison Next Week

September 5th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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In just five days, Apollo Nida is scheduled to a begin a very long prison sentence—8 years to be exact. And according to reports, he has been quite busy in the weeks leading up to the big day. Sources tell TMZ that the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been racing to finish writing a tell-all book about his life.

Apollo has reportedly gathered a team of writers who have been assisting him in getting his story on paper in a hurry. The book is said to highlight his life, childhood and the events leading up to his run-ins with the law. So far, it’s unclear if his wife and co-star, Phaedra Parks, will have a major presence in the memoir. However, our guess is that he’ll probably have to acknowledge her in some fashion considering how long they’ve been together. Sources add that Apollo already had a photo shoot for the book cover.

It will be interesting to see what direction he takes this book in. One on hand, it could be a very straight-to-the-point memoir about his life and upbringing. On the other, it could turn out to be a more scandalous book filled with secrets about his estranged wife and alleged partner in crime. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see how this all pans out though.

Would you be interested in reading Apollo’s autobiography?

Tiny Says She Passed On Bravo’s Offer To Appear On RHoA

September 4th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Apparently, when Bravo producers were looking to add to the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast after season one, they were hoping that Tiny Harris would sign on to do the show. The “Family Hustle” star recently opened up about why she declined their offer.

“I mean, you know, they’re a huge franchise,” she told HipHollywood. “But for me, I’m already executive producer for every show that I’m doing. It wouldn’t make sense for me to go on someone else’s show and not be the boss. If I’m going on your show and I have to take orders and I don’t have no say so on how I’m going to look at the end of the day, I’m not going to do that.

Besides, from ‘Tiny & Toya’ to ‘Family Hustle’ I’ve had my input. It’s never ‘just do this’ or ‘it doesn’t matter what you think.’ I can’t put myself in that.”

Tiny went on to reveal that although she passed on their offer, she suggested her friend and former Xscape group member, Kandi Burruss, for the show.

“I actually turned them on to Kandi. They called me about it and I was like, ‘Mmmm…no, but you should look into Kandi.'”

Can you imagine Tiny on a show like RHoA?

Exclusive: Demetria McKinney Continues Filming With Her ‘Supportive’ RHOA Cast Members

August 14th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For weeks, there have been rumors floating around that “House of Payne” actress Demetria McKinney has been cast as the newest member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Although the network has remained mum regarding the rumors up until this point, a reliable source has revealed to MadameNoire that the singer and actress will be starring in the new season. In fact, last night, Demetria hosted a party celebrating the release of her new music video for her single, “100,” featuring Da Brat at Harlem Nights in Atlanta.

The guest list consisted of many of Atlanta’s familiar faces, including Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Carmon Cambi, Derek J and Da Brat. Oh, and of course, Bravo cameras were in the building capturing the magic on film.

“Demetria sat at a booth with the Housewives. They were all interacting very well,” the source told us. “They were all supportive. There was a glitch and the video wouldn’t play, but they were all supportive like, ‘Girl, it’s okay. You know, it’s going to be alright.'”

“They all stayed the whole time until it was done.”

Unsurprisingly, Kenya and Porsha are still at each other’s throats.

“Of course, there was some shade. Kenya came in, hugged everybody else, looked at Porsha and looked her up and down. Then she threw her hand like, ‘Ugh.'”

Strangely, although Apollo stated a few weeks ago that he believes his marriage to Phaedra is pretty much over, it appears that the two may either be trying to work things out or are still trying to save face for the cameras.

“Later on, Apollo came. He came by himself. I don’t know why he came by himself and not with Phaedra. He did come in and kiss her and she wasn’t pulling back like, ‘Don’t give me no kiss,’ so…”

Adding to the awkwardness was Kandi’s former Xscape group member and apparent enemy, Tamika Scott, who was also in the building.

“I don’t think she spoke to Kandi at all,” the source revealed.

Interesting.

You can check out additional photos from the event on the following pages. Are you looking forward to seeing Demetria on the show this season?

Larry Person of Jay Productions Agency

Larry Person of Jay Productions Agency

Larry Person of Jay Productions Agency

Larry Person of Jay Productions Agency

Cynthia Hopes To Make Amends With NeNe: ‘We Had A Rough Patch’

August 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tis the season for reality TV besties to kiss and make up? A few weeks ago, we told you that former “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada expressed a desire to patch things up with friend-turned-foe, Jennifer Williams. Now, it seems that Cynthia Bailey is also ready to bury the hatchet and move forward with ex-friend, NeNe Leakes.

“It’s a friendship,” Cynthia told the QC Scene. “We had a rough patch and I’m really looking forward to moving forward with her. I will always have love for NeNe regardless of whether we’re besties or not.”

As for whether or not a reconciliation will actually happen, Cynthia encouraged fans to tune in for the new season to find out.

“You just have to watch the show to see how the dynamics of our relationship, friendship has changed and evolved,” she said.

Nene recently spoke to us about her friendship with Cynthia and has this to say:

“Cynthia I honestly had a real friendship with her. I don’t know where all this is coming from. But it was sorted out on season 7 for all of your guys to see. But I must say I feel like I’m a great friend to everybody who’s really been a friend in my life.”

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not a reconciliation will actually occur, as NeNe has stated in recent months that she and the model-turned-reality-star’s friendship is a dead issue.

“I think that’s a done deal for me. I think that our friendship was great,” she told Us Weekly. “I feel like I was a great friend to her, I honestly think she was a great friend for me, I just think that our friendship has come to an end. It’s run its course.”

Do you think Cynthia and NeNe should give their friendship another try?