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Over the weekend rumors started to swirl that Phaedra Parks wouldn’t be coming back for the next season of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta.” And while that would make sense considering all of the drama that’s currently brewing in her household right now, it doesn’t seem to be the case.
According to TMZ, not only is Phaedra scheduled to participate in the upcoming season, she’s been shooting for a month now. A source told TMZ that the rumors of her taking a leave of absence from the show are just not true.
And she’s not the only one. Her husband Apollo Nida will also appear on the show until he has to begin serving his eight year prison sentence for fraud. Though I did hear some tea that Phaedra refused to film with Apollo. Apparently, she was driving to a restaurant to do a scene and when she learned that Apollo was there, she said she wasn’t coming. But that’s all hearsay at this point.
Naturally, the cameras want to capture some of the drama associated with Apollo’s sentence and the stress and strain it’s caused in the Nida/Parks marriage.
The rumors that Phaedra was quitting may have surfaced because a source confirmed that Phaedra may skip some filming to take care of family business but that’s far from leaving the show altogether.
I wish I could say I was surprised. But honestly, this is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to Phaedra and Apollo.
It’s a generally understood and accepted fact that Real “Housewife,” Kenya Moore has a flair for the dramatic. She spends her life doing the utmost. And it’s gotten her into a bit of trouble on more than one occasion. Yet she never seems to learn.
This past weekend, the reality TV star was participating in some type of competitive event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Other Real Housewives from the other franchises were also in attendance where they teamed up with “high rollers” for a series of games they performed in front of a large audience.
In one of the games, the housewives were supposed to teach the high rollers how to work a catwalk. It seems like Kenya would be the perfect person for this. But it wasn’t long before she hit the floor and not with a dance step.
Take a look at the video below.
What we will say about Kenya though, she played it off pretty well and recovered like she starring in a sultry music video.
You can’t keep Kenya down.
I’m very hesitant to speak on other people’s marital problems. Marriage is very easy to discuss when you’re not married. Everyone seems to have the answers and easy solutions to what married people need to do, but when you’re in a marriage, the lines are muddied by the waters of love, expectation, family and the such. But with all of that said… really Apollo?!
Last week we posted an article addressing how his life has been since his sentencing. As most people hypothesized, he addressed that his marriage to Phaedra might indeed be on the outs.
“I doubt [that my marriage will survive this],” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” said during a recent interview with B100 Radio. “My wife didn’t even f—ing show up for my sentencing. I’m still kind of salty about that.”
Okay, now I was already feeling a level of disgust when he did that pathetic photo with the caption: “Who will ride with me?” But this is just too much for my sense of reality. Are you kidding me, dude?!
Now let’s be real, there’s always a level of deception in relationships, especially when you’re first dating. Chris Rock expressed this in his Bigger and Blacker stand-up comedy special. He explained that when you’re first meeting someone, you’re meeting their representatives. That’s true. Everyone’s on their best behavior, and it extends when the relationship begins to become serious. Men will adamantly tell you how they will always love you, protect you, be romantic, and offer you a never wavering shoulder of support. Women will do the same thing. They’ll cook for you, clean up after you, and will sing (or if you’re like me and don’t have great singing abilities, but have mastered the art of “talk-singing”) Kelly Rowland’s verse on “Cater 2 U,” expressing their desire of always being appealing to you, domestically, physically, and emotionally.
It’s not until you begin to get really comfortable, that you begin to let the façade fall and your true colors show. Especially if you introduce children into the mix (“You want me to cater to you? Change this child’s diaper, do that and then we’ll talk.”) Within a relationship you learn to either be a better version of yourself, due to wanting to keep the person in your life, or you just embrace your faults and hope the other person will accept them as well.
However, there’s something to say about men who want full acceptance of their flaws and expect their partner to mindlessly go along with the foolishness. Now, I’m not talking about all men, just the constant victim, the I want a ride or die chick, but will quickly drop a woman if she does the same thing that I do type of dudes.
I’ve seen men who have abused their wives and girlfriends only to get mad at her when she finally leaves, but blast her on Facebook to get back at her. Get back at her for what?! You were the one doing the dirt!
Which leads me back to the Apollo, who’s-gonna-ride-for-my-crap situation. Now, I’m not going to ever pretend like I knew what their marriage was like. But I do know that it probably wasn’t easy on Phaedra to have to constantly defend the character of her husband when he was released from prison the first time. When other people took any opportunity to bash him (and we have the entire third season or “Real Housewives of Atlanta” as proof of that), she defended him because she loved him. She was riding with you then. After “text-gate” with those inappropriate texts with Kenya Moore, she still rode for you. When you played her oh-so bogusly on episodes of last season’s RHOA and she stood there quietly, knowing that her silence would be broadcast to millions, she rode for you. Granted, we didn’t see her fall out, which I’m pretty sure happened when the cameras were gone, but she took a slide so you could look like a man. She rode with you.
But let me ask you something, when were you riding for her? Were you riding for her when you and your “right hand b—h” were defrauding innocent people? Were you riding for her when you so callously put your foot down in an attempt to prove that you’re a man, while also stomping her reputation?
It just bothers me when I see these men who demand women to be by their side, constantly, even in the face of not just their wrong doing, but sometimes in the face of infidelity. (And if I hear another man say: “But that’s just what men do, women can’t do what men do,” I’m going to vomit… all over your faces.) But the crazy thing about it is, if the shoe was on the other foot, would men stay? If a woman cheated on her husband or boyfriend, how many men would unabashedly leave, citing crap about their pride? But you expect women to just be empty shells of thoughtless obedience?
Men, respect needs to come from both ends. You can’t behave dirty and not expect to deal with some uncomfortable consequences. It’s like blaming a mirror for not liking your reflection. The mirror didn’t make you look this way, it’s only showing you how you look. Don’t question the mirror’s loyalty to you for not reflecting what you wanted to see.
You want people to ride for you, then ride for them as well. If not, catch a bus or something.
Last night, Andy Cohen celebrated his the fifth anniversary of “Watch What Happens Live.” And though things seemed to be a little tense between him and NeNe Leakes, the two had a grand ole time laughing and joking about various topics, including just how rich NeNe is. She was also joined by fellow Bravo star, real estate agent Jeff Lewis from “Flipping Out.” Things were pretty light and easy until Andy asked NeNe how she felt about Apollo being sentenced to eight years in prison. Leakes said that while she knew Apollo had admittedly committed these crimes, she still felt bad for both him and Phaedra. And when Andy asked if she’d spoken to Phaedra about the sentencing she said she had not because the topic was just too uncomfortable.
Andy moved on from Apollo and Phaedra and started taking questions from the audience. Even those were pretty jovial, until one woman asked about the status of NeNe and Cynthia’s friendship. Here’s what NeNe had to say:
There’s no friendship and there will not be. No, I am so done with her. I don’t even have words for her.
We had a real friendship and I don’t play those games. We had a real friendship, I really loved her and I feel like if she a issue with me, I don’t understand somebody waiting six months to have an issue with you. Come over your house, eat your food, go to the hospital, go to the fashion week with you, travel for New Years and then all of a sudden sit on a couch and make up some isht.
She blindsided me sitting on the couch.
Jeff: But she clearly loves you and I’m wondering if you can find it in your heart to forgive her.
I can forgive her but I don’t want to have a friendship with her, ok? So I know you only get to see one side of it. You have to know the whole story. How dare you be my good friend and I be there for you and you wait six months to tell me I did something wrong in front of people who don’t give a damn about our friendship? If you were a true friend, you could have called me up and said, ‘Hey I need to talk to you. Come to my house, let’s meet, let me come to your house.’ Why would you bring this up in front of people who don’t care about our friendship one way or the other.
Jeff: Maybe you can hear her out?
No, I can’t hear that b*tch out.
Jeff: Has she apologized?
Jeff: Maybe she’ll apologize next season.
Well, maybe she will.
You can watch this portion of NeNe’s “Watch What Happens Live” sit down in the video below.
In this week’s new print issue of In Touch Weekly, a source close to Phaedra Parks says that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star doesn’t plan to stick around to watch Apollo Nida go through another stint in jail. Nida did five years for racketeering from 2004 to 2009, and soon after he was released, he wed Parks in November 2009. From there, they had little Ayden, 3, and baby Dylan, 1, and all seemed good. But then their communication issues started popping up on the show (remember when he left her sitting outside of their hotel room in Mexico after she caught him and Kenya being Chatty Cathys?), he was having inappropriate interactions with Kenya Moore, and of course, he got involved in more illegal schemes that would come back to haunt him.
Now a source says that Parks “wants to leave him” and has wanted to for a while.
“If they never started a family, she would have filed for divorce long ago. But this is going to push Phaedra to act quickly.”
The source says that she wanted to make her family work for her sons, but she can’t deal with Nida’s never-ending legal issues.
If Phaedra does head for the exit, this wouldn’t be a major shocker. For one, she wasn’t present at Nida’s sentencing, and we really haven’t seen the couple together (as in the same room) since Nida was telling Kenya Moore to get ready to put money on his “books” if he was sentenced to do more jail time at the RHOA reunion months ago.
After the sentencing, Kandi Burruss said that her friend was distracting herself with work:
“Phaedra’s doing great. She’s basically working. That’s how I deal with things too; when I have a lot going on, I just put more into work.
I know that she’s promoting her book and doing the book tour and stuff like that and she’s not really trying to focus as much on what’s happening.”
Nida posted a cryptic message days after his sentencing, asking “Who will ride with me??” And even though Parks said she would stand by him until his trial had concluded, it’s unclear what her next move will be. But someone who thinks she should stay is Gayla St. Julien, Nida’s alleged co-conspirator who is serving time for her role in all that bank fraud. In an interview with us from behind bars, she said that if Parks knowingly benefited in any way from the money Nida made illegally, she shouldn’t abandon him now:
“There were benefits that had been reaped and so if you go into a marriage and you know what a person is involved in, and you say ‘Okay, I can deal with it,’ and you take the diamonds, you take the trips, you take the bikes, you take the whatevers–then you take the time too.”
But we’ll have to wait and see what happens…
“I’ve Learned A Lot From My Previous Mistakes”: Kenya Moore Says She’s Not Talking About Her Love Life Anymore
Since she was cast on Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore’s personal life has pretty much been all out in the open for people to see and criticize. We watched her “relationship” with Walter Jackson fall apart during season five (and he would later say that it was all made for TV and not real), and when she made mention of an “African prince” who was out here buying her Bentleys, but never introduced him, she was clowned for it. And let’s not forget the time that she tried to post some photos with a mystery man on Instagram only to be dragged by folks who couldn’t help but notice that she never showed his face…
With all of those lessons learned the hard way, Moore tells The JasmineBrand that from now on, she’s not going to speak on who she’s involved with.
“You know, I’ve learned a lot from my previous mistakes and announcing who I’m dating. I would just rather people just think I’m not dating anybody then to put my relationship out there and people are in your business and it somehow affects your relationship and it really does. I’ve been very quiet for 20 years about who I’ve been dating and one year I made the mistake of presenting that person and it wasn’t good. So, I’m going back to not talking about it.”
Makes sense. Every mention of a new man in her life receives quite a bit of shade and side-eyes from people. But at the same time, as a reality star, you can’t really get mad about people being “in your business” when you put it out there (and especially when she’s in everyone else’s). But what do you think?
Last week, we reported about Porsha “revealing” her new boyfriend on Instagram. If you saw the post, you know she didn’t really show us anything. It was just a blurry picture of her and some dude standing next to each other.
And now that she’s put her business out there, inquiring minds want to know, who is Porsha’s new mystery man.
Well LALate.com, has a guess. According to the website reports have started to surface claiming that Norris Cole, of the Miami Heat is Porsha’s new man and that he’ll be present on the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
And she shared a picture of her boyfriend with his face blurred. Hilariously, Porsha, in sharing the picture of herself, also blurred out her own face, so you don’t know who she is either. That certainly makes a lot of sense. You can tell in the picture that the guy clearly as some form of a high top styled or similar haircut. The male is darker skinned than Porsha and the height of a basketball player.
Stewart says ‘I really haven’t said yet who I’m dating…there is someone special. I’m not ready to say yet. I’m not ready. I’ve been there before and I’ve put my relationship out there. If I’m signed again with Housewives, then of course I’ll share the situation, but tip then, you’ll have to wait and see.’
Apparently the digital path is being kept clean so far. Cole is not following Porsha or the show’s executive producer on Twitter, LALate can report. And RHOA”s executive producer is not following Cole either.
Y’all know it’s not official until it’s confirmed by Twitter. In case you want to see if you can glean any more clues from Porsha’s image check it out below and compare it to the other pictures Cole has posted on his Instagram account.
This dude looks like a tenderoni.
Porsha Williams is sending out all types of hints that she’s taken yet another step in getting over her ex husband Kordell Stewart. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been playing quite coy on her Instagram account, basically letting everybody know that she’s dating.
Now, before you get too excited she’s not revealing any names or faces but the proof is undeniable.
First there was this meme…
…which Porsha captioned Lol #guilty.
Then there was this picture that clearly features a man but the image of the couple is completely faded out. And she captioned that one: #Him.
It’s funny Porsha and Kenya can’t seem to get along but they’re actually very similar. Kenya has been and is still on the same half reveal antics with her “boyfriend.” Kenya might be her nemesis but it certainly looks like Porsha’s taken a page or two out of her book on how to keep your name relevant in the reality tv game.
We’ll have to keep a close look at Porsha’s Instagram and Twitter to see if she drops any more hints about the identity of her new man. It’ll be interesting to see if he’ll make an appearance on RHOA which is rumored to start filming again soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Do you think Porsha is silly for blurring out this image or do you think it’s wise to keep her personal life private?
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Apollo Nida will be going to jail any day now and we’ve got the inside scoop on what happened, how much Phaedra knew, and the bad blood that got Apollo arrested in the first place. Check it out.
Apollo Blames His “Poor Upbringing”
Apollo, his mother, and his brother asked the judge for less time due to his difficult past and rough upbringing. The judge denied him lenience on those grounds.
From The Grio
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey made an appearance at the 20th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend. The model/entrepreneur took part in the Essence Empowerment Panel, Our Beauty of Confidence, alongside Kim Kimble, Chenoa Maxwell, Raquel Robinson, and Soledad O’Brien. TheGrio’s Chris Witherspoon caught up with Bailey to talk about the impact Essence Magazine had on her early career as a model.
“Essence is like a second family to me. They have been supportive of my career since I was 18-years-old,” she said. “I feel like I am the Essence woman. I feel like I represent everything that Essence is about.” Bailey also discussed the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion that aired on Bravo in April and turned violent when Porsha Williams attacked Kenya Moore.Despite the violence displayed this season on RHOA, Bailey believes the reality show (headed into it’s 7th season) still empowers and inspires viewers. “I don’t condone violence on any level. That’s just not what I’m about,” Bailey said. “However, it did happen on our show. It was unfortunate. I don’t think anyone really felt good about that situation.”
Read more about Cynthia Bailey’s RHOA thoughts at TheGrio.com