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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?
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.
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”?
Will Phaedra Be There? Apollo Nida Must Report To Federal Prison To Start 8-Year Sentence On September 10
On September 10, at noon, RHOA husband Apollo Nida must report to federal prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Nida will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to surrender himself at the FMC Lexington Prison. Nida could have faced up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft, but was sentenced to just eight. Since then, things have been difficult for him, as he was hit with a $1.9 million lien in restitution and as a penalty over his involvement in a massive fraud ring.
And it seems that his relationship with Phaedra Parks is on thin ice. She’s already back filming “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (the ladies are currently filming in Puerto Rico) and the two haven’t been seen together since the reunion show. Some women escort their partners to the facility when it’s time to surrender, but we doubt that Parks will take the trip. Nida felt some type of way about his wife not even being present for his sentencing:
“I doubt [that my marriage will survive this]. My wife didn’t even fu**ing show up for my sentencing. I’m still kind of salty about that.”
But Nida says that he is sorry about hurting his family and others. Specifically, he’s sad that he won’t be around for his sons (though he often only mentions Aiden and not Dylan):
“I’m still human. At the end of the day, I am remorseful. Coming from a non-father, non-mother background, I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little man down. But at the end of the day, it is what it is. You must go and pay and contribute to the piper and do what you gotta do and come on back and be graceful about it.”
The new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has already started filming, and after the dust settled from the explosive season six reunion earlier this year, friendships ended, new friendships were formed, and of course, new cast members were added.
The ladies are allegedly filming their big girls getaway in Puerto Rico right now, and as they share shots from their big trip, it’s clear that the women have made new cliques and split from one another. Now that NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey’s relationship is kaput, Leakes is spending time and getting close to Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss (the latter of which she was at odds with during the reunion over comments about Mama Joyce). As for Bailey, she’s become quite close with Kenya Moore (which I’m sure is exactly what Moore wanted to get under Leakes’ skin), and new cast mates Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney seem to be flocking to them. No more ‘Talls vs. Smalls’ it seems.
It’s really crazy to see Leakes and Bailey at odds. In a recent chat with us, Leakes said she was a good friend to Bailey and they’ll handle settle everything during season seven.
“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.”
Check out the budding “friendships” below.
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.
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?
Even though Kim Zolciak managed to make being petty look fun and easy, she recently told In Touch Weekly that she really dreaded her time on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
In fact, she believes the way the producers and editors portrayed her was not an accurate depiction of who she is as a person.
“I was made to look like a wine drinking, raging lunatic! I hated it!”
Zolciak, the mother of six, says she feels leaving was a great decision for her. “It got to the point where I felt like I was sacrificing myself for a paycheck. I never knew what I was getting into.”
And then, she threw just a bit of shade, saying that her relationships with her castmates influenced her decision to go.
“I didn’t like half of the women on the show, so that made things difficult.”
Ok Kimmy. We’re hoping that’s the truth (Ruth) and she’s not just a little bit bitter because Bravo didn’t ask her to come back.
Either way, these are just a few of the juicy quotes from the In Touch interview, there will be more in the new issue which is on news stands now.
Do you think Kim was really having that bad of a time or do you think she’s a little salty now that the ride is over?
Get ready for some mess.
As if there wasn’t enough drama to go around among the six main characters on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo has apparently decided to add two new ladies to the bunch. According to the Daily Mail, those ladies are model and personality Claudia Jordan and actress Demetria McKinney who are allegedly joining the reality show as “B” characters a la Marlo Hampton. If you think back on how much mess Marlo has caused over the seasons, you can see how this could be a problem.
In true “wives” reality TV show fashion, neither Claudia nor Demetria is married, much less a housewife. Claudia, 41, who you probably recall from “Tiny Tonight” and her beef with Omarosa on “Celebrity Apprentice All Stars” isn’t even in a serious relationship and apparently just relocated to Atlanta to join the Rickey Smiley Show radio program. Demetria, 32, who used to star in Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” is a single mom of a 12-year-old son and has been in a relationship with former Tyler Perry Studios executive Roger Bobb for some time now.
A source close to the network told the Daily Mail:
“Bravo is really high on her. She’s likeable, works well with the other ladies and is intriguing without contrived drama. She has wealth, loves fashion and fine things, and is in a real relationship with a high-powered entertainment executive.”
As for Claudia Jordan, the source said:
“Claudia desperately wants to be on this show despite that fact that she doesn’t remotely fit the Housewives’ format. She came on the show as a friend of Kenya’s but hasn’t meshed that well with the others. “She dresses like a teenage party girl and isn’t into fine, southern living, so producers aren’t sure that viewers will really connect with her or find her likable.”
Why aren’t we surprised? Production just began on the seventh season of RHOA last month so it’ll be a little while before we see these two in action, but based on their descriptions what do you think about these two new additions?
We all watched Todd endure his fair share of hell from Kandi’s mother, Mama Joyce, on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” And most of us can agree that he handled it with more class than many of us would have–including Kandi herself.
So with that in mind, it’s only right that Kandi show her man extra special attention whenever she can.
Todd’s birthday is coming up on August 4 but apparently, Kandi couldn’t wait to surprise him.
She posted a picture of her new husband in the white Corvette she bought him on Instagram. Here’s how she captioned it.
Happy Birthday to my love @todd167!!! I love you babe! His bday is Monday August 4th but we’re celebrating all weekend :* #stingray #corvette #MadeInTheUSA #HeLovesHisGift I’m a good wide! Lol!
Yes, props to you Kandi. “You done good.”
Exclusive: NeNe Leakes Talks New HSN Clothing Line, Cynthia & Marlo, Wendy Williams & Why She Keeps Coming Back To RHOA
NeNe Leakes doesn’t really need any introduction around these parts does she? At least once a week something she’s said, done or something that involves her, in one way or another, is featured here on MN. We’re always talking about NeNe and have been since she joined the cast of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” with her one of kind brand of “keepin’ it real.” In honor of her launching her new clothing line with HSN, we got a chance to speak to Ms. Leakes about everything from her new business venture with HSN, the end of her friendships with Marlo and Cynthia, the issues she has with Wendy Williams, why she can’t leave RHOA even if she wanted to and whether or not we’ll see her on Broadway. Just like the NeNe we see on television, Ms. Leakes in real life had plenty to say when we spoke to her on the phone and I ended the conversation remembering just how she became the one-to-watch reality star that she is today. See what she had to say.
What inspired the clothing line?
I wanted women of all ages, all shapes, all sizes to feel comfortable and confident in the clothes that they’re wearing. My motto was, for every woman to walk into her closet, walk out of her closet and own it. I just want them to own it. I would go out like that. I would have women that would approach me and say things like, ‘Hey NeNe where do you buy your clothes?’ First thing they would say, ‘You’ve lost so much weight.’ And I would say ‘No I haven’t.’ You watch me on television and I know television sometimes makes people look much larger but I’m not plus size. But people thought I was plus size from watching me on television and I would say, you know I need to come out with a line of clothing that makes women feel good, affordable luxury. I’m able to walk through the store and obviously buy things that are very expensive but there was a time in my life when I couldn’t afford things either. So we came out with a line with good fabrics, things that really felt good, things that wash good, things that dry cleaned well, things that didn’t tear. And then clothes for larger, curvier girls. We can tap into a market that nobody is really tapping into right now and that’s what I did.
What made you chose to partner with HSN?
We took meetings with a lot of different people. And HSN actually felt right. When they walked into the room we totally clicked. And you need to really work with people who really understand and get you. They even took a little bit of a chance too. There’s a reason why people aren’t going into market for the curvier girls. They felt like it was a little scary to kind of go up to sizes that were so large but I felt very adamant about us clothing the curvier girl. And I felt like the curvier woman or girl would want to come out and purchase this line if we made things that weren’t frumpy, if we only made things that were stylish. I felt like a lot of their issues were they couldn’t find things that were stylish in the market.
I’m a beginner in the fashion industry so I wanted to be able to learn my craft. One thing I hate is doing things that I don’t have the full knowledge of. I feel like I can turn it all the way out if I have full knowledge of how the game works.
Did you get into reality TV to use it as a platform?
You know when I first started I didn’t really know what the whole reality tv world was about. I had watched “Flavor of Love” and the two brothers [from "I Love New York."] The Osbournes and “The Real World” but I really didn’t know that much about reality shows. I was acting at the time. I was going back and forth from Atlanta to Los Angeles to be a part of pilot season. And when I got approached by these producers to do the housewives of Atlanta I wasn’t thinking about anything other than maybe this could help my acting career. So I didn’t really go into the show with a plan. Once I got on the show and saw what the show was, I was like ‘Oh ok, I’m about ready to turn this into a business. We really need to start working on our dreams.’ And just from that– I didn’t even know how I was going to work on my dream actually.
I met this man, whose my manager now, Steven Grossman, he would say ‘I see all of these things for you. I watch you and I feel like you can do this, that or the other.’ And I thought, ‘Ok, so he wants some money.’ So I let the meeting go and went a whole other year and he would always try to send me a message like I still want to work with you and I was like ‘Ok…no!’ Until one day, I sat back and thought I just really learned the game after doing the show a couple of seasons.
I really was able to work on the show and saw that there were so many girls on the show who wanted to be popular. It was so weird to me because honestly… honestly I never wanted to be popular. I never thought about that. I always thought, I want to damn eat and I want some damn money. When other girls on the show were thinking about how popular they were, I felt like I was always popular. I was popular in high school. It was never that serous to me. These girls wanted rich boyfriends but they never wanted to do anything. They just wanted to date a popular guy. So I learned real quick. I thought, hey I’m married. All I can do right now is try to figure out how we can eat. It just popped in my mind to start working, you got to do other things outside of this show. So I reached back out to Steven and I said let’s give this a try. And it just worked for us. It just worked in my favor that people wanted to meet with me.
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.