Things that made me giggle, cringe, or just left me confused:
1. Kandi: "One minute NeNe is choking you, and the next minute you are protecting her. You need to protect yourself honey!" Sounds like they need a FRIEND CONTRACT!
2. Kim: "Bitch, I will smoke until the day I die." You have my blessing.
3. Phaedra: "Miss Kim seems to be backing down because she knew I was a crazy black women." I could not have said it better myself.
4. Cynthia: FRIEND CONTRACT. You women cannot be seriously still be talking about this. Talk about beating a dead horse.
5. Kim: "I'm glad Phaedra came out, she could stand to get a few things done." No argument there.
6. Phaedra: "I know a stripper that can give himself head." Once a Southern belle, always a Southern belle I guess.
7. NeNe: "Cynthia is almost like a child." I have to admit I do enjoy the Disney channel with Noelle. Tell me you guys don't watch Suite Life On Deck, The Wizards of Waverly Place, and ICarly every now and then?
8. NeNe: "I'm not going to see the dinosaurs, am I going to be blindfolded?" Great idea! Maybe all the mean people at the wedding should have to be blindfolded.
9. Cynthia: "Kim is funny because one minute I am a beautiful super-model, and the next minute I am a raging psycho-path." Talk about a love-hate relationship.
10. Cynthia: "I am weirded out that you think you can sing, that you wear a wig & you had a full on relationship with a married man." Now what's next? Stop trying to pass me the CRAZY flag.
I don't think you have to defend yourself because it was obvious it was a joke an Nene was still upset about the Peter thing and thought it would be "fun" to humiliate you. I really liked Sheree this season until last night's episode. Things were so nice until she had to bring up the contract.
I think Peter is a good man and I don't think Nene has shown she is a good enough friend to jeopardize your relationship with Peter. Don't change how you are and don't let these childish women bring you down to their level. You have always conducted yourself in a very sensible fashion.
Cynthia, I honestly believe those women who took your friend contract seriously and went the extra mile talking about it are the childish ones. You are beautiful, well-traveled, genuine and kind. Stay how are you are. NeNe is fun, but she definitely has a mean streak. I really think NeNe, Kim and Sheree think more of themselves than they ought to. The scent of ghetto-fab is all around them with an emphasis on ghetto. I know you and Phaedra aren't besties but last night on WWHL, she said, that the ladies seem to revel in meanness. I am paraphasing but you get my point. I think what you tried to do with NeNe was sweet but sweet she ain't. Happy Holidays!
Miss Cindy B, I LOVE reading your blogs. They're TOO hilarious! I was pleased to see you stick up to Phaedra at Shree's play, and at the spa to Kim. Hope to see you around in the 'A! :) Love Peace & Hairgrease!!
happy holidays to you and yours as well! thanks for blogging. you appear to be such a sincere, genuine person.
Cynthia you are such a lady. I'm glad to see that the craziness of the other ladies has not rubbed off on you. I totally got the humor behind your "friend contract". If Nene can't take a joke than f*ck her! You may want to re-evaluate the people you consider to be your friends though.......Nene ain't one of them.
I do wish you and Peter much luck in your marriage. I love the venue you picked for your wedding. Again, if Nene doesn't like another one of the choices that you've made, she can stay her azz at home that day. It's obvious that Peter loves you. I am not one to have a man dictate what I do, especially when it comes to my friends, but you may want to concede a little when it comes to Nene....the less you deal with her the better.
We do love you Cynthia! Have a wonderful holiday! Had you given me a friend contract, I would have giggled so much and been happy to receive the gift of laughter.
Cynthia you are GREAT! I really appreciate your commitment to blogging. Reading the blogs is a definite treat and adds to the experience of watching the show. Too bad the other ladies are "too busy" to blog, and for some too busy to prepare for important professional responsibilities (this comment of course excludes you and Kandy). ATL is one of the ONLY franchises where the cast is "too busy" to blog. Yet the ladies (excludes you and Kandy) seem to have the least going on! Go figure!
Stop defending your contract, any idiot would not that it was a joke. And a true would have gotten the joke and been flattered. NeNe does not know how to be a true friend. Move on!
I enjoy watching you, you are a genuine person and I hope this show does not corrupt you. Stand up for yourself and leave the childishness for those who are "too busy" to do anything but stir the pot and bring the drama!
BTW- I am from Athens, AL! About 20 minutes from your home town.
Cynthia you are the best of any HOUSEWIVES! If any one cries as much as Ne-he....they must be unhappy. Misery loves company! Kim will one day realizes that she will pay for the life she leaves.....which is disrespectful.
I LOVE YOU! You defended yourself but still remain the classy and graceful gal that the viewers have learned to love and root for!
We KNOW the contract was a joke ... they can't find any other reason to talk about you, so they are going to continue to harp on that! Sheree knew EXACTLY what she was doing when she made the comment.
I am glad that you keep on being you, and don't stoop down to their level, but at the same time let them know that you "ain't the one to be taken lightly".
Peace and Blessings!
Cynthia, I am wishing you and your family a very merry holiday season this year. The best advice I can give you is to steer clear and not to discuss matters of your heart with these women. You see how Phaedra said she didn't know Nene last night and then a couple episodes back they'd known each other since they were about 8 or 9? See, these heffas change up and and knaw on each other when they see fit. Beware. Your only real friend could be Kandi. At least she's honest. I know this season is coming to a close and we are behind but I'm hoping you and Peter will continue to be above these ladies' (dare I call them that?) drama. Good luck and congrats on getting married!
Cynthia, You are so right about the blog. Every week I jump on to read what you found confusing, funny or even better, made you cringe! I find you to be a genuine person in the not so genuine world of "reality tv". If you're acting, then GIRL, you deserve an Oscar! LOL I think you present yourself in a very positive and uplifting light and I sincerly enjoy watching you week to week. On a "not so nice" note, my husband is NOT a fan of Peter's. He thinks Peter is controlling and overbearing. I think the contrast between your personalities is very apparent. You are so bubbly and sweet and Peter is being shown in a not so flattering light. Sometimes the stresses of life can overshadow our true selves. I get it...Best of luck to him...Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :)
Hey Cynthia, I will gladly take your friend contract. I don't know why they are making such a big deal about it. She actually should be flattered that you care so much about your friendship with her. As for you being a child, we all should be kids at heart, I still watch the cartoons I grew up on on Boomerang. Nothing is wrong with you at all Cynthia, keep on being you and doing you!
Cynthia, I absolutely love your spirit, grace & humor. Let all the rest of the women act fools and show how much they do not know the meaning of "friend." Keep being yourself as I absolutely love watching you - you keep me laughing with you and not at you. That definitely can't be said about the rest of them with the exception of Kandi but she has her moments too!
Cynthia, you keep explaining this "friend contract". If it was a joke, then you should not explain it to anyone, but the person you told it to just in case they misinterpreted the meaning of the joke. And why did you expect this to remain private? You're on TV with the cameras rolling. Just STOP.
Absolutely love your blog & love you girl. You give a new meaning to keepin it real. You keep it real you're not trashy or loud about it. Nene ain't your friend girl, she's not capable of having them, she talks behind everyone's back. She's just jealous because you had a very creative and different idea of your wedding ceremony & she's just an old country girl on her way to divorce court. She'll find anything wrong with anyone and anything because she ain't got no man and no friends!
Keep being true to yourself beautiful!
Thanks for blogging, Cynthia! It is so disappointing that the other ATL housewives don't blog timely or at all. You would think it would be in their contract to blog. Kyle Richards blogged while on a plane for crying out loud. The others should be fined for not blogging. I guess they are just above blogging. If Sheree is broke how did she afford paying $7,400 for furniture for her daughter? Did that really happen or was that a pretend transaction for the camera? Kandi is sweet and so is Cynthia. NeNe is a nut job and does not have one geniune bone in her body. Kim has a good heart, but she is just trashy. Sheree comes across as a poser and Phaedra is a hippocrit. Has anyone noticed how Phaedra's voice changes when she is in the talking head sessions? She suddenly has this slow southern drawl that makes her sound ridiculous. It's like ghetto southern drawl. Wierd.
Your blogs are ALWAYS prompt.....a quality I love!! You should never worry about what these women think of you.....to me you are the most real. Yes, anyone with children the same age as Noelle watch all the shows you mention, and more!! LOL! In fact, "Housewives" seems to be the only adult themed show I can manage to watch!!! I find you to be very truthful and kind hearted. Every week leaves me knowing that you are a leader and not a follower. Thank you for blogging!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!
You are too - beautifull, classy, friendly for those NASTY girls - keep being you! I hate to say it - bc love is blind BUT u can do much better than Peter!
hi cynthia i just love you ,but run run run far away from those girls lol you put them in their place about the friend contract and phadra i just don't feel her at all she looks down at people and kim can't talk about nobody for that matter nobody can .i just don't understand why can't we females build each other up instead of tear each other down. you are wonderful to watch and i mean that you are a beautiful person congrats to you and peter may the lord bless your family .
Cynthia, You are very sweet and have a big heart. I know by now you may be married. I'am not sure Peter is for you but hopefully you do know what's best for you. I don't know why you come off as the odd one. Girl they are ALL odd. Maybe it's just the editing. I think you all have your strengths and weakness and I would sign your friend contract in a heartbeat. You are a good friend. Nene and Kim were either playing to the camera or they really are thick. I love all you girls so ,I have to give you all advice. Love the show.
Miss Cyndy B..........you are adorable, you are fine, what you do is fine and who you are is fine and that is exactly why they are trying to take you down a few notches! And this is the only thing they can grab at. I think the *Friend Contract* was meant to lighten the mood; afterall let's remember that NeNe is the one who got all heavy about it in the beginning, calling out Peter and all. Nene is the fighter here........and Nene is the one who took the freakin' contract to the source of all things hillbilly (that would be Kim) Nene baited and set a tone with everyone over this silly contract thingy. Which I think you only put out there as something silly to lighten the tension about the friendship..........you sat down at your computer and put together this silly funny thing and you gave her a little candle to be sweet and she made it ugly..........so there ya go, that is Nene! That's how she does people, she turns on them every time.............still want that contract?? LOL Oh well, sweet pretty lady, have a happy holiday with your fam and don't let these witches get you down or change who you are.........we see your truth and what a fine person you are. Merry Christmas!
I think your a Great addition to the show!! I love your spirit. I'm a NYer also and I understood your letter, just for fun to show NeNe you just want to be friends. She can be a loyal friend, you just have to know how to handle her.
Sista, you rock!
I refused to watch RHOA because I was so disgusted by the negative and stereotypical way black women were portrayed. That was, until you joined the cast... I decided to give RHOA a try and while I still raise my eyebrows a lot, you one of the few that added a much needed positive light and aura to the group. Thank you for being classy, real, well-spoken, humble, intelligent, beautiful, funny and nuturing. Please do not change!
And I love your snappy comebacks (classy and sassy).LOL And yes, I love iCarly and The Suite Life on Deck, too. ;)
God Bless you and your family! All the best and much love!*__*
Cynthia, after watching this episode I've got to say that you do not belong with this group of women (with maybe the exception of Kandi). While they all ACT classy, you ARE classy. They obviously don't understand the meaning of being a friend and take joy in causing others pain. It's funny though. I live in Atlanta and they really do exemplify the cattiness among women in this city... By no means am I saying ALL women here act like that, and that it's not a common problem among all cities, but the bitchassness of your castmates remind me why I have mostly male friends....
I watch every show that you just mentioned with my children and I love them. You held you own with class with the breathing chimney last night. Congratulations.
Hi Cynthia - I enjoy watching you on the show and reading your blog every week. It was great seeing you stand up for yourself last night. You had some of the best one-liners of an amazingly hilarious show. Can't wait to see the wedding!
Great blog Cynthia, always well written and humor filled. Do those ladies really believe their own hype?
Cynthia thank you for your posts and for being so witty. I must say I truly enjoy reading them and bursting into laughter at least once by the time I finish them. I like the way you have conducted yourself so far throughout the episodes. When you are upset or confronted you say it like you mean it and don't try to deflect the attention or evade answers (like some people you know). Although NeNe IS hilarious she likes to use others livies for her personal entertainment. That could be a dangerious friend. Those sort of people you laugh and giggle with BUT keep the seious life issues to yourself. As for Kim PLEASE ignore her. I don't believe she is as ignorant as she appears...shallow yes...ignorant no. Phadra, Phadra, Phadra...SMH How can she get upset because people were calling her a liar....she lied. Instead of lying couldn't she just have said I would like to be private about my condition and keep it moving. Every Southern Belle knows a stripper that can give himself head! Ha....Anyway can't wait until next week...smooches
Cynthia, you are a beautiful, strong, intelligent woman. Don't let the petty back-biting and jealousy get to you. We, as viewers, can see straight through these antics. Continue to be exactly as you are and don't ever second-guess yourself...and Kim discussing her sexual relations with another woman's husband made me gag!! How disrespectful was that???
I just love you Cynthia! Keep up with your blogging (you are the faithful one :)) and don't worry about it. Ppl may say what they want about Nene but I notice that SHE didn't bring it up in a group (or chime in). So, if that counts for anything...
Hey Cynthia, Every week I read the blogs and I must say thanks for being consistent with posting yours. I took the friend contract as a joke eventhough it was kinda weird, but how can you consider Nene a friend? She brings too much negativity. I'm just saying....people I call my friends don't try to find ways to bring negativity into our friendship. Just speakin from the outside lookin in!
Lady, I don't think your friend contract was childish or crazy. What's wrong with trying to ease the tension between friends? I think the girls have become so hyper-self-involved that they don't know the difference between friendship and ridiculousness anymore. Just keep being yourself and don't let them get ya down. It's not worth it!
Cynthia, you shouldn't have to defend your friend contract, it was a joke and I can't see why no one understood that. You should want to revoke that contract anyway with Nene, because if she was a real friend and thought that contract was real, as a friend she would of came to you later on or the next day and talk about it, not laugh about it with the other girls. A real friend wouldn't do something like that. You should look at some of the older episodes of the show and if you see how she treats Kim whom she claimed as a good friend and godmother of her kids. Nene wants everyone to be loyal to her as a friend but she don't know how to be a loyal friend. Find someone else to confide in, Nene is not your friend, she just makes good tv drama. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! Stay fabulous!
I really hope you have ended your "close" friendship with NeNe. She is two faced and she said it best herself when she said she enjoyed watching you and Kim fight over her. As far as I can see and I have been watching from the very beginning, NeNe, Kim, and Sheree are Clowns and Puppets. Phaedra is unwittingly becoming one her ( considering she an Attorney I am very surprised at her gullibility). I wish Bravo would change the show and cast Youself, Kandi, Lisa, and DaShawn (sp) from season one. I know the ATL has much more class and sophistication that NeNe, Kim and Sheree. Finally has Peter said "I told you so" yet regarding NeNe. If not I will say it for him. NeNe is not good for you or your relationship. She is more like Kim than she likes to let on. That's why they are such "good friends".
I think you are beautiful and wonderful, please dont let this show drag you down. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY!!! The only person you have to please is your husband. All the women on this show (except you) are miserable and as you know MISERY LOVES COMPANY..Nene was my favorite housewife however I do not like the way she has done you!!!
Hey Cynthia....well from this blog I get the sense that you are a little pee'd off...just a little bit :
Cynthia, I love watching you on the show and I love that you seem to be the most down to Earth and real of all the ladies. I hope that you would add the comment about going to thow up food in order to fit into a swimsuit into the "made you cringe" category. I really hope you don't make comments like this in front of your daughter because it can be very damaging to a young girl. As someone who watched her sister (as an aspiring ballerina) struggle with an eating disorder, this was very painful to hear you say. We all know that the reality is to work some industries such as modeling or dance, it is necessary to have a certain body type to maintain it but, I hope that you are not really promoting bulimia as a way to get there. I think you probably meant the comment to be funny but, I felt it came off as insensitive.
You are still my favorite! I can't wait until the reunion when everything comes out!It's your wedding...you can have it wherever you want to!Keep being the classy lady that you are and Happy Holidays to you and yours also!
xoxo North Alabama Girl
Cynthia, you keep on doing you gurl and keep on defending yourself! you're right why was it blown out of proportion. Nene is my favorite housewife but i dont think she should have blown the contract up like it was. maybe she did it for entertainment purposes is my only thought to that. and we all know she liked to entertain! i love you cnythia you are my next favorite because you seem real and genuine. i hope you did not marry peter thomas, love you girl and stay blessed!
I didn't think the friend contract made you look crazy, however, I don't think that trying to make a person adhere to a friendship is necessary. Sometimes you outgrow people or you find that a person you called friend is not really a friend at all. When that happens, you need to let them go. Anyone that can't be your friend without a contract is no friend at all.
Thank you for posting, outside of Kandi, maybe Phaedra I didn't think the others worked so what's the excuse for no blogging! Anyway I think you are great and I love your quirky sense of humor. Nene is toxic, she is a horrible water buffalo and I hope you have ended that relationship. Happy Holidays!
You don't need to defend yourself anymore! That contract was soo cute! You are a real and true person. Maybe Nene is not use having real relationships...come to think of it, none of these women are use to that. You are such a beautiful person. Please don't change. There need to be more women in the world like you. I love your personality and style. You are a true example of how a woman should behave. Stay sweet and the way you are!
You go!!! I luv ya... I like the way you keep it real and love to read your blogs, because I get a laugh each and everytime. Keep Doing 'YOU"!
Love you Cynthia and you are a wonderful addition the the show.
And I loved the friend contract, thought it was cute. :D I think you are on the most sane people on the show. lol