Cast Blog: #RHOA

Family Over Fame

Kim's been working hard for the money recently, but family is still the #1 priority.

 

This episode was absolutely hilarious! Where do I start? 

I had my parents over for both of their birthdays, because they're only four days apart. It's always great seeing them, because they always have good advice and keep me laughing. I am really close to my parents, and my girls love their "Nana and Poppy." My parents said it had been six months since I've seen them, which is crazy to me because we used to be together every Sunday. I am the only provider for my girls, therefore I have to travel and make a living somehow. Which in turn means I can't be at my parents' house every Sunday like I used to be when I was working as a nurse. My Mom teases me with her famous line, "Fame over family." She knows in her heart that I don't think that's true! Ariana did get baptized (without any help from Big Poppa). My girls go to Catholic school and attend church there daily, so it was NOT a problem. 

TO CLEAR SOMETHING UP: I did NOT say I was, "With Big Poppa," I said, "Big Poppa is back in my life," meaning we reconnected once again as friends. We weren't speaking for months prior to that, and I really missed our friendship. 

I went to see Kandi to express to her that I wanted to do a new song, "Ring Didn't Mean a Thing." My other song "Tardy for the Party" did so well, and after the White Party I decided I wanted to do more music. I did give Kandi money for "Tardy for the Party," and I certainly will pay her for any future songs she may do.  

NeNe decided to get some cosmetic surgery (good for her), and it was important to me to bring her some flowers and check up on her. The whole time I was wondering, "Where Gregg?" I know NeNe and Gregg have been going through some things, but at the end of the day, he should have been there. I mean, he IS her husband. She needed his support and clearly she wanted him there. On a side note, I think NeNe looks great!

Cynthia had me laughing out loud. "Phaedra looked like a black Tammy Faye Baker and Dwight looked like Willy Wonka." TOO FUNNY! I really did think I was at the "Nutcracker" or the circus. I never got the memo I needed to wear a BIG hat until that afternoon when NeNe called me and told me, thankgoodness. But a HAT at a baby shower? NO THANK YOU, I can't be messing up my WIG and all! 

Phaedra's baby shower was a little bit too much. Like I said "Just sit in you f---ing rocking chair, open some gifts, have some cake, and call it a day."

Remember the show moves to SUNDAY NIGHTS starting November 7th at 10/9c! 

Sheree, NeNe, and I will be on Ghost Hunters this Wednesday, 10/27 on Syfy.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night I will be doing appearances. Visit my Website www.kimzolciak.com for details.

Well until next week,

XOXO

Kim

 

Claudia: Some People Have a Vendetta

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on the group therapy session.

Bravotv.com: Did you feel like progress was made at the therapy session?
Claudia Jordan: I do and I don't. The main people that needed it were not willing participants. One took off because she couldn't deal with hearing about how her actions affected the rest of the ladies. And the other that stayed, well… she received apology after apology without ever acknowledging any of her own wrong doing. That's not right at all. How is it that the woman on the receiving end of a physical attack has apologized to her assailant on several occasions, yet she has yet to show any remorse? That's downright insane to me! At the end of the day, there are lots of situations in this group where one can claim they were "provoked," and if the response/excuse every single time was physical violence, we'd all be in jail! And the sad thing is in this particular environment I felt that everyone else there was really ready to do the work and participate. So if ever there was a time to drop the ego and do the right thing and apologize simply for the purpose of starting the healing process for the group, then that was the time. Some people are just too stubborn and refuse to humble themselves. That happens when you are babied your entire life -- you feel like you can do no wrong. The rest of the ladies (including myself) however have all apologized and taken responsibility for contributing to the discord. But just pay attention to who never apologizes and who always does. I do not think that is because one "group" has been causing all the negativity in the group. But I do think that is because some have an agenda and a vendetta, while the other group is actually trying to make things cool and move on.


But on the flip side I will say that therapy was beneficial. In that one session we did get some good guidance from Dr. Jeff, who I would like to apologize to on behalf of the group for how he was mistreated. He came to help us and was insulted, disrespected, and his professionalism was questioned, which he did not deserve. So Dr. Jeff, I am sorry for how you were mistreated. The session did just highlight that some of us are mature and able to speak respectfully to one another, even if we have an issue with them, and some just cannot stand the sight and sound of someone we have decided not to like just because. All in all we did the best we could, and everyone who stayed did seem to really want to get along. And things were definitely better at work after the session. We were cordial and friendly.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to meet with Dr. Jeff one-on-one?
CJ: I have never, ever once claimed to be perfect or without flaws. And when I say I want to really resolve things, I am not just offering lip service -- I really mean it. If there is something that I am doing wrong that is contributing to any of the strife amongst the group, then I'd like to address it and do my part to work on me. I think most of us have issues with others because of past hurts that we perhaps never really dealt with and that cause us to act out in certain ways that may bother others. I am not saying I do this necessarily, but I have no problems talking to someone to at least try to be a better person. I for sure have made my share of mistakes and have experienced a lot of pain and disappointment in my life, but I've also been extremely blessed. But at the end of the day, my intention is always to grow and learn from it all and to be a better woman today than I was yesterday. Dr. Jeff is great at what he does and was for sure an asset to the group. Thank you, Doctor!

Bravotv.com: Did you and Porsha manage to get back to a better place?
CJ: It seemed that way. But I had made the decision that regardless of whether or not she was going to continue the peace treaty, that I was going to do my part to keep it cool, polite, and cordial. And so far so good.

Again I'd like to thank the fans for all their support and love and enthusiasm for #RHOA! I was in Miami Beach and Miami Gardens with the morning show this past weekend for Jazz in the Gardens, and the love I got from all the fans of the show was next level! I was truly flattered and humbled, and I will never let any of this get to my head and change me. I'm grateful to be a part of this and for all the amazing opportunities that keep sprouting from this. I just wrapped a movie called The Hills that I have a lead role in, which will be out in the fall, as well as another film called Love is Not Enough. I'm also working on a product line (to be announced soon) and more calls have been coming in from Hollywood for more great acting roles. I also had a great time with my girls in Miami and ran into a bunch of awesome people doing their thing that love the show too! I feel so rested and at peace. I'm healthy, happy, and appreciative. #ThankYouGod

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