Cast Blog: #RHOA


Cynthia: I Knew I Had to Take My Audition Seriously

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Claudia on Her Breakdown

Kandi: "Apollo Wasn't Thinking Clearly"

GIF Recap: Chocolate Goodness

Kandi's Devastating News

Phaedra: I Knew What I Needed to Do

Claudia: I'm Not Trying to Be Porsha's Friend

Kenya on Her Pilot

GIF Recap: Dish Nation Divided

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene


Kim talks Tracy, explains her friendship with NeNe, and breaks down the Dwight fight.


It's been a year and were finally back! I have missed all my fans sooo much, although I am a twitter junkie and try to stay connected, it's great to finally be able to blog again. So lets not waste anytime and get into it!

As you all know, last season Big Poppa proposed...After all that, I really reevaluated myself and my relationship with Poppa, and we decided to call it quits. It's been several months now since we split, and I've moved on, but Poppa will always be in my life.

We remain GREAT friends, and my kids and I adore him. Because I had just recently left Poppa, it was really hard letting the world know about Tracy and I. I knew it would be so controversial being with a woman. I never intended on sharing that part of my life with anyone but a few close friends, however all the media and speculation surrounding our relationship was insane. I felt like I had no other alternative but to be HONEST and OPEN with the public.

It is 2010. SO I SLEPT WITH  A WOMAN...CALL IT A DAY and KEEP IT MOVIN'! I don't go around asking people who they sleep with! What Tracy and I had was true, sincere, and NOT FOR PUBLICITY. I don't consider myself a "Media Whore," I just wanted to set the record straight. Just because I tend to get more attention in the media doesn't mean in any way that I'm a media whore, but I can't control other people's jealous ways. So MOVING ON!

I was very excited yet nervous to see Nene again. It has been such a long time since Nene and I had been able to just sit down and talk without yelling, finger pointing, or strangling (sad right?). But when I got to Nene's house and saw that Nene was also nervous too see me, it really made me feel at ease. She's trying to rebuild our friendship, and she's making an effort. Nene and I have had a blast together throughout the years, and she is a ton of fun. Our relationship has always been love/hate.

Dwight told me Greg borrowed $10,000 from him, and I told Nene not to gossip, but to inform her that her business is being told by her alleged "friend." It's none of my business to know, therefore none of Dwight's business to tell, but when you have no business of your own, you resort to talking about others and what they have going on.

It made me sad to hear that Nene and Greg are having a rough time, but I was once married, and I know that a marriage can be a lot of work. The two of them have been together for years and years so I hope they will make it through.

Although I adore and love Kandi, when she came over to my house it seemed that she felt the need to criticize all relationships having to do with "Kim Zolciak." If it wasn't Tracy, it was Nene, if it wasn't Nene, it wasn't Big Poppa, if it wasn't Big Poppa, it was my parenting, and if it wasn't my parenting, it was my damn WIG! I just wasn't in the mood to be drilled.

I understand Kandi's point of view regarding Nene, and she is right about how we go back and forth, but that's what makes "Thelma and Louise" aka "Kim and Nene!" I had told Kandi that my relationship with Tracy was something I would NEVER discuss in the media, however like I told her, "I was so tired of people speaking for me." It was a difficult and confusing time for me, but Kandi from the very beginning of Tracy and Kim had always been incredibly supportive. 

It's so crazy hearing that my daughter is dating boys and has even had her first kiss. I knew Brielle had her first kiss a couple months before, but this is television. My parents were very strict with me when it came to boys and dating. I didn't really have anyone I could talk to about it, of course my parents had the "birds and the bees" talk, but that's about it. I'm very open with my kids and we can talk about anything. I want my girls to know I'll never judge them, and I'm always here!

I was really excited that Nene invited me to a "Bi-Chic Boutique Shoe Preview." Little did we both know we were gonna see shoes I had in my closet since the summer of '09...The hell?

Dwight arrived with Phaedra. One thing led to another and Nene and Dwight began to argue. Nene gets so angry to a point where all self-control is lost.  It's a whole different side of Nene that rarely comes out, but when it does,  WATCH OUT! She holds nothing back! Dwight runs his mouth, but he can NEVER back it up.  So Nene backed his a** up into a wall! Even though she lost control, I had Nene's back and I stood by her. Loyalty is important to me, and if I were in that situation, I would want her to do the same. Like I said, "I'M JUST GLAD IT ISN'T ME THIS TIME!" Teehehe... Sorry Dwight. HA!

Until next week,


Kim Z.


Claudia on Her Breakdown

Claudia Jordan explains what really brought her to tears. Are you loving your apartment now that’s decorated?
Claudia Jordan: I love my place, but it's not quite where I want it to be yet. In my other houses and apartments I'd be so fast to get my places together in the first few days I'm in there, but honestly I've been so busy with the transition to Atlanta and my new job that I haven't really been as on point as I'd like. And that's been across the board -- with my hair, clothes, apartment, etc. It's just been a bit overwhelming with working on the radio show five days a week plus appearances, live remotes, as well as my other work I do for CNN/Headline News and my podcast. My day starts at 5am and goes until 11pm some nights. But in my few spare moments here and there I was able to get some crystal chandeliers installed that I love! I bought that amazing black chair from Modani (the furniture store Kenya and I shopped at) and a few other items. I still want to get some accent walls painted and a few more pieces and then I'll have my place where I want it to be. I actually love decorating but at this point in the game I still didn't even know where to go to shop! But it's getting there! Why did you break down when discussing the Porsha situation with Kenya and Cynthia?
CJ: Really I was not crying about Porsha or the fact that I'm biracial! There was such a buildup of so many things that it just took one little thing to push me over the top. I am not that emotionally invested in Porsha, and if you ever catch me getting there, please take me out to pasture and put me out of my misery! Let's be very clear -- like crystal clear -- I am not jealous of Porsha, she has nothing I want or couldn't get if I wanted it. I do not want her life, hair, body, mouth, or situation. I've never been the type of woman that couldn't co-exist with successful women. I've never had the need to be the "star" in my group of friends. I actually like to surround myself with women that are upwardly mobile, intelligent, fabulous, successful, independent, and inspirational. So to suggest jealousy over a woman that only has more material items than me for now is laughable.

Again, being the new girl on the block on the radio show was extremely stressful. I had to sit in the seat and take over the position of a very beloved radio personality that's by far one of the best in the business. To say her fans were upset was an understatement, and that's totally understandable! It was pretty much a no-win situation for me. And I was very aware of what folks were saying. Now all I wanted to do was work and collect my check and go home with as little drama as possible. I was trying to fit in with a new crew in a new city; I had to leave my friends and family up north, and honestly I was overwhelmed and the move was bittersweet.

So when I was pulled aside by several people at the station and told they noticed the tension and it was making folks whisper and feel some type of way, honestly even though I knew it wasn't something I was doing, I kind of panicked. I so did not want to be that chick bringing drama to a new job. That and only that was the reason I asked Porsha to lunch in the first place and even bit my tongue that day when she was acting like a child at the table deflecting and discussing lotion in the middle of a talk. You guys now know I have no problems reading a chick, and looking back I think some can appreciate and acknowledge just how much I held back that day. I mention it to say this: I only held back to really try to make things be cool between us at work. You saw Porsha was being shady as hell to me at work way before Puerto Rico. So when I came for her on the bus it was beyond justified. It was a buildup and I let out all the things I had held back in all of our other interactions that she brought upon herself. So yes, my crying was not about being biracial and it was not over Porsha. I was stressed and sick of all the B.S. that was coming my way, and it was a culmination of lots of things. Basically I was over it. Was it awkward when Ricky pulled in Porsha to try and smooth things over between the two of you?
CJ: Hell yeah it was awkward! I did not go to Rickey to talk about Porsha! I handled Porsha just fine without anyone else's assistance and did not need back up. She is not a tough cookie to crack. I went to get feedback about my progress with the show, and when Rickey decided to bring Porsha in, it frustrated me because I didn't think it would be productive, and again, I wasn't there for that! But at the same time it's Rickey's show, and if he felt the tension (and he admitted he did) and wanted to see if he could help, then who am I to tell the man that gave me a job what to do regarding his show?

I never brought up Porsha's name. She's right about one thing -- we don't work together (besides the episodes of Dish Nation when the show asked me to come on), but we do work in the same space with the same people, who are casualties of our issues. I was fine with us ignoring each other in the hallway, but when it got to the point where folks are pulling me aside telling me it was getting weird for them and I wouldn't want that getting to Rickey, then I'm going to do my part to make it better. We both owe it to Rickey and the rest of the employees that are affected. Period. Point blank. If Porsha wants to play fake and act like I'm imagining things, that's fine. But at the end of the day, it is what it is. And the truth is the truth. I do not operate in the land of make believe; I tend to live in a thing called the real world. So I don't regret anything I've done, because I've done it with purpose and with no shady ulterior motives. I'm a realist and that's that!

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