Cast Blog: #RHOA

Awkward.

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - African Dancing Queens

What doesn't Phaedra do? Lawyer, funeral home owner in training, mother, and now African dance maven. Seriously where does she find the time for all of this? And she was pretty good to boot. It would appear that donkey booty is just full of secrets.

Kandi on the other hand tried to play it off that she's not a dancer. However I think she's one of those people who can secretly bust a move, but shies away from the dance floor. I mean you've been a performer for years, there's no way you haven't developed a decent rhythm. Once she got into it and wasn't so self-conscious, Kandi seemed to be keeping up with the group just fine. She may still become the Black Swan yet, Phaedra.

And hey, compared to Ramona, Alex, and Sonja trying to do the dougie, these two looked like seasoned professionals.

No. 2 - Mama Joyce, Peacemaker

Mama Joyce is a brave woman. Trying to get NeNe, Kim, and Sheree to be friendly when they are currently not speaking is quite frankly dangerous. I mean has she watched some of their past fights? I wouldn't want to be caught in the middle of that. You're basically asking to get the weave snatched right off you head in the crossfire. But luckily for Joyce the ladies behaved, because who doesn't love Joyce? Or maybe they just didn't want to cross her after witnessing her chew out Kandi for the ReDICKulous debacle. Either way it was fine if painfully awkward.

On a side note the best part of the whole scene was probably the end when Joyce realized she'd actually been drinking wine the whole time even though she doesn't drink. Oops! What exactly did she think she was drinking? But it all makes sense now, because who hasn't tried to have awkward conversations while drunk?

No. 1 - Can You Hear Me Now?

Another feather to put in Phaedra's accomplishment hat is befriending African dignitaries. Evidently she and the Vice President of Ghana go way back, so why not make a call over to Africa to let him know she's visiting? But just as they were beginning to chat, someone dropped the call. This is because, as Phaedra informs us, "Africa is the worst place to call. It's so hard to get through." Maybe it's time to switch service providers, Africa, because everybody knows Phaedra has people to talk to over there!

Next week the Africa trip begins, but with one little surprise...

Phaedra: Ending a Marriage Isn't Easy to Discuss

Phaedra Parks opens up about the difficulties of seeiking a divorce.

Bravotv.com: What were your thoughts about the counseling session? Do you regret not attending?
Phaedra Parks: I do not regret my decision to forego the counseling session. As Porsha said, while many of these women say things in an effort to move forward, their actions contradict their words. Hopefully, some benefit was received from the counseling, but everybody knows actions speak louder than words, so I will be watching to see a change.

Bravotv.com: Why did you break down when talking to Sarah Jakes?
PP: This situation has been very overwhelming to me and being surrounded by mean girls has not made it any easier. During one of my most difficult nights, I prayed and asked God to send me someone who knew HIM but could understand me, and I received a call from Sarah within 24 hours. I knew God had answered my prayer, because Sarah and I are both preachers' children. As such, we are often scrutinized based on our parents' calling rather than who we are as individuals. That being said, she understood my plight as a Christian, wife, mother, and business woman. Sarah went through a difficult situation and could relate to what I was experiencing. Because I knew God sent her, I trusted her, I already respected her, and she made me feel safe. I thank God for sending her!


Bravotv.com: Was it hard talking to the lawyer about your marriage?
PP: It is never hard to talk with a friend and colleague, who has mentored you for well over a decade. Ronne Kaplan like myself is a mother, who endured and survived a difficult first marriage. She did not allow that relationship to defeat or discourage her. Ronne is one of the best family lawyers in the country with a specialty focusing on high asset cases, so I knew she was not only well versed regarding my situation, but she also loves me like a daughter. Ending a marriage is not an easy thing to talk about, but she helped me focus on what was most important and gave me sound advice. It was incredibly helpful to have her put things in perspective for me and tell me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear.

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