Cast Blog: #RHOA

What Goes Around

Cynthia thinks the girls need to remember the golden rule.

Congratulations to Kim and Kroy. Kim's baby shower was beautiful, and she looked gorgeous. She was glowing and I've never seen her look happier. I wish you everlasting love, peace, and joy. I was especially touched by Brielle's speech. It was very sweet, and the part about her dad made me want to cry. It made me realize how much I appreciate the closeness between Noelle and her dad and also her relationship with Peter. As mothers, we love our children so much and try to give them the world. It is very challenging when the father is not in the picture. A strong father figure is important, because as hard as we try to be a mom and a dad, our children need the balance of both. I think Kroy's relationship with Kim's girls is wonderful. A man who loves your kids as much as he loves you is beautiful a win-win!
Tardy for the Party:

I was out of town doing a modeling shoot in Charleston. My flight got in late. Therefore I got to the shower late. I was exhausted when I landed, but I made every effort to make it anyway. After all, she did come to my wedding, brought her own bottle of wine, and said that Peter and I would not be married in a year. It was the least I could do.
Present:

Kim said I did not bring a present. I brought her the exact same present that she brought me to my wedding. Nothing. It took me hours to pick it out, and it was perfect.
   
Chateau Sheree:

Why is it always the people that have nothing going on that have the most to say? The only thing that Sheree knows about me is that I'm always up NeNe's a--. And all I know about Sheree is that she lost her man, lost her house, and lost her car. Did I leave anything out?

When Kandi asked you at the shower if you had talked to me, you made it very clear that you don't talk to me. So can you stop talking ABOUT me as well?

Puppy on a leash? Yes, and when I'm off my leash, I squeeze in time to be a mother, be a wife, take model bookings, and run my company, The Bailey Agency.

Peter thought he was going to punk Apollo? Epic fail! You must be thinking about She By Sheree. That was an epic fail.

It's not cute to borrow money from your wife? Well, I am his wife. For better or for worse, for richer or poorer?

Peter and NeNe are all bark and no bite. That's original. Did you think of that all by yourself?I was being mean to Phaedra? Um no. That would be the other way around.

Calling Phaedra:

I called Phaedra to catch up? No again. I called you about business once, and you did not call me back. Remember? However, you have reached out to me several times since then and I always pick up. Where's the beef? I would come see you if I had beef with you. We can sit down like southern belles over tea. Ever heard of a "beef and see"? It's in the same book as the "sip and see".

Village of children, a clean man, not using birth control and sleeping with everybody he ever met? Um. Throwing stones at a glass house is never wise. Strippers anyone?

Everybody Knows:

Proud Apollo did not beat Peter to a pulp? In what country?

Who is the bigger man? You pick your man and I pick mine. I guess it's a tie.

Yes, you chose to marry Apollo, and I chose to marry Peter. Do we get a medal or something?   
There is a time and a place for everything. This was not the time or the place. I was surprised that Phaedra brought up the Uptown article at the shower. We all have each other's numbers and could have easily squashed this situation. There were so many mean things said at my wedding by some of the girls that I couldn't imagine that anything Peter said would even be an issue. How does this work? They talk crazy about us whenever they feel like it, and then freak out if we say anything about them. I don't think so. The rules are simple. Be nice to me and I'll be nice to you. Come for me, then I'm coming for you. Sheree gave me great advice over the summer, which was not to take anything negative said about me personally. I thank her for that advice, and since then I haven't. It's not personal, deal with it and move on.
     
Big hugs and kisses,
Cynthia

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Kenya: "I Will Always Be a Queen"

Kenya Moore dishes on the truce with Phaedra Parks and the non apology from Porsha Williams.

CLOSURE
The reunion represents closure on all levels. I believe most women need closure. Reunions are tough because you live through filming, then through seeing it on TV, and then again during the reunion. You can feel you have moved on from something difficult and then you have to discuss it and rehash it. I felt good about this reunion, because I have grown so much. I am stronger now and nothing or anyone can destroy me.

Speaking of opening old wounds, I was respectful toward Phaedra during the conversation, but it’s clear that after our truce, she still wants to call me a whore and liken me to other “whores in the bible.” God doesn’t like ugly. Maybe sitting alone on the sofa now is confirmation.

THE NON APOLOGY
There was a part of me that was hopeful about getting an apology for being physically attacked at the last reunion, since that would mean the past was behind us. You have to own what you do wrong in life. Children are taught that you don’t hit anyone first or at all. Whether provoked or not, isolated incident or not, physically attacking someone is legally and morally incomprehensible. As such, doing the right thing should be easy. But this is the same person whose grandfather was a greatly respected civil rights activist who fought for non-violence, yet thinks the Underground Railroad was an actual train that took people to freedom.

In typical fashion, Phaedra attacks my character in a preplanned soliloquy. But in her own words, her “THOT” friend thinks that spreading your legs wide open and accepting gifts from married men is admirable. Yet, it’s basically teaching young girls that having a square card reader between your butt cheeks is how one becomes “blessed” and “successful.” That’s why I will always be a Queen, literally and figuratively, because when I am wrong, I can apologize, forgive, and move forward. I can love, though I have not always been loved, and I can be talented and successful on my own merit without needing men to finance my lifestyle, and I can be the bigger person when others try to bring me down.

SINGLE VS MARRIED
Some viewers ask why there are single women on a show about Housewives. It’s simple -- every Real Housewife franchise has single women, from Beverly Hills to OC to NY to Atlanta. With that said, there are only two Housewives on RHOA that are currently not married, Claudia and myself. In fact, approximately 43 percent of all Black women have never been married. My journey is not unlike the many Black single women who watch our show. Nearly half of Black women want to be married and find true love but are not willing to settle or can’t find the right man. NeNe and her puppet would like everyone to think it’s better to be in a horrible marriage rather than be single.

Having said that, I have never received so much love from the viewers as when I was featured on The Millionaire Matchmaker. It made me realize is that I am no different from all the single women around the world looking for real love. My journey is their journey, and ultimately they want me to fall in love with them rooting me on. It happened for Kandi, Kim, Bethenny, Tamra, etc. and it will happen for me too with all of you by my side. Therefore, having single women as Housewives is good for the show. Everyone deserves a chance to be happy. And we can inspire and give hope to those looking for love.

Rumor has it that someone said single women should be fired from RHOA. As such, we wouldn’t have witnessed the beautiful rekindling of NeNe and Gregg's love or her wedding special. Therefore, those people clearly didn't create the successful model for this show. If it's a play to get me fired... Try again. #CatchThatShade

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