Cast Blog: #RHOA

Family Matters

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Housewives Then and Now: Atlanta Edition

Kandi's Post-Reunion Plans

Cynthia: "I Don't Think I Did Anything Wrong"

Tweet Recap: Reunion Part 3, Kenya vs. NeNe

Kandi: "My Mom Needs a Camera Around Her at All Times"

Lawrence: Momma Joyce Slayed the Girls

Family Matters

Marlo dissects the 'ATL's' different family dynamics.

Thank all of you for sharing your thoughts with me last week. I have a few I would like to share as well!

This episode was about love really. Familial love, blossoming love, love of children -- all my favorite topics.  I am proud of women who support their husbands, women who are celebrating motherhood and women stepping out into the world braver, stronger, and better than they were before. Cynthia is developing that strength. I am happy for her that she is standing by Peter and is firm in that. You have to live for you and be in the here and now. If you are happy, that is all that matters! 

It was adorable to see Phaedra and her beautiful son supporting her husband. Nothing warms my heart like family.

Style Tip for 2012: If you are over age 15 please let go of this nail trend immediately -- a single nail in a different color from the others. #adisaster

Blossoming love became serious for Sheree's daughter this Sunday. So young, so sweet. Congratulations to the new couple, I wish them love, the comfort of a family unit and beautiful memories to come. Surely, I would think, a "normal" reaction would have been a hug, kiss, or simply a GENUINE smile?How about that Jo Dee Messina? She has a beautiful voice, is a great writer, and is a real professional in her recording process. It explains the success of her records and career. Kandi, this time we totally agree -- you are outside of your comfort zone, but rest assured diva, it is not because you're black.

Lady Leakes, this is a difficult time for you but have fun, have a Moscato, and wait for your knight in shining armor to come and pick your "good ol' ass up."  

On a side note, you protest much about accusations of racism and are quite vocal about my bad choice of words, but I have seen you in action and you forget yourself. You already know the world is not full of "sweeties!" Never forget #thetourbusmassacre...

Lawrence, my diva extraordinaire! What we saw tonight was that 10 years of friendship is much stronger than mistakes, missteps, and the sidelines chanting for us to draw blood. You are my friend. I love you and respect you and appreciate that you made lighter for me, a very heavy moment. We will continue to grow together and yes queen, wear our Chanel together too! Was I working mine?

xoxo 
Marlo

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Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Phaedra Parks weighs in on Derek J's unusual case and how she won "most eccentric" in high school.

Bravotv.com: Were you glad you let NeNe and Cynthia have their discussion alone? Were you optimistic they would be able to work it out?

Phaedra Parks: NeNe and Cynthia were very close friends, and their problems had nothing to do with the rest of us. Out of respect for their relationship and privacy, I felt it was best to let them have time alone. I’m glad we did because, as history has proven, when the rest of us start interjecting and expressing opinions, things escalate very fast and usually not in a good direction. The last thing NeNe and Cynthia needed was all of us inserting ourselves into their situation.

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Derek J came in with his burglar case? Was it the strangest case you’ve ever worked on, and, if not, what case was the strangest?

PP: I wasn’t surprised at all, as we live in a very litigious society. The number of frivolous lawsuits has increased significantly in recent years and gets more interesting as the years go by. Derek J has worked very hard to become very well known in his field. Unfortunately, this makes him a target for people who are looking for money, fame, and/or attention. Too often, people access money, fame, and/or attention by making sensational claims/accusations at the expense of those who have worked hard to achieve success and notoriety. I have to say this is probably one of the more unusual cases I have been involved with; you don’t often have people being accused of hair burglary. It’s not every day that you have to counsel someone who has been accused of high jacking some used hair extensions.

Bravotv.com: Why did you win “most eccentric” in high school?

PP: I have always prided myself in taking the road less travelled and not being afraid of being different. My high school classmates voted me “Most Likely to Launch an Internet Business,” “Most Likely to be a Millionaire in 10 Years,” and “Biggest Flirt,” but when it comes to "most eccentric," I know I'd rather be a little weird than all boring -- that's just me!

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