Cast Blog: #RHOA

Manne-Kim

Episode 11: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Friends in High Platforms

Maybe it's just me, but did NeNe and Marlo's friendship seem rather unexpected? In any event, mazel to them! And truth be told, when NeNe explains all their similarities, it kind of all makes sense. They both love shoes. They're both 5'10''. When NeNe walks into a room, she owns it. When Marlo walks into a room, she ALMOST owns it. So I guess Marlo is like her little sister. A NeNe in training if you will. And who doesn't love a friend who just doles out designer handbags?

The other girls better play nicely with these ladies, because two 5'10'' divas in Louboutins are a force to be reckoned with, especially given moment No. 2...

No. 2 - Surprise!

NeNe's new BFF came into her life just in time. NeNe needed some more backup on the Africa trip, so why not bring Marlo? If they walk into this trip together, they'll most certainly own it. However I guess NeNe just forgot to alert anyone else that Marlo was coming. Oops. But seriously that's a big deal, because when you add another person to a group trip, you can completely change the dynamic. And given Kandi and Sheree's reactions, I have a feeling it may not be a change for the better. 

Maybe that uneasy feeling Kandi had about the trip was actually a premonition. Is she the new Allison DuBois? Get her an electric cigarette!

No. 1 - Manne-Kim

Kim's get skinny quick schemes are probably one of my favorite things about this show. Where does she even find out about these things? While the laser pizza incident last season can probably never be topped, Kim's mummy wrap is certainly a close second. I really don't quite get how being wrapped in gauze for an hour is supposed to make you lose weight, but evidently it worked. The best part by far was when Kim was bouncing on the trampoline and then it would cut to Kandi hurling giant tires around with her trainer. I have to say if it's a choice between being ensconced in bandages or lifting tires with Kandi's scary trainer, I'd take the wrap route.

Next week in perhaps the most unexpected twist of the season, NeNe plays peacemaker when Sheree and Marlo go off on one another. Will wonders never cease? 

NeNe: I Felt Phaedra's Pain

NeNe Leakes explains why she had been reaching out to Phaedra Parks.

It always amazes me how these ladies like to point fingers. It's always somebody else's fault rather than admitting, "Yeah I was wrong," or, "Maybe I shouldn't have said that at that time," or, "Maybe I wasn't there for her because I had my own problems going on." It's always easy to point the finger at your girl NeNe and hope that no one will see their true colors!

Let's be clear about a few things: Phaedra and I are not close! We're not BFFs! One of the great things about NeNe Leakes is that I have a heart. Phaedra is a woman, and woman to woman I felt her pain! Hell, I had been there before! It doesn't matter what it looks like on the street, you never know what a woman is going through behind closed doors, and I could clearly see Phaedra was going through something and she was in pain. She's a mom with two young boys, and all I saw was myself, so I had to reach out. I wanted to give her advice on how to get through during tough times like these. Sometimes you just need somebody to talk to. Somebody to cry to. It's always during times like these when you get to see the true colors of those that call themselves your friend!

When the info was brought up about the Phaedra cheating rumor from Miss I Don't Have a Story Line, the first thought that came to mind was something my aunt told me last year after the reunion show. She said, "NeNe, you might be hurting now and she may have fooled some people for the moment, but the truth will surface. You sit back, be quiet, and her true colors will show up. People will see her for who she is!" You guys saw with your own eyes what Team Petty does week after week, so speak on it! Blow their ass up!


This is where I burst into my fake tears, because I have been called a whore and I'm innocent. #Girlbye #Weseeyou.

Stay Fierce and Fabulous,
NeNe Leakes

PS: Thanks for all the amazing support of my HSN NeNe Leakes collection on HSN.COM, in Canada TSC-CA, and my ISM by NeNe T-shirt line at SHOP-NENELEAKES.COM. We have sold out over and over again because of you!

 
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