Marlo Hampton

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

on Mar 19, 20120

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?

98 comments
Prybaby
Prybaby

I hope that you will be back next season. I truly enjoyed you in season 4. Not only did I enjoy your fabulous taste in fashion, your intelligence, knowledge and humor, I also appreciated the way you kept it real. Sort of like, what you see is what you get, no pretenses. I just loved you this season! I hope they'll bring you back.

lilmouse123
lilmouse123

Wow Marlo, u ruffled some feathers 4 sure, but I'm surprised how few pple commented on ur argument w Sheree and how masterfully u put her in 'her place', when she ahm... failed...2 invite u to the party. That poor woman is so green with envy and jealousy she's bound to chock on it one of these days. I watched that fight at least 4 times and dropped dead laughing cause Sheree was only able to repeat same crap over and over while u asked her pointed questions about her bizzare spending habits (or lack thereof). However u earned ur money is of lot less concern 2 me than the way Sheree wasted her, pardon, her children's money on her idiotic schemes and is now so piss broke she probably shops in bargain basement shops for some knock outs. It goes without saying that the gay slur was inapropriate and u apologised 4 it and left that sorry exuse of a mother in the dust, moaning and groaning and foaming at the mouth 4 not being able 2 put a wedge between u and Lawrence. If Lawrence was smart, he'd ditch her ass and stop taking her to the parties. Than she would finally realize the meaning of "you reap what u sow". U need 2 go out with a nice man, not babysit an old, lonely has-been who only uses u because she has not a soul 2 take her out otherwise. God, I wish Bravo would replace her for her own sake. U go Marlo!!!!!!!!!

San Diego
San Diego

I love Marlo, good and bad! Please keep her because the other women are boring...its no fun anymore. Sorry but Kandi and Phaedra really aren't interesting. I'm sure Kandi is wonderful but it seems she has more concern for her professional image as far as songwriting so she will never really show us her true personality. Nothing wrong with that but it doesn't make for interesting tv. Phaedra. What can I say...kudos for her achievements but I don't find myself tuning in to see what she's up to and even Kim is getting boring. I wish we could add 3 more to the cast to spice things up. Sheree needs to find some joy and smile more. She seems angry and unhappy. Girl you better find some happiness and be glad you're not broke like most of us. Nene is good for the role where you can go, "I'm so embarrassed she did that. I work with someone just like that, making us look bad." Oh, I almost forgot about model Cynthia but her boyfriend is hilarious so I would keep her. Coming to America. Ha. Oh and that limo ride, the legal term is "overbooking". A lot of crooked companies do that and its not limited to limos.

A.Jenkins
A.Jenkins

Thank You , Marlo for sharing a part of yourself , as I read " Musings from the Boudoir" however I am afraid that alot of people do not read....they rather pass judgement or dwell on past actions....I just wished you'd shared while in Africa ( alot of women have coping mechanisims....ie: Shopping, food , sex , etc). Thanks again.

Alice Webb
Alice Webb

Sheree,

Your style is impeccable. One of the jobs you should definitely consider is being a personal stylist. I could certainly see you dressing political candidates and their spouses.

Some times viewer
Some times viewer

I only watch parts this season (fast forward or leave the room to do other things) while the Leakes on) just can not stand all the vicious fighting - I think I would just stop all together if Marlo would be the next housewife. ewwwwwwww

BFF
BFF

At first I said that I may not like you. I am happy that you and NeNe are friend, you both made everyone else look crazy. THANK YOU FOR THAT. NOW YOU BOTH NEED TO GET A KEEP THAT LITTLE GIRL SHEREE IN LINE. SHE THINK SHE NEED A WHITE PERSON TO PROVIDE THAT SHE IS SOME/

atlienindallas
atlienindallas

I loved your strategy on pulling Mr Lawrence chain that night until you could speak to him alone. That Sheree is fighting for her life(income) to stay on the show.

texagurl64
texagurl64

i like you because you say what you mean and mean what you say, so there is no misunderstandings....the ones that don't like you that's because you doing what you do and not ashamed of it and not lying about it.... unlike some you can come out in the public with your man....

Maggiemae
Maggiemae

Andy and all of the Bravo staff. Andy are you listening? Because this is a personal challenge. Take this hater with you in the next big and wonderful GAY PRIDE PARADE with YOU ANDY!!! I would except I DO NOT DEFEND

Dre77288
Dre77288

Marlo, I give you love and wish you the best for life. I know you are trying to be a better person and that is a try in the right direction. Cheers for the way you handled Sheree... at the party. I believe you really didn't want to say what you said. Why you cared I don't know... and thank you, for going to your friend and explaining yourself. Sometime evil comes quick and your response put Sheree in a frozen mode. LOVED IT!

joejoe_no1
joejoe_no1

You did right by not speaking of the incident w Lawrence in front of Sheree. Her point was to make you and Law argue and sever your friendship. She did the same thing w Kim and kandy. If people need to have words, why does broke sad lonely where's think she should be there. You did right by waiting. We've all said things we regret. We don't have cameras following us.

dixfam
dixfam

marlo you and nene stay true to each other, yall make the show.

paaula
paaula

i had all of these wonderful compliments for you and some how pressed the wrong key and they disappeared. anyway love your fashion and want to support your character. the women who are so mean are just jealous and just keep up who you are and remember they are the losers. talking mainly about sheree and some of the batted eyes behind your back. they know who they are. nene and you are funny so leave out any fighting with the women and i believe you will be one of the good people. the past is the past and those who bring it up are not sincere and need to look inside of their own souls... do not allow their criticism to cause additional fights and drama. women want a show where there is respect and honesty.....not all this back stabbing. anyway who does that...thou i am older and well educated i was not involved with people who acted so classless. it is demeaning to who we are as women. again best of luck and be tru to yourself.

tmcsfo
tmcsfo

You can spin it any way you want, Marlo - but you first used a terribly denigrating gay slur and then you lied about it ! And the entire viewing audience caught you doing it. Whether some of them don't think there's anything wrong with either action (as you clearly didn't until confronted by Lawrence) is about their own value systems, but the fact is, you are a ghetto both in appearance and in deed and it's a shame the other ladies have to spend time with you. You know the old expression about lying down with dogs ? When you do, you get up with fleas ... well, you're the dog and Nene's got fleas. Let's hope the other ladies don't catch them.

Team Marlo
Team Marlo

Marlo, I just adore you on this show. Any woman who has had the past experiences you have had and have turned it around to be where you are today, you have my admiration. Your a humorous, tell it like it is Diva, and when you have a conflict, you are not a bully like Ne Ne can be at times.

SDT
SDT

Marlo, you made the season for me. If Bravo is smart, they will bring you on as a housewife next season, whether Kim moves on or not. You added a fresh dynamic to the show and it was needed, because frankly, the same ole crew season after season gets boring. Either way, you da bizness girl. Keep doing you.

Mikica
Mikica

Marlo, you rock! Another great blog! You are a natural born writer.

Riann
Riann

Marlo, I hope you will be back for the next season , you really bring IT to the show. I love you and Nene.

Viewer fan in NJ
Viewer fan in NJ

Love Marlo! Hope she's back as a regular cast member next year!

BH Viewer 01
BH Viewer 01

I'm not sure how much different you are in person than you are on the show, but I can say, from watching you on the show, you come across as very fake as a person. I know your brands might be real, but your words and actions do not gel. I think the only difference between you and Sheree is that you have a very large ego and a lot of confidence but come across fake, where Sheree lacks the confidence and comes across as fake.

I also find your use of the F-word to be just as bad as people using the N-word. Both of these words express racism and hate towards the people they are spoken against and I find them to be completely distasteful. You always try to preach to the women about class and how to act in public, but you need to take your own advice.

WB Housewife
WB Housewife

Please keep Marlo on! She is the flyest housewife on the show! The RHOA needed some spice and she was the perfect ingredient to add. So what if she is not the most intellectual housewife, we have Phadrea to fill that void. It's nice to have a variety of cast, and Marlo definitely represents a certain type a woman that we all know or have as a friend. I appreciate her honesty and Iam so happy that she is not conforming to the rules just to be liked. DO YOU MARLO! #TEAMTALLSALLDAY

missyhill
missyhill

Forget all the expensive things marlo have,I dont care bout that,Im commin big fans of Nene & marlo,So let the haters keep on hatin

Frannyt504
Frannyt504

It's amazing how the one with the least talent has so much to say. Throwing shade at Kandi is ludicrous. She's been awarded for her talent and accomplishments. Other than back laying and scuffing your knees, what are you good at? I'll wait...

Cocogyaru
Cocogyaru

Ooh! Love the profile picture!!!! Gorgeous!! By far the best looking of the ATL cast. You remind me of Kimora Lee Simmons...fabulous and outspoken. And Cynthia is like... Ms Jay Alexander. Haha.

Jonesy101
Jonesy101

Marlo,

I must say the hypocrisy that runs rapid amongst the ladies (ie Sheree (H.A.M.) hot ass mess that she is) shouldn't say a word about you and your love of fashion. That's all she and Kim (i'll be buried with Prada) spoke about were designers so i don't understand the uproar over your love and being able to execute fashion.. Keep being you and hanging out with Ne Ne you two are a show in itself.. Love love love that Andy or Bravo Execs brought you on board.. now to get rid of Sheree I know ole girl needs a paycheck but she also needs to grow evolve and get a reality check (not a reality tv check)...

kahala
kahala

I don't care much for you and your attitude. I vote that Bravo does not keep you around long.

Manika
Manika

Marlo,

Is it almost safe to say that you will be a permanent housewife next season. I must say Marlo that you would add some flare to the show. And what would the world be like without #teamTalls.

teamnene456
teamnene456

Marlo, i think Sheeeboring doesn't have a bone of sincerity or genuineness in her. asking of a 'real' smile would have given her a heart attack.

number1cook
number1cook

i like You !! your so cool .. you can hold your own in a fight ...do not let them have you and Ne ne fighting please !!

HONEY
HONEY

I LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU SO REAL DA FAKES DON'T NO HOW TO TAKE YOU,I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU DON'T HIDE UR PAST CAUSE EVERYONE HAS ONE EVEN ME!

Entertained not amused
Entertained not amused

You're lucky to be on the show... You're quite a tragedy! They only have you on here because the other ladies have seen themselves in action or seasons now and have been horrified by their immaturity and thus are trying to grow. You clearly have no such ambition, but you make for good ratings.., ;)!! Good luck!

Joy star
Joy star

I love me some marlo. You and nene made this season. The rest of the ladies arr boring. #Teamtalls all the way!!!!!

Ms. M
Ms. M

I thought Marlo handled that situation well because Sheree would not let her explain just as she did Kandi with that situation.

shekitafuller
shekitafuller

I love Marlo and so what she should gloat about her expensive things if she wants too so what how she got them they are hers. I like all the RHOA except She-Ra manly, miserable ass she is a joke! She mad cause everybody got a man and can get a man except her the only men that want to be around her are gay! Keep doing you Ms Marlo and let the haters hate! #teamtalls#

nortonj
nortonj

Love you Marlo. Happy you're on the show. I feel like I understand both why you used the "F" word and why you lied. it was the heat of the moment and you wanted to really get back at Sheree and you said that completely out of anger and emotion. This does not absolutely excuse the use of the word - but I think it came from a different place than straight-up homophobia. But while on the subject - REAL TALK, the truth is that many people who have VERY close friends that are gay or lesbian, still occassionally make homophobic remarks. It's a learned behavior - and many people while loving their friends still don't completely understand their LGBT friends - there's a disconnect, that we don't like to talk about. And if put in your situation, I probably would have lied too - I'm sure it was an embarrassing moment, that caught you completely off-guard, that you did not see coming. Plus that is a conversation between close friends that never should have been filmed in the first place. Put a camera in my face like that and I might lie too, then after I have a moment to recover from the ambush, admit the truth, which you later did. So there.

DeborahAM
DeborahAM

Marlo I think that Bravo should keep you since that irritating Kim is getting her on show. You are one of the realist ones on this show. I feel you give the show a new twist. For Sheree, she is the most witch this season. She seems to be so hard up for friends that she'll lie to get them. I wish you had did her like she tried to do Kim,but only really slap the stupid out her.LOL Kepp being you

ViewerBobbiC
ViewerBobbiC

Personally I like Marlo on the show. I just hate the way she advertise designer clothes like it's the best thing on this earth. Does the designers pay you to advertise? Do you have stock in designer companies? A classy woman is seen not heard. That is all!

michelle,from maryland
michelle,from maryland

Marlo, your a interesting person, u an ne-ne tell it like it is, what ever u do in the past past is done, u made it this far, and they have too, they forgot they wasn't always on top, they were climbing that tree just like u, setimes people forget where they come from, candie.. should stop hating it makes her. Look bad, , we all feel her pain when. Her boyfriend died, she knew better not to bring her mom to see strippers, she got some growing to do, Sheree is very selfish even with her how she treat her kids,,Cynthia needs a backbone, and Kim finally got a man and the attention she wanted, ne ne, is a strong woman love her to death, y'all r good together, dont know how long that will last, bc I doubt u will let her do I like aje did Kim so many times, cussed her an hit her, she know who she can and can't do that to,,,stay blessed

Tarshima Downing
Tarshima Downing

Marlo i am glad your on the show you bring excitement along with NeNe. I like your style and enjoy watching. I didn't care to much about the confusion that Cynthia started during the trip in Africa.

Krissy30
Krissy30

Marlo needs to be a regular on the show. I wasn't crazy about her at first, but now she's one of my favs and she adds something to the show.

ruth willrich
ruth willrich

I think she would be a good addition to RHOA.

Viewer123456
Viewer123456

i'm sorry Ms. Baggett but there are a lot of Southerners who know the adage but do not put it into practice (case in point: your comment in and of itself). Truth of the matter its more like "if you can't say anything nice about someone, then say it behind their back". Cattiness is truly a southern tradition. "Clairee Belcher' of Steel Magnolias probably said is best "if you can't say something nice about somebody, come sit next to me".

Ninagirl
Ninagirl

You were angry because you were not invited to Sheree's friends party, not to mention that you were not invited to Africa originally when Phaedra planned the trip, you went because Nene asked you to go, that is why you got your gift afterwards. The drama was created and was caught by the camera and played for all viewers, you said to Lawrence that you did not say what you said. I don't know if he believed you? Sheree should not have said anything but I guess that we all saw a different side of you that is not the classy person you want people to believe you are.

Cocogyaru
Cocogyaru

Another blogger said what I was thinking: "Even the supermodel on the show can't hold a lighter to you. Please keep her Bravo!"

You're prettier and dress way better than Cynthia. You also have star quality. She's had a sour face and bad attitude, not to mention whacked emsebles, probably bc she's poor. She reeks of jealousy towards you and Nene and even Mallory! Get her off the show!

Cocogyaru
Cocogyaru

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that MARLO HAMPTON!! She's fabulous, funny, entertaining, stylish and gorgeous. She and Nene make a great duo and should have their own show.

Kim Z is the hooker, not Marlo. Kandy, HE-rèe, Phaedra and Cynthia are peasants in comparison to her. Jealous peasants.

Tanya
Tanya

Marlo, I like you a lot on the show. I think they need to get rid of Sheree and put you on the show.

tobynos
tobynos

Please Bravo!! Get her OFF! She is irritating and I can't stand it. I will not watch anymore if you keep her.

Marlo, you have no class..

PerceptionVsReality
PerceptionVsReality

Jesus take the wheel on this one! Please consult a speech therapist for assistance! smh