Cast Blog: #RHOA

Who's the Boss?

NeNe is still convinced that Kim is the boss of the Smalls.

All the talk about Marlo's fashion… LOL! I swear, these girls are not smart! You can definitely tell who's got extra time on their hands. Why would anyone care what designers you wear or where you get the money to buy them? Marlo wears designer, and I hold my own with designers myself, so it really doesn't affect me the way it seems to affect these ladies. They say it's all she talks about, but I find that strange. I've been around Marlo many times, and we talk about everything from family to relationships to fashion to business! It sounds like jealousy to me more than anything, because these are the same girls that were cool with Marlo!

Let me take you back a few episodes. When Marlo was first coming around, she hung out with the Smalls! They loved her from what I could see. She was with the Smalls at the opening of Bar One where they all sat together and talked about me having a relationship with Charles...NOT!  From what I understand and can see with these two good ole eyes of mine, they liked Marlo and were cool with her as long as she wasn't cool with me! 

I met up with Marlo to talk about all the gossip that was going on with Charles and found it was unnecessary to bicker over lies! They dropped her because she was no good for the plan they thought they had. They were doing what haters do, being envious, conspiring, and trying to figure out a way to bring you down! They wanted so badly to have me and Marlo fight over a man I was NEVER involved with sexually! They were down with her! Yes, I've heard about Marlo's past, and everybody has one. Some worse than others, but she treats me nicely, so I see no need to not do the same for her!

As far as Kim not coming to Africa because of tension between me and her, it's all lies. I've been in the same room as Kim a few times, and I give her nothing! I haven't spoken to Kim in two years and have no plans to.

The medicine man said my husband was a good man. I believe that! Gregg is a good person, which is why I married him, but a good man doesn't always equal a good husband. I know what I've been through!

On to dinner with the Smalls. I said the Smalls' boss was Kim. Miss Kandi didn't like that, but she has no problem saying Cynthia changes her mind for me or Cynthia is my puppet. All of them have said that in one form or the other! Yes, I believe Kim is the boss of the Smalls, and I'll say it again and again and again! That's just my opinion, and all these ladies seem to have them. It's only when I have an opinion that there's a problem. Well there will always be problems then, because an opinion I will always have!

I like Cynthia and Marlo! We are all busy women, and it would be pretty hard for me to control people who lead such hectic lives. Besides, that's not who I am as a person. I'm currently tri-coastal right now between Atlanta, New York, and LA. I just signed with a major brand and licensing company. I'm working on opening The L Lounge and getting various products on the market. I'm a lot of things at times, but one thing is for sure, I've always been the type of woman that stands alone, stands up for what I believe in, and doesn't need validation from anyone! I'm a mom and a business woman!

Catch me as Coach Roz on Glee on Tuesday nights at 8pm on Fox! Tune in to see me on Let's Stay Together this Tuesday night on BET. If you're coming in or out of the Sacramento airport, visit my restaurant, Famous Famiglia. More stores opening this year!

Follow me on Twitter @neneleakes.

Until next time my loves, stay rich and bloop bloop!

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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