Cast Blog: #RHOA

What Ever Happened to Spark St. Jude?

Episode 18: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Say What?

The "black baby" drama continued (and hopefully came to an end) this week when Kim confronted Cynthia about her comments in South Africa. It was a little awkward to watch until Cynthia admitted in her interview that she didn't actually remember what she had said. Oops! But they were going on and on about it for a good five minutes! It kind of made the whole thing anti-climactic yet hilarious. Perhaps there is value in 'Wives telling other 'Wives what they're saying behind their backs -- that way at least someone knows what you've been saying in case you've forgotten.

No. 2 - The Royal Wedding Dedication

If there's one thing Phaedra has really driven home this season, it's that she loves pomp and circumstance, whether it's at a funeral, a birthday, or her son's dedication ceremony. And nothing says pomp and circumstance quite like royalty, so Phaedra went ahead and booked a photo shoot fit for the royal family in honor of Ayden's dedication. And she certainly looked like the queen of Atlanta in that red, leopard-print dress. I only wish she had gone with one of those over-the-top headpieces she was trying on to really drive home the "black royalty meets Michelle Obama" look. (Side note: If Phaedra was a drag queen in another life as the stylist suggested, I want to travel back in time and meet her).

I do have to admit that Ayden was adorable in his little tux on the throne. Hopefully these pictures added that "touch of elegance" Phaedra was going for.

But most importantly, what happened to Spark St. Jude of the notorious pickle photo shoot?!

No. 1 - Wigs are Not Microwavable

The most valuable lesson we learned from this episode was by far Kim's harrowing tale of flaming wigs. Evidently one should never microwave a wig. Who knew?! Kim popped it in a plastic bag for a deep conditioning treatment, turned it on, and cooked herself a wig flambe. If only that moment had been captured on tape. Sigh. Perhaps that was why she hadn't used the oven at all, the incident of the burning wig had scarred her for life.

Next week Phaedra continues her funeral home education by meeting with a grieving family. Or so she thinks...

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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