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...

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Spoilers Ahead: 7 Things We Learned at the RHOA Reunion

Get the tea on everything from NeNe's mom to new cheating allegations.

1Did Peter Cheat on Cynthia?

No! Cynthia says she would know if Peter was stepping out on her and that Porsha was making reckless allegations. 

Oh and Peter also made it clear that he would rather play with himself than sleep with one of his employees.

2Did Kordell Cheat on Porsha?

Yes! In an unexpected twist, Porsha let it be known that Kordell had cheated on her when they were still married.

She only learned about it after the fact though.

3Did Phaedra Have an Affair with an African Man Named Chocolate?

No! Phaedra claims she's never "done anything to compromise her marriage."

 

She even revealed that she still loves Apollo.

4Why Did NeNe Fall Out with Cynthia?

According to NeNe, Cynthia blindsided her at the reunion last year, because they had already mended fences. She thinks Peter told Cynthia to "change gears" with NeNe.

She also claims that Cynthia asked for her seat to be changed so that she and NeNe weren't sitting together.

5Why Did Cynthia Fall Out with NeNe?

According to Cynthia, NeNe wrote shady things about her in her blog over a comment Cynthia made in the show...all while they were on a trip together in Las Vegas. 

And that was the breaking point for Cynthia.

6Why Can't NeNe Talk About Her Mom?

As Gregg told Andy, NeNe's mother had five children when she was very young, and sent NeNe and her brother to Athens to be raised by her aunt. 

NeNe's always wondered why she was one of the two siblings sent away, and it's bugges her all her life.

7Does Andy Have Opinions on All of This?

 

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