Cast Blog: #RHOA

Cynthia's Bossing Up

Derek J. weighs in on the Cynthia/Porsha drama.

Hey guys and dolls. I take it that you enjoyed the rollercoaster ride that was last night’s episode of RHOA. The girls are throwing daggers, shade, and anything else that they can pick up with those perfectly manicured hands.

First, let’s talk about Porsha’s mandate from her husband to put Cynthia in her place. That didn’t go well. Why? Because, as we’re seeing week by week, Cynthia is bossing up and the meek and mild girl you used to know is no more. (She’s actually been wearing menswear this season, and the lady looks good!) How hilarious was it that Cynthia fired Porsha from her pageant before she could quit? Poor Porsha! I will shout out the fabulous gowns that she tried on though. She takes pride in being her husband’s Barbie doll, and I can’t hate on it!

So after tears of embarrassment came some real tears of sorrow. Well, not for me, but maybe some of you as Kenya took us on a candid trip to her doctor’s office. Luckily everything checked out OK, but those violins in the background were slightly working me over. Did this make you all think of Kim and the wig/cancer scandal? I’ll leave that alone.

 



Staying out of trouble this week were everybody’s favorite around the way girls, Phaedra and Kandi, which was pretty good. Everybody can’t be at war at the same time. Speaking of home girl, NeNe is still enjoying the good life in L.A. and she ain’t got no worries.I’m keeping this week kind of short, since I’ve been stuck in the NY snowstorm and now I’ve get to get back to work.

See you all next week. I’ll dish on more dirt, and I know you’ll love it!

 

 

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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