Cast Blog: #RHOA

Addressing the Apollo Rumors

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Addressing the Apollo Rumors

Kenya dishes on the sexting rumors.

A LONG GOODBYE

SEXTING APOLLO?

Despite the outlandish theatrics and wild accusations thrown at me during Reunion Part 3, I stand firm in my opinion that Apollo is a nice guy who happens to be in a bad situation.  We’ve heard him say verbatim he’s “married to a beast,” “has resentment” toward his wife, and “would like to get back to the way things used to be.”  Believe me, many others including myself have fallen prey to Phaedra’s heinous manipulations. Apollo and I had initially communicated via group text and emails when collaborating on the workout video. We were amiable to one another even after the deal fell through and remained cordial. Despite his desperate outburst, neither of us acted inappropriately.

It was just as shocking for me to hear him make accusations that I, in effect, propositioned him. So shocking that I had to laugh at just how contrived and rehearsed it was. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I’m certain Apollo was coached by Phaedra. Hence why I showed my phone with all the texts to Andy to prove my innocence and offered to pass it around for full and transparent disclosure.  Andy verified that there was no sexual content to any of the texts. I feel sorry that Apollo’s wife is so sadistic that she will do anything to malign, embarrass, disenfranchise, and slander me because I beat her at her own game.

We have seen the extreme lows of how far Phaedra is willing to stoop by what she did to NeNe, me, Angela Stanton, and anyone else who dares to cross her.  She even went as far as to recruit my ex as a client and advised him to exploit himself by lying about the status of our relationship in staged radio interviews. The nuances of her statements give it away… “They called him”. How would she know that had she not been directly communication with him?  Phaedra will never be the smartest woman in the room if I’m also present. She’s obsessed with trying to hurt me but she will continue to lose that battle in perpetuity.

With her alleged illegal dealings and random and ridiculous business ventures, she is not only a liar, an embarrassment to her family, as well as the laughing stock of the law industry. Her vicious gratuitous retaliatory actions are never warranted. Are we all wrong? Judge for yourself. With that said, I wish Apollo all the best.

REAL MEN DON’T FIGHT WITH WOMEN

No real or decent man verbally attacks a woman. The truth is, Peter, Apollo, and Kordell have all shown unacceptable aggression and intimidation toward women. Only cowardly men raise their voices in anger, physically act aggressively, or angrily shout at and attack women. Real men stay out of their women’s business and they don’t engage in repugnant hostile actions or words toward a woman whether they know, like, or dislike her. I applaud Gregg and Todd for the classy and appropriate way they refrained from attacking me unlike the others to get camera time. The others are always looking for their moment, which is why they all bonded with my groupie ex. As badly as they all want to hold a peach, they never will. TO MY FELLOW HOUSEWIVES

NeNe: Thank you for your kindness and your open heart. You have had my back on and off screen and I appreciate you for all you have done to help me navigate this process and my changes in life. I most appreciate the girl talk and encouraging words you have given me regarding my love life. Those words came at a time I thought I would never find someone who would love me unconditionally. I’ll never forget those words.

Cynthia: You are the epitome of a beautiful woman equally as stunning as you are kind. You haven’t let the pressures of being in the public eye change you. I’m happy to call you a friend and hope that our relationship continues to grow. You inspire me.

Kandi: I have always been a fan and am so proud watching your life flourish. Thank you for staying neutral and true to yourself. You are a sweet, talented, successful, kind woman. You deserve to be happy. I think Todd is a wonderful man and can’t wait to see what is next for you in business and in life.

Kim: I never laughed so much when we met. You are funny, sweet, sexy, and real. I hate that we didn’t get a chance to bond during the season, but we are neighbors and I’ll be over soon to borrow some sugar! You crack me up.Porsha: Life is about growth. We can only grow if we are able to see our mistakes. Look to God and your family and true friends for support during your lowest times. It’s not about the destination but the journey. The journey is what makes life worth living. The journey is what makes boys into men and girls into women. I’m confident your life will change for the better. I wish you well. (And thank you for Gone With The Wind Fabulous!)

Phaedra: God brings people into your life for a reason. You are the reincarnation of my mother. Your actions and evil will toward me goes beyond any fight. You meant to destroy me with your planted blog stories, reckless false accusations, counsel to my ex, and sinister behavior in its lowest form. Yet, you have only made me stronger and wiser. Thank you for showing me who you really are.

Lawrence: You are the reason my life has changed for the better.  I’ve watched you grow into one of the most incredible people I have ever met. I know you beyond the heels, beyond the makeup and your persona. I’m proud to call you a friend but you are my family. I love your heart. and that is all that will ever matter to me.

My angels Saisha, Brandon Deshazer, Brandon Roberts, Chanda, Lauren, Lisa, Tracey, my family, and Velvet. You have kept me sane. Well… sane is relative LOL!

To the press: We’ve had a blast. Thank you for your support and continued coverage. Thank you Kelly and Michael, Anderson Cooper, HuffPost, TheYBF.com, etc… and especially Wendy Williams: I’ve always admired you for you intelligence, your bold self expression, your honesty and I appreciate you as strong black women. You championed for me before the show even aired and I thank you for that.And finally the viewers: I have lived my life my way. I will never apologize for being me. I love to laugh and I will never take myself too seriously. I thank you for your kind and unkind words, your love and your hate, your support and disdain, your likes and dislikes. Through it all you have been engaged and entertained and you have expressed yourself.

To my fans: You have made this season EPIC! Now here’s a twirl for you baby! Always remember who gave you life:

TWIRL!
I’M GONE WITH THE WIND FABULOUS!
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With Love,

Kenya
Miss USA 1993
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Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Claudia Jordan dishes on her relationship with Kordell Stewart.

Bravotv.com: Were you excited for the road trip? Did you end up having to drive the whole time?
Claudia Jordan: First things first, I'd like to thank all the viewers and fans of #RHOA for all of their support of the show and for making us the success that we are. It is totally appreciated and we recognize the enthusiasm and support for the show, and we couldn't be happier. So kudos to you guys that support us and our antics!

OK now lets get into it... I have to say I love a road trip, I really do. But when Cynthia invited me, as much as I wanted to go, I was also very nervous about getting back to Atlanta on time for my radio show. So I went hoping that if I was going to pull an all nighter, not get any sleep, and go straight to work, then dammit, it better be fun. And boy was it! From the moment I linked up with the beauties, it was non-stop laughs! I felt like a college kid again hitting the road with the ladies.

I will say this though -- I thought we would never get there. I mean a 3 hour road trip ended up being closer to 5 hours! First we could not miss a Kenya Moore feeding, because anyone that is friends with her knows that Twirl turns into tornado if she does not get her food, LOL! But I can't be mad, because the Chick-fil-A was pretty good!

And I didn't mind driving the entire time. Anyone that knows me knows I get car sick when I am not driving or I will be out cold sleeping. If you want to put me to sleep, take me on a drive. Since I was a baby (and I would cry) my mother would put me in the car and go for a drive, and I would be knocked out! So for me driving was a must!

When we got to the hotel, time was of the essence. Cynthia told me she brought a few items just in case I didn't have something, but luckily I keep a cute, sexy little black dress on deck! So I ended up wearing something I brought, but I thought that was sweet of Cynthia to care and to pack a few extra pieces in case I didn't have something I loved. Plus keep in mind this happened back when I was still getting settled into my new digs, and I think my moving truck was still missing in action at this point in time. I don't know if you guys know this, but even after my things arrived from New York City, so many things were missing/stolen from my belongings. I still need to give an earful to that ratchet moving company for what they did to me! Anyway...

We had some playful fun in the room, and I had to give Kenya a spanking because she was being a bad girl. But the thing about Kenya I really like is that she can take a joke (and a slap to the ass)! She teases me, I tease her -- no one gets their feelings hurt about it! How many of your friends can you slam on the bed and slap their booty and they don't feel some type of way about it? That's what I'm talking about! The fun girls. Women who are about their business but don't take themselves way too seriously. That's why every single scene you see with Kenya, Cynthia, Demetria, and me is consistently easy, breezy, and fun! Life is short; we should all be laughing and smiling as much as we possibly can! Don't you think?

OK so Cynthia left us (and I do not blame her, she needed to go support her man on this important evening). Kenya and I finally got to Sports One and it was packed! I was very happy to see it was a success! One of the first people I see is Kordell Stewart, which was funny to me, but I wasn't surprised, because I have that kind of random life where I will run into people in the most unexpected places. Once I was in the jungle in Puerto Rico and I ran into someone I knew! I know a lot of people and I'm very socially active.

It was good to see Kordell, because he's always been a very nice and classy guy in my presence. I met him around 1998 in Los Angeles at a First Sunday party that I think his teammate Jerome Bettis was hosting. It's no secret I'm a huge football fan (Go Patriots!), and I actually have worked on a couple of sports shows. One was Fox Sports on a show called 5-4-3-2-1, and I met tons of entertainers and athletes doing that show. Then I did another sports show with John Salley, Hugh Douglas, and Guy Torry called Ballers where we interviewed different sports stars every week and took plenty of photos with them. I also did a show pilot called The Fantasy Show, which was a fantasy football show for ESPN.

My point in mentioning all of this is not to brag about my resume, but to explain that I am a woman into sports -- especially football. Kordell was a black quarterback early on when it was a very tough position to get, because some idiots really thought that African Americans weren't "smart enough" to QB a team. My sports folks will know this was a ridiculous theory that some tried to really perpetuate. With that said, I have the utmost respect for Kordell pushing right past that stereotype and reaching the heights he did as a great quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. So yes, I respect him as an athlete. When we met, I of course knew who he was. We exchanged info, chatted a few times, and became platonic friends. He never even really hit on me and was a complete gentleman. I'd see him here and there at events, and that was it. I saw him at a radio show, a party, etc. We just always had a mutual respect for one another. Nothing more, nothing less.

So when folks on social media were getting angry for "going after" another woman's ex, I had to laugh! NEWSFLASH: We are all someone's ex! And it's not like I was chopping it up with a married man or anything tacky like that. Kordell is a friend, and that is that. Besides, if you have been watching how I move on this show, I have tried to play nice with all the ladies on this show until they have shunned or disrespected me. So being new to this group, I'm not going to intentionally do anything to create more animosity than there already is. Real talk. I need my days to be less stressful, not more! Taking a selfie is not sexual activity or inappropriate behavior. Be clear -- my mother did a great job of teaching me the difference between right and wrong. But once again, the double standards of right and wrong in this group never cease to amaze me! Selfie versus side piecing? Umm, I'll take a million selfies before I go out like that!

Bravotv.com: Did you feel that Kordell was flirting with you? Would you consider dating him?

CJ: Hmm was Kordell flirting? I mean, barely. At the table when Kenya asked him if he was dating, he said straight up he was seeing someone and I think he was just having a little fun with me like I was with him. It was cute and harmless, and we were having drinks (I know, for me shocking, right? LOL!) and enjoying the successful grand opening of Sports One -- that's really all it was. I am happy to report Kordell has never called my phone late night breathing hard and has been a complete gentleman around me when I have run into him. He has chosen to not speak negatively of his ex in my presence despite the awful allegations that have been made about him, and for that he has my respect. But enough about that... When can we go back to Sports One, Cynthia and Kenya? Let's bring Demetria next time and have Road Trip No. 2!

Thank you for all the kind words on my social media and for all the new followers and folks riding with me on this crazy journey! I promise to always keep it real with you guys and share some real life experiences that I hope you can relate to. Please check out my website to get to know me a little more (www.TheRealClaudiaJordan.com), follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ClaudiaJordan, and please tune in every morning to the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. You can listen on line at www.RickeySmileyMorningShow.com.

 
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