Cast Blog: #RHOA

The Apollo Situation Explained

Kenya would never flirt with another woman's husband.

REALITY TEA AND THE REAL ME

This has been a truly amazing week for me. During a weeklong press trip to NY I got to visit the vibrant and funny larger-than-life Andy Cohen as a guest of Watch What Happens Live! In case you missed it please visit Bravotv.com. It’s great to be able to reveal more of who I am outside of the RHOA and their short clips of me every week.

The highlight of the week was my appearance on the Wendy Williams show. It felt like I was hanging out with an old girlfriend. Wendy is tough but I LOVE her outspokenness, realness, and the sweetness underneath the hard shell. Hmmm… wonder why?

I got to set the record straight on the Cynthia Bailey Jet casting debacle and my undeserved mean girl moniker and why my visceral reaction to ignorance and blatant disrespect in regards to my journey to Miss USA and where and who I am today.

Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs8bielrsYg

I’m on my way to a much-deserved vacation… Thanks for all the love and support! I appreciate all of you who are giving me a chance to win your hearts over because “I’m already in yo’ head Anna Mae” – Ike Turner. NO MORE DRAMA MAMA

I love seeing Kim with her girls. They seem wise beyond their years and give mom Kim great advice. The family seems to be adjusting well to their new living situation.

LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH

I’m obviously meeting with Apollo and Phaedra to discuss working on a workout video. I’m a very honest and vocal person and don’t consider complimenting Apollo on his physique flirting and certainly meant no harm or disrespect. Naturally, fitness and physique play a role in our potential upcoming venture. All present knew that it was not flirting. Phaedra had no issues with my compliments or jokes nor did my guy. And who flirts with their mate present if they were up to no good? Really, who does that? It was lighthearted and harmless people. It is still my opinion that Apollo is fine and Phaedra is a lucky woman but that is Phaedra’s husband. And I’m not interested in her husband or anyone else’s husband. Enough said.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A KINDERGARTENER?

I often play with my nieces who are 4-6 years old. They are so smart. So I asked them what is 2 times 2? They said 4. Right! I asked how many days are there in a year? 365! One even said 365 and 1/4. Right again! I can do this all day. But I really can’t laugh at a grown woman of 32 with this type of impediment. It’s actually very sad and hurts my heart to watch until I hear the constant jabs being taken at me. But it’s clear by her comments tonight about me is that the revisionist historian is back to her lies. If you keep needling anything it will eventually explode.


I do believe NeNe is a good judge of character and I wonder how she feels now knowing that she, Phaedra, and Kandi were thrown shade by her and lied on about attending her grandfather’s charity events just to take pictures and leave. The truth will come to light as it always does and one’s true intentions and personhood will be known. Hopefully NeNe and company will see for themselves.LADIES WHO LUNCH

I was happy to see Cynthia receive a well-deserved apology from Phaedra. Even though Miss Cynthia’s eyeball rolling was obvious and rude and she was not warm to me at the brunch, I was still polite to her nonetheless. I love getting to know the rest of the ladies like Phaedra, Kandi, and Kim who have welcomed me with open arms. Obviously, Cynthia is still holding a grudge and although NeNe said she won’t hold that against me, she isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy to me either at this point.

Since I don’t have a dog in this fight as the new girl, I just sit back and watch the show.

I’m officially on vacation. See you next week everyone.

#sips a piña colada on a sandy beach while getting a massage while hair blows in the wind.

Claudia: This Group Should Reserve Judgment

Claudia Jordan thinks the other 'Wives shouldn't be so willing to believe rumors. 

Bravotv.com: How shocked were you when Cynthia shared the rumor about Chocolate?

Claudia Jordan: Well I really don't know Phaedra that much to comment on her personal life, but from the little bit I am privy to, I was surprised to hear about an alleged affair considering the extreme criticism that Kenya got. At the end of the day only two people know what really did or did not happen, and I would love for this group to reserve judgment on everyone until there is confirmation. But I think a precedent had been set a long time ago, so that has opened the door to where we are now. I think it's easy to believe something negative about someone in the group, because in the past it's been shown that it takes very little actual evidence or proof for some to jump on that bandwagon. Hopefully we can get to a place where we afford each other the same benefit of the doubt that they may one day give us. At the end of the day there should be a protocol that we all follow and it should be applied to everyone. Until then I suspect we may continue to have a problem. But I am hopeful. Perhaps a lot of the drama in this group is because there are so many unresolved issues. And that combined with all the double standards in place is a sure fire recipe for disaster. I still have hope though. Again, not to have everyone be besties, but just being able to co-exist in the same space would be a major accomplishment with these ladies.

 

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Phaedra blew up at Kenya?

CJ: I thought it was silly and out of character. But I am glad that Phaedra had enough good sense to not actually hit Kenya. We don't need another physical altercation in this group. Again, we are all supposed to be mature ladies, so with that being said, I think the majority of us have a pretty good grasp of the English language and should be able to talk anything out without resorting to violence. Hitting each other is low class, childish, and ignorant behavior, and I'm so glad that Phaedra didn't really go there.

 

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Phaedra walked out?

CJ: Although this has nothing to do with me, I am around these ladies and a witness to all the shenanigans, but from what I've gathered, I wasn't surprised that Phaedra walked out. That seems to be a recurring theme in this group when things get uncomfortable. But at the same time, I am glad she did. If you ever feel the urge to put hands on someone and you are done talking, I think the best thing to do is excuse yourself and leave the situation without adding any more inflammatory language to the mix.

I would like to say that a lot of these issues in this group of course started way before I came around, but being here and seeing things with my own eyes has definitely been enlightening. It tends to get confusing as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in this group, because there are clearly double standards. So in some cases it seems like it's OK to bring up sensitive information in front of the entire group, then in other cases it's not OK -- seems like it all depends on whom it's about. In a perfect world I wouldn't expect for us not to spill tea -- I mean that's what we do -- but if folks expect to be pulled aside to be asked about a rumor or some "tea," then I would hope they would abide by that rule and extend the same courtesy. That's all. Because the way it is now is causing far too much confusion, and as long as there is confusion and unfairness, there is going to be conflict. I've never been around so many arguments, so much shadiness and mudslinging in my life. And especially not since I graduated high school back in the '90s! Maybe there is a way we can get us to a place where we can co-exist peacefully. Hey, a girl can dream can't she?

Again, I want to thank all the viewers that tune in weekly to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I just returned from Charlotte, North Carolina where I was making a few appearances at CIAA and the love and support I got from hundreds of people that wanted to take pictures and talk about the show; it was amazing! So many people told me they love what I'm bringing to RHOA and I just wanted to say thank you to any of them that may be reading this. The show is loved by so many and I feel we have a responsibility to entertain and hopefully inspire. We've got a lot of the season left and I hope the fans will be happy with how everything turns out! Love you guys!

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