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Kordell or Confucius? - Ep 14

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks Kordell needs to publish his pearls of wisdom.

I have to start here: was anyone else worried about that Harlem Renaissance theme? I was slightly concerned that the lovable hostess who brought us "265 days a year" was going to show up looking something like this. But luckily that was not the case!

In any event, let's suss out this week's best moments, from Kandi's newest music move to yet another failed joint Housewives business venture.

No. 3 - Judge Porsha

Speaking of 265 days a year, Porsha's latest Porsha-ism goes as follows: "Guilty until proven guilty." Let's all take a moment and be glad that Porsha is not working in any legal profession.

I must admit, I find Porsha's mixed up phrases rather endearing. She kind of reminds me of Amelia Bedelia -- well intentioned, just missing the mark sometimes. For example, she'd babysit you and you'd totally mess up the recipe, but you'd have a great laugh about it afterwards and go get ice cream.

Side Note: I'm not sure what Cynthia is "guilty until prove innocent" of exactly. Giving Porsha a little bit of a hard time about not having the meeting at her house? Because we know that she is guilty of that. Maybe that wasn't the right phrase for this occasion.

No. 2 - Prayed Up

Having conquered the worlds of pop, R&B, and country music, the next frontier for Kandi is... gospel? Yes, and don't worry, she's quite aware that being the host of Kandi Koated Nights and running a dildo enterprise doesn't exactly scream gospel. But then again, who better to shake up your preconceptions?

So Kandi gave us a little taste of her latest song, Prayed Up, and it definitely had a fun, Kandi-Koated edge to it. Forget those old hymns, let's just have Kandi write all the church music from now on! I'm with Kandi's producer, if this song doesn't get people praying, nothing will.

No. 1 - Kordell or Confucius?

I'm obsessed with Kordell's pearls of wisdom. Cynthia, not so much. Some of my favorites from the Harlem Renaissance party include:

"Just try to be steady."

"Everybody's got their piece of the pie, creating a little ruckus every once and a while."

"Why y'all can't act right?"

It seems as if he's bent on becoming the Housewives peacemaker (at least where Porsha's concerned). I wonder if he could bring NeNe and Kim back together? At the very least he should publish a book of witticisms a la Benjamin Franklin.
Next week Cynthia preps for the pageant, but it may not go as smoothly as she had hoped...

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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