Cast Blog: #RHOA

Cynthia's New Diva-Tude

Cynthia: I Knew I Had to Take My Audition Seriously

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Claudia on Her Breakdown

Kandi: "Apollo Wasn't Thinking Clearly"

GIF Recap: Chocolate Goodness

Kandi's Devastating News

Phaedra: I Knew What I Needed to Do

Claudia: I'm Not Trying to Be Porsha's Friend

Kenya on Her Pilot

GIF Recap: Dish Nation Divided

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

Cynthia's New Diva-Tude

Porsha was proud of Cynthia for reading Kenya.

Once again the ladies of the South (except for one) did not disappoint. (Yep shade. Hehe!)

I really enjoyed seeing a couple of the scenes that I didn't even see coming. The scene with Pheadra, Cynthia, and NeNe I thought was really cute. Sometimes I feel like you have to get out of your comfort zone and let your hair down to move past issues and really give yourself a chance to get to know someone. I feel like that's what they were able to do at the gym.

So with a whole lot of sweat and laughs, NeNe and Cynthia let down their guard down and invite Kim to the successful women celebration. (Hell just froze over. LOL!) Bet you didn't see that coming. I’m pretty proud of her for that. A lot of times people say "money changes you." Well the way I see it, money should change you in a positive way. Money most of the time equals success, so when you’re successful, you don't have time to be stuck holding on to old drama that really doesn't matter.

Now as for Kandi, people have been saying she was hating on NeNe when she cautioned Pheadra about having her meet up with them for a workout. As far as I’m concerned me, I didn't get how she was hating. To be honest, it just seems like she was asking her friend why now? So is that hating? I'm not sure.

I give Kim props for trying to be the bigger person and come to NeNe’s party, but then had to take it right back when she walked right past the bathroom and out to her car after telling NeNe she'll be back. My mouth was left wide open, because NeNe seemed sincere and hopeful for their friendship to be rekindled. I feel like Kim at the very least could have sent Sweetie back in to say, “Hey we really have to run.” But at the end of the day, who’s to say how long it will take for two people to be at the same place of forgiveness at the "same dayum time." I will say, like you guys, I'm hopeful that it works out between them in the end. It would be good if the both of them could sit down and talk one-on-one and get back to that place which made them to be friends in the first place. Let's get to Cynthia. First I would like to say I do like the new diva that has been born in Cythnia. "Kudos chica mamma mia!" She definitely seems like she is ready. But I tell you, I still can't get over her not showing that “clown” the door in the first episode. But anyhow, she's making me proud with all this in-your-face attitude. She definitely will read you on the sly; you might not catch it all, but trust me, you will feel it later. Asking Kenya what year she won was PRICELESS. LMBO! Go in and let have!

As for Kendra...oops Kenya, I wish she would have stayed seated in them several seats I gave her in last week’s blog. LOL!

Lastly I want to say I appreciate you watching these lovely ladies of the South. Lookout for me this Sunday! I’ll be making a "fashionably late appearance." I'm looking forward to you all getting to know me and what I'm about. I'm so excited to have you all on this journey through life with me; I have a great life, but not perfect. You'll see peaks and valleys as I'm on my way to having it all. What is having it all? Great family, successful career, a heart for giving, and friends for life. There are some bumps along the way, but I'm buckled in for the ride. And you’re invited!


P.S. Lots of love to all my supporters. I also would like to say to my supporters stay cool, calm, and classy. You don't have to take up for me, because trust me, the haters are coming. One thing you should know, it comes with the territory. I'm prepared for all of what I'm in store for: "I'm about this life." I'm living my life out loud with no apologies, and I believe my steps are guided by the Big Man above. Let’s all live by what my mom always tells me, "If you stand for nothing you'll fall for anything." Let’s live our life to try to be a good example and a positive influence on someone's life. Know who you are and whose you are! Rise above and soar like eagles to your purpose!

xoxo
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Claudia on Her Breakdown

Claudia Jordan explains what really brought her to tears.

Bravotv.com: Are you loving your apartment now that’s decorated?
Claudia Jordan: I love my place, but it's not quite where I want it to be yet. In my other houses and apartments I'd be so fast to get my places together in the first few days I'm in there, but honestly I've been so busy with the transition to Atlanta and my new job that I haven't really been as on point as I'd like. And that's been across the board -- with my hair, clothes, apartment, etc. It's just been a bit overwhelming with working on the radio show five days a week plus appearances, live remotes, as well as my other work I do for CNN/Headline News and my podcast. My day starts at 5am and goes until 11pm some nights. But in my few spare moments here and there I was able to get some crystal chandeliers installed that I love! I bought that amazing black chair from Modani (the furniture store Kenya and I shopped at) and a few other items. I still want to get some accent walls painted and a few more pieces and then I'll have my place where I want it to be. I actually love decorating but at this point in the game I still didn't even know where to go to shop! But it's getting there!


Bravotv.com: Why did you break down when discussing the Porsha situation with Kenya and Cynthia?
CJ: Really I was not crying about Porsha or the fact that I'm biracial! There was such a buildup of so many things that it just took one little thing to push me over the top. I am not that emotionally invested in Porsha, and if you ever catch me getting there, please take me out to pasture and put me out of my misery! Let's be very clear -- like crystal clear -- I am not jealous of Porsha, she has nothing I want or couldn't get if I wanted it. I do not want her life, hair, body, mouth, or situation. I've never been the type of woman that couldn't co-exist with successful women. I've never had the need to be the "star" in my group of friends. I actually like to surround myself with women that are upwardly mobile, intelligent, fabulous, successful, independent, and inspirational. So to suggest jealousy over a woman that only has more material items than me for now is laughable.


Again, being the new girl on the block on the radio show was extremely stressful. I had to sit in the seat and take over the position of a very beloved radio personality that's by far one of the best in the business. To say her fans were upset was an understatement, and that's totally understandable! It was pretty much a no-win situation for me. And I was very aware of what folks were saying. Now all I wanted to do was work and collect my check and go home with as little drama as possible. I was trying to fit in with a new crew in a new city; I had to leave my friends and family up north, and honestly I was overwhelmed and the move was bittersweet.


So when I was pulled aside by several people at the station and told they noticed the tension and it was making folks whisper and feel some type of way, honestly even though I knew it wasn't something I was doing, I kind of panicked. I so did not want to be that chick bringing drama to a new job. That and only that was the reason I asked Porsha to lunch in the first place and even bit my tongue that day when she was acting like a child at the table deflecting and discussing lotion in the middle of a talk. You guys now know I have no problems reading a chick, and looking back I think some can appreciate and acknowledge just how much I held back that day. I mention it to say this: I only held back to really try to make things be cool between us at work. You saw Porsha was being shady as hell to me at work way before Puerto Rico. So when I came for her on the bus it was beyond justified. It was a buildup and I let out all the things I had held back in all of our other interactions that she brought upon herself. So yes, my crying was not about being biracial and it was not over Porsha. I was stressed and sick of all the B.S. that was coming my way, and it was a culmination of lots of things. Basically I was over it.


Bravotv.com: Was it awkward when Ricky pulled in Porsha to try and smooth things over between the two of you?
CJ: Hell yeah it was awkward! I did not go to Rickey to talk about Porsha! I handled Porsha just fine without anyone else's assistance and did not need back up. She is not a tough cookie to crack. I went to get feedback about my progress with the show, and when Rickey decided to bring Porsha in, it frustrated me because I didn't think it would be productive, and again, I wasn't there for that! But at the same time it's Rickey's show, and if he felt the tension (and he admitted he did) and wanted to see if he could help, then who am I to tell the man that gave me a job what to do regarding his show?


I never brought up Porsha's name. She's right about one thing -- we don't work together (besides the episodes of Dish Nation when the show asked me to come on), but we do work in the same space with the same people, who are casualties of our issues. I was fine with us ignoring each other in the hallway, but when it got to the point where folks are pulling me aside telling me it was getting weird for them and I wouldn't want that getting to Rickey, then I'm going to do my part to make it better. We both owe it to Rickey and the rest of the employees that are affected. Period. Point blank. If Porsha wants to play fake and act like I'm imagining things, that's fine. But at the end of the day, it is what it is. And the truth is the truth. I do not operate in the land of make believe; I tend to live in a thing called the real world. So I don't regret anything I've done, because I've done it with purpose and with no shady ulterior motives. I'm a realist and that's that!

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