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The NeNe Normal - Ep 1

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor is still adjusting to NeNe's Hollywood lifestyle.

Aaand we're back! It feels like only yesterday we were hearing the ladies tell each other to fix that face. Ah memories.

There have been some major changes in Atlanta since last we left our Southern belles, most notably this week the absence of Sheree and the introduction of Kenya (more on our newest lady later). It seems as if everyone is in flux, between NeNe and Gregg's rekindled (?!) romance and Kim's unexpected eviction notice. It appears that the theme of Season 5 is change.

One thing however remains the same -- I'll be counting down the top three moments from each episode. As always, feel free to add your own faves in the comments below.

No. 3 - It's Gonna Be Me

After NeNe's very difficult decision to divorce Gregg (not to mention her gift-filled relationship with a certain Italian gentleman last season), it was pretty shocking to see that Gregg's back in the picture -- or at least trying to be. Please note, this was only slightly more shocking than seeing NeNe with longish hair again, which was giving me a total Season 1 flashback. And where does this all fit in with NeNe's new Hollywood gig? Evidently not even she knows yet, as Gregg tries to insert himself back in her life. The question is whether she wants him there, and honestly...it's tough to say. I think we'll have to just see how this all plays out.

No. 2 - Coochie Crack

Well Kenya has certainly come in with a Bailey Agency bang. The new girl is most certainly serving us some D-I-V-A this season, and I couldn't be more excited. While serving as a guest judge at Cynthia's Jet Magazine casting call, she wasn't holding back on the potential models. When one woman strut her stuff down the runway in a, shall we say, ill-fitting bikini bottom, Kenya was floored by the "coochie crack" that was seemingly burned into her eyes. I use such dramatic terminology, because she just could not let it go, much to Cynthia's chagrin.

Then Cynthia's assistant tries to tell Kenya to ease up on the aspiring models. Big mistake. Kenya blows up on the unsuspecting assistant and has him escorted out. By her own personal bodyguard whom she didn't announce. Yep, she just has a body guard with her at all times. But hey, clearly she makes use of him. Cynthia's none too pleased by all of this attitude, and there's some serious tension building between these two. Especially when Kenya gives the thank you speech at the end of the day's proceedings. It seemed like there was some major thunderstealing going on.
No. 1 - The NeNe Normal

So NeNe eats some snails with Ryan Murphy in Hollywood and then they try and call Tyler Perry (but the number NeNe has for him is disconnected). This is our new normal on RHOA.


What?! In honor of NeNe's new lifestyle, let's just take moment to look back at the first time we met Ms. Leakes:
Next week the unthinkable happens -- NeNe and Kim EXCHANGE WORDS. They actually converse. Seriously, I wasn't kidding when I said this season was all about change.
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Spoilers Ahead: 7 Things We Learned at the RHOA Reunion

Get the tea on everything from NeNe's mom to new cheating allegations.

1Did Peter Cheat on Cynthia?

No! Cynthia says she would know if Peter was stepping out on her and that Porsha was making reckless allegations. 

Oh and Peter also made it clear that he would rather play with himself than sleep with one of his employees.

2Did Kordell Cheat on Porsha?

Yes! In an unexpected twist, Porsha let it be known that Kordell had cheated on her when they were still married.

She only learned about it after the fact though.

3Did Phaedra Have an Affair with an African Man Named Chocolate?

No! Phaedra claims she's never "done anything to compromise her marriage."

 

She even revealed that she still loves Apollo.

4Why Did NeNe Fall Out with Cynthia?

According to NeNe, Cynthia blindsided her at the reunion last year, because they had already mended fences. She thinks Peter told Cynthia to "change gears" with NeNe.

She also claims that Cynthia asked for her seat to be changed so that she and NeNe weren't sitting together.

5Why Did Cynthia Fall Out with NeNe?

According to Cynthia, NeNe wrote shady things about her in her blog over a comment Cynthia made in the show...all while they were on a trip together in Las Vegas. 

And that was the breaking point for Cynthia.

6Why Can't NeNe Talk About Her Mom?

As Gregg told Andy, NeNe's mother had five children when she was very young, and sent NeNe and her brother to Athens to be raised by her aunt. 

NeNe's always wondered why she was one of the two siblings sent away, and it's bugges her all her life.

7Does Andy Have Opinions on All of This?

 

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