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Cynthia: "The Men Have Their Own Relationships"

Cynthia explains why Peter reached out to Kordell.

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another drama filled episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! Let’s jump right on in!

PETER VISITS KORDELL

Peter has always maintained a friendly relationship with all the men that he has been introduced to through the ladies. He is cool with all of them. He calls them whenever he feels like it and is happy to answer the phone when they call him -- Apollo, Gregg, Todd, Kordell, and of course Walter. The men have their own relationships, and I think it’s great that they all get along. It's seems pretty ridiculous to assume that the guys would stop being cool just because they are no longer in a relationship with one of the ladies or are having issues with them.

When NeNe and Gregg went through their divorce, Peter always made himself available to talk to Gregg if he wanted to talk. I loved when Peter had Phaedra's back and got Apollo together about texting Kenya. When Kordell was not there to support Porsha at the reunion, Peter was the first (and the only one) to express his disappointment. He supported Porsha and was mad as hell at Kordell for not showing up to hold her down. Unfortunately (shortly after the reunion) it became public knowledge that Kordell filed for divorce from Porsha on Twitter. Now I was also mad as hell at him and my heart completely went out to Porsha. Clearly, none of this is really anybody's business, but I think at that point everyone was a little upset and we all felt bad for Porsha. With that said, I didn't see anything wrong with Peter talking or going to visit Kordell. If for no other reason than to find out if he had lost his damn mind! Who files for divorce on Twitter? It just all seemed so crazy and out of character. I knew Peter wanted to talk to Kordell but wasn't sure Kordell wanted to talk to him after defending Porsha at the reunion. In time (long story short), they did eventually sit down and talk. After hearing both sides, it sounded like it was a win-win for both of them. I can't speak for Kordell, but Porsha definitely seems to be very happy and is moving on with her new life!

FYI: Why did I not tell Porsha that Peter and Kordell talked? The same reason why I don't call NeNe, Phaedra, Kenya, or Kandi when Peter talks to or gets together with their men. The guys talk outside of us, and since we are all grown, I'm OK with that. My relationships are with the ladies, not the men. I don't have any relationships with their men outside of them. Posha and I are still getting to know each other and don't really talk much outside of when we’re together with the group. I may get an occasional text or phone call from her every now and then about a question she may have or some information she may need. I did reach out after I heard about the divorce to let her know that I was only a phone call away if she wanted to grab a cocktail and talk. I always enjoy all the ladies when I talk to them or see them, however the only one I talk and spend time with consistently is NeNe.

FYI: Peter may not always have the best sense of timing, best tone, or be politically correct when it comes to voicing his opinions. However, I can never be mad at him for having an opinion.

Next week we will still be in Mexico, so you already know that more drama is on the way!

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Phaedra: I Do What's Best for My Children

Phaedra Parks responds to criticism over not bringing her children to see Apollo.

Bravotv.com: Did you ever get to see NeNe perform in Cinderella?
Phaedra Parks: I most certainly did see NeNe on Broadway, and she was absolutely fantastic, as you would expect. Her performance was dazzling and I was particularly impressed with how she made the role her own. It can be difficult to portray such a well-known character, let alone add your own style and flair to such an established role. One of the best parts of watching NeNe on stage was seeing her so happy; she was enjoying every minute of it and was absolutely glowing. I’m looking forward to seeing whatever is next for my friend.

Bravotv.com: You’re getting some criticism for not taking the kids to see Apollo; why haven’t you taken them?
PP: Despite the fact that I’m on a reality show, there are some things in my life that are off-limits. People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information. The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys. It’s easy for people to ask why she did that or why she isn’t doing this, but the simple truth is unless you are in that situation yourself, you really can’t make that judgment. I do my best to make smart decisions after carefully considering all options and consulting with experts and others who advise me. I know in my heart that everything I do is based on what is best for my children.

 
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