Cast Blog: #RHOA

Recap: Bailey Bowls and Toilet Bowls

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Housewives Then and Now: Atlanta Edition

Kandi's Post-Reunion Plans

Cynthia: "I Don't Think I Did Anything Wrong"

Tweet Recap: Reunion Part 3, Kenya vs. NeNe

Kandi: "My Mom Needs a Camera Around Her at All Times"

Lawrence: Momma Joyce Slayed the Girls

Recap: Bailey Bowls and Toilet Bowls

Ep 16: Gregg's toilet bowl mug was the true winner this week.

Forget the Olympics, this weekend's big sporting event was clearly the Bailey Bowl. Not even Johnny Weir reading a pair of ice dancers for f---ing up their twizzles would have equaled the shade that was thrown this week. And that's saying something. So let's warm up with all the events leading up to Cynthia's field day fiasco, shall we?

Everyone was still reeling from the events of Kenya's masquerade ball and NeNe's short and not so sweet speech. NeNe had some serious regrets over releasing NayNay, her bad girl alter ego, at the event, but NeNe felt bullied and lost her cool. Gregg listened carefully and offered his advice all while drinking from a toilet mug, because of course. He is almost certainly the only man in the world who can drink from a toilet mug and still manage to be completely likeable.



Kenya spilled the tea to her new gal pal Marlo, doing her best impression of NeNe icing her out.

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According to Kenya, she drew a lot of inspiration from Zoolander, which made me hope that at some point this season there will be a runway walk/pose off. But I digress.Cynthia has been planning a surprise birthday party for Peter. And the day of, as her scheme went into action and she was clearly feeling pretty pleased with herself, Peter decides to call her and cancel his birthday "dinner" because he was tired.

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Cynthia I think almost passed out, but luckily she rallied just in time to convince Peter to show up a little later and at least partially surprise him (he ran into Kandi in the parking lot).

Kenya took the opportunity to talk to NeNe face to face, apologizing for the pillow talk party and also addressing the drama from the charity ball. NeNe certainly didn't make it easy for Kenya or hold back on her feelings, prompting Kenya to make this face:

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It kind of looks like a mix of disbelief, fear, and confusion. In any event they slapped five/hugged and appeared to move forward if somewhat begrudgingly. But as soon as Marlo and Kenya started feeding each other hors d'oeuvres, NeNe removed herself before NayNay could make an appearance.

Later Kenya does some Googling about vacations and decides to plan a couples' trip to Mexico for the group. She'll also be bringing Miss Lawrence along as her date/bodyguard. Call me crazy, but I think that's a great choice -- Lawrence could stop anyone in their tracks with his fabulous outfits!

And then the main event -- The Bailey Bowl. Each lady has her own team (I'm still trying to figure out why Porsha's was "Team Naked") to compete in a series of strenuous physical challenges involving eggs and hula hoops. Kandi revealed that she's uber competitive, to the point where she hired an Olympic athlete and a WWE superstar for her team. (Keep in mind, this is for hula hoop races.)However this all fell apart when Marlo showed up to support Team Twirl. Kenya and Marlo tried to be all chummy with NeNe and it did not go well. Like menacing water bottle throwing not well. So NeNe peaced out, Marlo chased her and threw around some insults about her "Donald Trump Weave," and the whole event basically came to a a sad end.



Now we'll never know if there were medals or trophies! If there were, they should all have gone to Gregg for this:

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Dust off your sombrero, because next time the ladies are heading to Mexico! It looks like fun, sun, and very unexpected husband duels.

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Cynthia Bailey dishes on the make up with NeNe Leakes as well as her runway walk at Fashion Week. 

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Let's jump right on in.


YOU HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT TO GET RESPECT
Once I had the opportunity to speak at the dinner table, my only issue was respect, or me feeling the lack thereof. I did not feel like the respect that I had for NeNe and her husband was being reciprocated. She has called my husband out of his name too many times to count, and still continues to do so. Until this day, I have never disrespected her husband. I believe in boundaries, and even in anger certain lines should never be crossed. There is an unspoken trust and confidentiality between friends regardless of the state of the relationship. If I felt like I could have called NeNe, and had my feelings and concerns met with an open mind and an open heart, I would have. However, we stopped communicating months before we filmed the reunion; therefore a one-on-one sit down wasn't an option. Honesty between friends should always be appreciated, especially when it's coming from a loving place. Friends applaud each other's triumphs, and check each other when they are wrong. As grown, successful, and professional women, I pray we can make peace through forgiveness of each other's faults, and can arrive at a true place of support and respect for each other. I am moving forward in grace.

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
The only thing I love more than New York is New York Fashion Week! I was so excited to walk alongside two of my models from The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Nisaa Pouncey and Chelsea Lee, in my longtime friend Kithe Brewster's Fashion show. The girls exceeded my expectations and gave me confirmation that my little school that I opened just four years ago was indeed making dreams come true! I was also asked by one of my favorite designers, Betsey Johnson, to walk in her show as well! As a woman who embraces her age, I was proud to represent the older and curvier woman during Fashion Week. Although it has always been the industry standard to use mostly younger, thinner models, I applaud designers like Betsey Johnson and Kithe Brewster for showing some "real women" on the runway as well. I hope that this is a trend, and in the future others designers follow suit. I was so excited to have Peter, Kenya, Kandi, Todd, and Noelle's dad, Leon, in New York to support me (and my big butt)!

To see more of Kithe's fashions, follow him on Instagram/Twitter @kithebrewster (kithebrewstercollection.com).

 

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