Cast Blog: #RHOA

Recap: "I Will F-ing Drag You in This Bitch!"

Ep 1: 'Atlanta' is back and shadier than ever.

I have to start off by echoing Kandi's statement from the season teaser: "I will f---ing drag you in this bitch!"



Why? Because this season is so good that you will be back here reading recaps, watching videos, and indulging in all the #RHOA goodness each and every week! Now on to the season premiere.

NeNe and Gregg are basking in the newlywed afterglow opening all their wedding gifts. Like this Hermes plate from the Giudices:

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However what I really want to know is who gave them that painting of NeNe:

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Is that the newest wedding gift trend? Because I'd prefer the plate I think. Oh and be sure to check out NeNe and Gregg's wedding album!

There was a moment of hardcore deja vu from last season when Kenya showed up at the Bailey Agency. But as Cynthia was quick to point out, there was luckily no coochie crack on display.

Kenya quickly segued into how disappointed she was that no one reached out to her during the eviction drama and also her annoyance that Walter was invited to NeNe's wedding. And as soon as the name Walter was uttered, this happened:

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Clearly the ladies are not eager to start the Walter conversation again.We also get to meet the world's newest dignitary, Phaedra's new son Mr. President.



He may have been "just as pale as Michael Jackson," but he is adorable! As is Ayden, who is evidently desperate to get to the piano store. And fun fact, Phaedra reveals in her blog that Kandi's boyfriend Todd actually helped get her to the hospital when she went into labor.

Side Note: I very much enjoyed learning that Phaedra's Phavorite Phabrics are French provincial, sexy, rich, and decadent.

Kandi is still dealing with people saying she's Todd's sugar momma, but as she rightly points out, she wrote "No Scrubs," so how could she ever do that? Touché.

Then there's Porsha, who's in a much different place than last season after her shocking divorce, which she learned about via Twitter. (Is this the new Post-It note breakup?)

Between learning how Porsha would be locked out for coming home after curfew and that Kordell only visited her in the hospital once after her miscarriage, Porsha's post-deposition scene was a true tearjerker.



Silver lining: Porsha's mom seems like she's going to be a real treat. Don't mess with her little girl! And be sure to check out her home photos of Porsha through the years.

Finally all of our ladies converge at Cynthia's grand opening fete. And everyone seemed to be in a good place...until Kenya rolled in.

Phaedra and NeNe quickly managed to make themselves scarce, Phaedra perhaps winning the award for funniest shady comment of the night: "Thank god for Derek J and his hot paints and heels. He whisked me right away from that beauty queen on bath salts."

But everyone did unite eventually and things got tense between NeNe and Kenya real fast. NeNe was having none of Kenya's sass about not reaching out to her during the eviction (which NeNe called out as "foolishness" in her blog).



Did anyone else gasp an "Oh no she didn't!" at that ear grab?

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But as much as Kenya wouldn't let it go, NeNe sashayed her way out of the party shutting her (and "Gone with the Wind Fabulous") down as she did. Ouch! Not an auspicious start for these two. And from the season teaser it doesn't look like these two are going to be fast friends anytime soon...

Claudia: Some People Have a Vendetta

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on the group therapy session.

Bravotv.com: Did you feel like progress was made at the therapy session?
Claudia Jordan: I do and I don't. The main people that needed it were not willing participants. One took off because she couldn't deal with hearing about how her actions affected the rest of the ladies. And the other that stayed, well… she received apology after apology without ever acknowledging any of her own wrong doing. That's not right at all. How is it that the woman on the receiving end of a physical attack has apologized to her assailant on several occasions, yet she has yet to show any remorse? That's downright insane to me! At the end of the day, there are lots of situations in this group where one can claim they were "provoked," and if the response/excuse every single time was physical violence, we'd all be in jail! And the sad thing is in this particular environment I felt that everyone else there was really ready to do the work and participate. So if ever there was a time to drop the ego and do the right thing and apologize simply for the purpose of starting the healing process for the group, then that was the time. Some people are just too stubborn and refuse to humble themselves. That happens when you are babied your entire life -- you feel like you can do no wrong. The rest of the ladies (including myself) however have all apologized and taken responsibility for contributing to the discord. But just pay attention to who never apologizes and who always does. I do not think that is because one "group" has been causing all the negativity in the group. But I do think that is because some have an agenda and a vendetta, while the other group is actually trying to make things cool and move on.


But on the flip side I will say that therapy was beneficial. In that one session we did get some good guidance from Dr. Jeff, who I would like to apologize to on behalf of the group for how he was mistreated. He came to help us and was insulted, disrespected, and his professionalism was questioned, which he did not deserve. So Dr. Jeff, I am sorry for how you were mistreated. The session did just highlight that some of us are mature and able to speak respectfully to one another, even if we have an issue with them, and some just cannot stand the sight and sound of someone we have decided not to like just because. All in all we did the best we could, and everyone who stayed did seem to really want to get along. And things were definitely better at work after the session. We were cordial and friendly.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to meet with Dr. Jeff one-on-one?
CJ: I have never, ever once claimed to be perfect or without flaws. And when I say I want to really resolve things, I am not just offering lip service -- I really mean it. If there is something that I am doing wrong that is contributing to any of the strife amongst the group, then I'd like to address it and do my part to work on me. I think most of us have issues with others because of past hurts that we perhaps never really dealt with and that cause us to act out in certain ways that may bother others. I am not saying I do this necessarily, but I have no problems talking to someone to at least try to be a better person. I for sure have made my share of mistakes and have experienced a lot of pain and disappointment in my life, but I've also been extremely blessed. But at the end of the day, my intention is always to grow and learn from it all and to be a better woman today than I was yesterday. Dr. Jeff is great at what he does and was for sure an asset to the group. Thank you, Doctor!

Bravotv.com: Did you and Porsha manage to get back to a better place?
CJ: It seemed that way. But I had made the decision that regardless of whether or not she was going to continue the peace treaty, that I was going to do my part to keep it cool, polite, and cordial. And so far so good.

Again I'd like to thank the fans for all their support and love and enthusiasm for #RHOA! I was in Miami Beach and Miami Gardens with the morning show this past weekend for Jazz in the Gardens, and the love I got from all the fans of the show was next level! I was truly flattered and humbled, and I will never let any of this get to my head and change me. I'm grateful to be a part of this and for all the amazing opportunities that keep sprouting from this. I just wrapped a movie called The Hills that I have a lead role in, which will be out in the fall, as well as another film called Love is Not Enough. I'm also working on a product line (to be announced soon) and more calls have been coming in from Hollywood for more great acting roles. I also had a great time with my girls in Miami and ran into a bunch of awesome people doing their thing that love the show too! I feel so rested and at peace. I'm healthy, happy, and appreciative. #ThankYouGod

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