Cast Blog: #RHOA

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

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

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...

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Kenya Moore weighs in on the drama between Phaedra and Apollo.

GROWING PAINS
Claudia has a new home, new job, new friendships that are developing, and a new life. That is a lot of stress for anyone to handle. Claudia has always been the life of the party and the girl who is friends with everyone. To see her going through grief upsets me, because I have personally witnessed her extending an olive branch to all of the women, even some who have made it their mission to disenfranchise me. It makes me sad to see that they are being punitive simply because I introduced her to the group and they are not willing to give her a chance. Like me, Claudia is a fighter and strong, but we all have our breaking point.

PON DE REPLAY
Cynthia was amazing! As an actor you have to be willing to take chances, make and commit to strong choices. This project is important to me, because it’s not only being completely financed by my company, but it is what I enjoy doing the most in my professional career. I love creating projects and producing. The great thing about Cynthia’s audition is that she came to play. I love it when an actor goes for broke and that she did!

DEAD MAN WALKING
Some people love to criticize me for having an opinion about Phaedra and Apollo or anyone else on the show at this point, as if somehow it is never any of my business. Despite the fact that this is a show where we discuss our issues, thoughts, and observations of one another. We may not agree, but I am entitled to and allowed to provide my input. We may not agree, however, no one and nothing is off limits when issues are put out there for public consumption.

Additionally, I’d like to point out that Phaedra and one other laughed, taunted, and tried to demean and humiliate me about Walter and my African Prince. In fact, Phaedra took pride in and reveled in the demise of my relationships, challenges having children, and my relationship with my mother. Some viewers have selective memory when it comes to my history on this show. They would like to conveniently forget when she said, “You can’t turn a whore into a housewife,” and that was PRIOR to Apollo accusing me of propositioning him.

With that said, I have empathy for those children and I am a forgiving person. In this case, I’m not judging her actions. I’m stating facts, history, and sharing my thoughts.

THE PHAEDRA FILES
It was very uncomfortable to watch them. No one wants to witness the demise of a marriage when there are children involved. Phaedra appeared unbothered, stoic, cold-hearted, and condescending. The truth is and remains that they each have said malicious and hurtful things to me to cause public humiliation and disrepute. However, I find myself more empathetic toward Apollo, because the difference between Phaedra and Apollo is that Apollo had the decency to apologize to me for what he had done to me. He showed contrition for his smear campaign and Phaedra has not. She is seemingly proud of what she did to me and has no remorse. Therefore, when I witnessed all the accusations about him threatening to burn the house down, having punched holes in the walls (which we did not see), and her mother stating she doesn’t want to come home and find "everybody dead," it seemed to me like another one of her smear campaigns, thereby making it easier to defend the cheating allegations coming down the pike.

#WHOISCHOCOLATE
What I see without any manipulation is a man who is hurting, angry, and afraid that he will lose his children because Phaedra refuses to bring them to see him in prison and who also believes his wife has moved on with another man before the bed even got cold. By his account, his wife, who promised to be with him until death do them part, really meant until "Chocolate" do them part.


#CELEBAPPRENTICE
We filmed the show over a year ago and it’s just now finally over! Congratulations to the lovely Leeza Gibbons on her win. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I received so much praise from people who actually preferred to watch me in my boss mode than on RHOA, understandably so. Although I didn’t win the title, as such, I won big because the kids of Detroit won $20,000! Despite the attempts to attack my character and integrity, I thank the fans who believed me and Donald Trump himself who stated he believed I had nothing to do with #phonegate. Thank you for showing your support and keeping me on top with respect to the ratings! Team Twirl has spoken and the world heard you loud and clear!

Love,

Kenya

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