Cast Blog: #RHOA

Recap: Rated G-Code

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: Rated G-Code

Ep 2: In which we learn it's never cool to text another girl's man, even if it's just to go buy chips together.

It's been a full week since the notorious ear pull incident:

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So let's review the fallout.

Kenya may not have fared so well in her battle with NeNe, but she did get a big win in her legal battle against her former landlord. Paparazzi stalking ensued, and she was able to share the good news with the world.

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NeNe, in a surprising move, reached out to Kenya to talk through what happened at Cynthia's event. But she wasn't exactly ready to whip out a violin for Kenya's sob story about the near-eviction...

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But she did offer some good advice when Kenya called her out for inviting Walter to the wedding. In NeNe's experience if you get stuck seeing an ex, "that's when you really twirl, honey." Amen!

After seemingly moving past the issues they had with one another however, NeNe wants to get Kenya to do the same with all the other ladies, particularly Phaedra, for breaking the "G-Code" (that's the cool way to say Girl Code FYI) by texting with Apollo.

This led to perhaps an even more important piece of NeNe Leakes wisdom: "All this dick in Atlanta and you gotta take somebody else's man? Girl no."

Elsewhere in the ATL, Cynthia was dealing with some serious fibroid issues that were causing her to gain unwanted weight. (Personally I think she should have that extra cupcake if she wants it no matter what Peter says, because she always looks good! And who doesn't love cupcakes?)

We also learned this week that Kandi usually has the best snacks at her house (i.e. chicken wings) at her house. Don't give in to the wine and cheese pressure, Kandi! Make wine and wings happen!

Oh and Porsha debuted a super short 'do at Kandi's wing-less event.

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Oddly enough, it was very similar to the look she sported as Dorothy Dandridge on last season's finale.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-finaPhaedra confirmed my suspicions when she revealed that she hasn't slept in three years. Because between two babies, a law practice, and a burgeoning mortuary career, there simply isn't any time!

Three years worth of exhaustion might explain why she gave Apollo some serious side eye when he implied Phaedra doesn't compliment him enough on the house renovations.

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When all the Housewives finally got together for this casual Girl Code Summit. Phaedra showed up in her funeral best and everyone basically told Kenya it's not cool to text anyone's man. Even if it's only to set up some time to buy a bag of chips together.



Finally Kandi and Mama Joyce GOT INTO IT over Todd at Kandi's old house. Which she gave to her mom. (Seriously, if I one day give my parents a house, it comes with the stipulation that they must approve all my life choices. At least that's what I've learned from this scene.)



Going for the engagement ring? I'm pretty sure that's against the rules of Housewives etiquette. Things can only get better between them after that, right?

Side Note: Joyce needs to stop hanging out on whatever streets she's hearing all these things about Todd!

Next week Kenya twerks on a piano, because why not? So tune in for that!

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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