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Shamari DeVoe's Husband Ronnie DeVoe Didn't Want Her to Join RHOA — What Does He Think Now?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta newcomer's husband previously shared some stern words about her partying.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Few first-time Real Housewives have put themselves out there quite like Shamari DeVoe has in her inaugural season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The RHOA newcomer hasn't held back about any aspect of her life from the get-go, whether it was speaking candidly about the period in which she and husband Ronnie DeVoe had an open marriage or letting fans see her party a little too hard.

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But we definitely have to wonder what Ronnie has to say about some of the more personal details of his and Shamari's life becoming exposed on RHOA this season, which the rookie (unsurprisingly) happily opened up about during the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show on Sunday, March 17 (clip above). "You know, Ronnie is a very protective person, so at first of course he's like, 'I don't want you to do the show.' But then after we agreed to do it, he realized that it was a good opportunity and a major platform for us to share our testimony as marriage ambassadors," Shamari explained. "Yes, we have gone through challenges, we have overcome obstacles, but we just wanted to be able to let people know, we wanted to tell our story, you can relate to us, and you can see a piece of us in you."

Shamari's fellow WWHL guest Kandi Buruss praised the couple for being so vulnerable this season — and that's quite the compliment coming from the RHOA vet. "I love it. I love the two of them on the show because they are so open. You know, a lot of times you get people who come on the show who try to hide what's really happening in their lives, which it's not good for the show when people are trying to be all secretive," Kandi said. "When you meet people like them who are so open and just being themselves, I think that's better for the entire franchise."

Shamari and Ronnie had a tense discussion about her behavior at Nene Leakes' Bye Wig Party during a recent episode of RHOA. "You hear what I'm saying to you right now when I'm looking at you, right?" Ronnie said to Shamari. "Like, the drinks and some of that s--t can lead to s--t that ain't right. That leads to us f--king around with other people, and that leads to separation."

However, Shamari and Ronnie ended the conversation on a positive, supportive note. "I don't want to do anything that's gonna embarrass myself, embarrass you, embarrass my family, so I will be watching myself," Shamari said.

Check out a sneak peek of the drama that's on the horizon for the Georgia Peaches in an all-new episode of RHOA Sunday at 8/7c, below.

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