Part three of season eight of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion aired Sunday night and NeNe Leakes returned to share her thoughts as did the husbands to settle the scores.
Obviously, Kenya Moore was not happy about the return of NeNe and how it affected her friendship with Cynthia Bailey. “What I was hurt about was [Cynthia] saying, ‘We’re still getting to know each other,’ like I was some stray off the street,” Kenya explained, adding that the comment was “the ultimate denial of a relationship.”
Cynthia explained,”NeNe and I didn’t talk for two years. It felt good to just be cool again. What I did make the mistake of doing was just not being crystal clear about how I felt about Kenya. We are not besties or BFF, but we are very, very close friends, and I love her.”
NeNe said that she and Kenya were now “in a much better place.” Then NeNe turned her attention towards Kim Fields. “I feel like she doesn’t want to be friends with anybody,” NeNe said. “I like Kim, but I did not or do not think that Kim is a fit for this group of girls.”
Kenya’s new friend Matt Jordan was at the reunion to profess his love for Moore. “Yes, I’m in love with Kenya,” he said. When Andy asked Kenya the same question she echoed his sentiments. “I am — Matt is amazing,” she said. “He has been such a friend to me, such a great companion, a great lover — he’s been all of those things.”
Speaking of love, Sheree Whitfield admitted that she has been having a good time with her ex-husband Bob. “Honestly, we’re having a really, really good time. I’m enjoying his company,” she admitted of their “friendship.”
As far as one of the more dramatic moments of the season, Kim Fields’ husband Christopher Morgan addressed the comments that were made about his sexuality. “I am a performer. I am not immune to people talking bad about me, especially when they want what I have. When it comes to who I am as a man, that’s what I know, and that’s what I know my wife knows, so I’m secure in that,” he said.
Kim called the comments about her husband made by Kenya “disgusting,” but Moore wasn’t ready to apologize quite yet.
“When you say I lied, you’re lying, because I never lied. I didn’t make up the rumor. I brought up the fact that the rumor existed,” Kenya said. Moore went on to argue that Chris had had some outburst on the bus that wasn’t aired on the show, which others confirmed and which sparked a separate conversation about whether Chris was acting flamboyantly or if he was simply imitating the other women.
“Who calls me Chrissy?” Morgan demanded to know from Kenya.
“Google yourself and find out,” Kenya replied.
“It seems like you’re all kind of gay-bashy,” Andy Cohen intervened. “It was taunting, and it was derogatory.”
Kenya continued to argue her point, but Andy shut her down explaining, “It just was not a pretty look.” Then he basically forced Kenya to apologize. “If it somehow was offensive to you,” Kenya began before Andy cut her off saying it was a “crappy” apology and she’d have to do better.
“I’m sorry, Christopher,” she finally said. “If he was offended.”
Moving on, Phaedra Parks denied calling the feds on Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey until Peter Thomas revealed that an agent “basically said he saw it on the show.” Then, Phaedra argued that Kandi’s husband Todd Tucker had been hanging around with Apollo Nida before his arrest, which set Tucker off.
“You know so much about what Todd is doing, but Apollo was in your house and you didn’t know what the f–k he was doing?” Todd snapped at Parks.
As for Kandi’s friendship with Phaedra, she said, “Coming into today, I felt like we were in much better place, but now, at the end of the day, it’s like it went backwards again.”
In another twist, it was revealed that Porsha Williams had been in another physical fight without the Bravo cameras. The fight had been with Jami, a former employee and friend, who had (according to Porsha) been showing “a lot of disrespect” until “it just escalated.” Phaedra revealed that Porsha had enrolled in an anger management class, but NeNe told Porsha, “You cannot put your hands on anybody else,” arguing it would “tarnish” her brand and hurt her business opportunities.
Kim Fields also jumped to Porsha’s defense. “I think we’re also missing the important step of congratulations for doing what you’re doing so far. The fact that you went to counseling and then came here and talked about it, that’s real grown-up,” she said.
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