So far I’ve only read the Real Housewives of Atlanta blogs by Cynthia and Nene and they both reminded me of Christmas letters. You know the ones I am talking about, right? It may be a southern tradition, but in our large family aunts and uncles and cousins don’t keep in touch as much as we probably should so every Christmas we get letter consisting of sometimes a dozen pages catching us up on a branch of the family tree. Little Johnny is now on the soccer team, Mother broke her hip in May, Susie got married, the husband was promoted etc. etc. Well these ladies two blogs are like this only they are explaining all of their accomplishments since the end of last season. Nene replaced a drag queen, she’s fashion designer, she producing television shows, starting jewelry line, appearing on Broadway, buying some sort of “glamor store”and on and on and on… Cynthia shared information about two of her modeling protégés and their accomplishments, updates on Bar One, and Peters coffee line, and the Charlotte sports bar and so on and so forth. At least, they got all of their promotion out of the way first.
Nene really didn’t have anywhere to go after telling us how wonderful she is; however, Cynthia did have some commentary on her fellow housewives. I’ve selected her thoughts on Kenya and Nene below. She saved some shade for the very end. It’s priceless. Especially coming for the super sweet Cynthia. I guess everyone has their breaking point.
On her relationship with Kenya…
When for the first time ever in the history of our show the reunion turned physically violent, I was embarrassed and mortified. Watching a grown woman be pulled from her seat by her hair by another grown woman and dragged across the floor was a wakeup call. This was way more than what I signed up for. So imagine my surprise when all my cast mates ran to the aid of the person who initiated the physical assault. It really disturbed me that no one seemed concerned about Kenya. I felt that the only humane thing to do was to go check on Kenya, since initially no one else did. After leaving Porsha’s side, Kandi also stopped by to make sure Kenya was OK. Long story short, this chaotic turn of events was the catalyst that brought me and Kenya together.
Let me take you back for a minute. When Kenya first joined the group, we bumped heads at my JET Beauty of the Week casting. Remember Coochie Crack? She came and showed out but eventually apologized to me. A couple of times actually! That was our one and only blow up, and we have been fine ever since. We were never tight, but we never had any more issues. I treated her the same as the other girls, but was only close to Nene. After my fallout with NeNe, I wasn’t interested in being super tight with any of the ladies. I felt it would be better to just “be cool” with everybody going forward, and not have a bestie. Kenya and I did not start our friendship right after the reunion, but we did keep in touch mostly via text. Our friendship has grown organically over time.
On whether she was surprised by Nene’s rude comments on WWHL…
Not at all. That’s who she is. It’s the same ol’ two step. Embrace the people that are with you and try to destroy the people who are not. I have seen her do it to other ladies on the show (past and present), so although it was disappointing, it was not a big surprise when she did it to me. It’s no secret that NeNe has gotten into it or fallen out (at one time or the other) with mostly all the ladies. My thing is this — if I’m so irrelevant and you don’t want to be my storyline (or should I say me be yours), why spend so much energy talking about me? That energy could have been put to better use looking for a decent wig and a more flattering makeup direction.