Marlo Hampton drives all the way to Duluth, Georgia where Swagg was moved to so they could afford their rent. Nene Leakes is spinning tall tales about her stores all over the planet. Someone in Miami go try to find that little pop-up shop Nene had down there for a couple of weeks. Let me know if you find it. Then she starts talking about the new “Flagship store” she is opening in the DMV which is apparently around the DC/Maryland/Virginia conflunenceation. Shut up, it’s a made up word in the style of Wendy Williams. Y’all let me know when that pop up shop happens. It could be soon because Nene has just discovered the spot has no retail fixtures in place.
Then she talks about Gregg Leakes having a change of heart about chemotherapy and talking to his doctors about getting started with it. It seems that Marlo had taken off her coat of many-colored mops before this part of the scene was shot. It was clearly to hysterical for the somber topic.
Then they start gossiping about Eva Marcille’s living situation. Aint it amazing how badly Nene Leakes talks about all of her “little sisters”? Because she moves right on to talking about Cynthia Bailey and how she has another friend (they don’t say Kenya Moore’s name).
Oh, we finally see what Nene Leakes was referring to when she said that Kenya Moore was saying bad things about her to the press. Nobody could find what the hell Nene was talking about. Kenya was taking questions on social media like they all do and one person asked call/text/delete Andy, Porsha, Nene. She responded Andy/Porsha/Nene. THE HORROR! Then they put up that paid propaganda site with some made up shit. None of this is why Nene was mad at Kenya. The real tea is that Nene was talking shit about Kenya while she was pregnant and making little snide comments here and there. So Kenya Moore didn’t invite Nene Leakes to her baby shower. That is all it was. Nene Leakes is pissed at Cynthia.
Cynthia’s party that is about to cause a huge shitstorm is for Seagrams partnership with Cynthia Bailey for a signature wine cooler. Say what now? Look, I am a stan for some Cynthia Bailey, and I want her to make all the money she can, but this seems out of left field. We barely see Cynthia drink on this show. She is opening a wine bar, or is it a wine shop, really soon though. Either way, you go girl. A deal with Seagrams is no joke.
Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams are still in that co-worker phase where they don’t feel the need to go to each other’s events and neither person cares. So Kandi tells Cynthia she is not going to the gender reveal. Because, honestly? Nobody wants to go to a gender reveal. Sorry pregnant ladies.
Kandi seems to be very suspicious of Eva Marcille’s living situation. Does she really even know Eva Marcille?
Then they follow the script on to the next topic. Kenya Moore’s baby shower. They thought it was the greatest thing ever. I thought it was the most ridiculous thing ever. They talk about how Nene Leakes could not stop tweeting about Kenya’s shower that she was not invited to. This is all dueling production scenes to set us up for Kenya’s shower.
Eva and Michael Sterling talk about the nasty rumors her former friend is putting in the street. What city office is Michael planning on running for? Eva Marcille has the most beautiful children on IG. Check them out sometime. That youngest one is something else!
The Gender Reveal Party
Porsha has a full on meltdown because the party planner sucks and the tents were not set up and nothing was ready for the guests. Did she hire one of Sheree Whitfield’s party planners?
Out of nowhere, Mike Hill asks Cynthia Bailey if they can get married next. I guess he is ready to make the leap? Seems like a strange time to bring it up with at camera two feet from his face. Then he says he hasn’t been pulling out lately so they could have a gender reveal in a few months. Cynthia Bailey then realizes he needs to be cut off from the bar.
We get straight to the gender reveal. It’s a girl. Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore did not attend even though all three were invited. Kandi sent flowers. Eventually, the party came together and looked great. #funnelcake
Cynthia’s Seagrams Party
Cynthia’s wine cooler will be Peach Bellini! I may have to try that even though I don’t like wine coolers. And it will have to be a while because I’m off sugar and alcohol for a few more months at least.
It’s an island themed party and Michael Sterling is in a suit because he is always working and most likely coming from the office. Mike Hill invited his entire family. As Cynthia says, “like his entire family.”
Nene and Gregg arrive and Nene is actually trying to find him a seat. He must be about to fall over for her to even notice. Nene says Gregg is one of Cynthia’s closest friends and she just wants to support Cynthia like a sister would. I don’t think these people know what close friends are. Everybody wants to hug Gregg. Gregg is just glad he can eat food again. I’ll spare you the tasteless joke.
Kenya Moore Has Arrived!
Kenya Moore makes her grand entrance with Kandi and Todd Burruss. Gregg hugs them all as they come in.
When Nene sees Kenya she says “Oh I think a monster is here.” Then we get Nene ranting in a talking head. First the attention was all on Cynthia, then it was all on Gregg, now everyone is greeting hugging on Kenya and her big ole baby bump. Poor Nene. She’s furious that Cynthia didn’t tell her. Cynthia is happy and a little surprised to see her. She wasn’t sure she would come.
Marlo Hampton finally arrives so now Nene has someone to trash talk Kenya and Cynthia with.
Cynthia gets up on stage to thank everyone for coming. Kenya comes up and takes Cynthia’s microphone and says does this remind you of any thing? Cynthia did that to her at her charity event years ago. That’s probably not the right link, but read it anyway? 🙂 Kenya gives a similar speak thanking everyone for coming out to support her friend. It’s kind of an inside joke. Plus is mashes all of Nene’s buttons. So bonus points.
Then, Cynthia calls for Gregg Leakes to come up to the stage. He starts heading up but Nene will not let him go. Because, bitch. Then we see Cynthia all hugged up on Mike Hill whispering in his ear “I’m supposed to act like I didn’t know Kenya was coming.” Nene leaves bitching about brings her old sick husband even though she didn’t want to come. She leaves early and takes Marlo with her and the party can finally start!
The limbo dancing begins and we begin to get the end notes. Shamari says she has learned that it is okay as a mom to go out with the girls and drink a little bit. Really? That is what you learned? She still has her three drink minimum. Shamari and Ron do religious marriage counseling events. Like, they are the leaders/examples that people pay to see. I am not making this up.
Porsha and Dennis are having a NYE wedding. And yes, it will of course be a wedding by Bravo. I can’t remember whether my source said it would be a second spin-off or the finale of next season. My brain is fried. I’m thinking it will be another three episode special but I could be wrong.
I guess production would not let Nene leave. It looks like they found her a stronger drink and told her to stay put. Kenya left and said her polite farewells to everyone including Nene and Gregg who production had standing in the doorway. Cynthia walked out with Kenya.
Kandi talks to Nene saying she wants everyone to just get along. She says that she and Cynthia both like Nene and they feel caught in the middle when Nene is so rude to her. Nene starts to fake cry. I mean why not? Nothing else she has pulled has gotten her any attention tonight. Kandi is taking her dungeon show on the road. Cynthia has declined the offer to join her.
Eva Marcille has been filling in for Porsha Williams on Dish Nation while she is on maternity leave.
One Final Confrontation
The next day, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes and Tanya Sam all meet up to discuss the Kenya situation. It’s unclear why production made this happen after the show had just wrapped. It did seem like they were trying to show that Cynthia and Kandi were setting up Nene with regard to Kenya being at the party.
Nene invited Tanya Sam to be a member of her team since Marlo would just make it all about Marlo. Nene is drinking wine and working the victim act hard before Cynthia and Kandi even get there. This makes me wonder if Nene was pushing for Tanya to be fulltime over Shamari.
Nene Tries To Make Cynthia Bailey Choose Sides
Nene says that Cynthia stands up for Kenya over her. Then she brings up the whole “Kenya was saying bad things about her in the press.” This is crap there were zero sites with any readership levels that would get attention or that have any validity saying a damn thing about Kenya and Nene. Nothing. Zip. So did Nene pay that little nothing site to post it like Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs do? Because they either make shit up or get paid for the crap they makeup. So Nene is on that level now? Guess what, the people who have done that in the past, Siggy Flicker, Thomas Ravenel, and Ashley Jacobs are all shit people who know longer have jobz. Is this really how Nene Leakes is gonna go out?
Cynthia says there was nothing out there except the marry/fuck/kill kind of question on Kenya’s social media. Cynthia and Kandi both lie about not knowing that Kenya was coming to her party. Nene wants to know why Cynthia didn’t give her a heads up. She plays the sister card again. Gurl, please. That card is played out. You’ve never been loyal to Cynthia.
Cynthia says that ever since she went to Kenya’s baby shower (that Nene wasn’t invited to) she hasn’t heard from Nene. Nene is furious that Kenya spoke at Cynthia’s event. How is that Cynthia’s fault. Kenya did it to get a reaction and she sure as hell got one. Nene is still bitching about it the next day!
Nene and Cynthia go outside to talk. Cynthia begs Nene to forgive her. Nene says she just doesn’t want to lose a friend. They hug it out.
Next week: The reunion begins and the shit gets REAL real fast.
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