Well, ready or not, its time for the RHOA Reunion. I confess, I’m not ready. It was a beautiful day in the ATL and I was out in it and am just walking back through the door.
Apparently, the glamming up began bright and early with a five am call time. Is that too early to start drinking? Because I’d need one or three if I were some of these girls. Cynthia Bailey is looking more nervous than usual. She’s getting hugs and support from Eva Marcille who tells her she has friends in her corner. Filming will begin promptly at ten.
Oh! The Shade Of It All!
The shade toward Nene Leakes begins with production showing her arriving to the hotel at 9:45 in her men’s pajamas. Is that a step up or a step down from the dingy men’s Hanes t-shirt and torn jeans. I need one of you fashionistas to make that call.
Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey both say that Cynthia didn’t know Kenya Moore was coming until she arrived. Kandi tells Andy Cohen that she saw the last episode and makes it clear that the way that was edited for drama was all wrong. Meanwhile, Nene Leakes and Marlo Hampton talk on the phone about what a liar Kandi is and how Cynthia is a double agent. All of this is while everyone is still in hair and makeup!
Andy Cohen starts with the shade toward Nene right away. When she was on WWHL, she claimed she was filming in Vancouver on the day of Porsha’s real life baby shower. She was not. She was in LA at Floyd Mayweather’s birthday party (while Gregg was home doing chemo). Shady production shows the footage of her lying on WWHL. To be fair, she seemed high as a kite on that show. She still insists she was in Canada despite being on social media at Floyd’s party. Even the koi called bullshit by attempting to jump out of the pond.
Up next, Porsha and Dennis McKinley had a very long package. Porsha seems to have an overbearing future mother-in-law. Porsha planned her C-Section because she can’t do vaginal labor. Nene Leakes says she has not been checking on Porsha Williams even thought they live in the same neighborhood. When Andy point out she didn’t come to the gender reveal party, Porsha replies, “She ain’t been to shit.” Porsha says she goes to Nene’s events but Nene doesn’t come to hers. They argue about who is not a supportive friend. Nene is already hot.
Andy moves on to how Shady Eva can be. For some reason there seems to be some tension between Eva and Shamari Devoe. Am I forgetting some beef between these to? Does it have something to do with Yovanna?The Bravo suits were not thrilled with Shamari’s first reunion performance. They were totally Team Eva.
Eva makes it clear that her saying Shamea was not black with a Q was not colorism. Kandi continues to say she felt that it was. Kandi says she understands now that what she meant was not what she received. A truce is made.
Kandi Burruss has moved forward with the surrogacy. Andy Cohen says that he called her because he was going through the experience himself, but Kandi didn’t know it. Kandi said to Andy, “I guess I am going to have a baby mama!” Andy told her not to say that, she is the mother.
Then, Nene referred to Porsha Williams, who is about to give birth at any moment as a blimp. Andy brings up that Kandi and Cynthia thought Nene should not be discussing Gregg in a negative way on social media. Nene says she doesn’t give a fuck about their opinion. Nene is just salty and hates everyone at this reunion. Then the victim act begins. Nene says no one knows what she is going through. It is hard to be a care giver. Nene goes off on Andy for even asking about her Instagram.
Cynthia chimes in that Nene loves to post her pink and white quotes. Those are always mean. Cynthia says she likes to do positive quotes. Nene thinks that Cynthia using the hashtag #Chill makes Cynthia look insecure.
Overall, this first episode of the RHOA reunion was the calm before the shitstorm.
Next week on Part Two of the RHOA reunion, the topic of Porsha drinking while pregnant comes up. I never thought this would be mentioned. Remember back when I swore up and down that Porsha was not pregnant? Well, that is because my sources said that Porsha was drinking at Todd’s party where she almost threw down on one of Dennis’ exes and got thrown out of the party. My sources, who are close to her, said she would not be doing that if she was pregnant. Well, she was, and she did. But we are supposed to be making Porsha the queen, so I am shocked they are airing this. I believe I just took that hit and didn’t mention the drinking at all.
Gregg says that Nene venting about him on social media was heartbreaking. Marlo Hampton continues to trash Shamari. It feels to me like I missed a lot of Shamari hate this season! They talk about the closet and how Porsha’s belt got yanked off. Some of this is clearly part three.