We knew watching this week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” would be tough, as the show highlights Kandi’s thoughts on marrying Ashley “AJ” Jewell, when she had no idea she would be burying him today. We didn’t realize how somber we’d feel after watching. Guess that’s what happens when your guilty pleasure is now steeped in the reality of life and death.

In our weekly live blog of the show, fans asked how to let Kandi know they cared. “I wish we could send flowers or something,” shared one commenter.

The verdict: Continue to send up prayers and leave encouraging comments for Kandi and let her know she will come out of this stronger than ever. We are also looking forward to her to continue to use her talents to bring good music to the world.

Housewife Kim Zolciak told ESSENCE.com how the death of AJ has brought the cast closer.

“Sheree pulling my hair is so trivial and doesn’t even matter at this point. The dynamics have changed us as a family, because that’s really what we are even though we’ve fought–it has put things into perspective for all of us,” she said.

Dwight’s stiletto strut wasn’t enough to totally lighten the mood, but it did remind us life goes on–even for reality TV.

What were your thoughts on last night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?