The second part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion picked up exactly where it left off with Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams going back and forth about supporting “friends”.
“When we get together this is the dynamic I deal with,” Porsha said claiming that half of her cast mates bully her and think little of her personal growth. “When I’m trying to better myself, all you do is think that it’s something bad. When are you ever going to celebrate someone?”
The conversation shifted to Kenya Moore and Matt’s volatile relationship. The pair who began dating at the end of season eight, had a romance filled with arguments and public insults that eventually led to them breaking up. Kenya hasn’t talked to him in months.
“He sprayed her cameras black, that’s too much,” Kandi noted about her cast mate’s ex-boyfriend. To which Sheree Whitfield had to clarify what she meant during the season when she claimed Kenya provoked Matt’s violent behavior. “No way do I ever condone a man putting his hands on a woman. Whether she provoked him or not.”
Later in the episode, Sheree touches upon the emotional process of drudging up her relationship with ex-husband Bob Whitfield, who was physically and mentally abusive. “I portray myself as a strong woman who my daughters look up to, but I’m allowing someone to hurt me in a way that I would never want someone to hurt them.”
However, the real juice of part two was finally delving into Phaedra Parks’ divorce from Apollo Nida.
The couple married in 2009 and had two boys together. The veil of illegal activity always surrounded them due to Apollo’s criminal past, but the issues came to a head the past two seasons when he was convicted of mail, wire, and bank fraud. Consequently, the attorney decided to file for divorce upon him entering federal prison.
This season the entire cast wanted to know the status of their divorce that seemed ever-changing.
“I’m obviously divorced, but he has appealed it again,” she said, to which Andy asked about why he would do that when engaged to someone else. “I don’t know because I’ve already paid $100k to him. That was the settlement.”
When asked about Kandi’s Mama Joyce delving into her business on the show by talking to a divorce attorney, Phaedra said, “I thought it was deplorable. Why are you so concerned with my life? What have I done to you guys to make you continuously try to drag me? It’s ridiculous to me.”
Kandi agreed it was over-stepping but rebutted with, “Talking about you and getting somebody to actually sue you, is two totally different things!”
For those of us who still care, Phaedra did come with receipts proving the divorce has been finalized. Now, if Apollo chooses to keep the appeals coming, we can guarantee more issues for Phaedra, who truly seems over his mess.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion part three debuts Sunday, April 30 at 8/9c on Bravo.