Mama Joyce is complaining about the editing. It seems that she did just want HER picture on Kandi’s wall – she wanted HER picture along with RILEY’s picture. She may not do the show next year – not without a contract that gives her rights over editing. Bye bye Mama Joyce. I’m not sure if it would have made much of a difference in viewer’s opinion of you. Complaining about the picture wall was the least offensive thing you’ve done so far.
Now that the ladies are back from Savannah, we’ll pick up with the regular storylines __________________________________________________________
Atlanta Cast Blogs by RamonaCoaster
Cynthia Bailey – Agreeing to Disagree with Nene
I don’t want to “beat a dead horse,” but at this point I think that we all can agree that parenting is one of the hardest jobs you can have, and it does not come with a manual. It is individual, and you should do what works for you and your family. If you put twenty parents in a room together, they will all have different parenting styles due to how they were raised and how they choose to raise their children. To each their own! Parenting is a sensitive, controversial subject, so I say to all the mommas and the daddies of the world God bless and good luck!
Explaining and educating a young girl about menstrual cycles and the possibility of getting pregnant is a conversation that is not necessary for a young boy. I have never been a little boy, but I have definitely been a little girl. Therefore I can relate to the things that my daughter is going through now and will go through as she gets older.
There is still educating a little man on how to be a man and about nightly emissions if they are having it.
I am so appreciative of all the constructive and kind words from all of you regarding the business of motherhood and parenting. That actually sounds like the name of a book that I would love to read and I just might write it myself! Hmm… Stay posted!
Another housewife book? Ugghh.#
This episode involved two people that I care very much about: My lovely daughter Noelle (my heart and soul) and my very dear friend NeNe. First, let me go ahead and say that it is OK for friends to agree to disagree. Or just disagree period. I don’t have an issue with anyone disagreeing with me (as I know I am not always right) and having an opinion. We all have an opinion, and should stand firm on what we feel and believe. Just because you are friends doesn’t mean you like the same kind of men, want to live in the same type of house, and both want your steak cooked the same way! I often disagree with my friends, however I make every effort to be sensitive to their feelings and be supportive.
I think your very dear friend didn’t understand that you were just sharing your feelings, not looking for input. You might want to pull out the friend contract again to check if Nene is fulfilling her agreement. By throwing out the comment about the teenage girls at the mall twerking to attract young boys, she is attributing those qualities to Noelle and hurting Cynthia’s feelings. Nene went too far and should have been shut down.
Kenya Moore – Done with Phaedra
I adore Cynthia for many reasons. She is a genuine person and a loving mother. When I saw her tear up over the perceived criticism that NeNe expressed, I knew she was really hurting. I love that she has an honest relationship with her daughter and how close they are. Cynthia loves Noelle more than herself and doesn’t want to fail her. I became emotional because that is the type of relationship I longed for with my own absentee mother, whose behavior was often abusive toward me. One never knows why God puts someone in your life. What I appreciate more than anything is that as women, we may argue sometimes but we can also support each other in our time of need. We often want the world to think we are strong and everything is perfect, when the reality is sometimes we are hurting and need a shoulder to cry on or just compassion or empathy. Having said that, even though Porsha and I don’t have a lot in common, we were able to put aside our differences for the time being to support Cynthia and one another.
Sometimes Kenya comes across as crazy and sometimes she comes across as not crazy. This is one of the not crazy times. Kenya helped put Cynthia’s situation in perspective when she mentioned how her mother was not present in her life. At least Cynthia is there for Noelle and wants her to be happy.
Conversely, I have never seen any genuine emotion from Phaedra — no tears, no anger, no pain… even when her child was born she’s never exhibited any vulnerability whatsoever. I’ve only seen her make snide behind-the-back remarks and a slew of hateful lies… All reasons why it’s easy to say she is fake. NeNe felt I should speak to her and I agreed. When I tried to have a productive conversation and make amends with Phaedra in order to move past our tumultuous and contemptuous past, she behaved in her typical passive aggressive manner. Let’s be crystal, I don’t need her friendship. I’m not sorry I did it either. These moments show you who someone really is and you just have to believe it when they do. Done.
Well at least you tried. I see the breast pump as the emotional wall the lawyer put up to shut down her thoughts and feelings. The lawyer does not think well of Kenya and I’m sure partly blames her for her problems with Apollo.
I’m a prankster and I love to laugh and have fun. I lived for Cynthia screaming when she thought I threw the flying roach on her! I crack myself up! I lived for the cut to NeNe sipping her cocktail unfazed. I also loved cracking jokes about NeNe at the drag show… they are just jokes people… I’m here all night.
Knowing these ladies, I’m sure there is payback coming your way.
Nene Leakes – Defends her Parenting
Kenya and Porsha have no clue about parenting, so let’s just let them stay in their room and do their fake hug and cry. I love it! Moving on!
But they still have feelings and can be supportive to a friend. They both want the same thing – to be a parent one day. So what’s your problem?
As Phaedra said, “I have had problems with my son.” Now Phaedra you are entitled to your opinion, but the facts remain, you don’t know anything about my children. Have you ever met Bryson? If so, it couldn’t have been but once. Remember you have two young boys to raise! Let’s pray they don’t do six years in prison, because you know the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Is this comment from something that happened off screen because I do not recall the verbal flogging of Bryson.
How did this get to my son anyway? Let’s rewind the tape to the first season. If you remember, we were taking our son to college. He was 18-years-old from the moment I stepped onto this show. Today he is 24-years-old. So from the moment you’ve seen him, he was technically an adult. When he had his daughter, he was 22-years-old, a young adult but nonetheless an adult, NOT a child. Yes my son experienced some growing pains, which most do. He’s doing just fine today, and thank you for asking! I am not sure how my son became a part of this conversation, because we were all talking about teenagers and we all know what was said at the table.
Sounds like Nene is being defensive because she does not want people to judge her and her parenting of Bryson.
On to Cynthia: I talk to Cynthia almost every day, in fact several times a day. Cynthia is very clear on where I stand about teenage dating (13-year-old dating to be exact)! This was not Cynthia’s first time hearing me say that. In fact I have said it many times to her. I think it’s too young, and I won’t be changing my opinion EVER! Not for Cynthia, not for you, not for anybody! I think it’s OK for friends to agree to disagree. It’s also OK for friends to have various opinions with respect to child rearing. I think we are both great parents. I just think we have different ideas on what parenting is. If you don’t want to hear others’ opinions, don’t bring up the topic that you find to be sooo touchy!
I don’t think anyone wants to change your mind and certainly no one is going to change their minds to appease you.
Cynthia also said she would rather be picking up Arthur than picking up a grand baby. Were you trying to throw shade, Cynthia? Well it didn’t work, because I would rather my 13-year-old pick up a book than the telephone to plan their next date!
I don’t think Cynthia was throwing shade at Nene. The problem seems to be Nene is throwing shade at Noelle but she is too self absorbed and not self aware to understand that. I don’t blame Cynthia for being upset.