Even after the vicious SnakeGate feud in Toronto, NeNe and Kenya are still at war. And things are just getting started.
During the Mid-Season 12 trailer for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, fans see three more fights. And it even looks like NeNe spits on Kenya.
There are few things that the Real Housewives franchise loves to do more than send its stars on vacations, where tempers reach a boiling point.
So they’re headed to Greece. Even after the vicious SnakeGate brawl in Toronto, NeNe hadn’t gotten all of her fury out of her system.
Speaking on the phone to Wendy Williams in the new mid-season trailer, NeNe warns as much.
“Somebody pushes me, Wendy, I’m gonna say some s–t,” NeNe predicts while Wendy, of all people, suggests that she treat them with kindness.
And yet, somehow, we see NeNe managing to take that advice, at least when it comes to Porsha.
“I love you like a sister, and I’m sorry,” NeNe says tearfully.
The two lean in to exchange a meaningful, emotionally charged hug.
Porsha confesses: “It’s been really hard without you.”
Her sit-down with Cynthia Bailey dos not go nearly as well, unfortunately.
“When you get mad at your friends, you’re the first one to try to tear them down!” Cynthia accuses.
NeNe’s eyes widen in shock and she fires back: “Really?!”
If there’s a path to peace for them, they both have a lot of work to do.
Even more hopeless is the relationship between NeNe and her sworn enemy, Kenya Moore.
“You ain’t gonna do nothing with me, ma’am!” NeNe yells in Kenya’s face at the middle of a party.
The altercation appears to nearly turn violent.
NeNe loudly proclaims: “I ain’t never gonna be what you want!”
In yet another confrontation, we see Kenya — as cool as you please — asking NeNe to “please go to jail again.”
As you can imagine, NeNe does not take this calmly.
Instead, NeNe shouts back: “You is a dumb-ass bitch!”
“You a big-ass…” Kenya fires back. They both love using some of the same insults. They have a lot in common.
If you thought that they would only have two heated confrontations in a single trailer, remember who we’re talking about.
NeNe appears to spit at one point, and fans immediately zeroed in on that. Did she spit on Kenya during a fight?
During this, viewers can hear Tanya Sam yell stop!
Fortunately, NeNe has taken to Twitter to clarify whether or not she actually spit on someone. But you won’t like the answer.
“She need 2 be spit on wit all the horrible things she has said & done!” NeNe tweeted on Thursday, January 16.
She continued her mini-rant, explaining exactly why Kenya Moore deserves such disrespect.
“From constantly startin s–t wit me all season,” she complains.
NeNe continues to list Kenya’s wrongdoings, adding: “lying on me.”
She means lying about and/or to NeNe, not literally physically laying upon her.
NeNe also complains of Kenya “sayin I’m on drugs & bipolar.”
“Plus that recent tweet she posted so enjoy the moment!” NeNe suggests.
“I DID the act,” she admits, “but DIDNT SPIT!”
“I Wish i had tho!” NeNe concludes. No regrets.”
Well, there you have it … we guess.
Days ago, Southern Charm fans recoiled in horror after a photo of Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel together surfaced online.
Now, Thomas’ infamous ex, Ashley Jacobs, is weighing in — calling them both “toxic.”
Ashley Jacobs has moved on from Thomas Ravenel, but she’s telling Us Weekly that she reached out to him after the recent photo surfaced.
Ashley says that she found a way to “kind of poke fun” at the rumors of reconciliation.
“I took a screenshot of [the news] and I sent it to him,” she shares.
Smart. The last time that Ashley showed up physically to speak her mind, she was escorted out by security.
So, what message did she send to her awful ex?
Ashley reveals: “I said, ‘Congratulations.’”
“And,” she shares, “he has not responded.”
That is probably for the best for everyone involved, for a long, long list of reasons.
However, that doesn’t mean that Ashley is totally condemning Thomas and Kathryn for spending time together … at a party.
“My only thought is, if it’s for the children, then great, you know,” Ashley reasons.
Thomas and Kathryn share two young children, Kensie and Saint.
They are committed to co-parenting.
“I will never understand,” Ashley comments, referring to Thomas and Kathryn.
She’s lived the life of being Thomas’ girlfriend, and she knows better than most how much it can screw with your head.
“I think, you know, you never realize how toxic something is until you walk away from it,” Ashley expresses.
She adds: “or meet someone who’s emotionally stable.”
While Ashley was known for her emotional outbursts on camera, Thomas is said to have a “dark side” and nasty outbursts with the women in his life.
But Ashley says that she is optimistic about her life “and I’m all about healthy relationships from here on out.”
She herself has a new boyfriend.
As far as things with Thomas and Kathryn are concerned, Ashley has a little shade to throw.
“I guess toxic attracts toxic,” she expresses. Oof.
She acknowledges that the two of them have “lot of baggage.”
In some cultures, said baggage is known as “children” and referred to by name. (Okay, we kid — their baggage goes way deeper than that)
“I think that they’re the only ones that are ever going to be able to see … I think that’s the best they’re ever going to get,” Ashley states.
“I hate to say that,” she quickly adds, “because I think everyone deserves happiness.”
It sounds like Ashley is saying that Kathryn and Thomas may be emotionally entangled in ways that are unhealthy for both of them.
“But you know,” Ashley remarks, “if that makes them happy, again, to each their own.”
She then affirms: “but that is not a way to live.”
Ashley is displaying a lot of personal growth for a woman who once made the entire Southern Charm star cast cringe on camera.
Honestly it’s weird that either Ashley or Kathryn ever dated Thomas.
One only has to scroll thorugh his Twitter feed to note that he’s not only unlikeable, but undeserving of love itself.
Doing so, you’ll eventually run across his tweet from earlier this week, in which he denies that he and Kathryn are dating gagian.
“No, we’re doing some things together because it makes the kids very happy to see us getting along,” Thomas tweeted on January 13.
“And in this matter,” he added with his usual pompous flair, “our interests are perfectly aligned.”
Meanwhile, Kathryn took a tongue-in-cheek approach to replying to fan speculation.
When one commenter remarked that clearly, Charleston has a shortage of worthy men, Kathryn wrote: “correct.”
We talk a lot about how vicious and cruel the British media has been to Meghan Markle. But tabloid racists are not her only adversaries.
Few have been more hurtful to the Duchess than her own family. Now, a lawsuit has revealed Meghan’s text exchanges with her awful dad.
Prince Harry, tired of the same smear machine that hounded his mother until her death, is taking the Mail on Sunday to court.
The whimsically named British rag obtained and publish a piece of private correspondence from Meghan to her father, Thomas Markle Sr.
Part of the evidence submitted in court is the texting history between Meghan and her dad.
No one is really surprised that The Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday‘s sister publication, opted to publish those texts for the whole world to see.
The texts follow the falling out between father and daughter. But they don’t start off hostile.
On May 10, just days before her wedding, Meghan texted her dad about the clothes that she had bought specifically for him to wear to the wedding.
“I look forward to trying on my shoes and see how we look thank you for getting it ready for me,” Meghan texted him.
She added: “It’s probably past your bedtime so have a good night. I love you Dad.”
But, as we all know, days later, Thomas Markle Sr. suffered a heart attack and was in the hospital.
This was shortly after he was exposed for having sold access to himself to paparazzi, letting himself be photographed at arranged places and times.
He later received a text which he interpreted as being from Prince Harry, which admonished him for coordinating with the press.
Thomas also informed them that he would not, in his current state of health, be able to fly out for the wedding.
“I’ve done nothing to hurt you, Meghan or anyone else,” Thomas wrote back. “I know nothing about 20 phone calls.”
Melodramatically, Meghan’s dad also texted: “I’m sorry my heart attack is … any inconvenience for you.”
Of course, we all feel tremendously sorry for him after his tragic health crisis and would not wish that on anyone.
But some would interpret his text message as passive aggressive or even manipulative.
In November of 2018, after months of granting interviews left and right and saying whatever he liked, Thomas texted Meghan again.
“I want to reach out to you or try to reach out to you one more time,” Thomas told his daughter after months of repeatedly betraying her trust.
“You apparently have just written me off,” he observed.
Thomas added: “And now it’s telling me I guess for the rest of my life?”
As one might imagine, Meghan did not take the bait.
Thomas had, by this point, divulged the contents of multiple conversations between him and Meghan and even between him and Harry.
Providing him with physical evidence that he might then auction off to various media outlets would have been throwing fuel onto the fire.
Unfortunately, it seems that Thomas is not done badmouthing his daughter, as he may act as a witness for the defense against her. Awful.
This week, instead of a physical brawl, the Housewives treated viewers to what amounts to a very special episode.
Jennifer Aydin and her daughter talked to her mom about Jennifer’s gay brother, helping the conservative Turkish grandmother open up.
On this week’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jennifer is surprised when her daughter, Gabrielle, overhears that her uncle Steven is gay.
They have a brief if largely superfluous heart-to-heart about it.
Let’s be real — Gabriella is an American teen who’s met Ariana Grande. Her reaction wasn’t bigoted, she just wished that she’d known sooner.
But they both knew one family member who did not feel as open and warm about Steven’s sexuality — Jennifer’s grandmother, Nana.
“Nana, at church, the priest was talking about how God says to love everyone, but someone said the priests don’t support gays,” Gabriella said.
Continuing to prod her maternal grandmother for a response, she added: “I was like, don’t the priests love my uncle? ‘Cause Dayi Steven is gay.”
Jennifer was visibly proud of her daughter in the moment but remained silent, wanting to hear what her mother would say.
Unfortunately, Nana simply said “no,” then claimed that she didn’t know that Steven was gay, and very transparently tried to change the subject.
“I knew my mother didn’t like talking about Steven’s sexuality,” Jennifer told the camera, “but hearing her lying to her own granddaughter?”
“That really bothers me ’cause I grew up with my mom lying to keep up a facade,” she explained
“”That was my normal, and that’s not what I want my kids’ normal to be…” Jennifer expressed. “I’m so proud of Gaby for bringing this up to my mom.”
“My mom has to stop dancing around the issue. You need to face this, privately, publicly,” she said. “She doesn’t get how important that is to Steven.”
Jennifer attempted to broaden her mother’s horizons by taking her to a drag brunch at Margaret Josephs’ house.
Drag performers are generally (but not always) men, but Nana did not realize that this was the case until Dolores Catania explained it to her.
“Well, I’m very proud of you that you’ve lived through your first drag party,” Jennifer praised. “I feel like you’ve come a long way.”
Nana was very emotionally honest as an older Turkish woman, replying: “Honestly, a lot of things I see now, it wasn’t normal before to me.”
“Well, I just want you to know that the way that I’m raising my kids is to always be accepting of people,” Jennifer emphasized.
“You know, Gaby was just a little confused as to why you said you didn’t know [that Steven is gay].” she prompted, but Nana did not respond.
“It’s okay! We all know he’s not in the closet,” Jennifer expressed. “I feel like you’re the only one that still tries to hide it.”
“I know it’s hard for you to talk about,” she acknowledged, “but I just don’t want you to feel like it’s something that you need to hide, ever.”
“I’m not ashamed of my child,” Nana finally said. “It’s not his fault. If you have a sick child, you gonna throw them out?”
“But this is not a sickness,” Jennifer quickly corrected her mother, who was growing increasingly uncomfortable.
“Why do we have to keep talking about it?” Nana asked, then began to cry. “When I was in Turkey, I never know anything like this.”
“I still have problem with it because I’m old fashioned, but it’s his life,” she expressed. “If he’s happy, God be with him.”
Jennifer told her mom that Steven would be “so much happier” if she could bring herself to “acknowledge him in public.”
At this, realizing the way that she was hurting her son, Nana cried and admitted: “I know.”
“Like, ‘You’re out and proud? Good for you! Good for you that you’re not living a lie,'” Jennifer suggested.
“”I know you can do it,” she affirmed to Nana. “You’re a strong woman.”
Honestly, Nana’s response to the drag queens wasn’t really any worse than Vicki Gunvalson’s, which says a lot about both of them.
For the record, Turkey has a decidedly above-average history when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.
Same-sex intercourse, legalized nationwide in the US just a couple of decades ago, was legalized in the Ottoman Empire in the mid-1800s.
It has been legal since Turkey’s inception as a nation. Legal rights aside, culturally, the nation’s views on the LGBTQ+ community trend conservative.
Only during the past several years, under Erdogan’s increasingly tyrranical government, have events like Istanbul Pride been banned or met with state-sanctioned violence.
Nana’s struggles in accepting who her son is may have to do more with age than nation of origin.
We’re all learning and growing as human beings, and Nana is no exception.
This was an almost uncharacteristically heartwarming storyline for RHONJ.
When the 90 Day Fiance fandom decides that they hate you, you’re usually a villain for life as far as they’re concerned.
This week, Tania Maduro revealed that she is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the response that she received was cruel.
“For those of you who assume to know all about me from just seeing me on a Sunday night TV show,” Tania begins, “here’s a quick fact.”
She then shares a screenshot of her DMs, where some vicious person was mocking her for supporting #MeToo.
Tania hit back at the troll, as fans can see, by revealing how very personal this topic is for her.
“Yeah, sorry,” Tania wrote sarcastically before getting serious: “I was molested by the age of 5.”
“Sorry that inconveniences you,” she sarcastically fired back at the mocking troll.
“I was molested multiple times before I was even 5 years old,” Tania wrote atop the screenshot.
“So yeah,” she acknowledged. “#MeToo.”
That is an important, painful reminder that #MeToo is not just about workplace harassment and sexual violence against adults.
“I also talked about that during filming,” Tania wrote in a separate Instagram Story.
She added: “Don’t think it’s ever made it to screen, though.
“Just like a lot of stuff hasn’t,” Tania observed.
That is an important reminder to viewers that what they see on screen is edited to entertain and follow storylines, not to depict the whole truth.
Tania felt that aspects of how she told fans that she was a CSA survivor were taken out of context.
She followed up with a tearful series of videos, which we have combined for you to view here.
“My Instagram Story was directly related to someone hitting up my DMs,” Tania begins.
She notes that the person DMed her, “trying to shame me for being part of #MeToo.”
“When I mentioned the show,” Tania clarifies, “I said it for all of the people who think they know all of me.”
“Because newsflash,” she continues, “you don’t know all of me.”
That is certainly the case. Reality shows are notoriously edited to show specific aspects of people’s personalities and lives.
Those who follow Larissa Lima and Evelin Villegas, certainly, see very different people than those who only saw them on 90 Day Fiance.
“I never once mentioned my behavior on the show,” Tania notes, “and/or Syngin.”
“I just said ‘you don’t know all of me,'” she emphasizes.
“And now people are using my story to try to tell me I’m using it to try to justify anything else that may be on the show,” Tania laments.
She affirms: “It’s completely false and wrong.”
“I can share my truth,” Tania correctly states. “It is my truth and my story to share.”
“And someone tried to shame me for being part of the #MeToo movement, not realizing that actually, I am,” she explains.
“I am,” Tania concludes. “#MeToo.”
That was heartwrenching to watch and heartwrenching to hear.
If you don’t like Tania’s behavior on the show or think that you’d make a better spouse for Syngin, that’s fine. Leave Tania’s traumatic past out of it.
Late last year, Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel resolved their custody case. The exes share two young children.
To everyone’s collective horror, the two were spotted together at a party recently. Are they really back together?
Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis was photographed alongside her baby daddy.
She and disgraced former reality star and failed politician Thomas Ravenel were attending a James Bond-motif party.
They looked awfully chummy for a pair of bitter exes who were so recently locking horns in family court.
It is only natural that Kathryn’s many fans and followers feared that she was making a catastrophic mistake.
“Be a positive role model for your daughter, at least,” writes one scolding fan on Kathryn’s Instagram, referring to young Kensie.
That same commenter adds: “This is disgusting.”
“No no no no no!!!” another commenter expresses. “Co-parenting, yes. Posing on social media as a couple, oh god no!”
That follower advised Kathryn to “binge watch past seasons if you need your memory refreshed.”
That last bit is actually very good advice for any reality star whose partner’s douchiness was readily apparent on screen.
“I’m convinced there’s a shortage of real men in your town,” suggests one of Kathryn’s fans in yet another comment.
As captured by the good folks over at The Ashley, Kathryn responded to that particular fan’s suggestion.
“Correct,” Kathryn writes. Oof.
That’s quite the damning indictment of Charleston’s male population.
We imagine that the viewers have come to that conclusion based upon watching Southern Charm.
Kathryn, meanwhile, has come to agree based upon her dating experiences.
Of course, that’s not to say that Kathryn hasn’t had negative experiences with women in her city, too. Remember her feud with Ashley Jacobs?
Kathryn stuck to her tongue-in-cheek responses when it came to questions about her romantic life.
But taking to Twitter, it was actually Thomas who cleared the air on whether or not they’re seeing each other again.
“No, we’re doing some things together because it makes the kids very happy to see us getting along,” Thomas explained.
He added: “And in this matter, our interests are perfectly aligned.”
Kathryn and Dennis’ young children are Kensie and Saint.
After Thomas Ravenel’s arrest for battery in a case in which he eventually pleaded guilty, Kathryn filed for full custody of her children.
Both she and Thomas accused each other of drug use.
Kathryn also, with witness corroboration, accused Thomas of vile mistreatment of her during their erstwhile relationship.
Normally people are happy to see two co-parents come together to support their children. And, to a certain extent, that is still the case here.
But Thomas isn’t just an accused rapist whose own alleged friends admit that he has a “dark side.” He’s also a colossal jerk.
Kathryn’s fans would hate to see her repeat past mistakes, namely entering a toxic relationship with a terrible man.
Unless she gets very lucky, she will always be linked to Thomas through their children. Let’s hope that they both stick to co-parenting, okay?