I’ve mentioned in the past that there are three ladies vying for Kenya’s snatched peach, well apparently they all convened under one roof as OG ‘Housewife’ Nene Leakes played host for her fellow peach holders (Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille), friends (Marlo Hampton) and potential newbies (Shamari Devoe, Tonya Sam and Gail Yovanna Logan) along with their dates.
More photos + meet the couples below…
Host, Nene Leakes and husband Gregg arrive for the festivities.
Michael Sterling and Eva Marcille arrive
It was a night filled with food, wine and friends as the ladies all gathered together for a ‘get to know you’ meal with all of the potential “newbies”. The event was held at Chateau Elan and of course it was filmed for the upcoming season.
Seated right to left: Ronnie & Shamari Devoe, Tonya Sam & Paul Judge, Marlo Hampton & date, Eva Marcille & Michael Sterling, Gail Yovanna Logan & Rick Momplaisir, Porsha Williams & Dennis McKinnley, Gregg & Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey & Marcus Jackson and Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker.
Noticeably absent: Ex peach holders Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield.
Tonya Sam & husband Paul Judge films a scene with Cynthia Bailey and friend Marcus Jackson.
Cynthia’s date for the evening was long time friend and public relations consultant, Marcus Jackson. Jackson has handled Cynthia’s bookings over the years and while many online blawgs have speculated about the status of their relationship, I can confirm that Cynthia and Marcus are merely good friends and certainly not a ‘couple’.
But I digress.
Cynthia shares a moment with Kandi & Todd
Former ‘friend’ Eva Marcille has secured at least one of the ‘lost’ peaches for season 11 but there’s still one up for grabs. So who exactly are these potential ‘newbies’ you ask? Well all me to introduce you…
Shamari Fears Devoe
Shamari Fears DeVoe is a new mom to twins and her husband is non other than Ronnie Devoe of the iconic group, New Edition. Shamari is also the lead singer from the multi-platinum R&B group, Blaque who performed a few weeks ago during an #RHOA taping at ATL Live on the Park.
I feel that Shamari is certainly a strong viable contender for a peach this season but she has some stiff competition.
Tonya Sam is a successful business woman and fashionista married to Dr. Paul Judge. Sam is a director at Tech Square Labs in Atlanta and her husband has been referred to as a prominent investor and serial entrepreneur.
Sam was spotted with the ladies prior to the season 11 cameras rolling as she attended the Anita Baker concert alongside Nene, Marlo, Cynthia & Derek J.
On thing that stands out about Tanya Sam is her fashion sense as many have already chosen her as a front runner due to her luxury lifestyle posts.
Gail Yovanna Logan Momplaisir
Gail Yovanna Logan Momplaisir is a mom of two who has a reality show past. I don’t know much about her besides the fact that she attended Clark Atlanta University.
Gail and her husband Rick have been featured on several reality shows including TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress & WeTV’s Bridezillas.
Her twitter bio also names a few others as she states: “You’ve seen me on MTV, BET, TLC, Vh1 & Most recent appearance Bridezillas on We tv.”
Bravo mostly frowns on bringing in ‘housewives’ with a lengthy reality show past and while I wouldn’t count her out, I think that Gail is the underdog amongst the three ladies.
So there you have it. Those of you who have been calling for ‘new blood’ now have something to look forward to. Meanwhile, Kenya Moore and ‘Team Twirl’ are still fuming over that lost peach…