Atlanta Exes aired the 3rd episode of it’s premiere season last night (August 25, 2014).
Last week, we were introduced to the ladies and, as expected, conflict arose when a few bumped heads.
The rift between Tameka Raymond and Torrei Hart continues this week and what started as an argument in Tameka’s ‘T-Market’ event ends in a huge blow out between the two when Christina Johnson attempts to bring the ladies together to ‘make peace’.
Ok first… let me say that I really hope this ‘drama’ factor ends soon. It seems that Tameka and Torrei are both battling for position and being that Torrei moved to Atlanta to be an ‘Atlanta Ex,’ I’m not too sure she’s gonna win the battle.
So here are the 5 things revealed during episode #3 of Atlanta Exes…
It’s official. Christina Johnson has become the peacemaker in the group. She has a calming influence that seems to diffuse most of the the situations that have arisen so far.
We’ve seen Christina interact with her ex-husband, Ceelo Green, and the two seem to get along well, despite the fact that Ceelo has moved on to another relationship and doesn’t seem to want Johnson to do the same.
During Tameka and Torrei’s ‘T-Market’ drama, it was Christina who told Torrei and Traci Steele that it was the wrong place & time to confront Tameka on her attitude. Christina was also the one who calmed Tameka after the two left the store.
From what I’ve seen so far, Johnson has successfully interacted with all of the ladies and seems to be the one who will ‘ground’ the group.
Sheree Buchanan started off the season as the ‘foundation’ of the group, but it’s looking like she may now be taking a backseat to Christina.
After Tameka called Sheree out about partying with her 20-something year old daughter and purchasing her 11-year old’s clothes from adult store, she now feels ‘some kinda way’ about her former friend and seems to be talking to everyone about it but Tameka.
[Sidebar: Remember Tameka’s ‘Lost One’s’ Foundation for girls? Maybe her attitude about Sheree’s daughters stems from the fact that she once was an advocate for teen girls. Hell… I dunno.]
Sheree has griped to Torrei about Tameka and I think that may have a lot to do with Torrei’s initial ‘turn up’. During the 2nd episode (I think) Sheree even said something to Torrei about how the media bashed Tameka’s parenting, so how could Tameka possible tell her what to do.
Tameka clowning her ‘white bra’ last week was the final straw for Sheree and she decides not to attend the T-Market to avoid conflict.
That doesn’t stop her from having a talk with yet another friend about Tameka, who tells her that Tameka feels she may have once had a relationship with her ex-husband Usher… (uh-oh! we all know how Tameka is about Usher’s cheating ways… but I digress.)
Whatever the case, I think that Sheree should face whatever conflict she has with Tameka head-on, instead of bitching about it and expecting others (i.e. Torrei) to handle her issues.
Monyetta Shaw is fresh off of a break up from her superstar ex and it seems she’s just trying to find her way.
Last week, we saw that she still shares a home with him (when he’s in town) and they are still able to co-parent their two young children together.
Monyetta has a work out session with Christina (the peacemaker) and reveals that it’s difficult to move on from the situation. The two share a tearful moment when Mo reveals that she can’t have more kids and that the decision was made when she thought her relationship would last forever.
Monyetta seems a bit soft-spoken on the show, but I’m sure she’s got a lot to reveal. She seems to have a good relationship with her ex and her ex’s family and that’s always good to see.
In my interview with Shaw during the Atlanta Exes premiere party, she revealed that we may even see Ne-Yo this season, so let’s not count her storyline out yet.
Torrei and Tameka have been bumping heads almost since day one. It’s clear that Tameka’s personality has to grow on you (or not), and she certainly hasn’t been too accommodating to her new ‘friends’.
Sheree pointed out during the first two episodes that it seems as though Tameka was hurt and lashing out at everyone, but I personally believe that’s just her catty personality.
One thing I know for sure is that out of all of the ladies, Tameka was the one who got just as much attention as her famous husband did… and it was ‘all bad’ at the time.
Think of it this way, when she married Usher, all of his teenybopper fans became her enemies. They taunted her online and offline before, during and after the divorce. She’s been battling the blawgs, the media and the fans for years now and I don’t think any of the other women have had to deal with it in the same capacity.
There was the marriage… the divorce… the custody battle… then there was the loss of her son. It all played out right in front of our eyes and Usher’s fans were vicious and yet she still held her own.
I’m not saying her attitude is right… I’m just saying, I understand.
Torrei recruited Traci Steele to ‘turn up’ during Tameka’s T-Market that was held in honor of her son Kile. As they were leaving, Torrei had a conversation with Traci telling her how she’d ‘heard’ all about Tameka and her attitude and that it was ‘KARMA’ that Tameka lost her son.
Wait… what??? Who says that??
We all know Tameka isn’t easy to deal with… but no one deserves to lose a child. That wasn’t cool.
Torrei had been on a mission to confront Tameka and the T-Market wasn’t the place to do it. All of the ladies agreed and it was Christina (peacemaker) who decided to gather everyone together to discuss the situation that occurred.
Things went from bad to worse when Torrei says she thought there were rats in the building [Sidebar: The T-Market was at Horizon Home… its in the warehouse district and sells high quality furniture. I furnished just about my entire house from there and I’ve never seen a rat… but I digress (again)].
Tameka snaps back and says Torrei would know what they (rats) look like and Torrei calls Tameka out about her past. Ok… all is fair in a reality tv battle, right?
Wrong… Torrei says something about Tameka losing custody of her kids and Tameka loses it! I think if the tables were turned, Torrei would have lost it too.
All of the ladies are in awe of the verbal battle and no one tried to stop it. But when Torrei mentions Tameka’s kids, even Monyetta (the quiet one) called foul, stating ‘Kids are off limits!’
Security was on hand to prevent Tameka from flying across the table but the damage was already done.
Next week… Christina Johnson (peacemaker) invites a mediator to handle the situation and we see how the words ‘Kill Yourself’ should never be said to anyone… ever in life.