The Real Housewives of Atlanta is chugging along like the little engine that could as it’s 2nd episode aired on Mother’s Day 2023.
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This week’s episode is titled, ‘Sisters Before Misters’ as the drama continues with Sheree Whitfield’s “new boo” and her fellow “housewives.’
Things get awkward at Ross’ 40th birthday party when Kenya Moore has words with Shereé Whitfield’s new boo, Martell Holt, causing friction between the two long-time frenemies; Kandi Burruss discusses the “elephant” in the room; Drew Sidora returns from Chicago with a new passion project and a renewed spark in her marriage.
Recap + watch full episode below…
Kenya CALLS OUT Sheree’s “New Boo”…
Admit it… we’ve all questioned the authenticity of Sheree partnering with another reality star for her latest on screen relationship, especially in light of their connection to ousted RHOA producer Carlos King.
But despite alladat, it seems Kenya’s veracity towards the pair seems to be a bit performative.
Kenya accuses Martell of sliding in her DM’s and while there’s some truth to the story, it seems there wasn’t anything sexual going on in the private messages. In fact, it’s revealed that Holt actually hit up Kenya to THANK her for saying kind words during her appearance on Carlo King’s podcast.
[Sidebar: King sure is doing a whole lot of hocus pocus behind the scenes for someone who’s not even employed by Bravo anymore… but I digress.]
When caught in her tall tale, Kenya gets defensive and refers to Martell as being “aggressive” despite him merely throwing shade back at her. On a related note, it seems that Moore is the aggressive one, as she is seen being held back by several ladies as she yells across to room calling Martell a “piece of sh*t” who is a serial cheater.
Why is DonJuan interjecting??
As Kenya and Sheree go at it, so does Kandi and Sheree’s friend Courtney. Courtney asked Kandi a question last week that apparently got Burruss heated enough to threaten violence in the middle of Ross’ birthday bash.
Head butting is NEVER ok… boys and girls. Use your words and/or walk away.
For some reason, Kandi still can’t get past the fact that someone actually had the audacity to question her intentions, and she apparently feels she was ambushed in the situation. Sanya soon admits that she invited Courtney after meeting her with Marlo and Sheree, to which Kandi’s assistant DonJuan steps in to stir the pot, stating that Courtney should be in the factory helping Sheree get her clothing line out.
Why is he interjecting?!? I mean… DonJuan’s man was there at the party with him, so he should have been somewhere minding his own business.
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But I digress.
Here we have YET ANOTHER instance of Kandi’s neck rolling assistant getting involved in women’s business but I guess we’re all accustomed to it by now. *sigh*
Meanwhile, Marlo gets an honorable mention for enjoying the festivities as all of the chaos was going on around her. She even states in her confessional that her life coaching is working.
Sanya is the new “Cynthia”…
Welp… it seems we have a brand new flip flopper ladies and gentlemen. Sanya Richards-Ross seems to be hopping from one “alliance” to another trying to fit in, but it’s not working.
Nene already warned y’all that Kandi needs an “alliance” to get through the season. While normally it’s her own Kandi Koated Klique, Burruss has gotten accustomed to gathering “housewives” to act on her behalf.
This season, it’s clear that lines have already been drawn in the sand as Kandi attempts to enlist Sanya as well but she’s not committed.
Sanya seems to want to be “liked” by everyone. So far, she’s cool with Sheree and Marlo and we know that Kandi is NOT. That doesn’t sit well with Burruss, who demands that Sanya speak out to defend her in her absence.
When the pair meet for lunch, Sanya brings another bone and tells Kandi that Courtney said that Kandi’s IG post blew up an exclusive spot… claiming that it was Burruss’ post that brought a “ghetto” crowd to the venue.
Kandi doesn’t care about that… she only wants to know what Sanya said to defend her.
The answer… absolutely nothing. I mean… is it really Sanya’s job to protect Kandi? We all know these women talk about each other when they get together, so it’s a bit unfair to expect someone to speak up for you.
Hell… when has Kandi ever spoken up about anyone?
Who knew Drew could sing?
Drew returns this week after being absent on the premiere episode and Ralph fills her in on the shenanigans that went on at Ross’ party. Drew was apparently tending to her ailing father while Ralph was out partying and I don’t understand what husband wouldn’t want to be by his wife’s side in a situation like that.
We all know how this turns out… but at this stage in the programming Drew and Ralph were somewhat getting along. Ralph even wrote a song for Drew and was helping her develop her EP, that she hoped to release independently.
When Drew Sidora stole Melody’s man on ‘The Game’, she was playing a pop star, but I had no idea she could actually sing.
We soon discover that Drew has a beautiful voice and it’s also revealed that she and Ralph actually met through their mutual love of music.
Blah, Blah Blah… but yeah, Drew has a song that she’s releasing that Ralph wrote and she said it was “inspired” by the ups and downs in their marriage.
Good luck with that.
The invisible “ELEPHANT” gets addressed…
Kandi and Todd meet at Blaze steak & seafood restaurant where they are taste testing new menu items.
Kandi’s cousin Melvin makes an appearance with his arm in a sling and producers break the 4th wall to ask the couple if they want to address “the elephant in the room”?
Todd states that it’s a legal issue and they all pretty much ignore the request. Apparently that wasn’t enough for Bravo, as all of the ladies are asked about the “elephant” in separate confessionals.
Each one shows support for Kandi except for Sheree… who states that Kandi’s restaurant is likely to dish out either biscuits or bullets.
Kandi is forced to addresses the “elephant” in a confessional, as she states that Melvin was shot by someone who worked for them who came to work intoxicated and late.
Kandi’s cousin was shot at Blaze in 2022, but that wasn’t the first time a shooting had occurred at one of HER restaurants. There was another shooting at Kandi’s East Point OLG Restaurant on Valentines Day 2020 where At least 3 people were shot (click HERE if you missed that).
Kandi claims in her confessional that restaurant shootings happen “a lot” in Atlanta… a statement that I would have to disagree with.
For the record, restaurants are certainly not getting shot up in Atlanta! In fact, statistics show that crime in Atlanta has drastically DECREASED. But I digress.
Kenya’s Trauma Surfaces…
Kenya meets Sheree at her drop shipping warehouse, where SheByShein is produced and the pair speaks on the incident with Martell.
Sheree doesn’t like the fact that Kenya referred to Martell as “aggressive” and attempts to school Kenya on he negative impact of referring to black men with those trigger words.
Kenya admits that she doesn’t know Martell, but from what she’s seen on his show, she doesn’t care to. Whatever the case, Kenya reveals that she’s ready to date despite being critical of Sheree’s dating choices.
Moore seems giddy as she speaks about her new love interest, but can we address Kenya’s ELEPHANT?? Where is the divorce boo?
Kenya has been VERY vocal about previous cast mate’s (ie Porsha, Nene) dating married men and/or dating while married… but isn’t that what she’s doing now?
Who’s gonna check her boo?
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