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Nine revelations from the final season 8 ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion show

NeNe Leakes arrives! Boop! CREDIT: Bravo

NeNe Leakes arrives! Boop! CREDIT: Bravo

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Sunday, April 3, 2016

Andy Cohen and Bravo saved some of the juiciest revelations for the third and final “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion shows this season.

Here are nine of them:

1- Porsha Williams is taking anger management classes. After three violent incidents , she realized she has problems and is working on them. Some of the other women now feel uncomfortable confronting her. The third incident was with one of her work colleagues during the holiday party. Bravo chose not to air it until now. Porsha, as Kenya Moore points out, is still having trouble taking full responsibility for her actions.

2- NeNe is happy to be back. She admitted she was sick of the show after season seven and walked away. But she couldn’t stay away forever. She returned for a few episodes and was on her best behavior. Does this pave the way for her full-time return season 9? Quite possibly. She said she always felt pride being the “mom” of the show, the one who helped put much of the cast together.

3- Sheree angling for full-time spot and Bob is back! The fact Andy likes her and let her sit with the full-time cast for much of the the reunion says a lot. She was a “recurring” character this past season after three years absent. But she got plenty of airtime and it looks like Bravo is willing to let her back in for season 9 for a full-time slot.

4- Kandi and Phaedra friendship frayed. The reunion re-opened wounds between the two women, especially over the Feds grabbing Apollo’s stuff at Kandi’s home. Kandi and Todd thought Phaedra had called the Feds. She denied it. Todd, Kandi’s husband, then got huffy about how Phaedra only paid him in full for that video right before the reunion.

5- Kim Fields clearly not a fan of being on the show. She has already said on Rickey Smiley‘s show that she is “done” with “Real Housewives.” And the best adjective she could conjure up about the show and its characters was “interesting.” But she admitted she needed to have more “me” time after focusing so much on being a wife, a mom and a businesswoman.

6- Chris Morgan (Kim’s hubby) denies being gay and Kenya has a hard time “apologizing.” He insisted he is not gay – not that there’s anything wrong with that. But he took umbrage with Kenya putting it out there. And Kenya struggled mightily to say she was sincerely sorry, using weak lines like “I’m sorry you were offended” line.

7- Andy Cohen not pleased with “gay bashing.” He expressed unusual annoyance with the Atlanta housewives who seemed to take pleasure mocking men if they “seem” gay. (Remember Kordell Stewart, Porsha’s ex?) He called them on it and many of the guilty woman gave sincere apologies.

8. Kenya in a good place with Matt. They are in loooove. She does seem happier.

9. Housebound? Both Sheree and Kenya claim their homes are ready to move in. We’ll believe it when we we see it.

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