The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns to Bravo on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Can you believe we are embarking on Season 8? Read on as I spill the tea on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and all the on-screen and off-screen antics that will unfold.
Let’s start with the veteran cast members that will be returning for the new season…
A few months ago, the Grammy award winning songwriter shared via social media (yes, I follow her on Facebook) that she and her husband Todd Tucker (Executive Producer of TV One‘s Hollywood Divas) are expecting their first child together. We all witnessed their quest to conceive last season. Now, can they balance their busy lives and a new addition to the family? How will Kandi and Todd’s teenage daughters from previous relationships cope with the newest Burruss-Tucker?
This dynamo Jill-of-All-Trades is still trying to adjust to life as a single working mother. With her husband Apollo Nida in prison, Phaedra is putting on a brave face while she files for divorce. Her once close relationship with Kandi is still strained. Will this Southern Belle find love again? Is she going to buy a funeral home now that she is a licensed mortician?
The former Miss
America USA is still on the hunt for a man. SMH. This season, Kenya will also be dealing with some Daddy issues and building her dream home, Moore Manor. Her Twitter beef has already started with housewives NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield. And the damn show hasn’t even aired yet! Wow.
The internet was alive this Summer with salacious stories about supermodel Cynthia. From her kicking brawl with Porsha Williams during filming to husband Peter Thomas‘ videotaped indiscretion with an unknown female. Cynthia’s drama-filled life will play out this season for us all to see and comment on.
The Dish Nation co-host is back front and center in the opening credits and promotional photos. Did Porsha really get into a heated fight with Cynthia? She has really been standing her ground since her divorce from former NFL player Kordell Stewart. We will get to see a bird’s eye view of her now-defunct juicy romance with another NFL player–Duke Williams.
Now for the non-returning cast members…
It appears that Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney will not be on the show this season. And believe it or not, the longest running original cast member NeNe Leakes elected NOT to go back to RHOA. BUT….the latest word is NeNe will be making a SURPRISE cameo appearance during a vacation trip that the housewives take to Jamaica. SURPRISE=the other ladies had no idea she was coming.
NeNe will also be busy with a scheduled appearance as a panelist on ABC‘s upcoming revival of the classic game show To Tell the Truth along with the legendary Betty White. She’s also going back to Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of “Chicago” portraying Matron “Mama” Morton later this month. And if that isn’t enough, she is also making appearances on E!‘s Fashion Police.
And of course there are NEW housewives…
We will be introduced to former Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Shamea Morton. She is a friend of Porsha.
And I am so excited to see the addition of TV star Kim Fields of Facts of Life and Living Single fame. It appears that she will bond with Phaedra and bring some much needed sanity to this crew.
But look out because here comes Sheree Whitfield! That’s right after a four year absence, this original cast member is coming back for recurring appearances.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays on Bravo at 8/7c.
Will you be watching #RHOA this season?
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