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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (’Hold On To Your Weaves’): season 5, episode 7: Kenya gaga over Apollo

Kenya Moore in Anguilla

Kenya Moore in Anguilla

The ladies travel to Anguilla for a couples week with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cameras in tow. Will the fur fly?

With unhinged Marlo Hampton off the reservation (remember her from South Africa?), we now have Kenya Moore to amptly fill her wack shoes. Kenya is both simultaneously trying to get her boyfriend to marry her while flirting madly with other men right in front of him.

This is either a woman who is a little psycho or clearly playing to the cameras – or both.

Last week’s episode, Kenya was making uncomfortably blatant goo goo eyes and comments to Apollo, Phaedra Parks’ hubby. Again, she did it in front of both Walter and Phaedra.

[Walter told Frank Ski Monday morning the whole boyfriend/girlfriend deal was an act, which may be why he seemed so nonchalant about Kenya's rather obnoxious actions.]

Now that she’s on this trip, she decides to playfully throw Apollo into the pool. He then lifts her up and throws her back in as he later says is playful “retaliation.” Oddly, we don’t hear Phaedra talking to Apollo later about the situation. Most spouses would not be pleased with his behavior. Did she do it outside camera view because she respects Apollo too much? Or does she keep her understandably jealous nature to herself?

“Very poor taste,” Phaedra said at the time while it was happening, seething. But she didn’t turn it into a public conflagration like many of the other women would have. She let Kenya get away with it.

At worst, she says to the cameras, “It’s inappropriate to touch anybody’s man, much less their husband. She just pushed it to the limit.”

Kenya seems to know what she’s doing and tells the Bravo cameras, disingenuously: “I don’t think I was flirting with Apollo. I hope I wasn’t.” Then she throws on her fake pageant smile: “There’s no shame in my game.” (What game is that? The Kenya-really-needs-her-head-checked sweepstakes?)

The next day, Phaedra responds by wearing a ridiculously revealing outfit to show off her booty. During most of the day, they split off as individual couples. Cynthia Bailey and hubby Peter appear to be in good spirits, their marriage in much better shape than a year ago. Ditto with NeNe Leakes and Gregg, divorced but now reconciling. Kandi Burruss and her boyfriend Todd are also getting along famously.

Kenya, in the meantime, is practically begging Walter to propose to her. You can see the desperation oozing off her skin. “I feel pressure because it’s time,” Kenya says to Walter. “Do you know how old I am?” [She's 41. Tick. Tock.] He doesn’t seem fazed. He says she has to wait three days for… something. Does that mean a potential proposal? Perhaps. He sure seems confident about things. He doesn’t even react when Kenya later blatantly flirts with another man not named Apollo at a party later in the day. (”I want to see Walter get a little jealous,” she says to the cameras, as a strategy.)

Kenya then approaches Apollo and Phaedra and asks Phaedra a theoretical: if she were to give Apollo as a birthday gift two of her “friends,” who would they be.  This calculated questions just screams inappropriate. What is she trying to prove? Phaedra refuses to answer, her face contorted in a way as if she had just eaten really bad eggs. Or is smelling one right in front of her.

Over three seasons, Phaedra has tried so hard to act debonair and not get enmeshed in the highest-pitched dramas.

Phaedra may finally lose that veneer of cool in next week’s episode, based on the trailer. Will she finally throw down and let Kenya have it to her face?

“Don’t put your paws on Apollo,” she says to the cameras. “I’m going to have an issue with that. I ain’t into that. You go on with that bull****before I get p***ed off honey.”

Other storylines:

We see Kim Zolciak one final glorious time. We see her leaving the restaurant again after she said she wasn’t going on the trip and the women got fed up with her attitude and avoidance of her reality show duties. Her husband Kroy is conveniently waiting to pick her up. (Huh?) He acts all huffy and puffy toward the camera crew and they drive off.

They show highlights arguments Kim had with the various women over the years. “Nobody is here is my friend,” she concludes. “”I’ve just had it. These bitches are not my friends. One day they’re one way. One day they’re another… I have my best friend at home. That’s all I need.”

Yes, indeed. And Bravo is taping the spinoff as we speak.. Bravo, indeed.


“Kim: Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya – right up your a**. Bye!”NeNe, gleeful

“Kim’s world is all about herself, her man and her kids,” – Kandi, happily fed up

“Any enemy of Kenya is a friend of mine.” - Cynthia, befriending Porsha.

“Oh hell no… I need a bigger room!”Kenya, who gets a “junior suite” without a tub or toilet without a door

“I don’t have no time for bacterial vaginosis” - Phaedra, worried about hot tubs

“She may be a Southern princess but if you mess with her man, she might tase you” - Kandi, on Phaedra, after Kenya blatantly flirted with Apollo

“No question your butt is bigger than mine,” - Kandi on Phaedra’s butt, which she shows off on the trip

“Where are the damn cars around here?” - Nene, not happy about all the boats

We should stay here and elope,” – Kenya, asking Walter – again

“Hopefully in the future, he’ll lock me down,- Kandi on her boyfriend Todd

“They ain’t teaching me nothing new. I’ve been working the pole for years… I was the queen of the club. Only reason they didn’t crown me with a crown. They crowned me with dollars.” – NeNe dancing in Anguilla, reminding the world of her stripper days


Last week’s highly promoted departure of Kim boosted ratings, from 2.25 million a week earlier to 3 million viewers, second best of the season.

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29 comments Add your comment

Carnac the Magnificent...

December 10th, 2012
8:31 am

Answer – Rodney and the RHOA’s

Question – Name 7 Ho’s that love this show


December 10th, 2012
9:24 am

It was sad to see how Kroy, who I used to think so highly off, has come down to the level of Kim Z. Has he forgotten that his wife signed a contract that requires she be filmed at all times? The Biermans wanted the money but didn’t want to put the time that filming requires, oh well, good ridance.
This episode was really good and Nene’s comments were killing me, I love the fact that none of these ladies take theirselves too seriously and that is why this is my favorite franchise.
Can’t wait for next episode when Nene puts Kenya in her place, BLOOP.


December 10th, 2012
9:26 am

Although it is suppose to be “fake”, or so everyone is trying to convince us, Kenya is by no means ready for a “marriage”. She is not reading the Word that speaks of the fact that women don’t search for ‘the man’. If she is patient, He will send her to the right one. All this begging nd pleading is unnecessary. She is suppose to be representing Finer Womanhood, the best in the USA. I really applaud Walter for trying to get her to understand there is no reason to “rush” into marriage just because everyone else is. Give the Friendship time to grow. Marriage goes well beyond the beauty of the wedding. Don’t plan for a wedding and not the Marriage. You may regret it later!

Andy Gump

December 10th, 2012
9:30 am

WOW!!! What an episode! I was really feeling Kenya before the show but she’s really acting desperate and it looks really bad…based on the trailer for next week looks like Walter will finally give in & ask her to marry. Phaedra has a nice butt-OMG!! Nene did her best to hold off on dancing like she knows how (on that pole!!) while Gregg looks like a typical old man-get rid of him. Dense Porsha said or did anything worth repeating while Kandi needs to do something w/ the Jheri curl…Cynthia needs to sit down somewhere w/ her old, crusty looking self. Did you see her on Andy’s show looking like a cross b/w Dennis Rodman & Grace Jones??!! Hideous! Kenya is still my girl-crazy or not baby girl is STILL fine as all get out!!!

Brenda smith

December 10th, 2012
9:47 am

Kenya Moore in one word = Classles !


December 10th, 2012
9:56 am

Kenya comes off like a real “desperado”. I guess being manless and old makes you desparate!


December 10th, 2012
10:01 am

The hair, relationships, (supposed) “wealth”, “acting”..all fake..

Quite frankly I cant comprehend why people watch this foolishness of a show..

real life

December 10th, 2012
10:06 am

Who has time to watch these non producing consumption monsters live it big with the top 2% while the rest of us can’t get a living wage. Most of the country is struggling and to glorify theses money hungry ho bags is a disgrace. Shame on you for watching these self serving air bags.


December 10th, 2012
10:27 am

For those asking why watch…because it’s hilarious why else??? I am sorry but Nene talking about Kim, Khandi’s taser remark, Kendra’s desperation was funny. It’s not like anyone is writing a decent comedy to watch real actors do or say something funny these days.


December 10th, 2012
11:10 am

Kenya…speechless! She is definitely playing it up for the cameras.

Since when did 40 become old? If 40 is OLD, what is 60? There’s nothing old and crusty about Cynthia or Kenya. They’re not in their 20’s, but I wouldn’t define them as old. I’m 35, and I don’t think in 5 years I’ll be old. You sound like a bunch of teenagers! And Andy, Kandi doesn’t have a Jheri curl, she has a culy weave. It’s like many people’s natural hair.

Glad Kim is gone. She has lost all of her senses. I didn’t watch her last show and won’t watch the next one. She is boring to me. If I were Phaedra, I would’ve spoken up to Apollo. It was inappropriate to pick Kenya up. They were obviously flirting with each other. Also, Kenya needs to know to stay in her lane. But Apollo can’t participate. Nene and Greg are interesting. I wish them luck the second time around. Soemtimes it’s hard to leave what’s comfortable.


December 10th, 2012
11:15 am

I thought the show was very entertaining,GLAD SOOOO GLAD to see Kim go and BRAVO I will not be watching the spin off it should be a send off ! I love NeNe, she just have to watch what she do and how she do it. she has way to much going else where to mess it up with drama. but I totally want to see her here on this show as well as Phaedra and Cynthia thats my trio and they make the show for me so as long as they are their I will be watching. The rest of them not so much.


December 10th, 2012
11:29 am

This is what made me mad Kenya tried it she need to be put in her place with all that touching Phaerda is going to have to come all the way to kenya level that question was so over the top until im sure any man will only play her for the old hackler she is a true foot dragon she need to be in a porn movie not on tv.


December 10th, 2012
11:58 am

The comment NeNe made about Kim was too funny. WOW, Apollo touched/squeezed the h*ll out of Kenya butt while throwing her in the pool. That was crazy! My girl Phaedra wore that swimsuit and it was tasteful in the way she wore it. HIGH FIVE!!!!

Andy Gump

December 10th, 2012
12:27 pm

Hey ATLPeach-I don’t give a damn what u call that hair that Kandi wore-alls I know is that it’s ugly & she needs to get rid of it PRONTO!! Yea Apollo WAS squezzin the heck outta Kenya’s butt-DO YOU BLAME HIM!?!?! She may be crazy but baby girl is FIIIINNNE!!!!!


December 10th, 2012
1:08 pm

Whats tasteful about showing your big fat donkiey bootie all over town and on TV in a crocheted dress and thong..boobs and azz all hanging out. Phaedra looked like a hooker ready to turn tricks in that outfit..True Southern Bell my butt. She’s nothing but a two bit ghetto ho.

Kenya is obiviously troubled… Walter asking if she took her medicine…

NeNe’s weave get blonder and blonder…Imitation is the best form of flattery and NeNe is dressing and looking more and more like a black version of Kim. Its so clear that she hates kim because she wants to be Kim. She and Greg are GROSS!

Khandi, Cynthia and Porcha are the fluffers…


December 10th, 2012
2:24 pm

If you are remotely have a chance of popping the question you don’t try to make him jealous by bumping and grinding on another man, especially another married man. The first thing would come to my mind is that this chick is very disrespectful, be a lady, a man wants to know that the women he choose to be his wife she must present herself as such. Kenya is bipolar, I don’t expect anything more of her, she doesn’t need any kids at all.

Hey little walter...

December 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

apoll-hoe was dead wrong for picking kenya up his little narrow tail knows better


December 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

Blahblahblah – you are so right! I was shocked to see Phaedra looking so trappy.

Hey little walter...

December 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

Phadra did not look like a preacher’s daughter or a southern belle with that g-string getting suffocated. We all know that string smelled like molded cheese and cornbread boo boo when she took it off

JC comments

December 10th, 2012
3:41 pm

Glad to see Peter/Cynthia relaxed and enjoying each other.

Phaedra – a woman of elegance and grace. Not! That outfit was lewd.

Kenya is entertaining. She will say and do anything.

NeNe is funny. She has the best one liners.


December 10th, 2012
6:54 pm

I think Phaedra has every reason to be upset and jealous that Kenya is flirting with her husband. Kenya is out of line, with a lot of things, and she’s asking for a fight. Even though Phaedra doesn’t usually get involved in these highly dramatic brawls, I think we may see her loose her cool this season. If Walter is smart, he won’t marry Kenya and he’ll run away fast. This episode gave me and my DISH coworker plenty to talk about today at work, so I’m glad I watched. I’ve been recording this whole season on my DISH Hopper, along with some of my other favorite shows. I’ve stored the entire season on this DVR and still have space because it has 2TB of space on the hard drive. I can’t wait to see what happens with Phaedra, Kenya and Walter.


December 10th, 2012
8:00 pm

Ask Phaedra vaginal-bacteriaitis (or whatever she made up) how much bacteria her stank donkey booty left every where her fat butt sat in that stripper get up….that was just nasty. What self-respecting attorney, wife, mother would do that? None…


December 11th, 2012
12:41 am

Glad to see that the entire cast, – Kenya are actually from the South.


December 11th, 2012
6:30 am

Kim and Kroy….white trash. He must have taken too many hits to his head (the one under the helmet) to impregnate that ho-bag not once but twice!!!


December 12th, 2012
11:28 am

Where Kenya is concerned, I always thought she was a pretty lady until she opened her mouth! She didn’t do herself any favors at all! Who considers themselves to be upper when you talk about people so loudly, it was rude and tasteless, so good look begging someone to marry you (not a good look, but understandingly appropriate for her)! Kim is boring and has been for sometime, wish her much luck but reality isn’t for her. But baby making seems to be…Nene hilarious, Cynthia more class then most give credit for, Phaedra tries to stay out of it but is as phony as others, Kandi down to earth and not really sure why she is on this show, Porsha Bless her heart! I had to stop watching this show but will be watching to see Kenya get treated!!

Debra Moore

December 13th, 2012
10:39 am

funny comments….good riddance trash bags Kim and Baby Kroy….how tall is Kandi’s man..she likes em little..and the best for last….Miss Southern Belle, that stank outfit was disgusting! ..she had the nerve to call a Dr regarding a hot tub,..the real infection starts in that stripper thong…who does she represent? Ms Parks is getting desperate for attention, because if Apollo was that into her he would not have picked up Miss America…USA, and squeezed that bootey…which by the way looks way better…keep the hits coming girls..and for all you hater who knock the viewers and the show….change the channel…Loving My Girls Nene, Cynthia, and Porsha!!!!! …the Talls win again!!!

Carrie Nation

December 13th, 2012
11:16 am

As much as I hate to say it, this season has been largely BORING without Ms. Whitfield. Who would have thought that a woman who could barely string a sentence together would have her presence missed so much. Nene is playing to the cameras this season even more than in the past; the whole mess around Kenya’s staged relationship is disappointing; Kim moving – BORING; Kandi talking about her cooter – been there done that; and Dumb as a box of rocks Porsha – HATED IT!…all examples of why this season sucks. I love Phaedra and Apollo, as well as Cynthia and Peter; wish they would allow Peter to bring the “Island Flavor” a bit more.


December 15th, 2012
4:20 am

No one can ever make me believe these shows aren’t scripted. I swear these shows make the rich and the wealthy look so ignorant and stupid. I don’t care what race they are, bottom line, they’re low budget disrespectful to themselves and others. And no, every body’s not jealous of you because you get called out for what ever reason. I don’t get it. I’ve watched these shows off and on since they started. I really don’t understand why every body’s mad at Kim. I’ve never cared for her myself. However, I understand her wanting to be with her family. Yes everything happened kind of fast but at end of the day, she has a full life, a growing family and a husband who loves Kim for who she is. And that little audio medley of a lot of the situations that have gone down with each one of them, I don’t blame her. If Kim is happy leave her alone. And NeNe’s just mad because she didn’t get to rub her success and stardom in Kim’s face. And for once I didn’t see her as being rude for not staying because she did come. It was NeNe that was late, then had the nerve to get mad because Kim left. I say good for you Kim. That song NeNe was singing while they were eating was just another sign that she still hasn’t grown up. Wasn’t it a song that NeNe sang bashing Kim that drove a wedge between the two of them seasons ago?

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