This season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is only a few weeks in, but so far it’s been a rough one for Cynthia Bailey. Cynthia’s martial issues have been playing out on camera for all to see, and things are not looking good!
This week Kenya Moore decided to throw “one of her best friends” Cynthia an all girls boat party to take her mind off of things. The day got off to a great start (for the most part), but unfortunately did not end that way. The alcohol was flowing and the ladies grew louder and sillier. Everyone was having a great time until things got heated between Porsha and Cynthia. Porsha jokingly called Cynthia a b*tch, and Cynthia lost her mind! The ladies had been throwing around the B word all day, which is why I totally am #TeamPorsha on this one, sorry Cynthia!
The episode ended with “To Be Continued…” but we already know what happens next! It was leaked over the summer that Cynthia kicked Porsha in the stomach during an altercation on a boat, and in the preview for next week it’s clear a girl fight definitely goes down. Cynthia sat down with Bravotv.com yesterday, where she answered a few questions about this season so far, and what happened that day on the lake.
Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to open up to Kandi about your marriage?
Cynthia Bailey: I enjoy talking to Kandi because she is level headed, rational, and doesn’t sensationalize things. I knew that Peter and I had just celebrated our five year anniversary, but did not think about the “five year hump” that marriages go through until Kandi brought it up. My conversation with her reminded me that no marriage is perfect, most have issues, and we were not alone in our struggles.
I LOVED Kandi in this episode and thought she really stood out. Usually, I find her very neutral and sometims boring, but definitely not the case this week. Her side comments on the boat had me laughing out loud; thank goodness for the comedic relief! I think she made a really good point about the “five year hump,” but honestly she was a bit harsh when talking to Cynthia. Her tone when she asked how long they had been married for was judgmental I thought, but luckily it didn’t bother Cynthia!
Bravotv.com: How do you know Tammy?
CB: Tammy and I have a mutual close friend in New York City, who thought we should meet. I love meeting new people, so I decided to invite her to Lake Lanier. I thought this would be a great opportunity for us to hang out and introduce her to my friends. That was our first time hanging out, and we are still getting to know each other.
I hope this was the last time we have to see Tammy, I could NOT stand her. How many times did she tell us her husband was “the whitest man in America?” Then, she tried to bombard Kandi about signing her son the “rapper” to Kandi’s label. Tammy clearly doesn’t know you don’t ask for favors until you actually KNOW someone. I don’t think Cynthia and Tammy are close now, or Cynthia would have answered this question very differently.
Bravotv.com: Why were you offended when Porsha called you the B word on the boat?
CB: In my opinion, the word “bitch” can be used in fun as a term of endearment or disrespectfully as an insult. It depends on the tone and context in which it is used and interpreted. How did Porsha and I go from having fun and kicking it to a heated confrontation, when all I was attempting to do was try to prevent Kenya from kicking her friend Shamea off the boat? Was it wise to get caught in the line of fire to try to diffuse a bomb that was never intended for me? Looking back, probably not. Maybe I should have kept my big mouth shut, sat back with the other ladies, and watched the fireworks. Porsha and I were having a great time together until we had a breakdown in communication, which turned into a major misunderstanding. That combined with several cocktails and disrespect of personal space took the conversation somewhere it was never meant to go. When I walked away from everyone in pursuit of peace to speak with Kenya on behalf of Shamea, the last thing that I expected to hear from Porsha was “whatever bitch.” I felt like my friendship with Kenya and my good intentions were being mocked when she called me a bitch in that moment. I perceived it to be disrespectful, whether that was her actual intent or not. Looking back, I think I may have misjudged Porsha’s intentions and overreacted. The only thing that I was focused on was going to speak with Kenya to allow Shamea to remain on the boat.
Anyway, once the conversation escalated, I realized it was best for me to walk away to cool off. I assumed when Porsha joined me on my recliner, she had also done the same. In an attempt to revisit our earlier conversation, I tried to clarify to her why I was offended in the first place. My words were not received, and the conversation escalated once again. When Porsha made it clear that she did not feel the need to apologize to me or thank me for trying to help out in the situation, I became confused about her purpose. At that point, I repeatedly asked her to go back to the other side of the boat, because I did not want to continue to argue and insult each other. Our hands and fingers were all over the place, and the next thing I knew Porsha was straddling over me. As I was lying down looking up at her, I had a flashback of the physical altercation that she had with Kenya at the reunion. I began to feel threatened, and the situation became uncomfortable. I had to figure out how to protect myself, and my personal space
Okay, just to start I’m confused at who exactly Shamea is, but I think she is hysterical! Hopefully she is a friend this season? There were so many RHOA casting rumors this summer it’s tough to tell! I was really glad to see that Cynthia does admit she over-reacted at Porsha’s “intentions.” I thought Porsha was trying to be the most supportive of anyone, being she already had her marriage fall apart. She made it clear multiple times in the episode she just wanted to be there to support Cynthia and make sure she had a great time. It wasn’t super clear, at least not last night that Porsha was straddling right over Cynthia completely on top of her, but we didn’t see the kick yet so hopefully we understand more next week. Unless, Cynthia just felt so threatened in the moment and that wasn’t the case? Only five more days until we find out!
What did you think about Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Thoughts on Cynthia’s interview? Did you like Tammy? Are you hoping to see more of Shamea this season? Are you Team Porsha, or Team Cynthia?