The Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers were all shocked when self-proclaimed southern belle Phaedra Parks swung her purse at Kenya Moore during their heated argument over allegations that Parks cheated on her husband, Apollo Nida, with a mystery man named Chocolate.
Moore didn't back down while questioning Parks about Nida's claims. And while speaking to OKMagazine.com following the show’s dramatic Mar. 1 episode, she said she stands by her decision to address the rumor at the group dinner and knew Parks wasn’t going to be bold enough to actually attack her.
“I really wasn’t thinking anything in particular other than why does it have to get to that point when we’re just having a conversation," Moore said. “I don’t think violence is ever an option, especially when you’re just having a civilized conversation. You never really need to get to that point.”
Moore added that she felt Parks’ acted aggressively toward her comments about the cheating allegations because there was likely some truth to them. “I think she spent her time on the show trying to cover up who she truly is,” Moore said. “I think the skeletons are coming out of the closet, and the truth hurts.”
Many blasted Cynthia Bailey -- who first brought up the allegations at the dinner -- for being too docile while asking Parks about the cheating allegations. But Moore said that it's simply in Bailey’s nature to try to avoid being in the center of negative situations. “I don’t think she was too timid. I just think that Cynthia doesn’t like to be in the middle of any controversy. And it was difficult for her to simply tell what she was told Phaedra's husband said about her,” said Moore.
And when it comes to RHOA's upcoming Season 7 reunion show, Moore said she is more than ready. “Some things are going to be uncomfortable, some are going to be painful and some are going to be irritating. But that’s what the reunion is about, addressing the season and then leaving things behind and moving forward.” Moore said.
But she admitted that you can’t fully prepare for the spectacle each year, joking that your best bet may be to “dip yourself in holy water” before the taping. “I’m just a girl about facts. I don’t get too much into the emotional side of things. I just present my case and defend myself with facts,” Moore said. She added that her Bravo blogs are key to helping her remember all that happened during the season. “Sometimes I just review my notes for myself just to refresh. For me it’s just about brushing up on the season," said Moore. Do you think Kenya and Phaedra will ever be able to put their differences aside? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.