Yes, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta's new season is just weeks away. But while we've been practicing our best side eyes and confessional ready shade in anticipation, the ladies of RHOA have already started stirring up the drama.
Ahead of the Nov. 9 premiere of RHOA's Season 7, here are the latest updates we’ve learned since the show’s new cast was announced!
Yes, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s new season is just weeks away. But while we’ve been practicing our best side eyes and confessional-ready shade in anticipation, the ladies of RHOA have already started stirring up the drama.
Ahead of the Nov. 9 premiere of RHOA‘s Season 7, here are the latest updates we’ve learned since the show’s new cast was announced!
Phaedra Parks is pulling the plug on her marriage to Apollo Nida after the couple’s five years together. Fans questioned if the couple would be able to survive Nida’s return to prison in September to serve eight years for bank fraud. And Parks’ rep soon confirmed the split rumors in a statement released in October. She also told Ellen DeGeneres she’d be filing for divorce from her husband during her recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show.
When the trailer for the new season of RHOA was released on Oct. 1, one of the most talked about moments came when Nida was shown accusing his wife of cheating on him with a mysterious man named Chocolate. Parks has since denied the accusations on Ellen and through her rep, calling Nida's claims “ludicrous.” But many fans are still questioning if there is more to the story than is being told.
Between their not stop digs during television and radio appearances and subtweets and attacks on Instagram, it’s evident that many of this season’s cast members aren’t on the best terms. The typically docile Cynthia Bailey appeared to compare Parks to a Gremlin in a recent Instagram post that knocked Parks’ cheating denial on Ellen.
But Bailey’s slam only came after Parks made a few negative comments about, Bailey, newcomer Demetria McKinney and some of her other castmates during her appearance on the show. Parks described Bailey as a “lap dog” and McKinney as boring. It’s not clear what happened among the ladies over the past few months. But the bad vibes are guaranteed to be explained when we get our first peek at the new season.
New housewife Claudia Jordan is quickly making a name for herself, even before we've seen her first RHOA scene! The radio personality took to her Twitter account shortly after Parks’ controversial Ellen interview to remind her followers her definition of authenticity. She then posted her support for Angela Stanton, a woman who has been wrapped in a defamation lawsuit with Parks since 2012.
According to a tell-all book written by Stanton, Parks helped lead a fraud ring that ultimately led to Stanton being sent to federal prison, Radar Online reports. Parks has since denied the claims.
Jordan has also reportedly bumped heads with NeNe Leakes. According to magazine reports, sources say that Leakes and Jordan got into a heated argument during a trip to Puerto Rico with the RHOA cast.
"Claudia kept trying to start an argument with NeNe to get attention. After a few subtle digs, NeNe let into her; claiming that Claudia has a reputation for sleeping with lots of men in Hollywood and wearing "cheap" clothes," a source told MailOnline. The source added that Jordan reportedly went on to tell Leakes she was “just a few years from being off the stripper pole for good” and “if she she kept spending all her money on plastic surgery, she would have to brush up on her pole dancing routine.”
This sesaon may also mark the end of Leakes and Bailey’s friendship after they closed Season 6 on a sour note. “We have not kissed and made up. And you know, I tried. I think when you guys watch the show this season, you’ll see a lot of things that happened,” Leakes said during a recent apperance on The Real.
But there is still some love among the ladies! According to comments made by some of the housewives, Kenya Moore has found a new ally in Jordan. The two outspoken housewives will definitely make the dream team of shade throwers. Let’s just hope they keep their bond tight and don’t go the way of Bailey and Leakes.
Along with Moore, Jordan remains on good terms with housewives Kandi Burruss and Bailey. During a recent interview on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the radio show that Jordan co-hosts, Burruss and Bailey shared some laughs with their fellow cast member as they discussed Parks’ comments during her Ellen interview. Jordan has also posted several pics with Bailey, Burruss and Moore on her Instagram and Twitter pages.
Oh, and in case there were any concerns about Mrs. Leakes coins, the RHOA original says her pockets are a little more noisy these days. While appearing on Extra in October, she told host Tracey Edmonds that her rumored RHOA raise of $1.5 million was only patially correct. “I was not offered $1.5 million. Let’s be clear. It’s a lot nicer than that!” chuckled Leakes.