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Real Housewives New Jersey Proud Mother

Real Housewives New Jersey Jackie Goldschneider Enjoys her Family

Celebrity Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Jackie Goldschneider revels in the holiday excitement. Family, food, festivities, and fun. They are the four factors of good living.

In a recent interview, Jackie, a proud mother, wife and parent exclaimed, “It’s a very big year for my children. Alexis and Hudson will be graduating fifth grade and going to middle school which is just unbelievable to me because I feel like they’re still babies.”

How do you feel about 2021? In that year, we didn’t have much for which to look forward. Many states were still in lockdown modes, exercising at the local gym, dining at eat-in restaurants, shopping at nearby mom and pop retail stores, and bar hopping at local pubs were activities often curtailed. But, think about it. Family is where it’s at. If 2021 didn’t show us this, I am not sure what could have.

Jackie Goldschneider, star cast member of the Housewives of New Jersey teaches us the importance of putting family first.

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The Developmental Psychology Journal, Frontiers in Psychology conducted a survey of almost 250 families. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors related to healthy functioning of families during the COVID-19 epidemic. Even though the participants in the study were not high status or wealthy like the stars of the Housewives of New Jersey, much useful information can be gleamed. Here are the highlights:

  • Even though parents reported more economic stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic than before the global crisis, moms and dads observed that their kids Mothers and fathers who reported more economic stressors since the pandemic also observed that their children behaved more positively and were more helpful.
  • As expected, the stress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic caused moms and dads to experience heightened mental health difficulties than before the global health pandemic.
  • Parents were less engaged with their children. This led to the kid’s expressing an increase in maladaptive behaviors than prior to the Coronavirus.

Jackie Goldschneider, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey provides a model for which to emulate. There appears to be evidenced-based research to support her stance.

  • Parents who maintained a bright outlook, positive mental attitude and were optimistic in spite of the chaos brought about by COVID- 19 reported feeling less depressed and stressed.
  • Mothers and fathers who routinely communicated hope for the future and high expectations of their children impacted the attitudes of their kids. It was observed that the kids of positive parents mirrored positivity by exhibiting more prosocial behaviors.

Were their any gender differences when examining the impact of COVID-19 on parenting styles? The research says, “yes.”

  • Moms and dads who adopted a co-parenting style were found to be more engaged with their children leading to more helpful behaviors of their children.
  • Elevated levels of parent positivity, cheerfulness, and enthusiasm during the pandemic served as protective factors for the mothers; meaning the moms of children experienced less mental health difficulties related to the economic stress that the pandemic induced.
  • High levels of co-parenting support during the pandemic were protective for the fathers; meaning the dads of kids experienced less mental health difficulties related to the economic stress that the pandemic induced.

So, for anyone out there in the physical world who believes or supports the notion that the celebrity lives of stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey provide no societal value. You are wrong. Each star can serve as models for other wives, moms and daughters to aspire. As with anything, we much cull through the good and the bad to find the true gem.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa blended family

Teresa Giudice, star Real Housewives of New Jersey and Joe Giudice, ex-husband

In Season 12 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice told her co-stars that she and her family were going to move in with her boyfriend Luis Ruelas and his family.  Teresa has four children with her former husband Joe Giudice. They are all girls: Gia, Gabriella, Audriana and Milania.  At one time or another, each of her four daughters have appeared on the Real Housewives of New Jersey tv show. Teresa was married to JoeGiudice  from 1999 to 2019. Joe has been out of the family picture as he is still being deported to Italy and has been unable to re-enter the U.S. to see his family.

As the family drama related to deportation was occurring, Teresa met Luis Ruelas. Luis has two children, David and Louie Jr with his former wife, Marisa DiMartino. Teresa Giudice just announced recently that she and Luis were going to have a blended family.  

Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Guidice Blended Family

The Giudice and Ruelas families are not unique in this regard. The U.S. Census reports that about 16% of all children in the US live in a “blended family” situation. The term blended family implies that the family members living under one household includes a  stepparent, stepsibling or half-sibling. This figure is estimated to be higher than the 8% of children who live with a step parent and slightly higher than 12% who live with stepsiblings (step brothers and step sisters) or half siblings. Please see Pew Research Series, The American Family Today, December 17, 2015 for additional information.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Potential Stressors of Blended Family

Even though it is rather common place to be a member of a blended family or to raise your child in a blended family situation, Good Therapy identifies the following stressors.

  1. The parenting styles differ from one parent to the other,
  2. The variations of step family/biological family routines,
  3. The conflicts revolving around visitation rules,
  4. The ongoing disagreements between the separated parents and/or stepparents,
  5. The potential conflict and uncertainty surrounding new stepsiblings,
  6. The time needed for each stepsibling to adapt to the conditions of the blended family varies from child to child,
  7. The inability to let go, or to continue to hang on to expectation of maintaining strong bonds with the separated family member(s),
  8. The struggle to manage grief, feelings of abandonment, and other strong emotions during periods of separation,
  9. The demand for new parents and/or step parents to transition into a new parenting role rather quickly, and
  10. The potential for conflict related to rivalry may arise when close bonds with the separated family member is maintained.

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In spite of the challenges posed by blended family relationships, these families can work out. They prove to be resilient and can last a long time, particularly with a few of these recommendations from the American Psychological Association in mind.

  1. Resolve financial and visitation arrangements prior to initiating a new living situation.
  2. Clear your heart and mind of all grievances against the former partner.
  3. Determine, prior to the initiation of a new living arrangement, the role each partner will play in child rearing.
  4. Consider developing a list of household rules: those that are negotiable and rules that are non-negotiable.
  5. Offer verbal recognition, praise, and affection as an effective and early method for establishing new relationships with stepchildren.
  6. Maintain special activities and participate in special events as the separated partner so that the child will lessen his/her feelings of grief and abandonment.
  7. Refrain from speaking ill of the separated partner in front of the children.

Considering the stressors and the recommendations to mitigate and prevent them, James Bray, PhD, a researcher and clinician at the Department of Family Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine estimates that, “under the best conditions, it may take two to four years for a new stepfamily to adjust to living together.”


American Psychological Association, Making Stepfamilies Work, August 23, 2019.
Good Therapy, Blended Family Issues, April 8, 2020.
Pew Research Series, The American Family Today, December 17, 2015.

Atlanta Real Housewives Tips for You

RHOA Real Housewives Professional Envy

Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes stars of reality tv show Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kandi Burruss and NeNe Leakes, castmates and celebrity stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta Bravo reality tv series seem to be experiencing bouts of professional envy. It is hard to find out who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? The lack of a clear-cut instigator or pacifist mirrors life.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Professional Envy

The two stars of the Real Housewives of Atlanta are just like every day people. We all must maintain our professional competitiveness in a cut-throat world to keep our quality of life in tact. Kandi Burruss has ruminated that because she has a new spin off, her cast mates (NeNe Leakes) of Real Housewives of Atlanta and NeNe Leakes’ fans are envious of her professional success. She was reported as asking those who have cast shade on her success, “What did I do to you?”

Kandi fretted that other celebrity housewives and stars of the Real Housewives Bravo reality tv series went on to individual stardom like Kim Zolciak and Porsha Williams. Why not she? Kandi Burruss further explained that she pitched several spin off television show ideas to the producers. Why didn’t her naysayers do the same?

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Researchers at the Harvard Business Review published an article sharing that professional envy and jealousy is not new. In fact, these feelings are universally felt when a colleague attains something for which you had wished. While these negative emotions are universal; we are consumed with guilt and try to suppress them once they rise to the surface. Unfortunately, as we attempt to bury emotions of envy and jealousy, they can resurface with greater strength causing more harm than had we been true to ourselves and owned up to our negative feelings.

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A few real housewives tips, suggestions and recommendations for regular housewives as well as celebrity stars of the Real Housewives Bravo television series follow.

  • Recognize your negative thoughts and behaviors;
  • Examine exactly what act or behavior triggers your envy (self confidence, aggression, thoughtfulness, passion);
  • Seek to develop those attributes and characteristics within your self;
  • Refocus your energies on the antidote of jealousy ( admiration) and envy (goodwill);
  • Become more open to others;
  • Establish a closer relationship with your foe and seek to emulate her style or technique in the areas for which you have envied;
  • Accept and adapt to change more readily than in the past;
  • Learn from your shortcomings and or seek to develop your weakness;
  • Take the opportunity to discover the job, projects and/or activities that bring you fulfillment;
  • Affirm your positive qualities daily;
  • Switch jobs, careers, or industries for which you are better suited, if necessary.

Eventually NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss will resolve their differences keeping their relative celebrity star status in tact. Focus on yourself. Be your own best advocate.

And remember, as Kandi Burruss has said of her Real Housewives of Atlanta peers and colleagues, “a lot of them don’t pitch shows. A lot of them think, ‘I’m so great that Bravo should just throw a show in my lap.’ That is not what I do,” she said. “Me and my husband, we come up with these ideas, and we pitch them. Sometimes, the network is for it; sometimes they aren’t. Everything we do does not get picked up.”

NJ Real Housewives Tips for You

RHONJ Real Housewives bills and bankruptcy

Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reality tv series knows a little about overdue bills and bankruptcy. Court fillings in 2020 showed that Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice, her former husband filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J. Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings require that the filers liquidate their assets to pay creditors for outstanding bills. Although a successful Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the filers to make a fresh new start in life, Teresa Giudice seems to be entangled in yet another man with weak financial underpinnings.

One of the headlining stars of the Real Housewives Bravo franchise, Teresa Giudice’s fiancé, Luis Ruelas is being sued for failure to pay $113,000 in debts to a vendor that provided services to his company. Presently, Luis Relas, is filing for $1M bankruptcy.

Luis proposed to Teresa in October 2021. And she accepted his proposal of marriage. But Teresa Giudice, in spite of the promises of a fresh new start that the previous bankruptcy filing afforded her, and her divorce. Seems like the clutches of poor financial management hasn’t loosened its iron grip.

Real Housewives Tips for You

We’ve got real housewives tips for you. Real Housewives of New Jersey celebrities notwithstanding, you don’t have to be a reality superstar housewife to succumb to the financial pressures related to economic downturns, shutdowns, lockouts and inflation. We have all been filling the pinch.

A bankrupt financial situation does not define you. Take the example of Teresa Giudice. She just keeps on going. Not that she is throwing her cares to the wind. Rather, she keeps living her life, thriving with adventure and bustling with passion.

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Perhaps Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey received some advice from others who have experienced economic hard times. The following real housewives tips can help you weather the torrents of any financial storm.

  1. Refrain from taking it personal. Sh!t happens. Life happens.
  2. Focus on things within your control (your attitude, health, emotional wellbeing, etc).
  3. Analyze your buying patterns with increasing scrutiny.
  4. Refrain from using consumer spending as an emotional crutch.
  5. Prioritize relationships that bring you happiness and joy.
  6. Refrain from emotional and physical withdrawal from life. Roll with the punches. When the going gets rough, the tough gets tougher.
  7. Steer clear of negative people who think negatively, complain constantly and are an energy drain.
  8. Consider expanding your social network.
  9. Exercise regularly, eat healthier foods, and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  10. Adopt mindful techniques to detox your mind from dysfunctional habits (emotional spending, emotional eating), for instance.
  11. Refrain from overly generalizing your temporary situational setback to permanent failure.

Look at the experience of Teresa Giuidce, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Her first bankruptcy did not dim her flame. “I’m from Patterson”, she has said. She has taken all in stride and keeps on dishing and kicking. Maybe we should do the same.

Atlanta Real Housewives Tips for You

Real Housewives Atlanta share husband

The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise has taught housewives everywhere, “Never share or attempt to share a husband of a bestie. Not even an ex-husband. Porsha Williams, one of the most popular stars of the Real Housewives Bravo franchise feuded with Kenya Moore, alleging that Kenya slept with her ex-husband Kordell Stewart.

No offense to Kordell, but most ladies know that men will be men, I mean true dogs when it comes to lust and love. And most women, celebrity real housewives included know that once you try to date the husband, ex, or boyfriend of a friend; you are labeled a bad girl forever! Kenya Moore has been perceived by many who follow the Real Housewives of Atlanta reality tv series as an evil villain.

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Besties, bestfriends, frenemies the world over know that boyfriends, current husbands, ex-husbands and even one night stands and flings of girls within your inner circle are generally offlimits.

Even relationship experts who dish out advice to college students say the matter can be very tricky. It all depends upon who left whom in the relationship. Was it your bestie who broke up with her partner (leaving the door open for you to pursue a relationship). Or, was it her boyfriend who ditched her leaving your bestie’s heart broken? Maybe your friend, frenemy still yearns for a reconciliation.

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Do you want to escape the fate of Kenya Moore, cast member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta? Do you want to dodge and avoid the bad girl villain role? Here are some real housewives tips for you. Relationship counselors would suggest that there are several factors to consider when determining whether your friend’s ex is on or off limits.

  • How long ago did the break-up happen? This may be commonsensical, but you can’t imagine how many lovelorn girls still carry a torch for the boyfriend that got away. If it has only been a week or two, bide your time and try to wait it out. If it has been a year or two, you could tread, but still tread lightly.
  • How long did the relationship last? If they were together for just a few weeks or months, then there may not have been enough time to establish a long-lasting bond. However, if they were childhood friends, a campus couple, and adult lovers, no matter how much you like this guy; your friend’s bond with him consists of a storehouse of memories that may be hard to break and/or withstand.
  • If it was your friend who did the ‘breaking up’, then the door is wide open. Go ahead run through it, as it is considered more socially acceptable you to date your bestie’s old flame. They do suggest, however, that you should (in all fairness) casually mention her ex and gently ask if she thinks it is a good idea.
  • If your friend is already in a new relationship, go ahead girl. Take a shot at her old man. No one could be the wiser.
  • If it was your friend who got dumped instead of being the dumper, then a huge can of worms is introduced. Your bestie may experience tendencies bordering on paranoia. She may falsely accuse you of being the source of their break-up. You may lose your friend altogether, as she might begin to internalize her rejection with your success. Finally, at every turn, she might attempt to surreptitiously undermine your relationship with your ex. So in the end you may lose a bestie and a boyfriend. Think twice. Who needs the trouble?

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Looking back to Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore, cast mates of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Bravo reality tv series. Their relationship did not survive the sharing of an ex-husband. Fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta noticed that the only time the two got along was when they birthed their daughters. In the end, their conflict from the feuding about Porsha’s husband may last longer than any one girl’s relationship with Kordell Stewart.

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The Real Housewives is an American TV Series

The Real Housewives was first announced as one of six reality TV series ordered by American TV channel Bravo in May 2005.


It is inspired by the scripted soap opera Desperate Housewives and Peyton Place and documents the lives of upper-class women who “live glamorous lives in picturesque Southern California gated communities where the average home has a $1.6 million price tag and residents include CEOs and retired professional athletes.”

Real Housewives of Orange County- It’s just Beginning

The series was announced as the Real Housewives of Orange County in January 2006 and premiered on March 21 of the same year.

Real Housewives of New York City 

In September 2007, Bravo began production on the series Manhattan Moms, which “follows an eclectic group of Gotham socialists and their families.” The series was later renamed as The Real Housewives of New York City in January 2008, serving  as the first spinoff from the Real Housewives franchise. It premiered on March 4, 2008.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The second spinoff, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was announced in June and premiered on October 7.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The third spinoff The Real Housewives of New Jersey was mentioned in May 2008 before the confirmation of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It then premiered on May 12, 2009. The Real Housewives of DC was announced in October 2009. It premiered on August 5, 2010, and ended on October 21, 2010 after one season. It gained notoriety as the only Real Housewives franchise to be canceled.  The cancelation was largely due to the public outcry resulting from one of the housewives,  Michaele Salahi and her husband crashed an official White House function (without an invitation).

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in March 2010 and premiered on October 14, 2010. In March 2010, Bravo ordered a series titled Miami Social Club. The series was later re-titled The Real Housewives of Miami. It premiered on February 22, 2011 and ended on November 4, 2013 for the first time in three seasons.

The Real Housewives of Potomac

In November 2015, Bravo announced two new Real Housewives series, The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Real Housewives of Dallas. Before it was announced, The Real Housewives of Potomac was first titled Potomac Ensemble during early production. It premiered on January 17, 2016.

The Real Housewives of Dallas

The Real Housewives of Dallas was originally titled Dallas Woman during its early production, but a potential spin-off series to Ladies of London. The series premiered on April 11, 2016.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

In November 2019, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City was announced. It premiered on November 11, 2020.

The Real Housewives of Miami

That same month, Andy Cohen, executive producer of Bravo’s Real Housewives series, confirmed that he was trying to get streaming service Peacock to welcome The Real Housewives of Miami for a fourth season. In February 2021, it was confirmed that The Real Housewives of Miami would reboot on Peacock.

The Real Housewives: the Future

On December 2, 2016, Cohen spoke about the future of the franchise and said it could be set in Nashville, Tennessee, if there is a new insanity in the franchise. Cohen also said the All-Star version will as the franchise’s ultimate goal as ratings begin to go down. He added that eight housewives with “big personalities” from each series on the island are likely to feature together. In December 2016, in an interview with Harry Connick Jr., Cohen said he was looking for a city with a strong personality and agreed that New Orleans would fit that standard.

The producer and Andy Cohen appeared in Chicago, Greenwich, San Francisco and Houston, but did not pursue them.

The Real Housewives and Criticism

The reality series has been criticized for promoting consumerism through programming. It is also seen as perpetuating gender stereotypes by highlighting women more as shoppers than career women. Their lavish lifestyle also contributes to the misconception that financial wealth equals happiness. [Citation needed] feminist leader Gloria Steinem has vociferously criticized the “Housewives” franchise for “giving women rich, spoiled, dependent and hateful each other.” Steinem summed up her distaste for the show in 2013:

‘It’s an incredible amount of money spent, being a woman, not getting along with each other with all the dress-ups and inflatables, plastic surgery and fake boredom.’ Fight each other. It is a minstrel show for women. I don’t believe it, I must say. I feel like they’ve been manufactured, that the fights between them are going to be manufactured and they’re supposed to chase each other in a kind of conflicting way.

The New York Times published an article in October 2019 criticizing how the cast of the different Housewives franchises are “separated” by their skin color. Author Tracy Egan Morrissey points to  Potomac and Atlanta for an almost entirely African-American cast, while other iterations (Beverly Hills, Orange County, Dallas, New York and New Jersey) are overwhelmingly white, with few women of color. The Real Housewives of New York didn’t have an African-American cast until 2021, but in 2019 she joined Dallas with Carly Brittingham, having become the show’s first Hispanic cast member. Beverly Hills featured a “racially homogeneous cast throughout its run” until the addition of Garcell Beauvais in 2019, with the exception of Joyce Girot in Season 4.

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House Wives and Affiliate Marketing

The Real Housewives is a reality TV series that has followed a cast of women in metropolitan locales around America since 2006, focusing on their rich lifestyles. The Reunion Show brings together cast members, discusses previous season episodes, discusses what happened about unresolved ׳ issues, and provides space to confront each other. Since disclosure is prescriptive in the context of reunions, the casting of topics as “taboos” for discussion is interactingly pronounced and productive. My analysis shows that topic avoidance is caused not by a set of categorically taboo topics, but by topics that temporarily threaten housewives׳ the enactment of culturally elite identities. Evasion helps protect a practically endea graced (status and well-received) public image with classes. I identify and example three different avoidance stances where participants are placed in different roles. These stances work to limit the discussion of threat-threatening information to their own material status׳ preserve their image as “classy׳ and introduce threatening information about other ׳ statuses and classes. After all, the evasive stance is a way of negotiating the tension between housewives appearing on reality TV shows that require openness and disclosure, and being valued as a cultural elite that requires restraint of behavior about stories about the self and others.

Many housewives around the world are at home to see how they can help their families by bringing in extra income. I’ve told a lot of housewives, the desire to make money but doesn’t know how to go about it. At first, they seem confused and I don’t think you can actually make real money online, so I’ll explain step by step how they make tons of money on the internet.

After explaining what they needed to do to make money, they were completely shocked. The reason they were completely shocked is that many people still believe that making money on the internet is fake. People all over the world are missing out on big money because they are not maximizing the potential that the internet has. Many people miss out on opportunities to make an online profit simply because they have no time at all. So, the wife of the house has no time to spare, this is perfect for you.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is that everyone can make money from affiliate marketing. It could be an old granny, a teenager, etc. All you need is a desire to make money and I know for a lot of housewives the fact that they really want to create an extra source of income.

What affiliate marketing can do for you

Affiliate marketing allows you to create a separate revenue stream. You may be making money somewhere else, but you can always rely on your affiliate marketing revenue stream to support you or help take you to that next level. I know a lot of single mothers, but I don’t have time at all to rely on affiliate marketing and make a complete living from it.

Some people may already have a job and just want to make some money on the side, but affiliate marketing is still the answer. You can spend an hour a day on it, and you can easily earn hundreds of dollars a month, depending on how seriously you take it.


Real Housewives Tiffany Hendra Talks Empowering Women

Tiffany Hendra encourages women to live the most authentic, healthy, purposely and brave lives. She graduated from a women’s empowerment company with a wife, talent, empowerment ™, youtube channel creator and coaching sanctuary. But Tiffany didn’t always live a deliberate and empowered life. As a young woman, she experienced bullying, physical abuse and sexual assault, spiraling her into a dark life of self-destruction and drug/alcohol abuse. In 2002, Tiffany hit rock bottom and met God on the bathroom floor in West Hollywood. This was the beginning of a long spiritual journey that transformed her confusion into her message. The healing and reprogramming of the negative belief system has triggered a passion to help women around the world do the same. She found her purpose or her purpose found her.

In 2014, after living and working in Los Angeles for more than 16 years, Tiffany and her houbby, Australian singer-songwriter Aaron Hendra took a leap of faith and moved to Tiff’s home state of Texas. This opened the door for a once-in-a-life opportunity for Tiffany to be inducted into bravo housewife taste as a Season 1 cast member of The Real Housewives of Dallas. Tiffany claims the experience was the hardest and most rewarding thing she has done in her career. “RHOD pushed me beyond my comfort zone and forced me to take a deep look at myself and my value system. I got a stronger sense of self from it, so I’m grateful for the intense struggle of being under the microscope. In addition, it has given me laser clarity on my mission to empower women and help them discover a stronger sense of who they are and what their path of destiny is!

Our mission is to help women regain strength, find voices, develop courage, use gifts, and live freely by loving themselves, including one-on-one coaching, workshops, online courses, and TV appearances.

It’s great, so let’s delve a little deeper into the story – it’s an easy path overall, otherwise what were the challenges you had to overcome?

My journey wasn’t an easy road and I wouldn’t have it any other way! As a child, I loved group activities like cheerleading, sports and school plays while being stubborn yet sensitive, leader yet very empathetic, creative yet super-organized, intestive. I can say that I was a walking contradiction, so I think it caused me to second guess myself and compare myself to others. The struggle began in middle school from the second half of elementary school with my identity and sense of self, on a deeper level. I dealt with racial bullying even though I lived in a racially diverse town outside Houston, Texas, because I was a mixed ancestor of Japan and Europe. It wasn’t until my mid-20s that I became a successful international model that I began to accept and appreciate my mixed look, which was a bonus for the fashion world.

But the biggest struggle I had to overcome was rapping at 16. From the age of 16 to 31, I buried this secret and didn’t tell my soul. The secret was slowly killed and that’s exactly what it was doing to me. Throughout the 20s, I seemed to have an impressive career travelling the world, but internally I lived in embarrassment. I was on the road to slow suicide with drugs, alcohol, overwork, eating disorders, RX drugs, dating toxic men and indiscriminate behavior. And God met me on that bathroom floor and the trajectory of my life changed.

Again, I am grateful for all the hardships they have given me the strength and clarity of my life’s work!

Now, let’s talk about business. What is the Sanctuary of Style ™ Coaching Sanctuary?

My brand and business consists of many aspects, starting with blogs and YouTube channels, style sanctuaries and to enrich women’s lives in the areas of beauty, style, health/wellness and spiritual growth. Now he has graduated to an empowerment company called 1:1 ™ a coaching sanctuary specializing in spiritual empowerment life coaching. The strategy of my coaching business was founded by helping women re-align with high power and develop their spirits first. That’s where the true and lasting transformation takes place! I also lead mission-led entreplement women to develop their voices and enhance their brand with the power of video, as I did on YouTube in style sanctuaries.

It’s also what I’m most proud of, that I know at a close that my company is a typical life coaching company. It is a disconnect from God and her own psy spirit when women are “blocked,” do not love themselves, live in embarrassment and are afraid to use their voices or make themselves visible. Just like me!

The current project is:

After helping some Sanctuary of Style viewers fight cancer with confidence in losing their hair after receiving chemos, I’m launching a fashion line in my name, starting with my signature accessory, a headscarf. Many women love this look, but it’s hard to style it themself, so I’ve designed a scarf that gives them this chic look without hassle. The mission behind this line is to support several women’s organizations locally and around the world by donating a portion of their annual turnover from breast cancer, addiction, eating disorders, abuse and sexual trafficking, and partnering with these charities to raise funds and awareness. Scarves are available online at

I partnered with a team of like-for-like women to host a “Rock the Camera VIP” workshop to empower women in the areas of camera presence, speaking, make-up and wardrobe held at a world-class studio in Dallas, on-air media. The team consists of executive producer and founder of on-air media Melissa Plaskoff, celebrity makeup artist Daniela Bell, fashion stylist Alex Cohen and me.

As many passionate entrepreneurs, my husband and I believe in multiple streams of income and have become health and wellness advocates who empower others on their health journeys. Over the past few years, Aaron and I have both battled health problems from leaky bowels, adrenal fatigue, dehydration, stress and a clogged lymphatic system due to lack of knowledge about food and supplements. We feel better than ever and now live a plant-based, alcohol-free lifestyle. We need health, vibrancy and energy to live our purpose, so our philosophy is that our health is our true wealth!

Are there any features or quality that are essential to success?

Without my faith and my realignment with God, there is no shadow of a doubt that I will be where I am, living freely and creating life and business around my passions and gifts. I almost had to kill myself to learn how to leverage my own energy and creativity by reconnecting with high power. We all have a certain set of unique qualities, gifts and talents. Today’s women have the freedom to become multi-passionate entrepreneurs and try something that lights her up. The world changes when women are “lit up” and fully express themselves!


The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City (RHONY for short) is an American reality TV series that premiered march 4, 2008 on Bravo. Developed as the second installment of the Real Housewives franchise, it airs 12 seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of women residing in New York City.

Season 1-4

During pre-production, the show was initially titled Manhattan Mom. It was then rebranded to become the second installment in the new Real Housewives franchise at the time. The first season premiered on March 4, 2008 and starred Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Reseps, Alex McCode, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon is added to the cast of the second season, which premiered on February 17, 2009. The third season premiered on March 4, 2010, with Sonya Morgan as the main cast and repeatedly joined by Jennifer Gilbert. In August 2010, Frankel left the show to expand his Skinnygirl product line.

Cindy Barshop replaced Frankel for the show’s fourth season, which premiered April 7, 2011. After the fourth season, McCauld, Zarin, Kiroren Bensimon and Barshop were effectively let go of the show.

Season 5 – 8

In April 2012, Bravo announced a revamp into the cast for a fifth season, integrating Aviva Dresser, Carol Radziwill and Heather Thomson into the main cast. The season premiered on June 4, 2012. Production for the sixth season was scheduled to begin on May 8, 2013, but instead the cast chose to enter salary negotiations with Bravo, effectively delaying filming. Drescher, Morgan, Radziwill, Singer and Thomson renewed their contracts in May 2013, while De Reseps was relegated to recurring roles. The sixth season premiered on March 11, 2014, a year behind schedule with Kristen Techman as the newest housewife. Drescher was released after the sixth season.

The seventh season premiered on April 7, 2015, with frankel’s return and the addition of Dorinda Medley, while De Reseps returned full-time. Techman and Thomson ended the series after the season ended. In the eighth season, which premiered on April 6, 2016, Jules Weinstein joined the cast, Thomson returned with a guest appearance, and Techman did not return. Weinstein left the show in September 2016 for personal reasons.

Season 9-12

The ninth season premiered on April 5, 2017. Tinsley Mortimer appeared, while former housewives Thomson and Zarin appeared as guests. The 10th season premiered on April 4, 2018, with the return of the cast for the ninth season. Thomson and Zarin both appeared as guests. It served as Radziwill’s last appearance on the show.

The 11th season premiered on March 6, 2019. Barbara Cavovitt joined as a friend of the housewife, while Zarin appeared as a guest. Frankel left the series for the second time after the season. The 12th season featured Leah McSweeney, which premiered on April 2, 2020. Zarin and Thomson appeared as guests in the 12th season. Mortimer and Medley announced their withdrawal from the series in June 2020 and August 2020, respectively. Mortimer matched her announcement with a move to Chicago to pursue a romantic relationship with Scott Kruse, and Medley later said she was fired from the show.

Season 13

The 13th season is scheduled to premiere May 4, 2021, with Eboni K. Williams scheduled to join the series. While Thomson and The Barshan Show appear as housewives’ friends.

Important receptions

The Real Housewives of New York City has been criticized for its lack of diversity in its cast. Later, current cast member Frankel said he hopes the series will “represent New York more” in 2017. Writing for The New York Times in October 2019, author Tracy Egan Morrissey each asked the question, “If less than half of the city is white, why is 100% of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City white?” Former cast member Thomson also said that during her time on the series, she threw several women of color to the show’s producers to diversify its cast members because of her concerns about the issue.

New York City Real Housewives with Huge Fan Followings

Real Housewives of New York was one of the newest Bravo reality shows and was introduced as the East Coast version of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”

This hour-long series that followed the drama surrounding the lives of housewives:  Alex, Bethenny, Jill, LuAnn and Ramona. They are all prominent, well-heeled and wealthy Manhattan socialite mothers trying to balance raising their children, keeping their husbands happy (or on the lookout for new men as recently divorced) organizing charity fund raising galas, running entrepreneurial businesses, and socializing in the Hamptons. To get an idea of the housewives that are chronicled in the Real House Wives of New York City, please find below, introductions to women who helped to start the Real Housewives in New York City franchise.

Alex McCord. Alex has to juggle her career, her husband, her two children, and a social calendar that continues to grow with each passing engagement.  Each day she has to transport and taxi her children to school and their extracurricular activities like music, art, swimming, and French. Fortunately she has the money to pay for a live-in nanny (Au pair) who speaks both English and tutors her kids in  French while she prepares their food and tidies up their toys and freshens their rooms. Alex is a former actress and model and has currently embarked on a graphic designer career in the fast-paced industry of visual merchandising.

Bethenny Frankel. Bethenny is single and in her 30s, but is ready to settle down. She has three children and a wealthy Wall Street boyfriend, so life is very busy. She works as a natural foods chef for celebrities, helms her own company (Bethenny Bakes), writes a health column for Hamptons Magazine, and is a television spokesperson for Health Magazine and Pepperidge Farms new line of health foods. She was a runner-up on the only season of “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.”

Jill Zarin. Jill is a business woman and expresses her creativity as a talented professional photographer. She represents a staple of the Manhattan night life and social circuit. Her husband, Bobby, is a successful businessman and together both of them own and operate an establishment called Zarin Fabrics and Home Furnishings. In her spare time; when she can, she Jill is active in a large number of nonprofits and charitable organizations. Like a lot of the housewives in this series, she and her husband spend a lot of time in the Hamptons. She has a blended family consisting of a daughter (Allyson), two stepsons (David and Jonathan), and a stepdaughter (Jennifer).

LuAnn de Lesseps. LuAnn received professional training as a nurse. She is a member of the Algonquin tribe of Connecticut. She is also of royalty. She is a Countess by marriage. Her husband, Count Alexandre, is a French entrepreneur. His great great grandfather developed the Suez Canal.  This canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. It also provides the division between Africa and Asia.  LuAnn and Count Alexandre have two children – Victoria (13) and Noel (11). LuAnn has her own morning show on television and teaches etiquette. She also has her own cable show called “The Countess Report.”

Ramona Singer. Ramona is multi-faceted. She owns several businesses:  R.M.S. Fashions, an umbrella organization of her jewelry line, True Faith (which sells religious jewelry); the clothing line, True Faith; and she is in the process of developing her own skin care line. Her husband Mario is a third generation jeweler. The couple reside in a four-bedroom condominium on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with their daughter Avery (13). They also own a second home in Southampton.  When she is not growing her businesses, Ramona enjoys playing tennis, entertaining friends, and organizing dinner parties and social events.


The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA for short) is an American reality TV series that premiered on Bravo on October 7, 2008. Developed as the third installment of the Real Housewives franchise, it airs 13 seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women living in and around Atlanta, Georgia.

The current cast consists of Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams and Drew Sidra, while Marlo Hampton, Tanya Sam and Latoya Ali are currently housewives’ friends. Previously appeared cast members include original cast members Nene Leakes, Deshaun Snow, Shelley Whitfield, Lisa Wu and Kim Zolciak. Then added Padra Parks, Claudia Jordan, Kim Fields, Eva Marcir and Shamari Deveaux.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has received moderately favorable reviews from critics and has been perceived by some media outlets as a “guilty pleasure.” However, the series has been criticized for appearing to fabricate parts of its story. By February 2014, it was the highest-rated instalment of the Real Housewives franchise and the most-watched series aired on Bravo.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been announced as the third installment in the Real Housewives franchise, intending to take advantage of the success of its predecessors Orange County and The Real Housewives of New York City. Throughout its run, the show was led by five or seven housewives credited by their first names. The first season, which premiered on October 7, 2008, starred Lisa Wu, DeShawn Snow, Nene Leakes, Kim Zolciak and Shelley Whitfield. Snow departed from the show after the first season, with producers claiming they considered her “too human for a circus show.” Kandi Burruss participated in the second season, which premiered on July 30, 2009.

The third season, which premiered on October 4, 2010, will see Wu leave, joined by Cynthia Bailey and Paedra Parks. The fourth season premiered on November 6, 2011. Whitfield ended the series at the end of the fourth season.

Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams take part in the fifth season, which premiered on November 4, 2012. The sixth season premiered on November 3, 2013, and featured the same cast as last season, with the exception of Zolciak, who left the program midway through Season 5. In the seventh season, which premiered on November 9, 2014, Williams was demoted as a housewife friend alongside Demetria McKinney, while Claudia Jordan was introduced as the main housewife. Leake decided to leave the show after seven seasons, and Jordan was fired from the show after one season.

The eighth season premiered on November 8, 2015, with Williams returning as a full-time housewife and Kim Fields joining as the newest housewife. Whitfield returned as a housewife friend with Shamea Morton. Leake, Jordan and McKinney appeared as guests. Fields did not return for a second season.

Important responses

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been moderately well received by critics. Writing for Common Sense Media, Melissa Camacho favorably talked about the series’ emphasis on “successful and powerful segments of the African American community” that appear to be frequently ignored by popular television. Seattle Post Intelligence’s Tim Hall commented on his general distaste for reality TV, especially the Real Housewives of Orange County, who he called “utterly ridiculous.” But he acknowledged that the dynamic and conflict between women, in addition to the wealthy lifestyle they led, was “somey funny.” In a more complex review, Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times joked that its depiction of wealth serves as “the best choice for a 10-year-old time capsule” in noting the economic downturn experienced by the United States around the time the series premiered. Zap2It’s Hanh Nguyen shared similar sentiments, noting that given the economic hardships in the U.S., the “flashy elite and rampant consumerism” that women regularly display, the program is never boring, but that you have to be in the mood to watch.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been recognized by some media outlets as a “guilty pleasure.” writing for, Latoya West commented that the “self-absorbed” nature of housewives could be exciting to viewers, but noted that the series’ “bizarre dramas may be addictive.” Entertainment Weekly staff joked, “We’ll never be late for this party.” They felt “[Leake] could single-stop [The Real Housewives of Atlanta] on the map” and credit Zolciak’s “late train to Cuckoo Town, making all the local stops.” In 2009, essence writers recognized it as the best reality show of the year, noting that they “couldn’t get enough women” from the program. Writing for Today, Leslie Bruce commented that the Real Housewives franchise in general has risen noticeably because of its portrayal of women who are “foul-mouthed, often catfighting and always self-promoting” and that they “sometimes dominate the water cooler debate by showing the worst of women’s behavior.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been criticized for seeming to fabricate parts of its story. One source of speculation occurred during the fifth season when Kenya Moore demanded that Walter Jackson pretend to be her boyfriend. Series producers were reportedly not aware of the arrangement. Moore commented that such claims were “completely false” and further said he “urged viewers to keep expecting them as the truth comes to light.” Moore was also criticized for claiming she was financially stable, but she reportedly participated in the series as a source of income to offset difficulties in litigation from multiple creditors. In December 2013, Williams came under additional criticism for comments made in an episode that aired during the sixth season, indicating that she believed the subway was an actual railroad track.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, S. Perry Recap, March 2013: Kordell Stewart Divorce, Former Footballer Ends Marriage to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star

Who didn’t see this one coming?! The drama-filled finale of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta hasn’t even aired yet, and already, “kontrolling” husband Kordell Stewart is putting the season — and his marriage — behind him, filing for divorce from his wife of just one year, Porsha Williams. But why is “Slash” refusing to pay spousal support?

Poor Porsha! All the girl wanted was a baby, and now, it seems she’s getting served with divorce papers instead!

According to documents filed on March 22nd in the Fulton County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, former Pittsburgh Steeler Kordell Stewart claims that the couple’s relationship is “irretrievably broken” and reveals that the two are currently separated.

We guess the therapy session on the season finale didn’t go so well.

The paperwork suggests that there is a prenuptial agreement in place, as Kordell says that there are no marital assets subject to division, but “Slash” also goes as far as to say that Williams doesn’t deserve spousal support.

“[She’s] an able-bodied person, earning income and is capable of supporting herself,” he argues.

Funny, since Porsha’s desire to have a career was a point of contention between the two on the show. Suddenly she can hold down a job “265 days a year”?!

At the time that the show was being filmed, Porsha referred to her husband’s behavior as “traditional,” but most thought it was just plain trifling, with fans and ‘wives alike complaining about Kordell’s controlling ways.

Did Porsha finally have a breakthrough, or was Kordell just tired of looking bad on TV?

Porsha Stewart Heard About Her Divorce On Twitter! April 2013 by D. Martin

Talk bout a crappy way to find out you’re getting a divorce. This one tops the list! I bet you’ll never guess how the Real Housewives of Atlanta star; Porsha Stewart learned that her husband of less than two years wanted a divorce. He posted it on Twitter! What’s up with that? Take the jump for more details.

If you’ve ever gone through a divorce, then you know how nasty it can get with all the mouth running and drama. But to broadcast it to the world before telling your soon-to-be ex-spouse that you even want a divorce takes it to a whole new level. I mean, we all confide our troubles to a friend or family member but to post it on Twitter? Come one…that was a bit much, don’t you think?

Porsha was napping at the time the news hit Twitter. Her sister ended up seeing it first and brought it to her attention. But when Porsha first saw the Twitter buzz about her divorce, she thought it was a joke. However, it didn’t take her long to realize it wasn’t a joke and that her marriage was truly over.

But that’s not the only shocker to this story. Get this, Kordell and Porsha are still living under the same roof! Say what? Somebody’s butt would have to vacate the premises. Do you agree?

What do you think about the way Kordell let Porsha know that he wanted a divorce? Do you think he was trying to avoid conflict with her? Or do you think this was a dirty move on his part? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear so sound off in the comments section below and tell us all about it.

Porsha Stewart Divorce: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Reveals Shocking Details of Split from Kordell Stewart April 2013 by S. Perry

We knew Kordell Stewart was controlling, but who knew the former NFL quarterback was throwin’ so much shade?! Weeks after news of her divorce went public, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart opened up to Bravo boss Andy Cohen about her shocking split, and you won’t believe what she says actually went down.

Not many of us were surprised when we found out that Kordell Stewart had filed for divorce from his wife of less than two years shortly before the airing of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season finale, but apparently, we all got that news before Porsha!

The newcomer to the popular Bravo franchise revealed to Andy Cohen that she learned about the divorce via Twitter.

“I was laying in bed and I tweeted, ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life.’ I put the phone down and took a little nap and I looked back at my phone and my sister was calling me over and over,” Stewart recalled. “She said, ‘Have you heard?’ and I’m like, ‘Heard what?’”

Porsha told Cohen that she saw other people tweeting the news and thought everyone was playing a joke on her.

And where was Kordell when all of this was going on? In the next room! In fact, their marriage may be over, but for now, the pair are still living under the same roof. “It’s a difficult, difficult situation right now,” said Porsha, who says that the two aren’t currently speaking. “It’s something I did not want at all.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta March 2013 by Megan Thompson

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta season finale airs tonight on Bravo. And who likes a themed costume party more than a Bravo housewife? Nobody! Tonight Kenya is hosting her first Atlanta party and she wants it to be huge!

Ms. Kenya arrives to her meeting looking fabulous in an all-white pantsuit.  “Being new to Atlanta I need it to be big,” she tells her dream team of party planners.  Kenya is planning a huge party honoring iconic black women in films.  There is no doubt in Kenya’s mind that her party will be fabulous and no, Walter is not on the invite list.

Now that the booty video is behind her (get it?),  Phaedra is on to her next business venture – a girly stun gun. Introducing Phaedra Sparks stun guns; it’s pink, petite and just for the ladies.  Phaedra drags Kandi to a self-defense class and shows her how to us the stun gun.  “Hers is the gift of pain, where mine is the gift of pleasure,” Kandi explains the difference between her and Phaedra’s products.

Porsha is back in the therapist’s office, but this time she has Kordell with her.  You can tell Kordell has absolutely no desire to be there or to hear what the therapist has to say.  “That’s traditional,” Kordell says about the roles he wants his wife to play in the house.  Porsha wants a baby and a career – but Kordell isn’t agreeing.  We might not know how the therapy session ends, but we know how this relationship ends! 

It’s one hour before Kenya’s’ big party and she is stressing over the details. She has worked so hard on this party and doesn’t want to see it fail! “Today is like my wedding day,” Kenya tells the cameras. That’s kind of sad! As Kenya is stressing, the rest of the ladies are getting dressed for Kenya’ s big event.   Remember all the girls were assigned to dress as characters from black iconic films.

While everyone else is glamming up, Porsha is putting on a gold tooth and trashy wig. ”I’m going to participate and go with it,” Porsha tells her friends.  The friends are worried that Kenya is setting Porsha up to look foolish.  Kenya chose for Porsha to dress up as Haley Berry from the movie B.A.P.S.

“I feel so stupid,” Kandi tells the cameras about showing up to the party dressed as Tina Turner.  The party is in full swing and it’s time to introduce the host – Kenya Moore – as Foxy Brown. Kenya comes down the steps sporting a huge afro, a red tight pantsuit and swinging a gun. All is going well at the party until Porsha shows up as Dorothy Dandridge, not her assigned character.  Porsha lost the cheap wig, gold tooth and traded it for a sparkly gold dress and nice curls.  “This is not who I asked you to come as,” Kenya scolds Porsha. Now Kenya is scrambling with her party planners to cancel the B.A.P.S. portion of the “script.”  Porsha insists that Kenya was trying to insult her, but Kenya isn’t having it.  “Please escort her out,” Kenya tells the security.  “She can be who she wants to be where she wants to be,” Kenya says as she is booting them out the door. The other ladies are appalled by Kenya’s actions so Cynthia and Kandi also walk out! “F*%k her and F%*k her party,” Peter says as he is leaving.  The whole group and Kenya have now moved the fight to the parking lot.  “I apologize and I would like everyone to come in and enjoy themselves,” Kenya finally tells the girls.  Kenya walks back into the party and leaves the group outside to decide if they will come back in.  And just in time, NeNe shows up looking great in her Grace Jones costume.  “I’m going to take it for the team,” Porsha tells the group as they walk back in. 

As soon as NeNe walks into the party she immediately grabs Kenya to talk to her about the situation.  “We’re supposed to be one,” NeNe yells at Kenya. Just so Kenya can keep the peace and enjoy her party, she finally apologizes to Porsha. Finally the show can go on.  As each lady steps onto the stage, Bravo gives us an update on the ladies lives.  Ms. Porsha’s life isn’t so perfect, because Kordell filed for divorce. Phaedra is pregnant with her second boy and is working on a pregnancy work-out video.  The Bailey Agency is still going strong for Cynthia and NeNe finally got her 15 carat engagement ring from Gregg. As for Kenya, she is dating an African oil tycoon and swears her booty video is outselling Phaedra’s.

So what did you think of this season of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta?  Do you want to see Kenya back next season?  Let us know what you think, leave us a comment below.  


The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Recap: Booty Production Begins March 2013 by M. Thompson

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is all new tonight on Bravo. Ms. USA becomes Ms. Drama Queen when she storms out of Kandi’s party because Walter is “stalking her.” Plus, the battle of the bootie videos continues when Kenya and Phaedra start production.

The episode starts where it left off last week, with Kenya storming out of Kandi’s house-warming party. “He’s a f-in stalker,” Kenya yells about Walter. The former Ms. USA is freaking out because she didn’t even bring her security people with her. Walter didn’t want to touch her when they were dating, so I’m not sure what she thinks is going to happen now? Kenya is now in full-blown psycho mode and is threatening to run over the cars that are blocking her from leaving. “I got you, but I need you to simmer down,” Kandi’s manager tells Kenya.  But when Kenya speeds off into the night he says what we are all thinking, “she’s dramatic as a mother-f*#$er.”

It’s time for Cynthia to have a chat with Kenya about all of this Walter drama. The two girls meet up for a drink and Kenya has her BFF (and our favorite gay friend) Ms. Lawrence with her. Cynthia tells Kenya  that she completely over-reacted the other night at Kandi’s party.  You think?  ”I have a right to feel how I feel,” Kenya defends herself.  But then Kenya takes Cynthia’s advice to heart and realizes she needs to put an end to this Walter chapter.  Besides this beauty queen isn’t getting any younger!

Porsha pulls her Mercedes into a parking lot – this girl is in need of some therapy.  And for once, it’s not retail therapy!  Porsha is meeting with her psychologist to talk about her relationship with Kordell.  “I’m not going to say the honeymoon is over, we are just going through ups and downs,” Porsha explains.   When Porsha starts sharing the story of her miscarriage with the doctor, she tears up and says she feels Kordell didn’t truly understand the loss. 

Cameras are flashing and ladies are screaming when Kandi walks into her Bedroom Kandi event.  All these crazy ladies are consultants for Kandi’s sex toy line.  An emotional Kandi tells the women they made her dream come true.  By all the enthusiasm in the room – these sex toys must be fabulous. 

Ms. Hollywood is back in town and is catching up with Cynthia.  The girls are drinking wine and talking about Gregg and NeNe’s relationship.  “Wouldn’t you miss a girl like me?” NeNe tells her BFF.  She admits that Gregg is her soul mate and she is much happier when she is around him.

Kandi and her man Todd are in bed and talking about her mother.  That doesn’t turn a man on Kandi!  Then Kandi drops the bomb that her mom might move into the guest house – Todd isn’t very receptive.  This gives Kandi the perfect opportunity to bring up marriage and kids. But more importantly, Kandi wants to know how Todd feels about a pre-nup.  “I believe in fairness, I just don’t believe in stupidity!” she tells the cameras.

The battle of the booties is on!  Kenya and Phaedra are both in the process of shooting their booty DVDs.  “I grew this thing, I didn’t buy it,” Phaedra boasts about her natural booty.  This healthy competition might have gone too far, these women are brutal.  “I’m serious about my workouts and she is serious about her meals,” Kenya jokes to the cameras. Kenya feels that she will get revenge when her video comes out on top.  I’m not sure about the videos, but I would say that Kenya wins in work-out wear.  Phaedra’s lime green one piece jump suit was a little too clingy!

NeNe and Gregg go out for a romantic dinner and talk about their relationship.  They both admit that the grass wasn’t greener on the other side.  Gregg is committed to get his family back, so he asks NeNe to marry him.  But Gregg didn’t get down on one knee nor did he have a ring – so NeNe didn’t bite!

Whose booty video would you buy? Are you Team Kenya or Team Phaedra?