“You’re repeating what someone told you; that does not make it true.” Phaedra explained to Kandi last week. She should take her own advice. Porsha dropped a bomb on everyone in last week’s reunion when she claimed it was Phaedra who whispered that Kandi and Todd wanted to drug Porsha and take advantage of her.
Grab a snack, preferably popcorn, because the final reunion is about to get messy AF.
Phaedra remained stone faced for a few moments after Porsha revealed she was the source of information. At last, Phaedra said she wasn’t the one who started that rumor; she was just repeating information that was told to her. That was confusing for Porsha, considering she and Phaedra had a phone call two days ago and Phaedra assured her Kandi told her this information.
When Porsha realized Phaedra might have set her up, she became hysterical. Porsha exclaimed she would have never went to Kandi with that information if Phaedra told her it was from another person.
Kenya and Todd had no remorse for Porsha’s tears.
Phaedra continued to cover herself by insisting she never told Porsha that information came directly from Kandi, and that someone else told her.
Fed up, Porsha left the couch.
With Porsha gone, Kandi and Phaedra had an opportunity to straighten out the story. Kandi was shocked that Phaedra would say something like this, knowing Phaedra is aware how she is against drugs. She even looked to her in Hawaii when Kandi and Porsha were arguing about the accusations.
Phaedra had nothing to say.
Porsha came back to the couch and reminded Phaedra that she asked about Kandi’s alleged plan multiple times. Every time it was discussed, Phaedra apparently said the words left Kandi’s mouth. Today, Phaedra contends that isn’t the case. Andy asked Phaedra why she did this at all.
Again, Phaedra threw her hands up and said nothing.
Andy questioned Phaedra again, if that’s the case why she would repeat it. Phaedra put it simply: she heard it and repeated it. At this point, Kandi is upset with more than just the accusation. She is upset that the accusation hurt her brand and her image. Kandi was accused of essentially being a rapist.
This is defamation at its core.
Kandi can’t handle anymore and leaves the couch. Everyone, including Andy, follows suit and takes a break.
Todd tried to soothe Kandi, because she wanted to punch everyone. Porsha had her sister backstage to console her over Phaedra’s betrayal. Cynthia and Shereè are just confused. Kenya spoke on the phone with her friend Brandon about how Porsha and Phaedra are liars. As for Phaedra, she sat alone and got touch ups.
Porsha had a one on one with Andy, and expressed she felt set up and feels bad for Kandi.
Andy made his way over to Kandi and admitted he was in complete shock.
Eventually, Phaedra shuffled on over to Porsha. All she could say was “I’m sorry.” This is the first time Phaedra admits any sort of guilt for what went down. She admitted she screwed up, which is essentially her admitting that she lied to Porsha.
Everyone made their way back to the couch, in hopes to get answers.
The first order of business was to get the truth from Phaedra. Andy questioned if Phaedra felt comfortable, as an attorney, spewing this information as fact. Phaedra thought on it and eventually revealed she made a “rash decision.”
Eventually, Phaedra tried to put another spin on the story to turn it in her favor. Phaedra looked at Porsha in the eyes and hinted that Porsha heard her. Before she could finish, Porsha begrudgingly told Phaedra that she doesn’t want to pull out texts between her and Phaedra. Porsha disclosed three instances Phaedra told her about Kandi as if it was first hand information.
The first time was the day before Porsha met with Kandi in the restaurant.
The second time was a couple weeks before the reunion.
The third time was two days before the reunion.
Phaedra’s newest spin on the story is if Porsha recalls she told the Kandi story as if it was first hand info from Kandi, she has no other choice but to say she did it. “I’m saying yes, Porsha.” Phaedra apologized to Kandi.
Kenya brought up other accusations made about Kandi, including Todd’s alleged pseudo name “Marvin” for when he was cheating on Kandi in New York. Porsha turned to Phaedra, and taunted her about the Marvin thing.
Phaedra revealed she said that as well.
Kandi exposed how flawed that Marvin lie was by sharing Todd hasn’t felt right about going to New York since his Mom passed away. He never went without Kandi by his side for support.
Andy speculated that Phaedra isn’t telling the truth. Of course, Phaedra said she is. Andy clapped back declaring her claims wouldn’t hold up in a court of law, and she agreed they wouldn’t.
Cynthia is shocked that this went as far as it did. “There’s always a moment where you could take it back,” Cynthia mentioned. Andy clapped back once more, pointing out the restoration would have been the perfect time for Phaedra to come clean.
Yaaassss Andy; Yas!
Porsha took a moment to directly apologize to Kandi for the whole situation. Kandi is still angry with Porsha for believing, and repeating the information. Kandi wondered if Porsha actually believed it, or if she tried to cut her deep. Porsha protested it was not done to hurt Kandi.
Todd took a moment to speak. He admitted that he came in with a group of guys, and now he’s the last one standing. It’s difficult to be the only hubby in the group. He feels the girls are trying to tear down the last guy in the mix. He simply wants the women to speak the truth.
Now, it’s time to get answers to the details of Kandi and Phaedra’s relationship, or lack there of.
The steps Phaedra went through to get justice for Johnnie surprised Kandi. To Kandi, it seemed as if Phaedra wanted to hurt her pockets. Kandi blurted out Johnnie is suing her for $168,000 in unpaid overtime. Kandi maintained she paid Johnnie the amount they agreed to. Andy asked Phaedra if she wished she hadn’t gone to those meetings with Johnnie.
Big surprise, Phaedra had nothing to say on that.
Phaedra argued that if the roles were reversed, she wouldn’t be upset with Kandi. Immediately, Kandi called b.s. Kandi thinks if she had Angela Stanton, the woman who wrote “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil,” sitting in her office asking her to help promote the book on the show, she would be livid. Phaedra assured Kandi none of it matters anyway, because she sued Angela and won. Kandi was confused at what case she won, because the book is still out there. Phaedra said it shouldn’t be.
Phaedra is irritated by a lot of things Kandi did on camera, especially talking about her and “chocolate melting in her mouth” when she “wasn’t dating anyone.” Kandi, annoyed, warned that she doesn’t want to run Phaedra all the way down on this show. Phaedra and Kandi argued about Phaedra’s alleged relationships while still married to Apollo, but Kandi eventually dismissed the whole thing because she didn’t “want to go there” with Phaedra.
Andy would have wrapped up the reunion by asking if there was any hope for a friendship between Kandi and Phaedra, but it didn’t seem like there was any. Instead, he tried to figure out what was going on in Phaedra’s mind. Phaedra copped to the fact that she didn’t think the reunion would go down like this. Kandi interjected that her answer translates to “she would’ve just let [the lie] keep going.” Phaedra disagreed, but Andy objected. Phaedra did let it go up until tonight. In Phaedra’s eyes, there is nothing more to do at this point.
Andy sent the Real Housewives of Atlanta out with a 50th birthday cake for Cynthia Bailey. It was only appropriate that the candles on the cake were trick candles, because of all the tricks this season.
Let them eat cake.
We’ll catch you when season 10 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta starts!
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