Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: ‘Flirting With Disaster’ [Episode 18]

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 3:00pm by Nancy

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Kenya & Lawrence Spill The Tea At Breakfast

The episode starts with Kenya and Miss Lawrence having breakfast and discussing the drama from the previous night’s dinner. Kenya is spilling the tea about Porsha and Kordell’s beard-for-hire marriage. Kenya breaks down Porsha’s arranged marriage to Kordell (a fact most of the viewing public already knew) which is Porsha was Kordell’s beard. Kenya explains that Kordell wanted a trophy wife and Porsha was an unauthenticated certificate. Bloop!!!! Now that was a Reeeead!

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The conversation switches to the subject of Apollo. Kenya is tired of Apollo lying on her with his claims she made sexual advances towards him. Kenya wants to have a one-on-one with Apollo to clarify the rumors and make amends.

Group Trip To The Caves

The group ventures out for a group excursion to tour an ancient cave.  The group is split up in two SUV’s. On the way there, Kandi and Todd discuss the tension with Mama Joyce and their wedding. Todd is very blunt about the need for Kandi and Mama Joyce to get therapy. He basically tells her fix yo mama or I will gets-to-stepping! Todd is right. Mama Joyce’s manipulation and toxic behavior is out of control and has far reaching psychological effects than Kandi is willing to acknowledge. Todd seems at wits end with the situation. Not many men would be willing to put up with Mama Joyce’s ratchet obsessive meddling.

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The groups arrive at the caves and tour the grounds. They gather at a natural hot springs and Kenya wants everyone to get in. Originally Kenya and Apollo were the only two game to venture into the cold water. But of course Phaedra would not allow her man to get within 5 feet of the former beauty queen. There is some major insecurities going on with Phaedra. Last episode she was contemplating if Apollo should even attend the trip once again because of Kenya Moore. It takes two to tangle and even if Kenya Moore is an attractive woman, Apollo is suppose to be able to control himself around other women. As the group exits the pool. The cameras cut to a scene where Kenya walks by Apollo and walks up the stairs and you can clearly see Apollo checking out Kenya’s booty as she sashays up the stairs. Busted!!!

Fertility Ritual

Kenya, Nene, Cynthia, Kandi and Miss Lawrence all venture out to another Mexican adventure. The ladies visit a shaman who specializes in unlocking fertility.  Kenya wants to have a baby and visited a sperm bank in earlier episodes. The ladies all let their guards down and open up about their baby (baby daddy) struggles. After the fertility ceremony is completed, Kenya shows her vulnerable side and shares a personal experience with the ladies. It’s nice to see Kenya bare her soul as she tearfully expressed her strong desire to have a child of her own. I wish Miss Twirl the best but my money is on Miss Lawrence to get pregnant next.

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Sidebar: Why are the sides of Kenya Moore’s dress missing? Giiiiirl, put some clothes and underwear on!

Phaedra and Porsha decline the fertility ceremony and hang out at the pool to gossip.

The Men Gather

Peter, Apollo and Todd gather for an evening of cigars and drinks. Greg Leakes was busy being Nene’s butler to attend. Kenya and Miss Lawrence join the men. After a little chit chat, Kenya request a private convo with Apollo. Kenya and Apollo move to another section of the bar while Peter, Todd and Miss Lawrence view their exchange from the bar area.

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Kenya confronts Apollo about the rumors he’s spread concerning her in regards to making sexual advances towards him while the two happened to be in California on separate business trips during season 5. Moore was totally into Apollo and they flirted.  They both text each other in a way that wasn’t appropriate given he’s a married man and she clearly was into him. Apollo told Phaedra Kenya invited him to her hotel room while on this business trip and declined her offer but could have “hit it” if he wanted. Yes, the fool actually told his wife, he could have “hit it” if he wanted to.

What’s ironic is Bravo keeps recycling this tired old story line for the sake of ratings. Last season Phaedra was pissed at Apollo and Kenya for seemingly flirting when Apollo threw Kenya in the pool on last season’s group vacation.

Kenya confronts Apollo about lying to his wife about their relationship. Kenya tells Apollo she’s always respected his marriage and did not offer him sexual favors. Apollo does not deny that fact or discredit her claims. Apollo’s retort is he has done nothing to disrespect her and she started this. Below is Apollo’s ignorant ass response:

“At the end of the day, I can say how I feel. If those were my intentions, and there’s a lot of people who woud, risk everything just because you’re a nice looking woman, they would take the opportunity” 

What exactly is he trying to tell Kenya? While Kenya can coherently and effectively convey her thoughts, Apollo is not the most articulate or intelligent being.  He continues on with:

“I was saying, if that was the case, then I would have jumped in, because you are an attractive woman, and guess what — any man could fall victim to that. But at the end of the day, I was just stating the fact: and the fact was, me as a man and who I am as a man, my physicality and your physicality, if that’s what I wanted to do, I felt like I could have done that.”

As the two chat away and share a few laughs, Phaedra enters the room and immediately breaks up their private convo. She ask…”What’s going on over here?” With that, the episode closes leaving us with a suspenseful DUN-DUN-DUUUUN!!! [Press play on the video below]

Next week the drama continues and Phaedra threatens bodily harm against Kenya. Oh my prayer cloth…not the southern belle and power attorney threatening to slap a bitch? Oh my stars!!!

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Nancy loves to multi-task as a writer, she’s an actress and online radio host. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. She’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.

  • twifan2

    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVERYONE!!!
    http://dingo.care2.com/cards/flash/5335/dudeli.swf

    • WestCoastFeed

      Dhia dhuit a Twifan. Happy St. Pat’s to you, too.

      • twifan2

        CHEERS WCF! 🙂

    • Babson_Chick

      Top of the Morning to ya!!! Yea it’s St. Patrick’s Day and my spirits are high!! Too bad my “shamrocks” are drooping lower than ever!! Cheers sweetie darlin!!! Clink!!

      • twifan2

        ;D

        • Babson_Chick

          LMAO!! But I don’t have to worry bout that!!

    • Dr Seuss

      Happy St. Patty’s Day All!

      • twifan2

        CHEERS to you too! 🙂

        • Dr Seuss

          🙂

    • Marsbars09

      You too Twi!

      • twifan2

        Cheers Mars! 🙂

  • twifan2

    Ok, now down to business!
    WHY oh WHY was Peter being so meddlesome?! Leave Porsha alone to her own problems! Kandi, BOTH you & MJ need therapy! Todd-RUN & don’t look back! MJ is going to keep those apron strings clutched tighter & tighter around HER ‘cash cow’.
    Cray Cray, go away-FAR away! Take Ney Ney with you, please.

    • Dr Seuss

      Peter wasn’t as bad last night like he has been. Especially last week. What ya think of the fertility ritual?

      • twifan2

        AAAAnnnndddd the Golden Raspberry Award FOR Worst Actress goes to(DRUM ROLL)———> Cray Cray!

        • Dr Seuss

          LOL! She is an actress, you think she was faking it?

          • twifan2

            Yep! Yes! Yeah!
            I didn’t see any mascara running. Fake

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I have NEVER seen any mascara running all the times she “cries”. She’s a fake and is so tiresome…………zzzzzzzz

          • twifan2

            TA! 🙂
            She’s desperate for any story line!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I thought she was such a big producer and had so many clients, and on, and on, and on……..again zzzzzzz

          • Babson_Chick

            as soon as I finish eating my lunch out of a can, I’m going to throw it at her

          • twifan2

            Good for you, Babs!

          • Babson_Chick

            Love this!!!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I hope Cynthia has a baby!!! Maybe then she will see what a jerk her husband is and will dump him!!! Cynthia is a good Mom!!!

        • Dr Seuss

          Cynthia looks amazing for 46 and had a procedure that’s close to having a hysterectomy.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I like her!! She has always been one of my favs. Just wish she was married to a nicer man.

    • noarguingwithstupid

      I agree with all you say!!! Wish Cray would be first to get the hell out!!

  • Babson_Chick

    If Apollo was my man – he’d be the one getting a “hit’ upside the head!! Of course I wouldn’t want a guy just for their looks as I expect a lot more like humor and smarts to start!

    • Dr Seuss

      I so agree Babs. A man like Apollo is not attractive in the least bit. There’s nothing worse than an ignorant man with no wits about himself. For the life of me, I don’t understand what Phaedra saw in that loser in the first. Leads me to believe Angela Stanton’s claims. Phaedra only married him to keep him from implicating her in his car theft ring back in 2005.

      • Babson_Chick

        I think that’s a good possibility about why she married him – business and she wanted some babies so she could host her ridiculous presentation events.

        • Dr Seuss

          That too. I also think she’s a sex addict and super freak! They both look like freaks to me.

          • twifan2

            Good thing necrophilia is illegal. SMH at Phae! 😮

          • Dr Seuss

            ewwwwwww!!!!!

          • twifan2

            Like you don’t think Phae is NUTTY enough to think that! 😉

          • noarguingwithstupid

            She does love those dead folks!!

          • Dr Seuss

            Girl yes she is but still ewwwwwwwww!!!!!

          • Babson_Chick

            don’t think I want to even go there – reaching for my prayer cloth

          • twifan2

            with the silver flash underneath it?
            😉

          • Babson_Chick

            you know me so well!!

          • Babson_Chick

            double that!! Have you heard anything about Junior Pagan testifying recently at a murder trial in Brooklyn Fed. Court? He admitted shooting James Donovan but others put him up to it and has led a life of crime since he was 13.

          • Dr Seuss

            Let me look into that rat bastard snitch’s case now. What he did to poor Rene is not right. SMFH!

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc! I believe the same. There’s nothing worse than having A f*cking dummy for a mate.

        • Dr Seuss

          Girl, tell me about it. The sex will NEVER be that good. Get over it Phaedra. Judging by the chemistry on last night’s show and on previous episodes, they look like they don’t even like each other anymore.

          • WestCoastFeed

            That look on his face at the end of the show gave it all away. He cannot stand her.

          • Dr Seuss

            Yes. You can tell he’s bored with Phaedra and over the relationship.

    • twifan2

      Apollo seems to be all looks. Little smarts! :/
      Maybe that’s what Cray Cray wants? A man that she can lord her ‘intelligence’ over.

      • Babson_Chick

        Yes!! She sure does like to “lord” it over him.

        • twifan2

          IMO-Cray Cray is not that pretty.
          BUT she seems to want to ‘put it out there’ easily enough. :/

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Cray cray looks like a man!! Nothing remotely pretty about her. IMO

          • Babson_Chick

            Agree!! Shall we tell her that we hear “orange” is the new black!!??

  • twifan2

    Ok! HOW LONG has been that we all have been ‘teased’ with the Peter, Gregg altercation?! 3-4 weeks now?
    Better be GOOD & worth the wait, is all I have to say! >(

    • noarguingwithstupid

      I bet it’s all a tease!!!! Peter is too old to be acting like a fighter!!

    • Marsbars09

      I have a feeling those two old forgeys will hurt themselves attempting to throw a punch.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Stuff is slow today. Maybe the internet gods are busy drinking green beer!!

    • Dr Seuss

      yes…on my end too!

    • twifan2

      Yep. Google having probs right now—>can’t hold their liquor! ;D

      • Dr Seuss

        Everybody drunk!

        • twifan2

          CHEERS!
          *hic*

        • noarguingwithstupid

          I wish I drank!!! It is windy here and cloudy and just not a pretty day for Florida!!

          • twifan2

            Trade you! 🙂

          • Babson_Chick

            We need the rain though – got out early and finished fertilizing my yard – really light rain so far as most going north of me. Gotta love Floridians – we don’t like too much cloudy weather and yet another cold front – lows in the 50’s – 60’s (damn!!).

          • noarguingwithstupid

            No rain here in months!!! It looks like it, but nothing!!! Real good for fires, though!! The sirens have been going all day!!

          • Babson_Chick

            Rain here all afternoon and still going……..

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Are you sure you live in Florida???? LOL!!!

          • Babson_Chick

            Oh yeah!! You didn’t get any??

          • noarguingwithstupid

            None, Zilch, Zero, Nada, Nothing!!!!!!!

          • Babson_Chick

            sorry bout that

          • Birdie11

            I was in NC watching my boy play baseball over the weekend, and he said “Well, you could tell where you’re from..you were the only one in the stands wearing a sweatshirt in 70 degree weather!”

          • Babson_Chick

            Love it – that would be me also. Coats come out when we hit 60’s.

      • Babson_Chick

        Bloody Hell!! Cheers!!

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Note to Cray-Cray: Find yourself a guy. Shouldn’t be that difficult for someone who has such a friggin’ high opinion of yourself!!! Maybe there is a reason you have no man in your life–You are not a nice or even likable person! Be Gone!!!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Didn’t I read the Kandi and Todd got secretly married on this Mexico trip?

    • twifan2

      That was just a joke, WCF.
      They aren’t married-yet.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Thanks, twi. I am not much into Atlanta. In fact I only watched the last 20 minutes or so of last night’s episode. Poor Apollo, too dumb to know what Kenya just did too him. But smart enough to see what was coming to him from Phaedra.

        • twifan2

          Well, this pretty much sums it up for me about Cray Cray! ;D

          • WestCoastFeed

            I haven’t seen enough of this show to dislike Kenya. In fact, I thoroughly enjoy seeing her cut NeNe down to size.

          • Dr Seuss

            Yes ma’am!!!!!!! I use to be a Nene fan but I’ve jumped ship. Nene has crossed the line for me.

          • Dr Seuss

            WTF?????

        • Marsbars09

          I couldn’t have said it better myself. Apollo is dumber than f*ck.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Twi! I didn’t like it when Todd started talking to Kandi about setting Mama Joyce straight in front of the other cast members while they were in the car. That was uncomfortable to watch.

        • twifan2

          Hi Hi Mars! 🙂
          No way MJ is going to counseling sessions!

    • Dr Seuss

      That’s what the rumor mill kept saying. I believe it.

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        When that rumor was going around Kandi tweeted me and told me she wasn’t married…yet! I believe her. Plus with all the tension that Mama Joyce put on Kandi & Todd at that time…I couldn’t see them marrying right then & there…we’ll see!
        Hey hun! 😉

  • I can’t take these people. For one, Apollo and Kenya were wrong for the obvious flirtations that they had going on, texting each other off the show, and getting together and speaking about this, when Pheadra has made it clearer than Windex that she is not comfortable with these two being within the same constellation with each other. Kenya says she respects their marriage, but if you did, you wouldn’t be flirting with him, texting him, calling him “babe”, and then talking to Phaedra’s man behind her back! But at the same time, even though we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, Pheadra is putting all the blame on Kenya. Stop that. You know damn well your man is not innocent (no pun intended), therefore the same way you call Kenya a whore, call your man one too, because I bet he’s a way bigger one than Kenya.

    • twifan2

      Preach! 🙂

    • Babson_Chick

      That’s the truth!!

    • Dr Seuss

      You preaching here sis! BOOM!!!!

    • Birdie11

      The burden is on Apollo…HE is the married one. No one should expect virtue from ol Kray Kray. Apollo is LOVING the attention…puh-leeze. He is such an obvious skeeze.

      • Dr Seuss

        Isn’t he though and soooo full of himself.

  • Birdie11

    Moose Stomp Monday y’all!! Get EXCITED!

    • Dr Seuss

      AHAHAHAHA!!! Plus beer to celebrate St. Patty’s…it don’t get any better!!

      Hi Bridie!!!

      • Birdie11

        Hi Suessie!

    • twifan2

      Let’s get to stomping! ;D

      • Birdie11

        YEAH!!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I hope she has cleaned and blinged her hooves for the show.

        • Birdie11

          I’m sure her size 13 dancin’ shoes are all polished and ready to go!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Is she trying to squeeze those hooves into 13s again?

          • Birdie11

            Beauty is pain WCF!

      • Dr Seuss

        BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Love this.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Haha LOVE the recap!!

    First time commenter here but I see some familiar peeps >> Seuss, twifan, WCF, Babs…actually just about everyone!!! Hello all!

    As far as the Kenya/Apollo situation…this ALL started back in Anguilla when Kenya ASKED Phaedra…’if she were to give Apollo as a birthday gift to a friend who would it be?’ GIRLBYE!

    Kenya is trying to act ALL innocent about this…when she DID start it…BOTH Kenya & Apollo are at fault! I wouldn’t trust EITHER of them…storytellers…

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi, WWWW! Good to see you here in the land of the banned. We are celebrating St. Pat’s Day, as best we can, given that the system is unbearably slow today.

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        Hey hun! Wait a minute…are you saying you’re banned from RT? I was wondering where you all went…

        I’ve been away for a little while now…was caring for my ill mother until I lost her almost 3 weeks ago. I’m just taking it one day at a time now….then my luv Seuss put me on to this place. LOVE IT!!!!

        • WestCoastFeed

          So sorry for your loss. WWWW. I cared for my Mom like that, too. It’s hard, I know. And yes, RT got mad at us one night and booted us out. Their loss This site is so much better.

          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            I know I need time…but its gonna take awhile. It was sudden and I’m still trying to wrap my mind that I’ll never hear her voice again…I feel like I’m in a nightmare right now…okay gotta go the water works are starting again…

            I’m book marking the page so I can find you all again…If anyone is on twitter hit me up…I’m a bit more active there! Much luv to ya!

          • Dr Seuss

            Take it one day at a time. We’re all here for you if you need to just let it out.

          • RonnieIsBack

            Yes we are. Hugs!!!

        • Birdie11

          So sorry WaWa…losing your mom is SO hard. ((HUGS)) It will get easier.

          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            VERY hard! Especially when its unexpected…yea just taking it a day, sometimes a hour at a time…

          • Birdie11

            It is a very unique and difficult adjustment…take your time with it WaWa. So sorry. ):

        • twifan2

          (((hugs))) W⁴
          Glad to see you❣ 🙂

          Time will help. For now, snark away!

        • Dr Seuss

          ♥♥ (((Hugs)))

        • RonnieIsBack

          Prayers for you and your family regarding your mom.

      • Babson_Chick

        I had to leave because my puter keep locking up – so took a nap – life is rough.

        • RonnieIsBack

          I think their site has a lot of bugs and virus….I swear my hardrive crashed while on it at one time…but no love loss…I love this site..I will pop in and out from time to time on my tablet only on that that site…

          • Babson_Chick

            Good to see you popping in!! Ya’ll come back now ya hear!!

    • Birdie11

      Hey WaWa! WELCOME!

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        Hey hun! Thanks!!! 🙂

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi WWW!!!! Soooo Happy to see you here sunshine!! 🙂

      Exactly. This all season 5 rescripted bullshit. Bravo keeps refreshes this stuff as if the audience is stupid and wants to see this mess.

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        Hey luv! Thanks for the link….you knew I needed some distraction, have been feeling down the last few days…

        So true! Bravo needs to put this story to bed…done, over with it…

        By the way: I remember reading that Kim Zolciak was suppose to make an announcement on WWHL last night, I recorded it, did you happen to catch it? She was on with Sheree, I believe…I wonder if she is coming back next season

        • Birdie11

          Moose tramples Tony tonite WaWa…maybe that will bring a little smile!

          • Marsbars09

            I think I’m going to check out Moose tonight on DWTS.

          • Birdie11

            You BETTER Marsie! I CANNOT wait!

          • Babson_Chick

            I sure am – can’t wait!!

        • Dr Seuss

          I’m sorry honey. I know it’s tough for you with your lost. I’m here and so are your pals on this site to lift up when you need it. I saw bits and pieces and recorded also but haven’t watched. Let me go look now. Thanks for reminding me.

        • Marsbars09

          Hi What! I’m so glad you found this website. I haven’t chatted with you in a long time.

        • Babson_Chick

          WOW it’s What!! Have been thinking about you!! Glad you found us!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      Hey WAWa!!!!hugs!!

  • Bernice

    Bwahaha!! Great recap!!!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey Bernice!!!

  • Marsbars09

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! If you drink like certain posters I know (wink, wink), please do it responsibly. 🙂

    • twifan2

      *hic, hic*
      Yeah, what Mars said! 🙂

    • Dr Seuss

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Who you winking at? LMAO!!

      Hi Marsie!!!! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  • RealitySuxx

    Kandi’s face said it ALL when they were listening to Kenya’s fake crying during the smoke-fest .. FAKE!!! And that “lost love” with the child? MARRIED. There is no part of Kenya’s life on RHOA that is real .. LOL I can’t wait for next season, because surely Carlos King is building her up to tear her down next season with HER truths.

    …and Apollo is a JERK – he deserves everything that is coming to him.

    • Dr Seuss

      BOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That Carlos King is one messsy queen! And yes Apollo made himsef look like a bigger ass than normal.

      • RonnieIsBack

        I need to google Carlos King…

  • WinterBlues14

    I loved this recap! There’s no doubt Kenya and Apollo definitely have chemistry on screen but honestly to me a man like him is below her although he is decent looking. Phaedra is very insecure and very unattractive. The only woman on the show who doesn’t seem threatened by Kenya is Cynthia.

    Did anybody else catch Peter basically trying to let Kenya know he was packing? Lol! I said it once and I’m going to say it again…Todd is not that into Kandi! I think he’s marrying her to keep up a certain lifestyle. Kandi also needs to realize that hanging out with a career criminal like Phaedra is not a good look for her brand!

    • RonnieIsBack

      I caught that..Peter is a dawg…and he was the one who was the first to ask Waltina if he “hit it.”
      Peter ain’t fooling nobody..If she threw it at papasmurf he would whip it out…in a NY minute.

      • Dr Seuss

        Oh hells yeah that dog would!

      • SpringBreeze14

        Absolutely! LOL!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey honey! Love your comments.

      Apollo continually complimenting Kenya’s “physicality” within feet of his wife, who just recently birthed his second son, made me throw up in my mouth.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Kenya sooooooo deserves Apollo!!!!! Phaedra, divorce him quickly so Kenya won’t lose interest!!!

        • Dr Seuss

          Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • SpringBreeze14

        LMBO! It’s hilarious watching Phaedra melt in my opinion though. I just despise Phaedra and her nasty comments about Kenya or any other woman who she is jealous of…just watching her husband make a fool of her on camera is hilarious!

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap!
    Apollo is just ignorant and you can tell he doesn’t give a phuck abou this wife. He as salivating at Kenya throughout the episode..the guys know it (because they lust also) and that was why they were tryign to help his ignorant azz..in Kenya’s blog she says all the ladies were invited downstairs as well but were late as usual. I believe that. He flat out lied and admited he lied because she told that he kept texting her…well he shouldn’t have said “I don’t care for Kenya at all” trying to bish move at the reunion. Her comeback was priceless “then stop texting me.” Boom LOL..and that is how the fight started.
    Fakedra and those nasty looking dolphin teeth..please go away…and handle your MAN not Kenya who would knock you out with one punch. So please…you are the Head Doctor..but I believe you cannot fight for chit…
    nene and and butler..will really show their azzes next week…I cannot wait.
    Love some Ms. Lawrence..his facial expressions while ear hustling were classic.
    Porsha..gurl bye…nobody invited nor cared about you…stay on the deep end of the pool where you belong…oh and good luck with your rip off K Michelle, Keisha Cole slit my wrist music…

    • Dr Seuss

      Well said Ronnie.

      Apollo and Phaedra don’t have a “real” marriage? She knew what he was when she married him. This guy has been playing around for some time with many women with Phaedra’s complete knowledge. Kenya is a smoke screen, a totally transparent diversionary tactic to keep the real doo-doo from hitting the fan. That they remained married leads to one question… Who benefits?