‘RHOA’ Recap: Kandi Burruss Reveals Devastating Baby Daddy Drama

Posted on Nov 21 2016 - 5:24am by Terri L. Austin

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Last week, on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree Whitfield and Kenya Moore had a showdown over whether Kenya should invest in some baseboards for her unfinished manse. Sheree had some very strong feelings. Baseboards are a must, people!

This week, Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks and Sheree meet up over calamari to dish the dirt. Sheree fills them in on her big fight with Kenya. She seems most upset that Kenya called her a ho, and then throws some shade of her own by saying Kenya slept her way up the Z-list. The ladies hurl a few more insults toward Moore Manor, and Porsha wonders if Kenya has to sleep in a hazmat suit.

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While the ladies are having fun at Kenya’s expense, Matt and Kenya are doing booty stretches. They’ve been back together for two weeks, and she’s agreed to join Matt at his upcoming family reunion. Meeting his folks will be a good test of their relationship. Those are ominous words, Kenya. I’m scared for you.

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Over at the Kandi Factory, Todd, Kandi, and baby Ace are minding their own business when in strolls a woman named Kris Kelli. She happens to be the girlfriend of Block, Kandi’s ex, and Riley’s deadbeat dad. Kris asks to speak to Kandi alone. It seems Kris is trying to get Block and Riley back together. There’s only one problem: according to Kandi, he’s never been a present father. Kris blames that on Kandi’s bad attitude, but Kandi isn’t playing that game. For three years Riley’s had almost no communication with Block. Riley would try to reach out to her dad, but he didn’t reach back. Thank you for your interest, Kris. Shut the door on your way out!

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Once Kris leaves, Todd gives his opinion. All kids should know their father, and it would be good for Riley and Block to reconnect. But Kandi has never kept Block from having access to Riley. He just never stepped up to be a decent parent. Why, after fourteen years, would he start now?

On a lighter note, Matt and Kenya are driving to Cincinnati, an eight-hour road trip she doesn’t want to take. She offers to pay for a first class ticket to fly, but Matt wants to spend this time bonding with his woman. Though she complains about…well, pretty much everything, including his driving…Matt takes it in stride.

In Atlanta, Bob Whitfield invites Sheree over for an undrinkable smoothie, and then bares his muscular thigh to tempt her. That show of skin doesn’t sway Sheree. While Bob’s made some changes, all he thinks about is sex, and he makes jokes when she’s being serious. Sheree is over it, Bob! What she really wants is an apology for him stepping out on their marriage, subjecting her to verbal abuse, and leaving the kids without a real home.

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Bob’s dad died when he was only 44. Now that Bob has reached the same age, he’s lost twenty pounds, wants to reunite, and move into Chateau Sheree. Hell to the nah, nah, nah! If he wants her back, he’s going to have to work for it. Sheree won’t come easily, my friend.

Over at Cynthia Bailey’s House of Horrible Hats, Cynthia’s mom and sister, Malorie, stop by to visit. Malorie admits that Peter has been so desperate to reconcile with Cynthia, he’s even called her a couple of times, whining about how much he misses his wife. Cynthia is upset Malorie didn’t tell her sooner. And while Cynthia may miss Peter, why can’t she simply have a friendship with him and find some peace, damn it?

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On a wooded walking path, Phaedra and Porsha discuss why Porsha needs more exercise. If her brain — I’m not even going to make a joke because it’s low hanging fruit — has more endorphins racing through it, she’ll be less likely to whoop someone’s ass. At least that’s her doctor’s philosophy. But while endorphins and fresh air are nice and all, what she really wants to talk about is her ticking biological clock. Porsha wants a baby. And since she’s been talking to her cute ex, Todd, who works in D.C. as a lobbyist, that clock has been getting louder. Todd already has two teenagers, but Porsha doesn’t mind. She just needs his man juice, and then he can be on his way. Phaedra thinks this is a terrible idea, but Porsha is determined and wants a baby-nup, so that if she gets into any more fights he can’t take the kid away from her. Way to think ahead, Porsha!

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In Cincinnati, Kenya and Matt meet up for brunch with his family, including his mom, dad, and sister, Hallison. When Kenya gives her opinion of Matt’s casual clothes, his mother quickly puts Kenya in her place. Kenya voices her opinions so freely, Hallison asks if Kenya even cares about what Matt wants? Next, Matt’s mother asks about Kenya’s intentions. Kenya calls out Matt’s immaturity, and his sister quickly points out their age difference. The word “cougar” is mentioned. And Matt’s father warns about the difficulties in taming an alpha male like Matt, but Kenya wears that pants in this relationship, sir, so that will not be a problem.

On the way to get Riley’s teeth pulled, Kandi talks about Kris Kelli’s visit. The subject of Block comes up, and in a flash of wisdom, Riley thinks her dad should be the one trying to make their relationship work, not his girlfriend. Agreed, Miss Riley!

In a self-defense class — really, Porsha, really? — Porsha meets up with Todd, her ex. On his trips to Atlanta, he stops by to see her and flirt madly. Porsha says they’re not hitting it. I don’t believe her for a minute. Anyway, she manages to maneuver the conversation to her ripe womb, and asks for Todd’s sperm. Todd turns her down. He’s not lending out his swimmers and thinks having a baby without a relationship is a mistake. Besides, he wants to win her heart. Porsha agrees that if Todd spends more time in Atlanta, she’ll give him a shot.

Back in Cinci, Kenya is having a great time at Matt’s family reunion. Until Hallison pulls her aside. Matt’s sister goes in hard, sharing her skepticism of their relationship. She wonders if Kenya has any deep feelings for Matt. Kenya is offended by the questions and thinks maybe Hallison is trying to run her off. Kenya expresses her love for Matt and names a few of his admirable traits, pacifying his protective sister. Then Matt’s mom and Kenya hug it out as she welcomes Kenya into the family.

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Being serious for a minute, you can feel that this is what Kenya has always wanted — to belong to a family who loves her. I hope, for her sake, she finds what she’s looking for.

Over at the gym in Atlanta, Sheree and Kandi get together for an exercise sesh. After Kandi taps out on the squats, she and Sheree spill the tea. Sheree says Bob’s plan to wiggle his way into her house — and her She by Sheree panties — is doomed if he can’t acknowledge the past hurts. Kandi agrees, sharing how Block’s girlfriend popped up on the scene.

The two women decide that a man should own up to his mistakes before the healing can begin. And Block is still talking crap behind Kandi’s back — at least according to Porsha. Porsha and Block used to kick it — long after Kandi’s relationship with Block had ended. And it ended badly.

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When Kandi found out she was pregnant, Block said he wanted nothing to do with the baby. Kandi vowed that she wouldn’t be dependent on Block to take care of her or her daughter. She’d always kept that promise, but one day, after hearing the song Kandi had written about her step-father, Riley broke down and cried, wishing she had a father who cared about her.

At Block’s music studio, Lena, a friend of Kandi’s, works with Kris Kelli on a song. Kris brings up Block and Riley, laying all the blame for the rift at Kandi’s feet. Lena doesn’t believe it, and when Block arrives, he shares his side of the story. He was there when Riley was born and tried to do the best for his kid. Lena holds his feet to the fire, asking if he provides emotionally and financially for Riley. Um…no. Block then complained that Kandi doesn’t urge Riley to call him, so how is he supposed to have a relationship with her? Even Kris admits that if Riley has a date with her dad, Kandi fears he won’t show up. Lena jumps on that, questioning if Block neglected to show up for his daughter in the past. Just once, Block says. But listening to Kandi, it was a pattern of canceled visits that led Riley to build a wall around her heart.

Both Sheree and Kandi talk about missing out on having a present father in their lives. After seeing a change in Bob, Sheree encourages Kandi to keep the door open. Sheree questions whether their men know how to be good fathers, seeing as they didn’t have a role model for their own lives.

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It was kind of a heavy episode. Many tears were shed, and Riley’s stoic facade nearly broke my heart. So, do you think Riley will let her dad back into her life? Should she? And will Sheree ever forgive Bob and move forward? Does he deserve a second chance?

 

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  • BeckyGrey

    I don’t want to see Riley on this show. This is too much of her business at an impressionable age. This is playing out for all of her friends to see on national tv. It is enough to know what’s going on in your home but this, is too much.
    Kandi’s past with Block is something that happened but I don’t remember the story as she is telling it. From what I remember in the “streets”, Kandi knew that Block was with someone else. The reason for the break-up was that she became pregnant. (do side chicks /dudes have a right to say break-up?) It’s in the past, but whatever the story…not on TV for the sake of your teenage daughter.

    • Trippinhhard

      Your post is the truth, Block was living with another woman and messy ass Kandi knew it.. Kandi thought because she had money, he was going to leave the woman he was with. Kandi been the side chick because that’s what she use to do before Todd..

      • BeckyGrey

        Thank you! I knew I wasn’t imagining the story. She was trying be a sugar mama and it went wrong. There was a few guys like that, and Kandi was a bit of a freak. That’s what you’re suppose to do when your young. I believe that Kandi took it to another level. That is in the past, but “tell the truth and shame the devil.”

        • Trippinhhard

          Then I’m a damn fool, I’ve never had but one man, my ex husband.. My family use to tease me and some people thought I was gay.. I just made a promise at a young age, that I was going to wait on my husband.. Girl a few years into marriage, I said to my sister, you right, I shouldn’t be fucking my big ass off..lol
          But I couldn’t do it and haven’t dated since my divorce, haven’t seen anyone I’m interested in, but it was a long running joke with my mother and sister.. I miss them, but life goes on.. Kandi was a whorer from a teenager, and it took her all these years to get Todd…

          • BeckyGrey

            ouch…My ex and I have be apart for 4 years, I’ve gone out but not anything further….(Sorry for the loss of your loved ones.

          • Trippinhhard

            Thank you I have some beautiful and funny ass memories of them.. we just tell it like it is and keep moving.. There’s not enough men in my age group that don’t have all that baggage with them.. I can’t take ex wife and baby mama drama. I don’t do drama at all, so I can just wait until it happens. If not I’m good by myself, I don’t have to do shit I don’t want anymore. Lol

          • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily *·. . ·*·.🌠

            You’re a rock star Tripp! 🌟

          • Trippinhhard

            Thank you, I think any married woman can say the same, sometimes we don’t want to do anything at all. Then your husband you to go wherever and you do it, because marriage is not about one person…

          • BeckyGrey

            lol

    • Lila

      Totally agree. And this is opening a big can of worms. Kids should stay in the background or not on tv at all. Take Tre & Joe’s daughters for example. Completely different situations, but they shouldn’t be on tv either. Having their emotions so exposed ….. Kandi really, learn a lesson.

  • Wishmich

    Bob is a big doofus, so Sherri should let that sleeping bear lie. If I were Riley, I’d let that one go, too. Why did he suddenly come onto the scene now? Because there is a TV show filming? No way in hell I’d ever get near that Block dude now, or in the future.

    • wellWellwell

      Bob is one step away from a heart attack. What women would consider a relationship with him. This SL is far fetched, my guess Sheree and busted Bob desperately need a paycheck.

      • RonnieRIB

        She needs someone to share the mortgage payments..her momma lent her name..adn nothing else.

        • wellWellwell

          So that’s why she made that comment about her house being in trust. So it is in her moms name..pfft
          I didn’t watch much of last season and trying to catch up.
          Thanks Ronnie.

    • christy flanders

      I’m not one to make fun of a person’s looks but…When I first saw Bob, I was shocked. Not someone I would have envisioned Sheree being with. When he asked to move in to chateau Sheree, I saw big red flags waving. Sheree has been down that road once, hope she’s smart enough to not go down it again. Doofus is a really good name for him!

      • RonnieRIB

        Bob used to have money and SheBroke saw dollar signs…before her surgery (that nose) she was a basic bish looking broken down living in Ohio..she also has a rapsheet for petty theft…she started working out in the gyms (like most heauxs looking for love in ATL – Kim Wig did the same thing ) hanging out and hooked up with dumb Bob…a couple of kids later and he divorced her real quick bc shocker, she was a gold digger…

        • Bobbi

          Yep. Another reformed” criminal out here with the nerve to shade people….And still probably not above lifting what doesn’t belong to her.
          Lmao @ heauxs in the gym. Sheree needs to cut her gym hours back a bit. She’s looking like a GI Joe action figure.

  • Dani-K

    Great recap, Terri! Thank you so much for covering my butt! I’m skeptical of Riley’s dad’s sudden interest and the last person who should get hurt is Riley.

    • Terri L. Austin

      My pleasure! But I’m a poor imitation, D. Missed you.

      • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily *·. . ·*·.🌠

        Terri you did awesome! Missed D too!

  • Trippinhhard

    Excellent recap @Terri, it was like I’m watching the show and I don’t watch any of them anymore.. It’s the same old tea and it’s cold tea.. it’s the fathers job to make amends with their child or children.. The children are innocent and had nothing to do with, how their parents didn’t work out.. Riley does need her father and at her age it’s critical, because if she doesn’t get the love from him, she will start to looking for it in Tom, Dick or Harry.. A daughter need her father to help validate her and let her know she’s special, beautiful and unique.. I hope Todd is filling the gap, for her absentee father.. A father is a little girl first love, he’s the one that builds you up, when others, friend etc breaks you down.. I’m sorry that Kandi is using this for a storyline and her daddy must need the money because I’m sure he’s getting paid something, he has to have sound bits and all, so this is not random at all.. I only feel for Riley, because Kandi true colors are not pretty at all.. I’m happy that Sheree and Bob are talking to each other and taking it slow.. They both need to apologize to each other, Bob needs to make amends to his children and especially be in his daughters life.. Sheree needs to apologize for spending his money like it was running water, to be the Jones.. Sheree wasted so much money it was ridiculous, a 30K picture of her self, shoes, clothing and etc.. She had to have the best of everything.. She should have been saving some of that money.. Porsha is just jealous that her sister had a baby before her.. a child takes a lot of time, patience and LOVE, not things, they won’t remember the thingees, they will remember the things you did together..

    • RonnieRIB

      PREACH!!!!

      • Trippinhhard

        Thank yoy Ronnie

    • Marcy Scrot

      Wit h Porsha’s temper, I don’t think a baby is safe with her

      • Trippinhhard

        Isn’t that the truth, after that divorce she went from the Stedford wife to THOT .
        Repression is a SOB

  • Perturbed

    Thanks for the illuminating recap, Terri! I also think this was kind of a heavy episode. This Block character & his GF seem motivated by $ to appear on the show. Incorrigible behavior, considering they’re dealing with a young girl’s vulnerable feelings for her Dad. Really feel for Kandi too, because she’s between a rock & a hard place😢

  • christy flanders

    First of all, what kind of a name is Block?! Seems to me that “Block” sees dollar signs. He didn’t take responsibility for his being an absentee father nor did he show any remorse. I think Riley has the right idea. If he wants a relationship with her HE needs to pursue It, not his woman. Plus he has some explaining to do. He needs to get down on his knees and beg for forgiveness. Then he needs to prove that he has changed. Maybe pay some of that back child support!

  • italiano bambino

    Two observation

    Kenya’s trip with the in-laws wTF is up with the sister. Overly possessive.

    Porsha body i was like HOLY CRAP huge or those pants just don’t look good at her

    • wellWellwell

      What is with all the work out clothes? They don’t (except Sheree) look like they work out. Some of those bodies are so misshaped it’s gross to look at. I think a couple of them do the Kim K fat injections into the butt.

      • italiano bambino

        They just need to get a different color if they be injecting their asses.

        Porsha just need to get in vitro. Clearly that guy just want to hook up. No need no CS.

      • RonnieRIB

        Kenya has always worked out also…

        • wellWellwell

          Yes she has, I have seen her do that. The two I’m thinking of must be doing the Kim K fat injections.

          • Trippinhhard

            Porsha got her butt done, you can tell by her old pictures.. Fhedra always had a big butt and Fhedra arms are big…

  • Bobbi

    Great recap. This story aboutRiley’s dad shows up in the media off and on. My heart breaks for Riley but this is not some big secret that no one knew about till now. I’m sure they hear all the whispering around town and I’m sure Riley gets asked about it at school. Maybe Kandi and Riley wants to tell and settle the story on their own terms. I don’t always agree with Kandi’s parenting style but she is very protective of Riley and I’m sure she asked Riley was she ok with bringing this story and her to the forefront. It’s not like they are making light of it – it is obviously a very heavy issue still for them and they are taking it seriously and dealing with it head on.

    I’m no expert but if Riley is ok with it, I don’t see a problem with this storyline. It could be therapeutic for her we don’t know. Especially if there is a happy resolution. Personally, I would prefer this storyline to the 3 busted dirty birds who have nothing but fake storylines and conversations about sex dungeons, little d*cks, camel toes and stanky booties. That is when they aren’t meeting to talk about Kenya.

    Kandi, Kenya and Cynthia have real storylines this season. This is exactly what we’ve been asking for….to see their real lives. The other three whose lives are literally in the ditch can take their meaningless “reality” on a real hike and disappear.

    • Marcy Scrot

      Kenya’s life has no interest…she just wants a baby and will latch onto anything to get it. Cynthia’s marriage has been dead for two seasons…no story there. Porsha is a good cartoon any time. I like to see a woman being a success before and after a man like Phaedra has. Have to admire her…don’t have to like her but I do. Sheree has always been boring to me except when she goes after Kenya whom I can’t stand.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    RHOA’s (underground) train has left the station and officially gone off he rails … after 8 seasons, we get a thirsty fame ho’ dead beat baby daddy (and his ho) appearing out of nowhere (to get a piece of he pie), an over-the-hill hag (Kenya) so desperate for her Mandingo’s seed that she spends eight hrs. of hell (in a car!) only to get raked over the coals by his (thirsty) sista at an EconoLodge. Meanwhile we have to endure ShitBySheree’s (thirsty) wonky-eyed ex telehubby pretending he’s still into her broke @Zz, and speaking of broke azzes, we then find out that Poorshit wants to breed. And finally, (the ever expanding) Phaekedra has so little to contribute to this shit show that we’re to believe she’s now girlfriends with Kenya. If I wanted to watch this crap (and I don’t) I’d tune into Love&Baskeball Hip Hop Wives. Suffice to say I’m pretty much out on this one, and will be glad when BH starts.

  • Bobbi

    Who is Sheree trying to fool? Broke down Bob didn’t want her then and he still doesn’t want her. They may as well have met up for a quick game of hoops for as much chemistry as we saw between those two. Bob is not trying to get into Sheree’s Chateau. Literally or figuratively.

  • RonnieRIB

    Sheree shades EVERYBODY..she is doing the MOST to keep her peach…she even called Horsha a slut in her TH…but that’s her girl right…wrong! And Bob is hitting it….that is why she has the his/her closets in the master…Chile Cheese…Bob’s clothes are packed and he is moving on in…to get out of those remaining child support payments for the youngest daughter (his).

    Kenya you handled the grilling from that “protective” sister who kept tossing shade at cha with grace….she knows her brother is cray….she just wants him to wife you up so they can be in….welp have that bonafide prenup ready.

    Fakedra please LEAVE THE SHOW and take your nasty side kick with you.

    Horsha you have been spreading like peanut butter for years…Todd has hit it..He was cheesin so hard just to get camera time….#Fakeass (seriously those azz shots are out of control). Looking like a Mantaur

    • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily *·. . ·*·.🌠

      OMG! Ronnie! I laughed sooo hard at this I nearly fell off the chair backwards!

      Horsha you have been spreading it like peanut butter for years..

      • Bobbi

        She sure is. The extra thick and crunchy version. 😖😂

        • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily *·. . ·*·.🌠

          Hahahaha! 😄

          Ick! 😳 lol

      • RonnieRIB

        Hey babyboo…she has….

    • Bobbi

      All truth. Does this bish have a peach or what? Sherade is out here swinging like a mad woman. She doesn’t care who she makes contact with, her thirsty @ss is fiending for camera time. She sure isn’t acting like she’s part of the main cast and they’re going to keep treating her like the town idiot that she is.

  • Lila

    Messy messy ugly ugly. These people really live in a bubble or think they do. People are watching. Why expose your kids too. Really Kandi, whatever happens with Riley and her father, keep it off camera. Opening a can of worms here. Learn from Tre and Joe’s kids. Different situation but kids emotions and adolescence should be protected.

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    The baby daddy girlfriend was very messy. They are looking for a come up.

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Porshas ass looked weird in the sweat pants

  • LuxLuxLux

    Porscha & that guy were like the black Barbie & Ken. If Barbie was a thot. He’s super cute. Matt’s sister was a real bitch at that lunch, wtf! Very irritating that the show is giving airtime to that Block & his gf!!!! The scene with them, that guy & Lena was bizarre. We’ve hardly seen Lena but here they are all being filmed without any of the actual cast? No one gives a shit about these randoms!