You can mess with Kenya Moore about a lot of things — and her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars certainly do — but don’t mess with her precious pooch, Velvet. We tearfully watched as Kenya recounted the last moments of her adorable puppy in the final two episodes of Season 6, and it was clear that the Atlanta gal was hurting. So when Phaedra Parks was a little less than supportive in tonight’s April 20 “Reunion, Part 1” episode, you better believe she feels the wrath.
Andy Cohen started things off by asking Kenya why she didn’t invite Phaedra, Porsha Williams, and NeNe Leakes to Velvet’s memorial service.
“I think, at that time, we had been seeing the show back and certain things were said that were really below the belt and extremely insensitive, uncalled for, and cruel,” Kenya began, before clarifying, “For instance, Phaedra saying something about scrambled eggs. As a woman, who is trying to have a child and going through the process, and to make fun of the fact that that is an issue for me… I think that’s well below the belt.”
The former Miss USA also called out NeNe and Porsha for saying not-so-nice things about her in the confessionals, though she did admit that Porsha and Phaedra had reached out with their condolences about Velvet.
“I felt really bad and I reached out to her because, as a funeral director, I obviously bury animals, as well,” Phaedra responded, not missing the chance to plug her own business. “I wanted her to know that I was very concerned about her. I knew that Velvet was her friend. That was probably one of her only good friends.” Shady palm trees, right there!
And Kenya did not let Phaedra get away with that dig. “That’s not fair for you to say that,” she fired back. “You know that that was an animal. For you to say that was my only friend, that’s shade, and that’s inappropriate at this time. If you want to say something nice, then say something nice. But don’t be dirty about my dog!”
Phaedra tried to argue back, but Kenya had already written her off, telling her to “shut the f—k up” and waving her scepter (wand? what is that?) at her. While we don’t think Kenya handled the situation with as much grace as she could have, Phaedra was wrong to take a verbal stab at her in that emotional moment.
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