Credit: Instagram Photo: Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss Hang Out in Matching Dresses

On last Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Chuck Smith ventured back to his hometown of Athens, Georgia, with fellow Athenians, NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks. The powerful trio were in town to talk to young children about how they became successful, but the real highlight of their journey home was when Chuck gave his side of the story on his dating history with Phaedra and Kandi Burruss.

Just a few weeks ago back in Savannah we’d heard from Phae-Phae and Kandi that they both dated Mr. Smith back in the day, but the former pro footballer remembers things a bit differently. Calling his time with Phaedra the “first version of friends with benefits,” Chuck also claimed that he and Kandi never formally dated, saying,  “I made Kandi think she was special, no question I lied to her. I was the big homie for a lot of people.”

Not surprisingly Kandi had a few things to say about her former flame’s point of view. Our girl was on V-103’s Big Tigger Show on January 6, and she had the following to say about Chuck’s declaration that they were never a couple. “I know the difference between kicking it or friends with benefits. I’m very grown, I know what that is and I know what a relationship is and we definitely was in a ‘relationship.’ He introduced me as his girlfriend, I had keys to his crib, he was hanging out with my mom, I was hanging with his parents. It wasn’t fly by night, so you can imagine how I felt as I was sitting there watching it.”

No offense Chuck, but we’re inclined to believe Kandi this time, especially since hard-to-please Mama Joyce is so fond of him.

Kandi went on to admit that hearing Chuck talk about their relationship in that way on the show was “shocking,” but she’s not about to dwell on it. “I’m engaged now, I happy in my relationship. He’s been married, I don’t even understand why him and his wife are talking about me!”

But even though Kandi says she’s “moved on,” there’s still something about Chuck’s retelling of the events that just doesn’t add up. As Kandi explains, “On one hand, he tried to make everybody else feel like I was dating all these different people when I was dating him. But then, on the other hand, he felt the need to make me feel special and after that. He needed to hang out with my family. I’m confused.”

So what’s Kandi’s message for her onetime boo now? “Get your story together, stop lying!”

Do you think that Kandi and Chuck really dated all those years ago? Check out the full interview below and weigh in!

Source: V-103’s Big Tigger Show