Credit: John Amis/Bravo © 2011 NBCUniversal, Inc. Photo: Kandi and Her Mom at the Party in Season 4, Episode 4: “Jewels Be Dangled”

While we’d love to believe that the Real Housewives of Atlanta is, in fact, real, it wouldn’t be a typical reality show without a few staged encounters.

According to Tamara Tattles, Kandi Burruss’ 35th birthday bash, as it was seen on the November 27 episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, was not her real birthday celebration. Instead, it was just another party that Bravo filmed.

Thankfully, Kandi’s personal celebration was ReDICKulous free, and was held at Straits Restaurant — an upscale southeast Asian eatery owned by Ludacris. Guests included Mama Joyce (natch!), Kandi’s daughter Riley, Atlanta rapper Rasheeda, Derek J, Tiny Cottle, and Toya Carter.

Interestingly enough, the only Housewife invited to Kandi’s legit birthday bash was none other than ReDICKulous’s number one fan: Miss Phaedra Parks.

Hmm. Does this mean that the other ladies have fallen out of Kandi's favor? 

Check out pics of Kandi’s real birthday party here.

Source: Tamara Tattles