‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Premiere Recap: Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey Get Off to a Rocky Start

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Those feisty Southern Belles, plus two new additions, are back for a brand spanking new season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

They say Atlanta is, “The city too busy to hate.” Well, the society dames of the South must’ve forgotten that slogan, because the housewives were back to their usual antics!

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode, “Got Sexy Back.”

NeNe Leakes’ ex-husband Gregg stopped by her place, and acted as if the pair was still in wedded bliss. The former couple chatted about possibly reconciling and NeNe’s new acting career. NeNe was all for working things out with Gregg, but wanted him to clear up claims she caused the breakup. A determined Gregg proclaimed he will get his woman and family back. Will these two kiss and make up?

Singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss finally showed off her mystery man Todd (a RHOAproducer). The two talked about taking their relationship to the next level by having a child, and revealed they were about to move into a new home together.

Across town, Kim Zolciak lamented to Kroy Biermann, her Atlanta Falcons player hubby, about how tough it was going to be for them to move in just two short weeks, with Baby No. 4 on the way. Kim was set on buying her dream home, but the price was a sticking point. Additionally, her lease wouldn’t be extended due to alleged non-payment to the landlord for decorating. Talk about lifestyles of the rich and shameless!

Later, Kim and Sweetie stopped by Kandi’s new digs. It didn’t take long for the football wife and her newly-rehired assistant to start trash talking Kandi’s place! Someone should tell Kim those who are about to be evicted from their leased crib shouldn’t throw stones.

Former Miss USA Kenya Moore joined the series, busying herself by helping Cynthia Baileyfind models for a magazine shoot. Kenya didn’t waste anytime proving she could snark with the best of the Housewives, dissing the looks and attire of the potential pose strikers. This didn’t set well with Cynthia and her assistant.

When the assistant tried to reprimand Kenya, the two got into a huge shouting match. Cynthia looked on in horror, as Kenya screamed for her security detail. Oh dear…

Cynthia chastised Kenya for her behavior, reminding her that the modeling agency belonged to her — not Kenya. Which diva will come out on top? Only time will tell.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Phaedra Parks’ new funeral venture is expanding to pets?  She’s doing so much it makes you wonder when does she have time to practice law!?

Thank you, TV gods.: Cynthia standing up to Kenya. I’ve been dying to see her use her backbone more and she was ready to do it!

Awk-ward: NeNe at lunch with Glee and The New Normal boss Ryan Murphy calling up her “good friend” Tyler Perry, only to get a message his number was changed. How painful and yet funny was that?

Hotness: The housewives came back from their downtime looking stunning.

Fab-u-lous: Kandi’s new house.  She really knows how to step her game up.

Can. Not. Wait.: NeNe finally seeing Kim and for the introduction to the other new housewife, Porsha Williams-Stewart.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9

Was Kenya out of line? Is Kim being catty about Kandi’s house? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

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