Kenya Moore Is Returning (Re-Twirling?) to Save The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Shortly after People broke the news that Kenya Moore would be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the star confirmed it herself with an Instagram post. The mother and mogul was absent last season after reportedly turning down a reduced role contract as a “Friend of the Wives.”

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Reports were varied, with some sources claiming Bravo was unhappy that Kenya “refused” to film with her new husband Marc Daly. Despite this, her presence was felt throughout much of the season, as the hole she left was hard to ignore. Many even referenced her as an anonymous “friend” when they’d need to explain their absence at group events. She eventually re-emerged in the finale episode at Cynthia Bailey’s party, during which NeNe stated, “She’s going to have a buffalo, isn’t she?”

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The comment set off a chain reaction that dramatically altered the group’s dynamic. Kenya, long the outcast, was now friends with Kandi, Cynthia, and Porsha. Meanwhile, the battle that ensued in the wake of the party ended NeNe and Cynthia’s decade-long friendship.

And because of that feud, my conspiratorial brain has connected that Kenya’s deployment of “hunger” in her Instagram post is a direct reference to the leaked text messages between NeNe and Porsha ahead of last season’s reunion.

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If Kenya is indeed referencing the texts, it could mean she’s looking to continue her ongoing feud with NeNe. Could it also mean that Porsha and Kenya have finally buried the megaphone?

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Season 12 premieres later this fall.

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DISCUSSION

doit2julia
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Probably an unpopular opinion, but Kenya’s my favorite Atlanta HW from a strictly entertainment standpoint, and I pretty much stopped watching when she left. She’s also usually on the right side of an argument, even when she expresses it in the wrongest way. But that dichotomy is, I think, what makes her good television. Here’s hoping comes back at full-twirl and not as the subdued Mrs. Daly. If they can bring her back and drop Nene, they got a show.

But speaking of Friends of Housewives, can we discuss the former St. Camille of Grammer’s fall from grace? Man, do tough times bring out the absolute worst in her!