Let your weave down and move forward! After two long years of name-calling, sass, and shade, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks finally end their feud on the April 5 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
As their peace-making trip to the Philippines comes to a close, the girls decide to let bygones be bygones and put an end to all of the drama. Claudia Jordan and Porsha Williams are in good spirits, Phaedra and Kandi Burruss are tight again, and Cynthia Bailey even managed to get a few words out of Phaedra after the big Chocolate drama.
But the biggest beef of all had always been Kenya and Phaedra’s. When Apollo Nida alleged that Kenya had propositioned him for sex via text message in Los Angeles, Phaedra insisted that Kenya was nothing more than a whore. Even after Apollo admitted that he lied about the texts, Phaedra still hasn’t been able to trust Kenya.
“Hurt people do things to hurt others sometimes,” Phaedra says. “I can’t change the past. I can only move forward. I’m ready to move forward — I’ve been ready.”
Kenya says that though Phaedra says she’s ready to move forward, her behavior hasn’t shown that. She tells Phaedra how hurtful the name-calling (Kenya Whore-Moore, Kenya Poor-Whore, etc.) has been, and how it’s damaged her reputation and her character.
“You didn’t even treat me like a human being,” Kenya says through tears. “I was left with no choice but to believe that you are just literally trying to destroy me.”
Phaedra apologizes, but Kenya’s not done speaking her piece.
“I have never seen him in L.A.,” Kenya assures Phaedra. “I have never propositioned him. I have never crossed a line with him, nor have I ever wanted to. I just need to know that you believe that.”
Phaedra wants to believe Kenya, but can’t. As a wife, she explains, she’s obligated to take Apollo’s side. But Phaedra admits that since she’s in the process of divorcing Apollo, she doesn’t know what or who to believe…and that backtracking makes it hard to move on.
“I can’t keep sitting around and dwelling on what might have happened,” Phaedra sobs. “Your slate is clear with me.”
Kenya maintains that if Phaedra still believes that something happened between her and Apollo, then there’s no point in apologizing — and that by believing it, Phaedra’s still calling her a whore without saying the word. Phaedra insists that the two should move on despite Kenya’s hesitations — because they’re already making progress.
“I haven’t called you a whore this year at all!” Phaedra mentions. “I called you Satan, but I didn’t call you a whore.”
After the air clears, both ladies agree to work on their relationship upon their return to Atlanta. They even end the conversation with a prayer.
“For her to…actually give a verbal apology directly to my face, I think that’s good enough,” Kenya reflects in her confessional.
The next morning, over their last Filipino meal, the girls applaud Phaedra and Kenya for doing the work and note that the trip is the first time in a long time where everyone’s been amicable. For once and for all, there’s peace amongst the peaches!
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