Ahhh!! I have a new guilty pleasure and so does Anderson Cooper.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta are a delicious mess. The reality show follows the lives of five upper-crust women in the A-T-L. Deshawn is the soft-spoken church going one, married to a basketball star with two-kids. She is always doing charity work and sits on several boards of foundations. Lisa, is the pretty one, married to an NFL star with three kids. She has several businesses including a Hart 2 Hart Baby, a clothing line for kids. NeNe is the 'hood' one, married to a successful business man with two kids. I must say for all the references to NeNe being ghetto her children are the most well-behaved of all of these ladies.
There are two ladies on the show who are not married but apparently had or have had really rich boyfriends. So, in essence they are rich baby mommas. Oh by the way, they are Kim and Sheree.
I had never seen the show before Anderson Cooper referenced them on an Ellen interview. Now I am addicted. My old guilty pleasure of VH1 Flavor of Love has bitten the proverbial bullet. Plus all shows in that franchise have grown into to ridiculous even for me to watch.
If you are a fan, who is your favorite character? Drop in the comments. I kind of like them all. They're so dysfunctional yet they make a perfectly fun family to watch.
Lisa Wu Hartwell's older two children are by 90s hitmaker Keith Sweat. He refused to sign the waiver to allow his sons to be on the reality tv-series. He stated that he didn't want his children exploited in that way. Read more here.