Did Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks manage to stay friends?
That was one of the more pressing questions on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 Episode 17.
When the episode got underway, the two women played tennis and acted like all was right between them. It was a nice change from their persistent bickering.
At one point, they compared themselves to the Williams sisters. We’re not even kidding.
We then switched gears to Cynthia Bailey treating her soon-to-be-ex-husband with some room service. Apparently, he took a fall while in Maui and hurt himself real bad.
Peter was quick to point out that it felt odd being in the same hotel, but different rooms. After that little nugget, Cynthia confirmed to the camera that she had no qualms about giving Peter sex to make him feel better.
But she decided to go with giving him a Bible.
Peter then decided to find out whether his former flame was seeing anyone at the moment. She confirmed that she was not, but had every intention of finding someone else.
Peter seemed upset, but Cynthia revealed that she thought she was the one who failed the marriage.
Later that night, everybody roasted Peter for his birthday and not in the way he would probably have liked to. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, but you could tell there was still animosity between Sheree and Bob.
Somehow, Cynthia could not say anything bad about her former flame. She still cared about him very much.
On a boat ride, Bob tried to make thing right with Sheree.
“I wanted to apologize,” he said.
“You don’t even see anything wrong with you leaving and not calling the house for six months,” Sheree replied.
“And then when you talked about you saw me without my seatbelt, and you wanted to slam on the brakes and eject me from the car. To put harm on me, or death. It’s abuse. It’s mental abuse and then for you to make a joke of it — it’s just been like that the entire time.”
Sheree even went as far as saying that his claims about being a changed man were false and then Bob went on the offensive.
“You want me to bleed myself right here? To slit my f–king wrists so you know I’m serious?”
Sheree said she just wanted him to agree that what he did was wrong, before telling the cameras the relationship was over.
“As far as he and I, it’s over, I feel like I’m finally getting closure on that part of my life.”
Later, Kenya thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Cynthia and Phaedra getting divorces and threw a party. As you can probably expect, both women were not impressed.
Phaedra made a swift getaway, and Porsha read a text that Phaedra had sent to her after it.
“I’m good, but I’m appalled that they would think that the breakup of a family is the cause for celebration and with the host being the trifling woman who was texting my husband — disgusting and disgraceful,” Porsha read.
Porsha then made her way to Phaedra’s hotel room to check everything was okay.
“I told you not to get close to that heifer,” Porsha said of Kenya, but Kenya appeared at the door before Porsha could process what was said.
For what it’s worth, Kenya seemed confused by the way things had went.
“You’ve said so many times that you are in the best place that you have ever been,” Kenya said, but Phaedra said Kenya was ‘trifling.”
“Do you blame me for your marriage breaking up?” Kenya asked. Phaedra replied that she did not, but she also said she was not fond of the way she was flirting with her husband.
“It’s just a whole other level of skanky,” Phaedra said to the camera.
The two women parted ways, and their friendship was torn apart.
Will they ever fix things?