The Real Housewives of Atlanta was filled with verbal altercations and fighting between its lovely ladies. The show was such a success that Bravo decided to stretch out footage from its reunion to three episodes to maximize fan interest.
Kandi Burruss, one of the show's casts members, understand the reasoning.
"I'm so stressed and everything is so tense prior to us going to tape the reunion, and then for Todd -- he already hates being on the show, so he was dying," said Burruss, who's engaged to producer Todd Tucker. "The whole week up until the reunion, every day he's like, 'oh my god, I don't know if I should do this,' you know, 'Ask me some questions! What do you think they're gonna say?' I was like, 'Will you calm down? Nobody's really going to bother you!' It's the rest of us that's gonna be put on a stake. For me, once the reunion is over, I get to finally breathe. ... Everybody's so tense and barely saying anything to each other because you know you're about to have these arguments. And it's crazy."
The first part aired last Sunday. Two women who drew a lot of criticism - Kenya Tucker and exiled cast member Kim Zolciak, will appear in the last two episodes. Zolciak left the show earlier in the season after fighting with her cast mates. They are not the only two cast members with issues, however.
"We don't really have anything to say to each other," Burruss says of cast member NeNe Leakes, who she has had problems with. "We really don't talk to each other outside of things we're doing for the show. Like I don't really have a problem with her for real. And I don't think she really has a problem with me. But every time I turn around she has something smart to say to me so I just give her the same energy she gives me."
Are you a Real Housewives fan? How does the Atlanta cast compare to the others?