ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Kenya Moore and Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks’ husband, heat up the bizarre new RHOA storyline beginning tonight. When LALATE first broke news that Kenya Moore, Miss USA 1993, was joining the RHOA cast, it was unclear what her connection was this cast. But this season, Moore wants a certain “connection” that Phaedra is not happy with.
Kenya Moore’s addition to the RHOA cast was similar to other casting changes for Bravo in recent months. Bravo recently across all their franchises have been adding housewives that never lived in their actual cities until production began. Kenya Moore admits that she moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta just for RHOA production.
But how did she get the show? After Miss Lawrence’s BFF Sheree Whitfield was removed from the show, Moore got word of the opening. “Lawrence and I have been friends for eight years. I was his first celebrity client”, she tells the AJC.
Moore if the first major actor addition to Bravo this year. She appeared opposite Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin Lawrence in Martin. Her other major film and television credits include Living Single, Damon, the Steve Harvey Show, the Jamie Foxx Show, and the Parkers.
Also joining the cast tonight is Porsha Stewart, granddaughter of Civil Rights leader and philanthropist, Rev. Hosea Williams. She married to former NFL football player Kordell Stewart.
But what exactly happens between Phaedra and Kenya? She tells the AJC “You’ll have to watch the show.” Of Porsha she says “There are women I initially clicked with and those I didn’t particularly care for. With that being said, you have to watch the show.”