via US Magazine:
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans are anxiously awaiting the series’ upcoming season seven reunion, thanks to a dramatic teaser trailer showing the remaining OG Housewife, Nene Leakes, breaking down in tears and walking away from the group mid-chat. It’s unclear what prompted the freak-out, but reunion host and Bravo exec Andy Cohen says it’s just as emotionally charged as it looks.
“There was no storm-off, but something very dramatic happened when Dr. Jeff came on,” Cohen said cryptically during a recent installment of his “Ask Andy” series on the Watch What Happens Live website.
Pressed for more details, the Bravo exec teased, “I learned a lot. You know, the interesting thing is, it was really dramatic, but they were all really…listening to each other.”
Not to worry, though — that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of name-calling and finger-pointing. “They got in plenty of fights and there was a lot of drama,” the WWHL host assured viewers. “But…to me, they did the most listening and kind of taking things in that they’ve done at any Atlanta reunion.”
Indeed, as fans may recall from last season’s explosive RHOA reunion, Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore went from verbal sparring to actual, physical fighting, with Williams grabbing her nemesis’ hair and dragging her to the ground.
Having been the one to pull the women apart, Cohen knows how difficult it can be to mediate among the RHOA ladies. So he has some empathy for Dr. Jeff after having witnessed Leakes walk out on him once before, during a group therapy session earlier this season.
“I thought, ‘Oh my God, Dr. Jeff, I really relate to you,'” Cohen recalled of his reaction at the time. “I thought, ‘Here’s Dr. Jeff sitting there trying to corral everybody.’”
Part one of the three-part RHOA reunion airs April 26 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
In Reunion Part II, airing on Sunday, May 3 at 8pm ET/PT, the women discuss how friendships have shifted and created a new group dynamic, which leads to a tearful Kandi as she and Phaedra address the cracks in their relationship. Accused of stirring the pot, Cynthia speaks out about the backlash she’s received for being more outspoken than ever. Finally, the men join the mix to give their take on many of the hot-button issues from the season.
During Part III of the reunion on Sunday, May 10 at 8pm ET/PT, Nene and Cynthia discuss the demise of their relationship and if there is any glimmer of hope for a reconciliation. Claudia and NeNe address their rocky start and attempt to settle their differences. Therapist Dr. Jeff joins the ladies to rehash their group therapy session and in a shocking turn of events, Nene breaks down in tears and opens up to the group about her personal history in a heartfelt moment that leads to a surprising conclusion. – Bravo
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