RECAP: 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Divorce Court Drama
Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back with its second new episode of the week Tuesday, following up on Kim Zolciak's baby delivery with Sheree Whitfield's courtroom drama.
Whitfield is in the spotlight for the first time this season, thanks to her ongoing legal battles with ex-husband Bob Whitfield — who has now served her with court papers saying his child support payments should be decreased to coincide with his reduced income. Sheree has hired Phaedra Parks to represent her, although Parks is hesitant, knowing Sheree's history with lawyers (two previous divorce attorneys are suing her for more than $180,000 combined). Sheree believes they don't deserve the money on account of their poor performance, and one of the firms seized her Aston Martin last year in an attempt to recoup some of the fees.
Sheree's relationship with Parks is off to a rocky start, as well. Her staff had to chase Sheree down to get Park's $5,000 retainer. “It makes me a little leery about representing her,” Parks said. “I don't work for free.”
Sheree seems unconcerned about her spending in other areas of her life, however: she shows off her newly acquired Porsche and is fond of carrying five-figure handbags. Parks advises her to downplay her bling in court. “It's perception,” Parks said.
On the day of the court hearing, Bob arrives sans lawyer — an attempt to show how broke he is, Parks said — and files a petition for contempt against Sheree, claiming she kept furniture that was his since the divorce. Park calls it an attempt to stall the case, but it works, and the case is delayed.
Meanwhile, Kandi Burruss hosts her weekly sex talk show Kandi Koated Nights, and brings on NFL player Charles Grant. Burruss brings up Grant's date with housewife NeNe Leakes (it went nowhere). Kandi is starting her own sex toy line and is attempting a weight loss regime which includes hula hooping.
Leakes and Cynthia Bailey meet up at a vintage clothing store, and Cynthia mentions that Burruss and Grant talked about her on the air. Leakes is annoyed but can't get too worked up because Grant was honest about their history.
Zolciak returns home from the hospital with baby K.J. and future husband Kroy Bierman. Zolciak's 13-year-old daughter Brielle acts like a spoiled brat, refusing to pitch in to carry some of the extra workload brought on with the new addition to the family. Zolciak blames herself for spoiling her.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return with a new episode Dec. 18 with Zolciak and her newly expanded family moving into their dream mansion, growing tensions between Sheree and Parks, and Bailey hosting an opening night party for her new modeling school.
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