The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 Episode 1 Recap: The House of Shade and Dust

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The ladies of the ATL are back, and Sunday on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 Episode 1, boy did they return with a vengeance.

There's plenty of tea to spill, if you will, so let's get to it ...

We got the reveal that Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan were over and there was no chance of them reuniting. 

Kenya revealed that splitting was the driving force behind getting her home renovated. If you lose your significant other, that's probably as good an excuse as any to spend some money. 

Most people would purchase something that doesn't really break the bank, but Kenya thinks revamping her home is a good substitute. 

The reason their relationship ended was that Matt was completely jealous when he didn't know who she was texting and his anger exploded while they were in Mexico. He proved he was not the best guy for her when he kicked her door in, and threw things around in her room. 

"I am not going to be in the presence of someone who cannot control their anger," she noted. It's very true. No one should settle for that sort of behavior, so we're really glad she kicked ditched him. 

Kenya was having a housewarming party in just two weeks and was worried that the renovations would not be completed in time. There is such a thing as delaying a party, but clearly that's a foreign concept when the Bravo cameras are looking for some drama. 

Kenya sent a memorable invite over to Phaedra Park's house. Unfortunately, Porsha Williams did not make the cut to be invited, but that didn't stop Phaedra revealing that Porsha could go as her date. 

Phaedra Parks, Not Impressed

The two ladies then brought us up to speed with what had changed for them between seasons. 

Phaedra revealed that she wanted to remain single until her divorce from Apollo Nida was finalized. it makes sense. I mean, it's not like someone will get serious with her while things are still going on with Apollo. 

Elsewhere, we got the reveal that Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas were at war, and that Cynthia was ready to end her marriage. 

Cynthia told the audience that the warring couple had been living apart for "about five months." It's no wonder that she's ready to end things. 

"I just want to move on," she said, while making it known that she really wants the house. The two have a prenup, but Cynthia had no idea where it was, so she quickly got on Facetime with Peter, but it did not go well. 

"Why are you FaceTiming me?" Peter asked. "You know I haven't seen you in three months."

"The only thing I wanted from you, was you," Peter said. "This is f--ked up."

Cynthia Bailey in Shock

It was clear Cynthia could not be bothered arguing with him, so she terminated the call, looking drained. 

If that wasn't enough drama, we then followed the action to Kenya's housewarming party. 

Cynthia showed up and she and Kenya had a heart-to-heart about life, but it was clear Kenya was upset about Matt not being there. 

"He loved it," she said. Matt, however, was also feeling sentimental and sent Kenya a text before the party kicked off. 

"I love you and I'm sorry," it read. 

"He doesn't always do well, but I think he always means well," Cynthia said. "Except for kicking down the door."

Sheree Whitfield on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Sheree Whitfield did not hold back when she arrived, because the place was far from complete. After Kenya claimed to be working on the home for five years, Sheree corrected her, saying she was not working on it that long.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you'll know we can expect fireworks between these two. 

We ended things with Porsha and Matt showing up. What will happen next?

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Quotes

[to Kenya Moore] You best hope nothing happens to me, because you might not have a job. I'm your storyline. I sustain your career . . . I built you, so stop playing games.

Apollo Nida

[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

Phaedra Parks