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Nine of 14 ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ regulars over the years have had divorces

Originally posted Monday, November 19, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

There is a general belief with no certifiable proof that reality shows hurt marriages. At best, it’s reasonable to assume that any problems in a marriage could potentially be magnified by the spotlight. 

In the case of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” it’s clearly a mixed bag that signified nothing concrete.

Four of the women have gone through divorces while shooting the show: Porsha Williams, NeNe Leakes (who remarried the same man), Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey. At the same time, five of them have gotten married while on the show: Eva Marcille, NeNe, Kandi Burruss (who met her man thanks to the show), Kenya Moore and Kim Zolciak

There have been a total of 14 “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members to date. Of those, nine have been divorced at least once. Here’s the status of each one right now:

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 05: Ronnie Devoe (R) with wife Shamari Fears DeVoe at BET's Atlanta screening of "The New Edition Story" at AMC Parkway Pointe on January 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)) (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)


Shamari DeVoe (season 11), married Ronnie Devoe in 2006

Kandi Burruss (season 2 to present), married Todd Tucker in April, 2014

Kenya Moore (seasons 5 to 10), married Marc Daly in June, 2017

Eva Marcille (seasons 10 and 11), married Michael Sterling in October, 2018

YONKERS, NY - MAY 06: NFL Player Kroy Biermann (L) and TV Personality Kim Zolciak attend as Kim Zolciak hosts the Kentucky Derby hat contest at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on May 6, 2017 in Yonkers, New York. (Photo by (Dave Kotinsky)/Getty Images for Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway) (Dave Kotinsky)


NeNe Leakes (season 1 to 8, 10 and 11), married Gregg Leakes in 1997, divorced in 2011, remarried in 2013

Kim Zolciak (seasons 1 to 5, 9 and 10), married Daniel Toce in 2001, divorced in 2003, has been married to Kroy Biermann since 2011

Kim Fields (season 8), married Johnathan Freeman from 1995 to 2001, currently married to Christopher Morgan since 2007


DeShawn Snow (season 1): married Eric Snow in 1998, divorced in 2010

Cynthia Bailey (season 3 to present), married Peter Thomas in 2010, divorced in 2017

Porsha Williams (season 5 to present), married Kordell Stewart in 2011, divorced in 2013. She’s now engaged to Dennis McKinley

Sheree Whitfield (seasons 1 to 4, 8 to 10), married Bob Whitfield from 2000 to 2007

Phaedra Parks (seasons 3 to 9), married Apollo Nida from 2009 to 2017

Lisa Wu (seasons 1 and 2), twice divorced (Keith Sweat, 1992-2002, Ed Hartwell, 2006-2011)


Claudia Jordan (seasons 7 and 8), who married Datari Turner for three months in 2010 but had it annulled

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