“I’ve been accused of being cold or removed, but I think that’s because I wasn’t as volatile or I don’t have a knee-jerk reaction,” she said, her hands glistening with jewels and her lips glossy and pink like a glazed French confection.She remembers the first time she watched two co-stars verbally spar during filming.“I sat there and thought, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this in my life,” she said.“After we stopped filming, I went to the elevator and thought, ‘Oh God, I don’t think I can do this.’ I phoned my husband and said, ‘That was bizarre.'” She paused and added, “But that was eight years ago.” Since then, she has found herself at the center of plenty of arguments, broadcast for public consumption. At times she has been portrayed by her co-stars as outwardly warm but secretly Machiavellian.But she emphasized that authenticity is crucial for success and said that none of the scenarios are staged.“They don’t have to produce us,” she said, leaving a platter of crustless sandwiches untouched, adhering to the unspoken “Real Housewives” rule that one should eat out often but not be seen actually eating.On Watch What Happens Live, Kenya revealed that her relationship with Walter was TOTALLY REAL, Y’ALL, and that he only said that it was not to hurt her; Kenya’s feelings were genuine, and she moved to Atlanta for him.
She not only embraces her peculiar form of fame, she also capitalizes on it.The last time Kenya pretended to cook, she dumped some prepared foods into a pan for Walter and sabotaged him with talk about marriage.This time, she makes a watermelon salad for her aunt Lori and cousin Che.Both ladies ask Kenya what is going on, and she tells them that she and Walter are done.
Once she reveals the dump, the gloves come OFF; both are equally indignant that he ignored her in a shower in Anguilla, and Che insinuates that Walter, even though he “tried to talk to her” years earlier, might be gay and looks like he is wearing a toupee.Vanderpump noted that her dual role doesn’t mean she has any control over how she is portrayed on “Real Housewives.” “I have been told that I am one of the only Housewives to never have asked to have anything edited out,” she said, proudly.