Have the husbands onThe Real Housewives of Atlanta been listening to too much Drake lately? We’re only three episodes deep into season 6, but week-by-week we’re learning that they too can stir up just as much drama as the wives. “How?” you might ask. Let’s see: Kandi’s fiance Todd not only has caused a rift with her mother Mama Joyce but her business manager; Phaedra’s husband Apollo showed just how much of a divo he can be on a family photo shoot; and Porsha’s soon-to-be ex husband Kordell Stewart demonstrated just how bitter and angry he can get. Since there’s a lot chatter about the husbands this season, we decided to rank the behavior of the Atlanta husbands this season so far from best to worst. Scroll down to see who ranked No. 1 for the worst case of bad behavior. Spoilers from episode 3 ahead.
5. Best Behavior: Gregg Leakes
Gregg Leakes has redeemed himself! For several seasons he was the reserved, chill husband, in — and one time out — of NeNe’s life. But now he’s back, and more willing to take on the the nurturing duties like typically expected of any housewife — besides Mrs. NeNe Leakes. NeNe said it herself, “Gregg is clearly not Kordell. He knows going into the situation that I wasn’t going to be Molly the maid.” After NeNe reiterated that she’s over being a housewife in episode three, Gregg strapped on those gloves and got down to business, even though NeNe wouldn’t let him use that school-janitor mop. So far this season, he’s been even more #TeamNeNe, coming to her defense when she got into it with Kenya and even lending his advice on Porsha to NeNe. Kudos to you, Gregg Leakes, for the best behavior: you’re a great loving husband and a supporting wife.
4. (Fiancee) Todd Tucker
We haven’t seen much of Todd since the premiere, but according to Mama Joyce and the streets, there’s not too much to like. In this episode, Kandi not only heard the complaints from her mother but gained an earful of complaints from her manager, Don Juan, who’s worried about his finances when Ms. Burruss ties the knot to Mr. Tucker. Kandi assured Don that she will still be a working woman and that he shouldn’t worry about Todd coming in the middle of his salary. After settling that mix-up, Kandi confronted her daughter Riley and asked whether or not she’s happy for her Mommy. Although Riley revealed that she wasn’t too happy about her marrying Todd, she’s supportive of her mother’s decision and suggested that her grandmother will be too — once they actually get hitched. This makes us wonder, what is Todd doing wrong? We decided to give him fourth place because when Kandi and Riley are happy, we’re happy.
3. Apollo Nida
Coming in third is Phaedra’s husband, Apollo Nida, who showed us in episode 3 he can be fiery when things don’t go according to his plans. Here’s how it went down: Phaedra organized a family photo-shoot to include her new bundle of joy, baby Dylan Nida, a.k.a Mr. President. Apollo’s not fond of family photo-shoots, but according to Phaedra, he was always willing to turn into a light-skinned Tyson Beckford when it was game time. That wasn’t the case this time. In the back room, he hurled out a bunch of curse words, blurting to his wife on how the shoot conflicted with his schedule. “At the end of the day, Phaedra doesn’t care to hear what I have to say,” said Apollo. We have to agree with you, Apollo: sometimes Phaedra can be a handful. But there’s just no excuse for the foul language, and he’s gotten pretty snappy in the last two episodes. Come on, it’s a family photo-shoot for Mr. President!
2. Peter Thomas
We’ve learned three things about Peter Thomas: he’s chummy with the money in his marriage, inconsiderate, and insensitive. This traces back to the time he borrowed money from Cynthia Bailey for his Uptown restaurant venture in Season 3. Fast-forward three seasons later to now when he bought a huge warehouse space without informing his wife. On top of that, he laughed in Cynthia’s face when she revealed her health issue — though he gained some cool points in this episode when he was there for her during her surgery. But here’s where Peter loses again: he says his wife is “mean” for having sex with him once every two months. Come on Peter, Cynthia just had major surgery, give it a rest. Give her time to get well so she can tap into her inner Anastasia Steele for you “once a week,” like she promised. Peter’s got a long way to go, and for that he holds the No. 2 spot.
1. Worst Behavior: (Ex-husband) Kordell Stewart
There’s just no explanation for the behavior of Porsha’s ex-husband, Kordell Stewart. We already knew he’d locked her out of her own house, and packed up her belongings and shipped them to storage. On this episode, he showed how he really felt about his marriage by delivering to her a torn-up wedding dress with all their wedding memorabilia. Wow, Kordell’s more emotional than a Carl Thomas song. There’s just no mercy when he’s upset. Who would have thought it was only just one season ago that Kordell would spoil his wife, or maybe not? Congratulations, Kordell: you’ve earned the No. 1 spot for worst behavior.
Were we right? Who do you think should have gotten No. 1? Let us know in the comments. For a full recap, click here.