Reality Roundup: Ms. Juicy in ICU, return of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

And 'Selling Sunset' introduces its latest star, British Nigerian Chelsea Lazkani

From major news surrounding Little Women: Atlanta cast and the return of Bravo’s favorite peaches, theGrio is back with your Reality Roundup of the week.

Ms. Juicy Hospitalized

Ms. Juicy

Late Thursday evening, reports surfaced that Ms. Juicy was taken to the hospital. Her reps at the Meme Agency released an official statement on Friday confirming the reality TV star’s illness though they didn’t disclose what it was.

“At this time Ms Juicy is stabilized in the ICU. The family is thankful for all the prayers and are asking for you to respect their privacy at this time,” the statement reads. “Please continue to keep Ms Juicy in your prayers. We will keep you updated with any changes.” See the statement from Ms. Juicy’s official Instagram, below:

The Peaches are Back

The cast of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" sitting while holding their cell phones
‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (Photo by: Darnel Williams/Bravo)

It’s been over a year since the premiere of season 11 and now The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back. This season is a mixture of old and new ‘wives’ Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, and Drew Sidora, along with longtime friend of the housewives Marlo Hampton, now promoted to a series regular.

Shereé Whitfield is back after a few years off and Olympic gold-medalist and RHOA newbie Sanya Richards-Ross joins the cast. This highly anticipated season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is a refreshing shake-up to the series with brand new fashions, comedy, and of course, drama.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming season below:

Sanya Richards-Ross Spills on ‘RHOA’

The brand new ATL Real Housewife stopped by The Wendy Williams Show to promote the new season. The first Olympian and first Jamaican housewife, Richards-Ross spilled some tea on her castmates and why she wanted to do the show. When asked which past housewife she’s most similar to, she said Cynthia Bailey, “with a Jamaican edge.”

She teased some friction with Drew Sidora, who she knew before filming the series. While admitting she felt Sidora wasn’t “keeping it 100” with her, she explained that their relationship really “ebbs and flows” throughout the season. “Things kind of got tricky very quickly,” she explained.

Check out her interview below:

‘Selling Sunset’ Introduces Chelsea Lazkani 

Selling Sunset, Netflix’s popular real estate-focused reality TV series is back with a new cast member. A 29-year-old British Nigerian realtor, Lazkani is certainly making a splash this season, with major real estate and reality TV chops.

“It’s not that [Selling Sunset] wasn’t in my lane—it totally is—I just didn’t have time to watch reality TV,” she told Marie Claire in a recent interview. Joining the all-white cast turned out to be an advantage for her given her chosen career.

“Having worked in corporate and in the energy field, I was in a very white, male-dominated space. I had many times in life where it felt like, ‘Wow, I wish there was more representation in these great rooms— where you have intelligent people doing really amazing things.'”

She added, “I want to take this opportunity [for fellow women of color], because I’m constantly in these rooms and I don’t want to be the only one. It just starts with one, and then hopefully that one opens the door for others. So for me, it was all about paving the way. And there was no fear or anxiety or, ‘Oh my gosh, how are they gonna receive it?'”

Selling Sunset season 5 is available to stream now.

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