Kenya Moore has had it with the nasty insults from RHOA star Phaedra Parks and she tells HollywoodLife.com what she really thinks of her co-star. And ‘Switched at Birth’ star Vanessa Marano speaks out on the hot-button issue of sexual assault on campus, and the challenges of having an actress sister — Laura Marano .
‘RHOA”s Kenya Moore Dishes On Phaedra Parks On New HollywoodLife Podcast
“You don’t have the right to call me 10,000 whores when you’re doing questionable things yourself,” she said, pointing out that she thinks Phaedra totally dodged questions about whether she has been having an affair behind husband Apollo Nida‘s back, with a “Mr. Chocolate”.
Kenya insisted that she’s not judging Phaedra if she did have another man. “I don’t know behind closed doors what agreements they have with each other. It’s not my call,” she said, suggesting that maybe Phaedra and Apollo were having an open marriage at the time.
Kenya revealed that she doesn’t care what Phaedra is doing as long as she isn’t trying to slime her. “If she wants 10,000 ‘chocolates’, that’s on her.”
New HollywoodLife Podcast: Kenya Moore Reveals Love Life Details
She’s also not supportive of Phaedra’s decision so far to not take her two young sons, Ayden Adonis, 4 and Dylan, 1, to see their father, Apollo, while he serves an 8-year prison sentence. She believes those boys need to have a relationship with their dad.
As for Kenya’s own love life, she broke the news to HollywoodLife.com‘s podcast that we will be introduced to the new man in her life on the next season of RHOA! And let’s all hope that Mr. New Man becomes Mr. Right, because Kenya reveals: “I want a life partner and I want children for sure!”
Yay, Kenya — we think you’ll be a terrific mom!
To hear our newsbreaking interview with the RHOA star, click the button below for our HollywoodLife.com podcast. If you’re single, Kenya has some excellent tips for how to meet guys, and check out her haircare line: Moore Hair Care.
‘Switched at Birth’ Star Vanessa Marano On Sexual Assault
Now if you’ve been tuning in at all to ABCFamily’s hit show Switched at Birth, you know that Vanessa Marano, 22, stars as a young woman, Bay, who finds out that she and another baby girl were accidentally switched in the hospital just after birth, and were raised by parents who weren’t biologically theirs.
The show has tackled all kinds of issues related to identity, the roles of nature versus nurture in raising children, issues of divorce and parenting, growing up deaf (her Switched “sister” is deaf), plus has dealt with lots of issues related to being a teen and young adult.
But the most controversial episodes by far have been about “sexual assault” versus consent at college, and it’s Vanessa’s character Bay who has been assaulted…or was she? A drunken night for Bay and her ex-boyfriend, Tank, ends in bed and the question is whether Bay actually consented to sex or did Tank take advantage of her?
“There’s that old saying — there are two sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth…and it’s up to the audience to kind of piece together what they think is right…no one is right. They’re both in the wrong. It’s a very gray area,” points out Vanessa in our podcast.
Vanessa fearlessly questions whether rape is the right word to use in a circumstance like this and is assault even the right word? “What is consent?”
HollywoodLife Podcast: Vanessa Marano Talks Sibling Rivalry
On the other hand, she believes that “if you are with a friend, you should feel safe that that person’s taking care of you and is not going to take advantage of the situation.”
Here’s your answer: “Both of us acting at the same time made us so much closer. You had a buddy, a partner in crime. Experiencing all the rejection, all the positive, all the crazy,” she confessed. And as for whether her sister is secretly dating adorable co-star Ross Lynch, 19, she agrees: “You just want to see them hug each other and look at each other for days!”
To find out more about Ross, Laura and all things Vanessa, click on our HollywoodLife podcast below.
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