The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back for Season 11.
Unfortunately, ratings at the season premiere are lower than they’ve been in several years.
Meanwhile, former Housewife Kenya Moore welcomed her first child … and she can’t help but smile.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you know that the show has been going on as before.
Kandi and Porsha are struggling to approximate friendship after previously feuding.
NeNe is grappling with Gregg’s cancer battle.
But Kenya Moore is missing. She’s no longer on the show.
In real life, however, she recently gave birth to a precious preemie baby, Brooklyn Doris Daly.
And on Sunday, Kenya shared this precious photo for the world to see:
Kenya hasn’t shown her adorable baby’s face yet, but a precious baby hand is more than enough to tide over her fans.
Following being diagnosed with preeclampsia, which caused her feet to swell, Kenya was given a C-section.
Kenya, though certainly not old by any reasonable metric, is considered “old” for pregnancy, so she always knew that there would be risks.
Fortunately, it seems that the C-section was a success.
Kenya is recovering, and was even feeling healthy enough to go on a Target run (in a motorized scooter, to be clear).
And at 5 pounds and 12 ounces, baby Brooklyn was technically within the “normal” range for baby weights, if very close to the low end of the spectrum.
But one person did not find Kenya’s sweet mother-daughter hand photo endearing in the least.
“I can’t wit the calculations on Sunday’s,” NeNe Leakes wrote on Instagram.
She tagged her vague post: “#thethirstisreal #weseeyou #wacks–t”
The implication that NeNe seemed to be making was that Kenya timed her photo in a shady manner.
Perhaps, for example, Kenya showed off her baby’s hand to distract fans from her former show.
Or maybe she did it to remind Bravo of the kind of content that they’re missing out on since she’s no longer on the show.
Whatever it is that NeNe believes that Kenya is up to … it’s unclear why NeNe felt the need to comment.
Some might suspect that NeNe is feeling insecure because of what some tabloids have described as a “ratings crash.”
The season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta brought in 1.93 million viewers.
That made it the lowest rated season opener since Season 5.
That said, relatively low ratings for a premiere aren’t necessarily a huge crash.
it’s not good news, but they had about the same number of viewers as recently as April 1 of 2018.
Bravo may be concerned, but we can’t imagine that they’re panicking.
That said, NeNe may be worried — because she’s the show’s highest paid star.
That said, some people can’t help but connect the dots.
Kenya’s firing was certainly the biggest change between last season and this season.
Now, Kenya has everything she wanted — a loving husband and a precious newborn baby.
In the mean time, The Real Housewives of Atlanta has taken a downward turn from being Bravo’s highest rated show.
It may not have been Kenya’s choice to go overboard, but it’s looking like she may have jumped ship at a smart time.
Or maybe people are less interested now that she’s off the show.
Not every Real Housewives series is going to last or click with all viewers.
But we don’t think that it’s time to start singing RHOA‘s funeral dirge just yet.
This season’s ratings may pick up.
If not, there’s always next season.
Bravo would likely be reluctant to cancel, for a host of reasons.