In the premiere episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, NBA wife DeShawn and her family see their custom built mansion for the first time and she begins the search for the perfect staff to run it. Real estate powerhouse Lisa is learning to balance business and motherhood with her NFL hubby's support. Meanwhile, after a three-year divorce battle with former NFL player Bob Whitfield, socialite Sheree plans a birthday blowout at her estate to celebrate her new life, and cracks the whip on her staff to make sure no detail is missed - from the Louis Vuitton cake to the exclusive guest list. All the Housewives are invited, including NeNe, who has ongoing tension with Sheree. In between shopping sprees funded by her mystery multi-millionaire boyfriend, "Big Papa," blonde bombshell Kim meets NeNe for lunch and they plan to arrive at Sheree's party fashionably late, but a scene erupts when one of them isn't on the list.
Bravo fans get an extra dose of drama when their favorite southern gals reunite for the The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special. Hosted by Bravo programming executive Andy Cohen, see what happens after the cameras stopped rolling. Do NeNe and Kim patch up their friendship? Will Sheree and NeNe ever be friends?
The Atlanta ladies are back in the drama-filled second season premiere. Shereé decides to throw herself an “Independence Party” to celebrate her recent divorce, while Lisa and her husband discuss the idea of having another baby. The ladies attend actress and comedienne Niecy Nash’s birthday party, where Shereé and NeNe reflect on their tumultuous past. Kim decides she wants to design a line of wigs, and gets the ball rolling by going to cosmetology school. New housewife Kandi contemplates her new life with fiance AJ, while Sheree’s party plans start to go awry.
Shereé, NeNe and Kim’s reconciliation doesn’t go as planned. Lisa and Ed meet with a design team to discuss her new clothing line “Closet Freak,” and Kim throws a wig party to celebrate her new endeavor. Kandi meets for lunch with TLC member T-Boz to discuss her musical career, and Shereé throws a gathering to celebrate her new home. Also, Dwight throws a circus-themed birthday bash.
NeNe's "keeping it real" as she presents her first on-air interview with star producer Jermaine Dupri for her local news segment; but Kim takes NeNe's on-air mention of 'Tardy for the Party' as a deliberate jab. With their wedding only two weeks away, Peter reveals to Cynthia that their financial situation is dire, putting both their wedding plans and their relationship on the rocks. Phaedra struggles with being both a lawyer and a new mom, while Sheree sends her kids off for a visit with their dad. Kandi has all but had enough of Kim and Sweetie's antics on their bus tour, and when NeNe joins them in Orlando for the last leg of the trip, a massive fight erupts among the ladies.
As the ladies deal with the aftermath of a blowout with Kim, Cynthia and Peter decide to move forward and invite another couple to fill Kim and Kroy’s place: Porsha and her NFL-star husband, Kordell Stewart. Once in Anguilla, the couples all frolic with their partners, but tensions flare when Kenya gets flirtatious with someone other than her own man.
Shereé unveils Chateau Shereé at a housewarming party. At the party, things heat up when Kenya finds herself going toe-to-toe with a blast from the past. Cynthia carries the bone that Apollo's girlfriend was a guest at Kandi and Todd's OLG Restaurant preview. Phaedra lends a helping hand to Kandi's former disgruntled employee. Porsha discovers a new sense of clarity in her relationship with Todd.
NeNe juggles planning an unforgettable soiree while nursing Gregg back to health, and tensions rise when Kim Zolciak-Biermann shows up to the party unannounced. Kandi discovers the difficulties of balancing life and business during one of her most important milestones to date. Shereé is forced to come to terms with the truth, while Porsha tries to mend broken family ties.
The ladies' arrival in Barcelona gets off to a bumpy start when Cynthia confronts Eva and Porsha about the tea they spilled concerning Will. Cynthia's hosting duties are questioned after the ladies arrive at their "villa" and things heats up between Marlo and Kandi when shade is thrown at the group dinner. Back home in Atlanta, Kim gets wind of a joke made at her expense and all of the ladies are shocked by her next move.
After a turbulent yacht expedition, Heavenly puts all her energy into leading Couples Therapy. But when she refuses to share any of her own problems and asks questions that push everyone’s buttons, a revolt erupts on the beach! Jackie finally breaks down emotionally and allows herself to be vulnerable with Curtis; Simone and Cecil’s tensions boil over, while the drama between Quad and Greg reaches a new level. Mariah shares a shocking revelation about her own marriage.