‘RHOA’: Fans Drag Kenya Moore Over ‘Cookie Lady’, Dig Up Her Criminal Past

Snakegate may be over on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but there’s another case of drama unfolding between some of the ladies. At the center of it this time is Kenya Moore and unwilling foe Tanya Sam, who so far seems unbothered.

Regular RHOA viewers are aware that a potential feud was brewing between the two women after Moore started spreading a rumor about Sam’s fiancé, Paul Judge. A few episodes ago, she told some of the ladies Paul was making passes at bakery owner, Shiana White, who’s been nicknamed “The Cookie Lady.”

It’s since set off a chain reaction that culminated in White crashing one of their lunches and an impasse between Moore and Sam. Fans are not feeling it.

Kenya Moore of 'RHOA'
Kenya Moore of ‘RHOA’ attends BravoCon | Arturo Holmes/WireImage/Getty Images

Viewers point out that Moore started the rift

For weeks, fans have been slamming Moore for implying that Judge cheated – or attempted to cheat – on Tanya with the cookie lady. After Tanya made a joke about Kenya wearing a wig and showed it to the other housewives, it got back to Kenya and she decided to go on the attack.  

Although many considered themselves fans of Kenya, they called her out on social media for being shady by bringing up Judge’s so-called indiscretion to the other women, and then by presenting White at their lunch outing to purposely humiliate Tanya.

It didn’t work as Tanya brushed it off during two separate confrontations, and it’s only served to rile up fans against Kenya. After last night’s episode, people are continuing to urge Kenya to pay attention to her own marriage and stop “being evil” and “cruel” to Tanya.

Fans dug up dirt on the ‘cookie lady’

After the cookie lady’s appearance in the Feb. 9 episode and the little bit of aftermath in the Feb. 16 show, Twitter detectives decided to do some digging on White. They found a legit mugshot and arrest record of her for “financial transaction card theft” and “fraud, financial identity.”

Twitter users immediately started commenting that they’d want to avoid doing business with White and cracked jokes about her “being classy,” something she called herself on the show. Multiple threads are going about the mugshot, with some saying White should stop meddling in other people’s business when she has her own skeletons.

What Tanya Sam and Paul Judge have to say about ‘cookie lady’

Since the ordeal has been playing out on TV, both Sam and her beau have discussed it. During a RHOA After Show episode, Sam stated that Judge was “livid” when he saw that scene and said it was a lie. He explained that he acted as a wingman when out with a group of friends at a bar that night.

Out of the six, Sam said, some of the guys were single and Judge invited two women to have drinks with them and chat. She said nothing inappropriate took place between Judge and the “cookie lady.” As far as what she thought about Kenya bringing the woman to lunch, Tanya said she was shocked.

What was surprising for some fans to learn is that Kenya and Tanya had a cool relationship coming into the show, but things went south. After this, it’s unclear if the two women will ever be able to reconcile.