RHOA: Fans Expose “The Cookie Lady” As a Fraud

Kenya Moore is known to be quite messy on The Real Housewives of Atlanta but her ambush with a woman claiming to have dirt on Tanya Sam’s fiance caused tons of backlash.

RHOA "The Cookie Lady," Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore
RHOA “The Cookie Lady,” Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore via Twitter

The woman known as “the cookie lady” sent Twitter ablaze when she became feisty with Sam during a sit-down conversation. Twitter was so upset that they dug up “the cookie lady’s” criminal history and exposed her for being arrested for fraud.  

Who is “the cookie lady” on ‘RHOA?

Viewers were first introduced to “the cookie lady” during a cast trip to Toronto, Canada. During the final night in Canada, they had a sit-down dinner that almost turned sour when Kenya Moore asked the group about whether or not they’d want to know if their significant was unfaithful.

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All women agreed that they would want to be informed, but it was Sam who claimed that her relationship with her fiance Paul Judge was “almost perfect.” Moore was privy to information that could negate Sam’s feelings. 

Just weeks prior to their trip, Moore and Bailey were approached by a woman they referred to as “the cookie lady” who alleged that Judge flirted with her at a local bar. Moore decided not to reveal the information at the dinner, but Sam was made aware by Bailey at a later date.

“The Cookie Lady” has a successful bakery

Once Sam was told about Judge’s alleged flirting fiasco, she and Moore engaged in shady banter. Moore took things a step further by ambushing Sam with “the cookie lady” during filming. “The cookie lady” was revealed to be a bakery owner named Shiana White. 

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White owns A Haute Cookie, a popular bakery in Atlanta. She’s been featured on Aspire TV and Food & Wine to promote her business. The Atlanta Journal Consitution featured White’s bakery in a list of hot spots. According to the blurb, the cookie boutique sells gourmet items including frozen cookie dough bars, brownie cookie dough sandwiches and designer ice cream bowls – some of which are available in vegan options. 

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Despite running a successful business, White found time to participate in the ambush. She became heated during the exchange with Sam and hurled several insults her way, including telling Sam that it wasn’t her fault that she was “gorgeous” and her fiance was attracted to her. 

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Why fans believe “the cookie lady,” is a fraud

Sam opted to take the high road with White and not engage in any further conversation. She later revealed that Judge was out with a group of his guy friends who offered White and her crew a round of complimentary drinks. Judge insisted there was nothing more to the story and Sam believed him. Nonetheless, Sam was displeased and took to Instagram live to explain what she says really went down the night in question.

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Viewers were less than pleased with White’s behavior at the ambush. Fans accused her of being thirsty for camera time and vying for an official spot on the show, which they believe fueled her fire. 

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Viewers called her out on Twitter and even blasted her business on Yelp by leaving negative reviews out of anger from her appearance on the show.

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Things to a darker turn when Twitter dug up White’s criminal record. According to multiple Twitter users findings, she was charged with three felonies: identify fraud, financial transaction card theft, and theft by deception. White was only found guilty of identity fraud. 

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The charge that White was found guilty of allegedly stemmed from her using someone’s credit card without their permission or knowledge in 2017. She was reportedly sentenced to two years probation.

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Fans of the show speculate that White was on probation while she filmed the show as court records reveal that she was sentenced in October 2017 and her probation would not have been up until October 2019 – RHOA began filming in the summer of 2019.

How messy! Fans justify their findings by claiming White should have never appeared on the show, considering her legal matters. White has not responded to the claims.