The Real Housewives of Atlanta is reportedly filming the fallout of Drew Sidora’s divorce with husband Ralph Pittman. Meanwhile, castmate Kandi Burruss claimed Drew seemed “happy” in the days leading up to the divorce headlines.
The spouses purportedly raced to file for the divorce, and Drew beat Ralph by only an hour. Reports soon surfaced that Drew accused Ralph of cheating on her with several women, messing with Drew’s finances, and committing emotional abuse. In the original filing, Drew reportedly didn’t mention the alleged abuse or infidelity, though she refiled after discovering Ralph’s separate filing.
According to insiders speaking to TMZ, production came back to film the fallout of Drew’s split, though the season technically finished filming in January.
Confessional interviews began this week, and the sources claimed that Drew addressed what actually happened before the breakup. Other castmates are also being interviewed about what seems to be their reactions to the divorce.
The insiders also claimed Ralph is not filming to discuss the split, though he and Drew are living in the same house, perhaps for the children.
In an interview with Page Six, castmate Kandi claimed Drew seemed fine before news of the divorce.
“I don’t really know what she’s going through. I do know I did see her two days ago, and she seemed happy,” said Kandi.
Kandi shared that she and Drew had a “photo shoot together” for RHOA season 15, and she reached out to her when the divorce was made public, but Kandi didn’t hear back.
“Maybe she’s in a space where she just doesn’t necessarily want to discuss it but just focus on her,” said Kandi. “I’m just going to respect that. When she feels like talking about it, then we can talk about it.”
“But for now, I’m just going to ride with whatever she’s feeling and what Ralph is feeling. I hope the best for them and their family.”
She went on, “Todd and I are friends with both of them … Hopefully they’re both able to work things out. And if not, my wish is that they can have great communication with each other for the sake of the children.”
Per court docs obtained by Radar, Ralph is now denying his wife’s cheating claims. In a response to her divorce petition, Ralph “hopes to resolve” their divorce through an “amicable fashion and work to preserve the sanctity of the parties’ private lives.”
He also denied the allegation that he was physically aggressive in a February incident with Drew. Drew’s attorney previously stated that Ralph “grabbed her cell phone out of her hand on or about February 20, 2023, causing [Drew] to fall to the floor. [Ralph] literally peeled the phone out of [Drew’s] hand aggressively. When [Drew] begged for [Ralph] to give [Drew] her cell phone back, he screamed at [Drew] stating that he pays the cell phone bill; so, the phone belongs to him. [Drew] called 911, but no police ever showed up.”
Ralph is asking for joint custody of the two kids. According to him, there’s no hope for reconciliation as the relationship is “irretrievably broken.”
In Ralph’s original petition, he requested the court make Drew leave their Georgia mansion. As of now, the judge has not yet decided.