'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: NeNe Leakes Has One Strange Suitor

John Kolaj and NeNe LeakesThe big event on The Real Housewives of Atlanta tonight was the birth of Kim Zolciak's son, Kroy Jagger Biermann. And it was sweet and lovely to see Kim so happy and complete now, so congrats to them. But the only thing I really want to discuss after that episode was the crazy man that was wooing NeNe Leakes.

His name is John Kolaj, and he's the co-owner of Famous Famiglia Pizza. He's also apparently loaded ... which is the ONLY reason I can imagine NeNe didn't run screaming when met with his beyond-awkward advances. He's supposedly just a business partner, but clearly wants much, much more from her. Their lunch together was ridiculous.


From him trying to talk like her (if you missed it, imagine a pudgy, old, Italian guy saying things like, "You go girl!") to insisting on ordering for her and even feeding her, it was painful. "A real man isn't afraid to serve a woman," he told her. I kept thinking he was joking, but he was serious ... and seriously crazy.

NeNe was visibly uncomfortable and claimed to want to keep things all business, but as the champagne flowed and the gifts rolled out, she started batting those eyelashes and warming up. The pair of Louboutins pretty much put her over the top ... until the old dude came and serenaded her. It was all very bizarre, and in the end NeNe said, "You gotta love John." 

Whether she still does -- and in what way -- is unknown. Last month on the Wendy Williams show, she said they are just business partners, but then said with a giggle, "That's something to discuss somewhere else, not this couch." Whatever that means?

As for the rest of the show, it was pretty much a snore. There was no reason at all we needed to see Sheree Whitfield try to convince her son to go on a bike ride or to watch them debate the grapes on his lunch plate. I'm sympathetic to her child support woes, but she really doesn't add much to the show.

The good news is that since this episode didn't deliver a whole lot, we're getting another dose on Tuesday. For some reason there's a bonus episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Tuesday -- what a gift. 

What did you think of NeNe's date with John?

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