The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back with its 15th season. The cult favorite kicked off its season filled with family dynamics, cheating allegations and savvy shade. Marlo Hampton sat down with Jason Lee about her journey as a main cast member. The fashion-forward Floridian got vulnerable with Lee about her struggles finding support from other Black women

Marlo Hampton
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She Wants Black Women’s Support

REVOLT TV reported the fashionista felt that when she walked into a room, Black women scowled at her. She recognized white women complimented her more than Black women.

Although Hampton said that, she confessed that she has a support system full of Black women. She advised Black women to praise each other often. 

Marlo Hampton’s Life as a “Munty”

Hampton joined the show on its fourth season. She was casted as Nene’s friend for over a decade. Now, the stylist celebrates receiving her “peach” after all these years. Lee said he felt the sassy housewife should’ve been casted as a main character sooner. Hampton blamed her “troubled” history with law enforcement. She felt the network couldn’t relate to her past. 

Although Hampton struggled with her past antics, she needed to support her family. On the show, Hampton showcases how she is a mother figure to her nephews, William and Michael. The boys remain in her custody while her sister receives treatment at a mental health facility. Since the cast member does not have biological children, she confessed it’s not easy being “munty.” However, she told the outlet it “takes a village.”