'RHOA' Season 14 Episode 16: Marlo Hampton is heading to therapy with her nephews
Marlo plans to follow a routine once the boys are back with her and also visit therapy as a family
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: In an upsetting episode of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' Marlo Hampton said she booted her nephews out of the house because they refused to stop their terrible behavior. An episode preview reveals Marlo's plan for her and her nephews now that they've returned home.
The star previously stated that she wanted a break from the teens, who had lived with her for three years after their mother was imprisoned. Marlo brought the lads to her sister Crystal's house after demanding them to leave, but their conduct appeared to endure. Many cast mates expressed their displeasure with Marlo's choice, stating that she should stick to her responsibilities. Fans can feel a little more hopeful now that her nephews are returning and Marlo has a plan for all of them.
Marlo can be seen on FaceTime with her sister, Crystal, in an episode preview published by BravoTV. The boys had been gone for a month at this point, and Marlo really wants them back because she is missing them "like crazy." Marlo gets an update on the lads she sent away to learn "structure" from her sister. Sadly, Crystal reveals that their behavior has not gotten better. Marlo adds that she has scheduled an appointment with an Educational Aid who is intended to assist her in being more disciplined. She finally praises her sister for taking the boys in for 30 days, despite the fact that the decision was painful for her. She claims she needed the time off to become the greatest version of herself for the boys.
Marlo admits in a confessional that when the boys get home, she will stick to a plan. Every day, she intends to cross everything off her list. She wants the boys to understand that they are "supposed to be good in school" and that they cannot expect to be rewarded for something they are obliged to do. Marlo informs Crystal that she will make an appointment with a therapist for herself and the boys. Crystal just advises her sister not to over stress herself.
Real-time update on Marlo's nephews
Marlo provided an update on her bond with the boys in an Instagram post on August 8. The celebrity shared a video of the three of them singing along to a variety of pop tunes in the car. "The boys and I took a little road trip last week to just zen out before back to school," she said in the caption. She went on to say that she is "praying for good behavior" and that she wants them to have "report cards, no pink slips, [and] assignments turned in on time." Marlo ended her post by wishing for "positive attitudes from my boys this semester!" According to the post, Marlo's relationship with the boys appears to be improving, but she still has some reservations.
Marlo's decision to force them out sparked debate among fans, who mostly agreed with cast mates who chastized her. Kenya Moore, Marlo's main opponent, branded her choice "cruel," and she revealed a similar incident in her life (when she ran away after her grandma kicked her out). Despite her reunion with the nephews, Marlo's bond with Kenya remains strained. Maybe they've passed the point of no return.
Season 14 of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.