“Pretty Wicked Moms,” a new Lifetime reality show, premiered in June and follows the lives of six doting mothers who live in the south. On July 27, Emily Dees Boulden (The Queen Bee) and Nicole Clemons Noles (The Doggy Mom) spoke to me about the show, their busy lives, and dealing with instant fame for an exclusive usedview.com interview. Our chat was lively, enlightening and honest. Here’s what Emily and Nicole had to say about “Pretty Wicked Moms,” their cast mates and what’s new and exciting in their lives.
Emily Dees Boulden spoke about how her life has changed since the debut of “Pretty Wicked Moms.” She explained that she is often recognized in public and that fans always want to take a picture with her. She doesn’t quite understand why and stated, “I’m normal and just like you. It’s been a shock.” One positive aspect of the show has been that Emily’s business, Swank, a fashion boutique in Atlanta, has taken off like a rocket. “Business is booming and that’s a great thing,” she explained. Emily has revamped the Swank website to handle the added visitor traffic.
Daughter Amzie is dealing with her own new-found fame like a true seasoned professional. Emily stated that her 2-year-old loves to pose for the cameras and talk to fans. “She might like it too much,” her mom joked.
Concerning her cast mates on “Pretty Wicked Moms,” Emily said that most of the stars became a tight-knit group during filming, which ended in February. She described Nicole M. as “genuine,” Meredith as “sweet,” Marci as “experienced,” and the other Nicole as “strong.” However, Emily was much less complimentary when asked to describe Miranda. “She’s fake,” was Emily’s unwavering response. Despite that one bump in the road, Emily said that she had a great time filming the Lifetime series and would definitely do a second season if the network renews it.
“Pretty Wicked Moms,” has been panned in several reviews, but the negative publicity doesn’t affect Emily. “It’s not a documentary. People should lighten up,” she said in defense of the TV series. “It’s misunderstood,” Emily added about the criticism. However, the show also has a huge fan base, from which Emily gets support and words of encouragement. She says that fans praise her for following her dreams. “Every one of us are all good moms and doing the best we can do,” she added with conviction.
Since filming ended five months ago, Emily has been incredibly busy with the expansion of Swank. She’s traveled several times with her husband. Plus, she and Nicole (the Doggy Mom) are in the process of creating their own clothing line called Haute & Humble.
Speaking of Nicole Clemons Noles (the Doggy Mom), she also spoke to me about “Pretty Wicked Moms.” She’s the only mom without a child, although she treats her beloved Shih-Tzu, Sommer, like one, often wheeling the dog about in a pink stroller. She lives in Birmingham with her husband, whom she met in high school. They dated for ten years, were engaged for two, and have been married for four years. Nicole adores children and would love to have her own when the time is right. “We talk about it a lot,” she explained. She then added, “The unknown is scary.” In the meantime, Nicole enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews.
During filming, Nicole traveled to Atlanta, a short two-hour drive, twice per month. Like Emily, she considers “Pretty Wicked Moms” a light comedy. “People should find the humor in it,” she stated. “We laugh at ourselves.”
Since the premiere, Nicole has enjoyed the benefits of instant fame. She recently mingled with cast members of “Duck Dynasty” at a concert in Birmingham. Nicole is shocked when adults approach her and ask to take a picture with her. “It’s just really surreal,” she stated during our interview.
Nicole agreed with Emily and said that the cast bonded during filming, with the exception of Miranda. She described Emily as “fun,” Nicole B. as “surprising,” Meredith as “kind-hearted,” and Marci as a “mentor.” When asked about Miranda, Nicole chose to say nothing at all since she couldn’t think of anything positive to say.
She doesn’t have much time these days to watch TV, but when she does, Nicole tunes in to “Keeping Up with the Kardashains.” At one point, there was a crazy rumor swirling about that Kim Kardashian might join the cast of “Pretty Wicked Moms.” Nicole said of Kim, “She’d be a great addition because she’s fun.” Nicole then joked that it would be a battle of Swank versus Dash.
The season finale of “Pretty Wicked Moms” airs at 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 30 on Lifetime.
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