Kim just happened to find a guy/fell in love (or fell into pregnancy) and that's probably why she's not back with Big Papa.
Sheree? Don't see any serious moves to earn her own way...I don't count her clothes designing because it was produced so half-heartedly that if she really cared or was passionate about it, things would have been different. Maybe her taste wasn't very good but the clothes looked unfinished, sloppy and haphazard.
Kandi: I don't think she's doing anything different than she ever has. Her singing is important to her and from what I've seen, she's dedicated to it. I do think she spends too much time though helping others and thereby cutting into the time to develop her own career.
Cynthia seems to have been forced to go back to modeling because she had no choice. Her now-husband certainly lost all his money.
Phaedra seems to be doing what she's always done....work very hard and maintains a great career. I'm not a big fan of her but I give her a lot of credit for her work ethic.
Nene seems to be to be pursuing a career in the limelight because 1. she needs money to survive and 2. She is ego driven...otherwise she'd accept work wherever she could find it.
Maybe I'm too hard on them but I find very little to respect.