After all the drama that happened this past season on and off camera we all left wondering the fate of the cast members on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The rumors are swirling that Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams had been fired and even Nene Leakes was reportedly given her walking papers, it was hard to know what to believe!
“Good morning tweetie pies! Never continue n a job u don’t enjoy! Follow ur passion & success will follow u! Hav a great day,” NeNe Leakes tweets this cryptic tweet that suggest she my be done with the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Bravo have not confirmed that NeNe Leakes has left or that she was fired. This tweet has left fans thinking that she may be doing damage control amid all the rumors that she has been fired.
So NeNe worth the drama? That has yet to be seen since Bravo has now turned their focus to the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
NeNe could be referring to another job she had as well. NeNe is set to host Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity show in Las Vegas as the “Mistress of Sensuality.” She will be live in Las Vegas between June 27-July 1. This also marks the first time the Cirque du Soleil franchise will have a guest host.
Leakes tells Us Weekly: “I just came from DWTS and we wore a lot of risque things, so I’m definitely okay with risque—I’m more excited than scared!”
“If you haven’t seen it, you need to see it because it’s an amazing show. It’s very sexy, it’s over the top, there’s also a little bit of nudity so it’s a little risque—and it’s for adults only—but I’ve gotta tell you it’s a great show and I’m glad that I’m going to be associated with it!”
She seems excited so maybe NeNe is just making time for other things. We will have to wait and hear an official word from either Bravo or NeNe
Source: Us Weekly
As if things couldn’t get messier we might be seeing a new face on the Real Housewives of Atlanta! A shake up is defiantly needed after all this craziness that happened at the reunion with Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.
You know Funky Dineva knows all that happens in Atlanta so it no surprise that he would have the tea on Sheree Whitfield and her return to the Housewives franchise. Apparently money was a major factor in her rumored return. Season 7 would need to have some major drama to keep Atlanta on top!
Sheree has not confirmed or denied any of this but her appearance on Watch What Happens Live and the fact that she apparently like major camera time on Kandi’s wedding special can almost certainly confirm her return.
If Sheree does come back to the reality show she would be the housewife of Atlanta to come back full time. This would be interesting to she who she gravitates to Porsha or Kenya assuming that they both will be returning for season 7. Also it will be interesting to see if she rekindle her relationship with Nene Leakes. They have not been on good terms since season 4 so we will see how that works out.
Lets hope Funky Dineva is right and Sheree returns Sheree is always good for a laugh and good ol’ read!
Source: Funky Dineva
So Cynthia Bailey did a looong dissertation about her friendship with NeNe Leakes that was published by Uptown Magazine. Unfortunate their friend has come to end and it doesn’t look like there is any resolving it. They both have released statements on the status of their friendship both having valid points.
Cynthia has had the most pinned up frustration hence the length of this easy. I almost didn’t read it because it was longer than Kenya’s statement and it pained me to read that one. I like Cynthia so I just took out some of the high lights.
Cynthia ripped into NeNe in the first paragraph as she looks back on the years they have been friends.
Since the airing of the Watch What Happens Live episode featuring my fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Nene Leakes that essentially gave her a platform to show how vindictive and vicious she can really be, I have been bombarded with questions and requests for interviews about my views on what really transpired between Nene and I, and why our friendship ended.
The friendship was real! Mrs. Bailey made it perfectly clear that their was no acting and the friendship you saw was real and we did believe it! I honestly think we all were rooting for their friendship.
First and foremost, the friendship you saw on camera between the two of us was genuine. We were very supportive of each other and talked every day. We even vacationed together outside of the show. In fact, when I joined the cast four seasons ago, I gravitated most towards Nene. She was a reality TV veteran of sorts who took me under her wing and helped me navigate this new territory. I genuinely liked Nene because she was funny, smart, shared a similar work ethic to mine and we both knew we wanted to make the absolute most out of the opportunity we had both received by being on the show. Being a member of the highest rated show in the Housewives franchise opens doors and leads to opportunities that some of us could never have dreamed of.
Cynthia touches upon why she didn’t react to Nene during their trip to Mexico where the demise of their friendship subsequently happened.
Fans have asked why I didn’t return fire when Nene lashed out at Peter while in Mexico. Others have suggested that I am weak because of the way I choose to handle situations. Don’t let the pretty face fool you. I just choose my battles wisely, and prefer to get to a solution in a more appropriate and classy way. Frankly put, it’s just not who I am and I don’t respond that quickly in those types of extremely uncomfortable and volatile situations. In fact, I was completely stunned, and more than anything, I didn’t know how to respond in that moment.
When Nene called Peter a bitch that was the straw! Seeing it over again has obviously reopened doors that just didn’t sit right with Mrs. Bailey. Not to mention she called Nene out for basically treating her like Marlo when she was being friendly to Kenya.
The “bitch” incident was very disrespectful and a low point in our relationship. But as mature adults who genuinely cared about each other, we worked through the mess, and decided our friendship could survive. Don’t get me wrong; it was very difficult to forgive Nene for her harsh insult towards my husband because I would never refer to a friend’s husband in such a derogatory way. But we moved on.
We were all in a good place, or so I thought, until Nene felt that I was becoming too close to Kenya, “the enemy” as Nene referred to her on “Watch What Happens Live.” There is this ridiculous notion; of course being perpetuated by Nene, that Kenya and I have somehow become BFFs. Nothing could be farther from the truth. However, I am as friendly with Kenya as I am with Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams. What I will not do is stop being friendly, cordial, respectful or accommodating to people just because my friend or anyone else thinks I should. I don’t do petty. It’s not in my DNA.
Because I allowed Kenya to host a model call at BarOne, genuinely felt sorry for her when she lost her dog, and was seated next to her at the reunion, I am now somehow her best girlfriend. That’s absolutely ridiculous. Viewers will remember during her first season on the show, Kenya caused all kinds of confusion at my Bailey School of Fashion during a model search. On and off camera we had conversations about the incident and her unfortunate behavior. She apologized, we ironed things out, and moved on. Never have I gone on any talk shows or interviews and suggested that Kenya lose her job. And as far as I know never has she in regards to me. I think it’s unprofessional, divisive and petty.
But that’s exactly what Nene did when she appeared on “Watch What Happens Live.” I have seen the very best of Nene Leakes, and I witnessed the very worst of her during this appearance. What she did and said was not coming from a good place, and was downright dirty. The damage she thought she was doing to me, in turn has damaged her image more.
As I continued to watch, I began to feel sad for her. There has to be some personal insecurities and unhappiness she is dealing with to lash out so viciously at me. Then it dawned on me. Nene is hurt that I have moved on. In the end, I am relieved that our friendship is over.
As she watch Watched What Happens Live she listened as Nene said that she should be fired and that she brings nothing to show.
As I watched the show and listened to Nene say I wasn’t good for the show or that I bring nothing to the table, at one point I felt angry. She was being completely spiteful and malevolent. How could someone who I considered a really good friend attempt to essentially sabotage my job? I would never do anything that wasn’t in the best interest of her family. She’d rather see me off the show than to work with me and give me pure hell next season. Even Andy Cohen seemed shocked and surprised by what she was saying.
If I wasn’t relevant to the show, I wouldn’t be on the show. I absolutely believe I bring a certain amount of class and balance to the cast. There is not one single Housewife who is solely responsible for the success of the show. And the last time I checked, Nene is talent on the show just like me. She does not make hiring and firing decisions. Ultimately, that’s left up to Bravo executives.
Cynthia felt it fit to send one last burst of shade.
Famed writer and poet Margaret Walker wrote, “Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” Maybe Nene should embrace this and make it her personal mantra.
How do you feel about this letter that virtually explains Cynthia’s side of things. Do you agree or is she over reacting?
Source: Uptown Magazine
Porsha Williams got very emotional during her interview about Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion on Access Hollywood Live.
Williams talked about Kenya Moore and what was going through her head and how thankful she was for her RHOA sisters her came to her need especially NeNe Leakes.
“I was so emotional. When I hit that floor and Nene was covering my mouth and Phaedra standing there, it was like sisters. This show is difficult for all of us. They come at me. I come at them. We come at each other. But at the end of the day, we all can pick up the phone and call each other and say ‘How do you feel today? I know today’s taping was rough.’ Kenya doesn’t have that relationship with any of us. When they saw me on the floor and they knew what I had taken from her and they knew the bullying she had put me through for two years straight—while I was married, once I got through my divorce. Here I am… I did my “Flatline” song and I’m feeling successful for once on my own… and here she is wanting to tear me down… I’m on the floor and I felt like my sisters were around me. They wanted to make sure I was OK. And for me, I will never ever forget that.”
Watch below to see the preview of the interview.
NeNe Leakes let Cynthia Bailey have it today on her official website today. She wanted to set the record straight about everything that went down between her and her ex-friend. During the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Cynthia made a pretty convincing case to the world about how she felt about NeNe and their friendship.
Seems like Cynthia may have had arterial motives to try and stay on for season 7. Which included bringing up old mess that was already squashed before the reunion. That would also explain NeNe’s couldn’t be bothered attitude while tapping the reunion when the question came up.
Nene exploded on her official blog with the brunt of it going to directed at Cynthia.
As hopeful as I was for us to be life-long friends, I am not surprised our friendship has ended and it truly saddens me! Reality friendships never last anyway so how foolish was I to think I had made something special! It’s amazing what people are willing to do for the love of money, relevancy and to stay on TV! With Cynthia’s sell out personality and blow-with-the-wind persona I knew it was only a matter of time!
It’s always the ones that are the closet to you that will turn on you! I was totally blindsided by all this! Yes I called Peter the B-word in early October of last year and I have apologized numerous times for it! Cynthia and Peter accepted my apology and we simply moved on! Yes moved on to talking, traveling and texting several times a day as we always did! The four of us went to dinner, Cynthia hosted my curvy girl Model Call at Bar One and Peter was there to help us out. They were at the hospital with me, they spent Thanksgiving at my home, we celebrated the New Years together in Vegas, we were hanging out together during fashion week! She attended the Red Dress Heart Truth fashion show with me and Michael Costello’s fashion show, we celebrated her birthday early in NYC with a fun brunch at Lavo!
When the episode aired for all to see and the Twitterverse had their say, I guess she changed her mind and decided she needed to be mad nearly six months later! WOW! Who gets mad six months later? I know you tryin to pull the sympathy card but if you were such a good friend, why didn’t you pull me aside and talk to me about how you were feeling instead of dicing our friendship up in front of a bunch of people who don’t care! Surely I am worthy of that considering I have carried you on my back! I can admit when something hurts the same way I can apologize when I am wrong but hey who cares about a stupid friendship when you need to secure another season on the show! The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from the enemy!
For the record I don’t hate you! I just hate that you turned into everything you said you would never be! Good bye friend!
PS: If you or anyone else thinks the demise of our friendship is your storyline for season 7, think again flip-flopper!
Cynthia took sometime to respond to NeNe’s one on one with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live last night.
So what do you think about NeNe’s statement? Seems accurate enough right? Or do you see some loop wholes?
NeNe Leakes sat down with Arsenio Hall last night to talk all things Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing With The Stars.
NeNe dished about the RHOA reunion giving her opinions about what happened during the wig snatch heard around the world. She commented that she was Team Porsha and if she thought Kenya was right she would take Kenya’s side.
She also said that their is no “zero tolerance to violence” clause in their contracts. SO it looks like if Porsha is fired it won’t be because of a breach of contract.
Watch the Interview below!
NeNe Leakes has already let us know that she has a strong dislike for Kenya Moore! She recently took to her official website and explaining that Kenya taunted, invaded, pushed, provoked and lied all season. Then poses the question “What message are you sending?”
I’ve sat through many reunion shows, but this one takes the cake for me! My feelings are simple! You TAUNT, you INVADE people’s personal space, you PUSH, you PROVOKE, you LIEand yet you don’t condone violence! Well, what message are you sending? I feel like I’ve been put in provoking situations all season!
- Bringing Marlo to the Bailey Bowl when I was always told that she wasn’t the Bravo brand
- Allowing Kenya to pull my ear during the “All White” party in episode 1
- Pushing me into a charity event that everyone knew I wasn’t invited to!
If I had reacted in a violent manner in any of these situations I would be considered the bad one, the one that is wrong, the one that is mean. But at the same time is all of THIS really ok? I wanna hear from you! When is it “okay” to BULLY someone, then question retaliation? Should there have been a halt to the foolish antics? Should PROPS be allowed in situations such as this? Speak On It!
~ NeNe Leakes
Do you agree with NeNe? Is it right to bully people into situation and not expect some kind of retaliation?
Source: NeNe Leakes