Cynthia Bailey is tired of being seen and not heard, which is exactly how she feels her “non-conversation” with NeNe Leakes went on this week’s episode. Calling her former friend a person who seeks out other miserable people, Cynthia is tired of taking the blame for their friendship falling apart – but she’s not sorry to be rid of NeNe!
Cynthia complains that NeNe is having trouble accepting that their friendship has come to an end, and is now acting as if she did nothing to contribute to that demise. “One of the last things that I recall saying at the reunion was that I believed my friendship with NeNe had come to the end of the road,” the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star admits.
“I was happy to let bygones be bygones, wish everyone well, and move on with my life,” Cynthia says. “I felt that too many boundaries had been crossed and chose to no longer accept friendships plagued with violations and disrespect.”
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Cynthia welcomed the break from filming and interacting with NeNe, and thought they would come to a place of peace in the interim. “The space apart was a much needed break, and I prayed that time truly would heal all old wounds.”
“That optimism was short lived when my friend (who ‘loved me like a sister’) felt the need to attempt to publicly disgrace me and imply that I no longer needed to be a part of the show! Now that’s some real sisterly love, right? That one singular moment showed me in HD that NeNe didn’t know the meaning of a real friendship, and yes, the thirst really was real,” Cynthia continues. “It was astonishing to watch this woman who ‘had my back when none of these other bitches did’ take the sharpest knife she could find, and gleefully stab me with it with no regard for me or my family.”
For real the thirst was real at that sit-down – they didn’t even get cocktails! Anyway…
Cynthia says she was warned about NeNe, but ignored it. “I never took heed to the many warnings concerning the wrath of NeNe, because I never truly believed them until I was on the receiving end,” she states. “It was a very rude awakening, and yet oddly enough the only person I felt sorry for was her.”
When Cynthia came to the sit-down arranged by Kandi Burruss, she says she was still “optimistic” she and NeNe could be civil. “This clearly was a missed opportunity for both of us to take ownership and responsibility for any of our issues and put them to rest.”
“Of course I knew that seeing NeNe for the first time since the reunion would be emotional, but I chose not to let my emotions take over me,” Cynthia recalls. “I wasn’t interested in a screaming match or being over talked. I hope NeNe found closure in the conversation that she had with herself.” Does anyone recall that epic She By SheBroke vs. Marlo argument in South Africa? Man, don’t you wish NeNe had just started speaking in weirdly animated chirping language and just opened up a compact to yell at herself? Just me? OK, well then… maybe I’m a beauty queen on bathsalts!
Cynthia calls NeNe’s attitude “stale” and says she was not surprised that NeNe refused to take accountability, which is why NeNe’s favorite epithet applies. “I thought ‘Bye Girl’ actually meant ‘Bye’ and not ‘Hello Girl I’m still talking about you!'” Cynthia wonders. “A girl can only dream that one day these words will eventually have merit and true meaning.”
Didn’t Cynthia just say she was hopeful she and NeNe could be friends again? What is everyone says about her “flip-flopping,” again?
Ummm… well, well, look who has turned into shady boots? Maybe instead of Booty Workout Videos, Broadway plays, and mortuary school Kenya, NeNe, and Phaedra should pool their resources and start a Reading Academy.
TELL US – IS CYNTHIA LUCKY TO BE AWAY FROM NENE OR DID CYNTHIA SQUANDER A GOOD FRIENDSHIP?
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