NeNe Leakes will be the first to admit she has used Real Housewives Of Atlanta to her advantage to leverage a pretty spectacular career – and now other reality stars are following suit. In a battle of veteran vs. virgin, NeNe talks how reality TV has changed, while Claudia Jordan reflects on her first season.
“I would like to say I’ve grown,” NeNe says. Of being an influential black woman on TV, she says, “Reality television has been both negative and positive. When our show first started, it was mostly positive. Even though we got in your face, it was never a fist fight,” NeNe recalls. No, not a fist fight – just a wig tug courtesy of She by SheBroke! Or a plonk and a bloop and poke your eyes out, courtesy of NeNe!
NeNe shared that the defrauding former Real Housewives Of New Jersey star brought her 4 daughters to a performance of the show and they had a great time. “My girl came to Cinderella last nite with her daughters to support me! I love seeing her. She looks so good & she’s a super strong woman,” NeNe gushed on Instagram.
Apparently in the months since Teresa was sentenced she’s become good friends with the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, who has been a staunch supporter of Teresa for years. <side eye>
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.”
Y’all, sometimes it just boggles my mind how much people seemingly change when they become reality stars. You can always spot the green newbie, innocent and wide-eyed, who seems almost terrified of the drama brought on by her veteran co-stars. Sometimes, these first-timers won’t compromise changing themselves to create craziness and become fan favorites or the one everyone loves to hate. Their desire to stick to their morals often makes them come across as boring, making them one-and-done in the reality television world. Real Housewives of Orange County’sLydia McLaughlin, anyone? Of course, then there are those who start out timid and almost goody-goody, but they quickly learn from their counterparts and become masters of their own reality destiny. You know I’m talking about Real Housewives of Atlanta’sPorsha Stewart!
Girlfriend started out as a pretty wallflower, but she’s taken pages out of the brazen NeNe Leakes’ and the kray-kray Krayonce Moore’s playbooks to become quite a reality vixen. She’s building a brand, y’all! She’s got a lingerie line. Heck, she even assaulted a cast mate at a reunion! Now, she may even have her own platform for finding her next sugar daddy. Porsha’s clearly figured out this game!
Claudia Jordan is sharing her take on the Cynthia Bailey / NeNe Leakes friendship and it’s a doozy. NeNe will have plenty to say in response to this, guaranteed. These RH newbies are coming out with the verbal guns blazing from the get-go nowadays! No warming up period.
Claudia commented this week on a Real Housewives of Atlanta After Show episode on YouTube, comparing Cynthia to a battered wife when it comes to her former friendship with the “loud and overbearing” NeNe. Yikes! Read on, it gets worse.
Apollo Nida is a man scorned – which is amusing considering he did the scorning – and promises he will fight Phaedra Parks for money when she files for divorce!
Issuing what sounds like a threat or at the very least a warning, Apollo swears he will not allow Phaedra to leave him with nothing when their marriage legally ends. “I will not walk away empty-handed, considering all I’ve put into the marriage over the five years,” Apollo seethes.
All Apollo put in to the marriage? Let’s recap: the lies, the cheating, the breaking the law, the destroyingtheir family, embarrassing his wife and children, the lies about Kenya, and the fact that Phaedra could also be on the hook for his millions in restitution if they stay married? Oh yeah, he really put a lot into this marriage!
NeNe Leakeskept her thoughts on this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta short and sweet (with a tiny dash of salt). The reality star is fed up with the negative dinners with her co-stars and has some words of advice for a certain former friend.
NeNe starts off sharing her thoughts on these ridiculous dinner get-togethers and puts the liars and manipulators on blast. “Going into dinner with these ladies will never be a fun thing for me, and that probably will never change, but I’ve made a few changes of my own. I have come to a place in my life where I just don’t have the time or energy to entertain people who don’t like me or support me, people who hurt me and that pull energy instead of giving energy. Those that never compliment but always ridicule. Those that manipulate and lie. The people you know who are willing to turn on you for so called opportunities or the almighty dollar with no explanation! The people that want everyone to believe you’re the bad guy when in reality they are. The people that stab you in the back and watch you bleed with no sympathy.”