New York Fashion Week is in full swing and, as per usual, the reality TV stars never miss an opportunity to be photographed. Lucky us. 😉
Above: former (maybe?do I dare dream?) Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes was chosen by Malan Breton to close out his show, wearing a dress worth over ONE MILLION dollars. Why NeNe? “She embodies all women,” gushed Malan. “She really does. I think from my fanbase and other people that I know, she’s the one that’s constantly motivating women to be confident, to be who they are. And, you know, I love the Housewives franchise; I’m friends with so many of them. NeNe’s a very strong person and knows who she is. People admire her so much. For me, as a designer for women, it’s very important to me that women know who they are when they wear these pieces.”
Camille admits that while filming the first season of the hit show, things got so difficult, to the point that she decided to leave the show. “I don’t know if I can say this, but I quit at one point. I did,” said Camille. “Because it was too much. I didn’t know how much I could expose at the time. I was holding a lot back because I had known for a while that things were not right between my husband and I.”
So how long did she quit the show for? “I quit for, you know, a couple of weeks,” she said. “And actually Kelsey called me and said, “You have an obligation to do the show. You have to finish the show.” So I said, okay. He also asked me to come to the Tonys.”
When it comes to her current relationship with Kyle Richards, Camille reveals the two are in a better place. So had she ever fought with Kyle before filming the show? “I met Kyle only once before I started the show. I only knew her husband,” answered Camille. This seems to conflict with previous statements made on the show by Kyle stating the two were friends.
As for season 2, Camille reveals she is still undecided though E! News reported this week that she will definitely be returning.
In other news, Camille is now revealing she will not be in attendance for ex-husband Kelsey Grammer’s wedding to Kayte Walsh. Camille tells PEOPLE she wasn’t invited, and would not have attended anyways.
“I don’t want to be involved with the wedding, not at all,” said Camille. “But I don’t begrudge him his happiness.”
Camille adds that while 6-year-old son Jude will be at the wedding, 9-year-old daughter Mason will not be in attendance. “My daughter has a talent show that day that she’s been working on for two months now,” Camille said to PEOPLE. “I told her, ‘Mason, you can go. Please, if you want to go to your Daddy’s wedding, please do,’ and she said, ‘No, Mommy. I want to go to my talent show.’ “
Meanwhile, Kelsey, 55, was photographed soaking up some sun in Miami this week with his 29-year-old fiance Kayte. Some of those non cringe-worthy at all photos are below. Kelsey’s wedding to Kate is scheduled to take place by the end of this month.
And finally, Camille made a cameo appearance on CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says Thursday night while Kyle’s husband Mauricio Umansky also made an appearance on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing the same night.