Last night NeNe made her Broadway debut in the role of Madame, the wicked stepmother and Housewives (both old and new) along with actual celebs came out to watch! There weren’t any Real Housewives Of Atlanta stars in the audience, but I can imagine we’ll at least see her new very best friendPhaedra Parks attending a show before NeNe’s run ends on January 3rd.
NeNe Leakes is used to facing tough audiences – first on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and now on Broadway in Cinderella, which debuted last night! Admitting that dealing with the negativity of Housewives has well-prepared her for criticism from critics and fans, NeNe also shares that her self-confidence has helped her shine through the haters!
“Working on ‘Housewives’ can be very negative at times. I think that’s the way (the producers) position the show. I’m the original — I’m the center of the show. Every season they want someone to come for me,” NeNe explains. “It’s tough. Broadway is more about the work and the art. It’s being creative. And every one wants to go out there and deliver and put on a good show. It’s very positive.”
On her support system: “While our show is about a group of women who socialize together, socializing does not equate to true friendship. True friends delight in the building up of one another rather than bashing each other. Throughout my tumultuous situation it has been Porsha’s sweetness, NeNe’s constant support and advice, coupled with Kandi’s steadfast friendship that has sustained and comforted me.”
On dating, she took the Kenya Moore approach by giving a bit of a non-answer about whether she’s seeing anyone: “I go from one moment wanting to be in love and get married again. And then somebody will do something and I’m like ‘you know what? I’m just dealing with Porsha’.” I’m translating that as “No, I’m not dating.”
Has she made up with Kenya Moore? She doesn’t exactly say straight up and instead talks about the reunion incident. “I feel like at that moment, I gave a bully power. I’ve vowed to never let that happen again. ‘I give you nothing.'”
Claudia Jordan burst onto Real Housewives Of Atlanta this week and she isn’t holding back! I have a feeling Claudia will be fun, until you piss her off and then watch it! She is all about the hustle and seems intent on making a name for herself as more than Kenya Moore‘s bestie!
Reacting to her inaugural episode, Claudia describes her friendship with Kenya and throws some shade on NeNe Leakes for calling her thirsty. Interestingly, Claudia doesn’t comment on Porsha Stewart and Cynthia Bailey‘s fight! She works with Porsha and is good friends with Cynthia, so I am curious about her perspective!
There was no shortage of shade and tension on Real Housewives of Atlanta this week. Kenya Moore spent her on-camera time with her Aunt Lori and Claudia Jordan this week, but it didn’t stop her co-stars from talking ish about her. Like a good little bravolebrity, Kenya’s firing back in her RHOA blog.
First, Kenya gave a shout out to her Aunt Lori, “The one constant in my life is that I can count on my Aunt Lori to dispense sound advice. She is always the neutral party, who is often the moral compass of the show. And my take away is forgiveness should not come with conditions, neither should apologies.”
After playing a clip of Apollo Nida seeing a divorce attorney, Andy asks if Randy Kessler is the only attorney in Atlanta. Kandi says that he’s the guy who did Todd’s prenup, too. Lisa chimes in that everyone goes to him. Andy wishes he could go through Randy’s files.