Cynthia Bailey

Between NeNe Leakes‘ return and Kenya Moore‘s meltdown, Cynthia Bailey found herself smack dab in the middle of all kinds of drama in Jamaica on Real Housewives of Atlanta this week. Just the way she planned. 😉

In her blog, Cynthia said she wasn’t nervous about inviting NeNe and Gregg to Jamaica. “Although we have not been friends for a couple of years, when they came to our home for drinks, it felt just like old times,” she shared. “Peter and I were delighted to put the past behind us and move forward.”


Cynthia said the BFF drama was blown way out of proportion and insisted she hasn’t ever referred to Kenya as her best friend, adding, “There are other friendships in the group besides me and Kenya or me and NeNe. However, no one seems to really focus on them or question whether or not they are besties. I love Kenya and my relationship with her, but to my knowledge I have never referred to her as my best friend. We have become very close friends over the past couple of years, and I look forward to many more.”

NeNe and I recently rekindled our friendship. This meant a lot to me, because when I joined the group almost six years ago, she was the first one I connected with. There’s no denying our connection,” gushed Cynthia. “Jokingly, a ‘friend contract‘ was issued and signed shortly after. The rest is history.”

Cynthia hinted that there’s enough of her to go around (especially since Peter’s share is up for grabs most days), “I am grateful for the friendship I have developed with Kenya, and I am also very excited to have my good ol’ girlfriend NeNe back in my life. Besties, BFFs, or however they choose to label us, I feel blessed to call both of these women my friends.”

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Of course, Cynthia and Kenya‘s friendship was on shaky ground before NeNe re-entered the picture, considering how poorly Cynthia handled her commercial and how obnoxiously Kenya lashed out at Kim Fields as a result.

“At the beginning of the meeting,” shared Cynthia, “I was hopeful that the three of us could figure out a way to work together on THE ‘MERCIAL. I didn’t realize how bad the tension had gotten between Kenya and Kim until I sat down with them one-on-one. As business women, both of these ladies have strengths that I admire and value. We watched Kim grow up in the industry and I love Kenya’s creativity – which would make them (in my mind) a dynamic duo. Obviously, that vision never came to fruition.”

Cynthia placed the blame on Kenya for the meeting going the wrong way, “I felt like Kenya brought personal issues she was having with Kim to the meeting and was feeling ‘some type of way’ about me not giving her another opportunity to pitch her concept.”

“When I worked on Life Twirls On, it was business and I was professional. I was surprised that she did not show me the same professionalism for my project,” said Cynthia. “At the end of the day, whether Kenya decided to be involved or not, I would have welcomed her support.”


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