When NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton initially went from being close friends to enemies on Real Housewives of Atlanta, it really didn’t seem like there was a chance that they could restore their relationship. Never say never, though. NeNe and Marlo have had each other’s backs for all of Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10.
That’s why it’s interesting that Kenya Moore, one of Marlo’s enemies and former friends, chose the reunion show to reveal that Marlo attempted to black mail NeNe. Kenya claimed that Marlo got with John after NeNe did and took photos of their phone conversations when he was drunk at her place. Marlo also said that John paid for her Neiman Marcus bill. That’s a pretty damning accusation- that neither NeNe nor Marlo has denied. Instead, NeNe is just talking about how solid their relationship is now and insisting on leaving the past in the past. A lack of denial might as well be a confirmation, especially in this case.
Before discussing the blackmail accusations, NeNe commented on Kenya’s pregnancy announcement in a Bravo blog post. She wrote, “When Kenya said that she was pregnant, I was absolutely shocked and surprised! Congrats, Marc [Daly] and Kenya!”
Then she got to the drama, but she didn’t actually deny the accusation. NeNe admitted, “I’m just trying to understand why we’re talking about this now! This whole Marlo/John thing happened some years ago. No one was trying to bring it up back then or speak up in support of me; it’s only coming up now because Marlo and I are cool.” That’s a valid point, but why would NeNe want to be friends with someone who wanted to extort her?
NeNe theorized, “I feel like some of these girls think it will drive a wedge between Marlo and I. All these girls were happy to talk, take pictures, and even hang out with Marlo. Nobody spoke up in support of me then, so why now all of a sudden?” Because you probably shouldn’t be friends with someone who wanted to blackmail you. Then again, you probably wouldn’t want to be enemies with someone who wanted to blackmail you, so I don’t blame NeNe for trying be cool with Marlo. It makes sense that she would want to stay on her good side. Marlo doesn’t have a peach, but she sure is messy.
For the 937373838488th time, NeNe addressed her (lack of) relationship with Sheree Whitfield. She wrote, “The very people that I have helped to be on RHOA have been the same ones that have tried to bring me down the most. I am not perfect — I make mistakes. I’ve said things at times that weren’t the kindest, but what I’ve also done is tried time and time again to put the past behind me, make amends, and move forward. Sometimes you just have to move on for the betterment of yourself.”
And once again, NeNe asserted, “So in this case, as far as Shereé and Kim [Zolciak] are concerned, the door is CLOSED and LOCKED.” How many times is NeNe going to be asked if she “closed the door” on Kim and Sheree? We’ve heard this for the millionth time this week alone.
NeNe concluded with, “Oh, and Shereé, you said I wasn’t that girl back then? Well, I’m that girl NOW!”
TELL US- SHOULD NENE BE FRIENDS WITH MARLO? WILL NENE BEFRIEND KIM & SHEREE IN THE FUTURE?
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