D’Andra Simmons Says “Running A Balloon Stand” Was LeeAnne Locken’s Only “Career Move”

Most of the time, it’s entertaining when Housewives argue with each other. The demise of D’Andra Simmons and LeeAnne Locken’s friendship is just not one of those times. It’s clear that these two are not on good terms at all these days and that their drama goes way beyond filming The Real Housewives of Dallas.

D’Andra joined the show as LeeAnne’s best friend during Season 2, but it’s clear that these two will be arguing with each other from opposing couches when they film the Season 3 reunion…. unless there’s some sort of miracle.

When D’Andra appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night, Andy Cohen said, “We heard a couple weeks ago that you and LeeAnne, late at night, were fighting about who the real queen is of Dallas. So why do you think it’s you?” He did not start with a softball question, that’s for sure.

D’Andra explained, “First of all, that wasn’t exactly the fight.” A couple weeks ago, D’Andra’s costars Cary Deuber and Stephanie Hollman claimed that D’Andra and LeeAnne’s off-camera argument was actually about who is the “star” on Real Housewives of Dallas. Whose version of events is actually accurate? We will probably never know.

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D’Andra also admitted, “I wish to God somebody had their phone out.” Andy echoed all of our sentiments when he responded with “Me too.”

D’Andra told Andy, “It was basically about the show and who was on the show and people who were more prominent on the show. I stood up for the cast and said it’s an ensemble group. You know me, I stand up for everybody, it doesn’t matter who it is. I said ‘We’re an ensemble group. There’s no one person who’s the star. There’s no queen.’ LeeAnne had a little bit of a difference of opinion. Let’s just say that.” Ugh. I really wish this conversation was recorded.

Then Andy played a clip from LeeAnne’s last appearance on Watch What Happens Live when she shaded D’Andra’s career. D’Andra came back with some shade of her own: “I don’t think anyone who has only run a balloon stand as their career move can actually tell me about running a business because I’ve been working since I was fourteen.” Ouch. Hating on LeeAnne’s carny upbringing is not going to sit well with her…. or her amygdala.

D’Andra added, “I’ve worked for President Bush. I’ve worked in major corporate jobs my whole life.” She concluded, “I don’t think LeeAnne has any leg to stand on when she says anything about my career.” Yikes. These two went from best friends to worst enemies so quickly.

So what about the wedding? Would D’Andra go if LeeAnne ends up inviting her? She admitted, “I’m an optimist. I always look for the best in people, so I’m hoping that LeeAnne and I can repair our friendship. We will see what happens.” And let’s just hope it’s filmed. We don’t need any more pivotal moments with D’Andra and LeeAnne happening away from the cameras.


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