Season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta showed Cynthia Bailey hitting a lot of milestones. Cynthia sent her only child, Noelle Robinson, off to college. And she embraced a new love in her life, Mike Hill. In fact, Cynthia is predicting that the sportscaster will put a ring on it at some point next year.
Cynthia is surely feeling the “CHill” from her icy relationship with former bestie, NeNe Leakes. What could possibly make NeNe angrier than going in her closet? Not running your possible guest list by NeNe first. Cynthia invited RHOA alum Kenya Moore to her wine cooler launch party. At the party, NeNe muttered that Kenya is a “monster.” And NeNe believes that Cynthia should have given her a heads up that Kenya would be twirling around the party.
Real Housewives Of Atlanta is really milking the everyone vs. NeNe Leakes scenario for all it’s worth – and I am so glad! NeNe has been prancing around like Marie Antoinette with her wigs piled high on her fake haughty head and it’s time for a new queen [hair flip!]. Or no queen, and just a equal well-connected cast of women who have fun, light drama, and interesting lives.
Seriously, though, I’m excited by the insurgency of the rest of the cast with their unwillingness to uphold the narrative that NeNe has immunity. She doesn’t nor should she. It’s more than about time that NeNe’s wig glue melted! NeNe is essentially mad for the sake of being mad (or maybe, benefit of the doubt: there’s some stuff we, the viewers, didn’t see).
After a [low-rated, boring ass] season of making everything about how NeNe is feeling and not upsetting the NeNe cart, NeNe’s now accusing everyone of turning on her. She expects Andy Cohen to support her to get the other women in line. But it’s not going to go that way. Not this time!
I don’t think that anyone can dispute that Season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta has been a difficult one for NeNe Leakes. She ordered her fellow Atlanta Housewives to stay out of her closet during a get-together (I’m looking at you, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss!) Obviously, they didn’t, which enraged NeNe and cost a cameraman his shirt. And we still don’t know for sure if NeNe pulled off then-pregnant Porsha’s belt. NeNe has severed ties with most of her RHOA co-stars. She is actually very unhappy with former bestie Cynthia Bailey. Next time Cynthia had better give NeNe a copy of the guest list (if there is a next time!)
At Eva Marcille’s wedding, NeNe told Cynthia that she and husband Gregg Leakes had discussed separating. Gregg has been battling colon cancer, and the stress from his illness led to marital discord. Gregg took responsibility for his behavior and publicly apologized to NeNe. NeNe even wondered if Gregg getting cancer was karma for him cheating on her. It was hard to watch the couple bicker as they grappled with Gregg’s diagnosis.
They say an elephant never forgets, but a Real Housewives fan sure can. Phaedra Parks was fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta after she spread rumors that Kandi Burruss wanted to drug and rape Porsha Williams and other women. Porsha pushed that untrue story as well, but she remained on the show. Now, RHOA is basically The Porsha Williams Show. She has grown from the accomplice with anger management issues to a hilarious character.
Now, the fans miss Phaedra because, let’s be honest, the show got pretty boring. Or at least it did until NeNe Leakes threw Porsha and Kandi out of her closet. The fans want Phaedra back. NeNe wants Phaedra back. So, is it actually happening? They are in desperate need of a cast shakeup for Season 12.
NeNe Leakes has been dealing with a lot on Real Housewives of Atlanta this season. Her husband, Gregg Leakes is battling colon cancer, and NeNe has been having a hard time dealing with it. She also wonders if Gregg’s cancer diagnosis is some sort of karma. Then Kandi Burruss and pregnant Porsha Williams decided to go into NeNe’s closet, which is apparently a big “No No!” An angry NeNe tore a camera man’s shirt and possibly pulled off Porsha’s belt. Again- what is in that closet?
It is safe to say that the warm sisterhood that NeNe and Cynthia Bailey shared is over, and Cynthia’s friendship contract is long gone. So, what is the cause of this drama? Former RHOA star Kenya Moore came to Cynthia’s wine cooler launch. And Kenya, who was very pregnant at the time, was just glowing when she twirled in. NeNe was not happy and called Kenya a “monster.”
For a long time, Real Housewives of Atlanta revolved around NeNe Leakes. This is because she threw fun shade. She had iconic clapbacks. She made us laugh However, the fun stopped. At some point, NeNe became super combative. She was the only one who didn’t get the memo that RHOA is supposed to be an ensemble show. NeNe really made everything about her.
She made her husband’s cancer diagnosis about her. She made Eva Marcille’s wedding about her. NeNe got on everyone’s last nerve. Meanwhile, Porsha Williams had a major come up. She went from being Phaedra Parks’ villainous accomplice to the star of the show. She got engaged, got pregnant, and got the fan support this past season. Oh, and who can forget that she also got thrown out of NeNe’s closet. Now, NeNe is coming for Porsha. Again.
Cynthia Bailey has had a whirlwind season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Viewers watched as her only child, Noelle Robinson began her first year of college. We’ve also seen Cynthia’s relationship with sportscaster Mike Hill develop into something serious. But while one relationship was taking off, another one crashed and burned.
NeNe Leakes and Cynthia have been friends since the early days of RHOA. As everyone knows, friendships have their fair share of ups and downs. Recently, anyone involved with NeNe experienced more of the downs, as she struggles to navigate her life in the shadow of Gregg Leakes’ cancer diagnosis. Sometimes though, enough is enough. And no matter how much you love someone or value their friendship, wading through toxicity on a regular basis just isn’t worth it.
After a season that got off to a super slow fashion-filled start, Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered with the finale episode. Actually, the season redeemed itself as soon as NeNe Leakes stormed into her closet and kicked out Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss. Oh, and she pulled off a cameraman’s shirt. And (allegedly) pregnant Porsha’s belt.
From that point on, the tension was thick and NeNe had more enemies than friends. There has been a lot of social media messiness and shade thrown ever since the reunion taping. NeNe actually unfollowed everyone from the show except for Marlo Hampton and Shamari DeVoe? What about her “little sis” Porsha and her other “little sis”
that she talks shit about Eva Marcille? Yep, they’re unfollowed. Even Tanya Sam, arguably the nicest person in the cast, got unfollowed. Then again, NeNe was coming for her all season, so it was just a matter of time. So what exactly went down at the reunion?