Pretty much no one leaves a successful reality show. Sure, it happens, but it’s just not the case with anyone who’s a Real Housewife. As per usual, NeNe Leakes is whining about how difficult it is for her to be on Real Housewives of Atlanta, issuing empty threats about how she might consider leaving. Girl, we all know that this show is the backbone for any side project that you may have going on. Let’s be honest, NeNe needs this show just as much as she needs it herself.
Despite her temper tantrums and reunion walk-outs, NeNe is not quitting this show. There’s just no way. No matter how unfair she feels she’s being treated, NeNe isn’t leaving. She did that once when she thought she was going to become a big Hollywood actress and we all know how that worked out. Or at least that is how her frenemy Sheree Whitfield feels.
It’s been years since we saw Phaedra Parks on Real Housewives of Atlanta. And if it weren’t for how dirty she did costar Kandi Burruss, I would take her back over NeNe Leakes any day. But before all that went down, Phaedra had the best shade, the best kids and the most dramatic marriage situation. She was a true renaissance woman to boot. A lawyer, mortician and creator/star of the Donkey Booty workout. Phaedra did it all.
And she gave us a truly real-life dramatic breakdown of her marriage with then-husband, Apollo Nida. Don’t get me wrong, it was more scary than dramatic when he showed up to get his things and stormed around their house, despite being on camera. But it was a moment that was the most real, even when reality tv sometimes scrapes for a storyline. I felt for Phaedra in that moment.
This virtual Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion is really delivering. The bar was low, given the forced format, but these women have turned it out with the glam and the shade. Then, during last night’s episode, NeNe Leakes just walked away.
Yes, a walk-out is expected at pretty much every single reunion at this point. However, that usually means a Housewife just walks off stage; i.e. they are still on the premises. In this case, NeNe shutting off her camera means she’s truly off the set. She’s not even in the preview for the last part of the reunion. Does that mean she won’t reappear? We will find out on Sunday night! In the meantime, NeNe is sticking up for herself with a grammatically-flawed statement.
Last night was part 2 of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion, and despite there being a computer screen between all these women the fighting was no less intense!
NeNe Leakes is an out of control monster. This is nothing new, but Kenya Moore is no better. Kenya is the biggest hypocrite on this show and after briefly enjoying her this season I’m right back to fully detesting her as Krayonce, an awful mean woman looking to tear everyone down.
There’s a reason Cynthia Bailey is so afraid to cross Kenya. Unlike NeNe who is nasty and pops her mouth off, but is wholly unbelievable, Kenya’s assaults are planned, organized, and meant to inflict damage.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta virtual reunion continues tonight with part two. Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams discuss where their friendship went wrong. At the start of Season 12, Porsha and Kenya were on the same page and their friendship was super enjoyable to watch after their years of feuding. Even their adorable daughters played together. Then, things somehow went left and the shift in their dynamic was pretty unclear.
However, their short-lived friendship never had a chance as soon as Porsha made up with NeNe Leakes during the cast trip in Greece. NeNe and Kenya are sworn enemies. So, any hope of Kenya and Porsha returning to a new place was basically crushed as soon as Porsha and NeNe made up. So, of course, NeNe jumps in on this discussion and gets into another heated discussion with Kenya during tonight’s episode.
Well, as we learned on last night’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta, a virtual reunions is no substitute for a live performance! Shutting the computer screen is far more anti-climatic than gathering up one’s ball gown and trouncing off to stage left in a fit if pique, but leave it to NeNe Leakes to find away to ‘close the door’ on anything she doesn’t want to hear! She tried, I’ll give her that!
The ladies were ostensibly responsible for all their own glam, although some like Eva Marcille admitted to having someone in to do their makeup. Andy Cohen was quick to call them out by mentioning that he saw people with masks and gloves in the background.
Eva should’ve saved that money for a dress that fit. Whatever she was wearing was making her cleavage look, as Porsha Williams put it, like her boobs were “social distancing.”
Tonight is the night! Andy Cohen and the Real Housewives of Atlanta ladies are ready to recap the season and rehash the drama. The reunion may be virtual, but the drama seems pretty damn real. I’m not gonna lie, I’m really curious to see how it all come together under such unconventional circumstances.
The reunion brings us back to the start of the season: NeNe Leakes and her apology tour. Going into Season 12, NeNe basically had zero friends in the cast. Well, except for Marlo Hampton, but Marlo doesn’t even have a peach. During tonight’s reunion episode, Eva Marcille questions NeNe’s intentions with her apologies. Obviously, NeNe just wants to film this show, regardless of how many times she mentions sisterhood.
Being one of the original cast members of Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes has been accused of many things. One might say she is a bad friend, one might say she’s a bad partner, one might say NeNe’s entitled, often volatile personality could be the result of trauma. Speculation aside, one cannot expect to be portrayed in a flattering light when 99% of your screen time involves yelling at another person for the better part of 12 years.
Last season we watched NeNe lose most of her friends and become “caregiver” for her husband suffering from cancer. NeNe chalked her coarse attitude up to the overwhelming stress and pressure of assisting Gregg Leakes through his medical crisis. But what if there were other issues looming about? Is there something more to NeNe’s crazy attitude fluctuations? Vivica A. Fox has a thought and she expressed it on a recent episode of RHOA alum Claudia Jordan’s show, and she did NOT hold back. Vivica, you might be in danger girl.