We’ve talked at nauseam about NeNe Leakes and he lack of presence on this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. There have been so many rumors about what the cause may or may not be. Is she having a contract dispute with producers? Is she boycotting filming with her nemesis Kenya Moore? None of this is confirmed and NeNe isn’t exactly being forthcoming.
But NeNe took things to a whole new level when she decided to announce on social media that she hired high-powered attorney Lisa Bloom for….well, we still don’t really know. We ran this story almost two weeks ago and NeNe is still no closer to telling us what it’s all about. Between this and the whole Wendy Williams spilled tea on her supposedly saying she was going to quit RHOA, I’m thinking NeNe needs to hire a new PR person.
As much as it’s keeping her in the news, it doesn’t exactly make her look very transparent to fans. If you ask me, it all seems like a ploy for the attention she’s not getting from this season. Or maybe it’s her way of trying to keep the heat off her from the rumors that she spit on Kenya. This has yet to come to light but one thing NeNe is saying is that she’s not getting what she deserves.
The tea is piping hot today, folks! It’s no secret that Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore can’t stand each other but things have heated up to a whole new level this season. I
stupidly had hope that Kenya taking some time off from the series might actually thaw things out between the two but that hope died when NeNe had to go and compare a pregnant Kenya to a buffalo. So not cool.
Kenya isn’t exactly someone to take insults lying down so we all knew that wasn’t going to fly. It didn’t and only fueled the fire for Kenya to come for NeNe even harder. And she’s not just attacking NeNe herself but what she brings to the show.
Don’t get me wrong, it was a very dark era on Real Housewives of New Jersey when Melissa Gorga joined the show. She and Joe Gorga feuded with Teresa Giudice for years and they all went low with their antics. But, at least that was genuine. What do we have now in comparison?
A whole lot of fakery.
Last season, Melissa’s whole storyline was about a psychic, that we never saw on camera, who
supposedly said that she might have another sister. This sister never materialized and the whole story was a major stretch, yet she’s a full-time cast member on this show. This season, Melissa is pretending she wants to have another baby is pondering having another baby. It just feels so forced, even more so than the Envy apparel that she makes sure to wear in every single scene and Instagram post.
We all saw those photos of Teresa Giudice walking with Tony Delorenzo aka the Pool Boy. He had his arm wrapped around her and they looked like a happy couple. Tony even celebrated Christmas Eve with Teresa at Joe and Melissa Gorga’s house.
Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa has said that Teresa and Tony are “just friends” and that Teresa wants to date a “nice Jewish boy” next. Is Melissa just playing it cool? Or are Teresa and Tony really “just friends”?
It is nerve-wracking to be an “OG” Housewife right now. Before, that was the plum position to have. Now it makes you a target for a demotion, or being fired. Kandi Burruss, who joined Real Housewives of Atlanta in Season 2, is concerned about losing her full-time gig.
Lisa Vanderpump decided to quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Real Housewives of Orange County “OG”’s Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge decided to leave the show after being offered positions as “Friends of the Housewives” for next season.
It looks like Kenya Moore is shooting down any hope that she and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star NeNe Leakes will ever be friends again. NeNe did take a step forward in making things right with Cynthia Bailey. NeNe sent her former bestie some cheese and cracker trays, along with a really heartfelt card, when Cynthia opened her wine cellar. But later, the exact words from the card appeared on Love B. Scott’s blog, and NeNe blamed Kenya for the leak. Kenya pointed her finger (guess which one) right back at NeNe.
During the RHOA trip to Toronto for Carnival, Kenya and NeNe had an argument over who should mind their own business, and production had to help restrain NeNe. It’s no secret that NeNe was furious when Kenya returned with a peach this season. Last season. NeNe referred to a pregnant Kenya as a “monster” at Cynthia’s bellini launch event.
It’s not hard to notice that NeNe Leakes hasn’t exactly been a feature on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, even though she’s billed as a full-time cast member. Despite her lack of presence, she knows how to keep her relationship with her fellow Housewives full of drama, which makes one wonder just how much screen time the ATL OG needs anyway.
It’s recently been released that NeNe has hired a high powered attorney to help her with….well, we don’t know exactly. NeNe announced on Instagram that she is working with the famed Lisa Bloom so she can “make some noise”. Whatever that means. She’s also been spilling the
supposed tea to “friend” Wendy Williams, who took to the airwaves saying that NeNe text her that she quit. Wendy went on to tell her viewers, “I know something about NeNe that you all will cry, be sad, feel bad for her. She’s carrying the weight of a huge thing on her shoulders.”
Even though Wendy Williams is not a Real Housewife, her name has been mentioned a lot when it comes to Real Housewives news. A few months ago, there were rumors (and hope) that Wendy would become a New York Housewife. Last Friday, Erika Jayne spilled some tea on Wendy’s show. And, of course, there’s the NeNe Leakes of it all. Wendy and NeNe have been very close for the past few months. After many years of feuding, they made up at a strip club.
As a result, Wendy has shared a lot of her personal insights when she dishes on Real Housewives of Atlanta-related hot topics; i.e. she reads texts NeNe sends her and sides with NeNe on everything. However, Wendy was in some hot water recently after she claimed that NeNe is carrying around a major secret that will “melt hearts.” She also said that NeNe texted her saying she wanted to quit RHOA. Afterward, NeNe claimed she was upset that Wendy shared a private conversation publicly. However, Kenya Moore thinks that the whole thing was orchestrated to make NeNe look better. I mean, let’s be honest: NeNe could use some good press. The past few seasons of RHOA did not do the woman any favors. At all.