“Everyone Told Me, ‘Beware! Beware!'” Marlo Hampton Says She Was Advised Against Befriending NeNe
Things have gotten extremely ugly between former friends NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton. But Marlo admits that she was warned prior to befriending NeNe that their relationship would eventually take a turn for the worse.
“When I met NeNe, everyone was against her,” Marlo told Radar Online. “Everyone told me, ‘Beware! Beware!'”
Unfortunately for Marlo, she says she decided to get to know NeNe for herself and well, we see how that turned out.
“But guess what, I didn’t listen and got to know NeNe on my own,” she continued.
Marlo adds that she was warned by cast members that NeNe was extremely upset when she learned that Marlo would be joining the show.
“Kandi showed me, ‘NeNe is going to play you like chess.’ She said, ‘Marlo, when she knew you were coming onto the show, she went crazy on set. She screamed and cursed and yelled and then she befriended you.’”
As for NeNe’s claims that Marlo is an opportunist:
“It’s hilarious that she’s calling me an opportunist. That’s bullsh-t. I met NeNe and styled her at my boutique before she couldn’t even afford to shop there. She needs to look in the mirror.”
Despite their constant back and forth on social media, Marlo says she did reach out to NeNe via text to see if they could sort things out.
“We exchanged text messages a few days ago. It ended up with her saying, ‘Don’t call me back.’ It wasn’t good at all.”
Apparently she hasn’t given up complete hope on the possibility of the two being friends again, but she says it would take a lot for things to go back to the way they were because she’s not the type of friend that NeNe wants.
“It’s definitely possible, but where I’m sitting right now in this chair, that’s the last person on my mind,” Marlo explained. “NeNe does better with mimes as friends. It’s ok as long as you’re praising her and being her cheerleader, but as soon as you go to disagree, it’s a problem. I’m real and not going to sugarcoat something just so she can feel happy.”
Marlo closed by congratulating her estranged friend for landing a coveted spot on celebrity dance competition “Dancing with the Stars,” but not without throwing in a little shade.
“I hope she does good. I’m proud of her. She loves being the center of attention, so she should do great. As long as she has cheerleaders on the side, she will shine.”
It honestly seems like these two need to just cut their losses and move on from one another.