Earlier this week, we told you that NeNe Leakes confirmed that she decided to unfollow most of her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars following an explosive reunion taping, which took place in February. According to the 51-year-old, “This season it was me on the couch that everyone wanted to come for, and I was fine with it. You know I can hold my own.”
But she also made clear her particular disdain for the behavior of former BFF Cynthia Bailey. She said that her co-star showed a different side of herself in the RHOA finale, doing things Leakes called “sneaky and underhanded.”
“She has done a lot of stuff that you all just don’t get to see on the show that’s always underhanded, and I always come out looking like the bad guy,” she said in her Instagram Live video. “She’s done a lot of f–ked up stuff and that’s just for real. Now what you guys see on social media, that’s what you see. I don’t have no hate in my heart for Cynthia. We are co-workers from this day forward. I don’t have any reason to not speak to her, I’m happy to speak to her. But anything else further than that? No. It’s not going to happen. We’re co-workers. After 11 seasons, I finally realized that these girls are my co-workers.”
Now, when someone publicly calls you “sneaky and underhanded,” there’s no way you can not respond to that, and Bailey certainly has. However, in a brief chat with Us Weekly, she didn’t diss her co-star in the way Leakes has chosen to do her, and in fact, said she hoped they would work things out. Still, that didn’t stop her from making it plain that it’s “not untrue” that her former friend has a hard time taking responsibility for the things she says and does, which she said is behind their blowout.
“It was accountability and taking that,” the 52-year-old told the publication. “I have nothing bad to say about her,” she said. “I hope that we talk about it and work through it … I think we can. I hope we can move past it.”
Bailey does admit though that the reunion wasn’t her proudest moment.
“The reunion is crazy,” she said. “I look a little crazy.”
In the meantime, as you await the reunion drama, check out photos of NeNe and Cynthia during much happier times over the years by hitting the flip.