‘RHOA’ Co-Stars Question Nene Leakes’ Friendship With Wendy Williams

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams

Nene Leakes was the middle of controversy at The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. One of the matters that got here up throughout the premiere was her friendship with Wendy Williams. Her co-stars referred to as her out saying that it was a “strategic” friendship and that they aren’t actual pals.

Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams
Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams | Noel Vasquez/Getty Images / Paras Griffin/Getty Image

Wendy Williams slams Nene Leakes

Fans of RHOA had been below the impression that Leakes and Williams had been shut pals. The discuss present host even made a voice look throughout one of many later episodes of season 12. However, issues received iffy when Williams publicly slammed Leakes on her discuss present.

During the primary days of quarantine, Leakes thought it might be enjoyable to name Williams throughout an Instagram Live. The latter didn’t suppose it was a good suggestion as she doesn’t prefer to video name.

“You know I don’t have face or time for FaceTime, period,” Williams stated on her present. “If I don’t do it for my own parents of the show, why would I be doing it for someone over there. I like NeNe, but she’s still an over-there person to me!”

Williams stated that she felt ambushed and made it clear she doesn’t prefer to mess around with the Housewives as she doesn’t wish to get entangled within the drama.

“Honestly, here’s where the ambush comes in. She said, ‘Wendy, look’ — she was in hair and makeup and wardrobe with all her people — she said, ‘We filming and I want you to be on the speaker.’ I said, ‘NeNe, I did that for you one time.’ Remember my appearance? One time! I made it very clear, I am not a Housewife. Sorry, my career is a bit … different … than being a Housewife. I don’t need that kind of attention.”

Williams stated that she hung up the decision and steered that it might’ve been higher if Leakes would have given her a heads up earlier than.

‘RHOA’ stars name out Wendy Williams friendship

Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss referred to as out Leakes and stated that they didn’t belive her friendship with Williams was genuine.

“I don’t think that is a real friendship,” Moore commented. “I think that they both are not really being genuine and honest with each other.”

Burruss then stated that she feels Leakes is “very strategic with her friendships.”

“The Wendy situation to me, I feel like that’s definitely strategic,” Burruss chimed in. “Wendy is very beneficial as her friend. She’s on a major platform. [Nene] can feed [Wendy] information so that she can say it to the people and so that it favors Nene. So it’s easy for me to see why she doesn’t want that friendship to go totally under the bridge.”

Moore then quoted Williams when she referred to Leakes as “that girl over there,” stating the discuss present host doesn’t regard the RHOA star as a friend.

“She was saying the most degrading things,” Moore added. “And if that was someone who is truly your friend, why would she go on her platform and basically say, ‘I am Wendy Williams. That is why I am the Queen of Daytime TV. And you don’t come for the queen.’ She doesn’t think anything of you!”

What did Nene Leakes say about her friendship with Wendy Williams?

Leakes was unusually quiet whereas Burruss and Moore demeaned her friendship with Williams. However, she did say that she didn’t suppose they had been in a foul place.

“I just assume we’re in a neutral place, that’s all I can tell you,” Leakes stated of her friendship with Williams. “It’s just neutral, we’re OK. We’re OK.”

Leakes assured everybody she had talked to Williams privately and resolved any points she had together with her.

“When Wendy and I got back together, the one thing I said to her is, ‘Anything that happens to us, I’m going to come to you. I’m not going on social media.’ So with that said, I’m not going to discuss our friendship amongst these girls,” Leakes defined. “Now, they can say what they feel is strategic and what they don’t think is strategic. I don’t need Wendy Williams, honey, because you forgot who the fu** I am. I don’t need Wendy for anything.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion continues with the second half subsequent Sunday at eight p.m. ET on Bravo.

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