‘RHOA’: Cynthia Bailey Finally Breaks Silence on Nene Leakes Not Attending Her Wedding

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta ended up having her dream marriage ceremony this previous yr. Despite the coronavirus pandemic raging on, the previous mannequin went forward and tied the knot in a lavish occasion. Bravo cameras allegedly didn’t movie the celebration and there was one particular person notably lacking. Nene Leakes skipped the marriage and Bailey is now giving her tackle that.

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Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey | Tommy Garcia/Bravo

Was Nene Leakes invited to the marriage?

Leakes and Bailey’s friendship was rocky throughout the previous yr. There have been accusations that Bailey was speaking behind Leakes’ again that fractured their relationship. Although they each appear to have made up on RHOA Season 11, issues by no means went again to regular.

Their friendship dwindled even additional as Bailey turned shut with Kenya Moore, Leakes’ nemesis. The latter was not requested again to return to the Bravo actuality collection full-time and ended up quitting.

Despite their severed relationship, Bailey advised Page Six that Leakes was invited to her marriage ceremony.

“With everything going on as far as her leaving the show, I wasn’t sure how comfortable she’d be attending the wedding knowing she has issues [with Bravo],” Bailey stated. “You just never know what someone is going through, but she’s still more than welcome to come.”

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Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey | Paras Griffin/Getty Images

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What did Cynthia Bailey say about Nene Leakes lacking the marriage?

Ultimately Leakes didn’t present up at Bailey’s marriage ceremony to Mike Hill. Leakes defined on her Instagram Stories that she was invited to the nuptials however she didn’t go as a result of it didn’t profit her.

“Listen, I’m very happy for her. I was with her when she took her first date out here in Atlanta with Mike Hill. I was there, I was the third wheel. I wish them nothing but happiness,” Leakes stated. “I’m in a different place in my life where I just didn’t think going to her wedding was going to benefit me in any kind of way.”

After the truth that Leakes was a no-show, Bailey stated that she would have cherished to have Leakes and her husband be at her big day.

“I really would have loved Nene and Gregg [Leakes] to come to the wedding,” Cynthia advised Daily Pop. “Although we’re not in the best place right now, I want to believe that regardless of that, she is happy for me, and she is happy that I found Mike. I really felt in my heart…it felt actually wrong not to extend the invite.”

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Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes | Prince Williams/WireImage

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“Now whether she chose to come or not, that’s completely up to her. But I felt like I wanted to invite my old friend to be a part of my special day. And I was completely fine with whatever she was fine with,” Bailey added.

Cynthia Bailey on Nene Leakes’ exit from ‘RHOA’

After Leakes confirmed she was exiting RHOA for good, Bailey was one among her former co-stars that reached out to ship her a message. Leakes posted a screenshot of the textual content on her Instagram Stories displaying the love she acquired from her former friend.

“You were heavy on my spirit today,” Bailey wrote. “I just want you to know that I wish you a lifetime of love, peace, and happiness. You are so deserving of it all. I am excited to see all the amazing things that God has put in place for you as your incredible journey continues.”

The women may not be in the most effective of phrases proper now but it surely appears like there’s nonetheless love between the 2 that they are going to undoubtedly sort things. Viewers have been in a position to witness their stable friendship blossom all through the years and can hopefully be capable to work issues out sooner or later.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13 premieres on Sunday, December 6 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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