Just when we thought these two could really get along. Such a fantasy was short-lived when Cynthia Bailey opened the penned letter received from UPTOWN that confirmed the end of her friendship with NeNe Leakes. But it escalates from here ( as it would, them being The Real Housewives of Atlanta) when Leakes lashes out on Bailey’s husband, Peter Thomas .
There’s only so much we can share from the angry housewife celebrity. But to start off, here’s what Bailey wrote in the letter.
“First and foremost, the friendship you saw on camera between the two of us was genuine. We were very supportive of each other and talked every day. We even vacationed together outside of the show. In fact, when I joined the cast four seasons ago, I gravitated most towards Nene. She was a reality TV veteran of sorts who took me under her wing and helped me navigate this new territory. I genuinely liked Nene because she was funny, smart, shared a similar work ethic to mine and we both knew we wanted to make the absolute most out of the opportunity we had both received by being on the show.”
It gets better…
“[…] However, the most challenging part for me has not been disagreeing with my husband on camera or finding out my family essentially considered sabotaging my impending wedding in my first season on the show or even the unfortunate argument with fellow cast member Kandi Burruss during the Pillow Talk party this season. In all honesty, it’s been watching someone who I thought was a friend first attack my husband and then attack me by suggesting I be fired from the show.
“Fans have asked why I didn’t return fire when Nene lashed out at Peter while in Mexico. Others have suggested that I am weak because of the way I choose to handle situations. Don’t let the pretty face fool you. I just choose my battles wisely, and prefer to get to a solution in a more appropriate and classy way. Frankly put, it’s just not who I am and I don’t respond that quickly in those types of extremely uncomfortable and volatile situations. In fact, I was completely stunned, and more than anything, I didn’t know how to respond in that moment.”
Bailey goes on to talk about Leakes’ scheme to befriend Kenya Moore in order to get close to her enemy, Marlo Sharpton. The letter also transitions into Bailey befriending Gregg Leakes’ Ex, which could also be a possibility as to why the friendship really ended.
In response, Bailey said, “I am as friendly with Kenya as I am with Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams. What I will not do is stop being friendly, cordial, respectful or accommodating to people just because my friend or anyone else thinks I should. I don’t do petty. It’s not in my DNA.”
This is just the tip of the iceberg of drama between the two celebrities. Needless to say, their friendship is over, and Cynthia claims that she is “relieved that the friendship is over.”