The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss admitted that she does not currently have a good relationship with former housewife NeNe Leakes. Kandi joined RHOA season 2 and came onto the show with an open mind and was ready to get to know each cast member for herself. As it turns out, Kandi grew close to Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and the two formed a close relationship, which NeNe had an issue with. So Kandi and NeNe’s relationship did not start on a good note due to NeNe’s disapproval of Kandi’s relationship with Kim.
As time progressed, the two were able to form a cordial friendship but were never exceptionally close. The friendship between the two became strained when Kandi accused NeNe of referring to her as a racial slur. Despite the fractured friendship, Kandi said she would not mind having NeNe back on the show because she believed that NeNe has an excellent personality for television. Their friendship also assumingly got worse after Kandi said she did not agree with NeNe’s discrimination lawsuit against Andy Cohen, Bravo and other supporting networks of the franchise.
In a recent interview with ET at the BET Awards, Kandi admitted that she has not tried to reach out to NeNe because their relationship is not in a good place. “No, we don’t talk. We don’t have a good relationship in that sense,” said reality star Kandi. She clarified that she is not closing the door to a friendship with the former RHOA star, but currently, they are just not in a good space. “I don’t know what the future would hold, but as of now, we don’t have a good relationship, so we don’t communicate,” said Kandi. In stressing the point, she went on to say, “You can never say never, I would suppose. But as of now, we just aren’t on the same page.”
These questions come after NeNe did an interview with ET where she said she does not hear from any of her former cast members, nor has she heard from Andy concerning the lawsuit. However, NeNe said that her partner, Nyonisela Sioh, has been an excellent support system for her. While on the red carpet at the BET Awards, Kandi also spoke openly about what it is like to be her genuine self. She said, “I always feel like if I’m always my true, authentic self, then there’s nothing for you to out or drag or whatever. I’m always me, no matter what.”
Though The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star is on different pages with NeNe, she is still good friends with Eva Marcille, Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey, who are also former housewives of the reality series. The same cannot be said for Marlo Hampton and Sheree Whitfield, who currently hold peaches alongside Kandi. Since the release of RHOA season 14, Kandi’s relationship with Marlo and Sheree has been tested, and based on recent Twitter feuds, it is safe to say that the friendship between the three is abysmal. However, based on previous seasons of the series and what was been released from RHOA season 14 thus far, the three may be able to make amends.
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EDT on Bravo.