File this one under things that were actually said this weekend that we never thought we'd hear: NeNe Leakes is sad about Kim Zolciak leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Yes, you read that correctly.
On the Watch What Happens Live after-show on Sunday night, NeNe fielded questions from viewers, and when one asked about how she felt now that Kim made her RHOA exit, if you expected fiesty NeNe to come out and start hurling some insults around, you might be a bit let down. Still, aside from one little zinger, it was nice to see NeNe show that she's a softie at heart.
"The way Kim left the show is the way Kim chose to leave the show," NeNe said when asked. "She did that willingly. What I think about it is, 'Bye Kim!" she joked. But then, sentimental NeNe came out.
"I'm going to be very honest. The mood definitely changed once Kim left the show. I felt like the girls get along so much better now that she's gone. However, every girl that's left the show that I've began the show with, I've always felt some kind of way about it. A little part of me felt kinda sad about it, because we started this journey together. For us to not be together now, it's kind of sad. We began this journey together and for a reason, and now that I'm the only one standing, I have my own little pity party. You know, me and Kim didn't get along, but I think about how we all were at the beginning."
What else was discussed? Oh, not much aside from her wedding plans -- and Andy's hysterical spot in her bridal party. Watch to find out, and tell us in the comments if you like seeing Nene's soft side.
Nene bullied, abused Kim to no end. I cringed at the severity of Nene's behavior towards Kim, I will not be surprised if she is in theraphy.
Gotta say, that while I really could not stand Kim, I have to agree with you about NeNe's treatment of her, starting with season one when it seemed that Kim was so loyal to NeNe and NeNe made fun of her singing not only with others but on national television. It was actually her treatment of Kim, who was supposed to be NeNe's good friend whether I liked her or not, that made it so that she could not be one of my favorites, as she would have been otherwise.
Nene and Kim's relationship in the begining was cute to watch, but Kim was always a person (from day 1) that you could not respect. And she simply got worse and worse. In the end she was unbearable for soooo many reasons. I for one was very happy when she left. It was whaaaay overdue. Good ridance.
Kim was a damn pain in the A**se ! she is not missed.....NeNe is being kind if you ask me by even politely saying what she said.
I would have just said it like before "good-riddence"
Nah, she's being honest. In fact I also am sad Kim is gone. Nene and Kim both started out together and I believe eventually these two will be friends. Not sure when or how, I just feel the both of them got caught up in Fame and neither knew how to accept it/deal with it at the time.
Please NeNe! She talks out of both sides of her mouth! First she's saying "Bye Kim" but she has to put on this appearance so she says she misses her. If anything she misses talking to down to her but that's about it and trust me I"m no fan of KIM but NeNe is lying about this one. As she would say...I almost believed it *sarcasm*
CCVS14EVA Thank you as you can see I agree. NeNe needs a fan base or she will lose her spot on the show. You need to have ratings and fans with these sitcoms.
Nene is fooling us all.. She's practicing her ACTING. , this season. I have never seen this woman in all the previous seasons!! Hello. Kim is unbelievable!!!.. Blood is thicker than water.... Dad and Mom? To me family is more important than Fame.
I thought everyone became jealous of Kim. When she was with Big Poppa everything was ok --soon as she turned her life around in came the nasty green eyed monster and worse was NeNe her best friend. NeNe forgets Kim always had her back. When Sheree called her ghetto and NeNe was turned away at the door of Sheree's party in the first season Kim left with NeNe and would not stay without her and let her be mistreated.
NeNe's became very cruel and jealous once Kim began dating and her life was changing now NeNe changes and calls Kim bad names over everything.
But now NeNe has her own shows and is trying to look favorable to the audience of how she treated Kim. If NeNe wanted to make up to Kim she would have done it in private and she would have never lied about her and blamed her when it was NeNe who did the lying and bashing of Kim on every turn.
The way NeNe treated Kim was terrible and she lied about her at every turn and chance that she was on the show. In my opinion, NeNe is the betrayer in this situation and the rest sit there brainless following suit looking and acting very racist just as their husbands did also in the way they disrespected Kroy by fighting that I believe was contrived to ruin the party. But when Porsha's husband come on the show they suddenly gush over him but then he is black. But I do not see him acting like they do at all. He is far more professional. They kept making Kim out to be racist when they knew full well in her situation she could not go where they accused her of wanting her to go so to me that is like using "transference" which means they called her what they felt--not wanting a white women on the show and only a show with black people but they should have taken that up with the producers not mistreat someone.
macnmac It's unbelievable to me that there is this consensus that Kim has anything that anyone would be jealous of.
Kim is an opportunist. And when, for whatever reason, she began acting like the Mistress of the RHOA Manor, NeNe responded accordingly.
Well, at last. Someone else who can see the truth. Nene, has always been the one who picked at Kim. Kim, always, I repeat always, was the fairer person. Nene, stated she was on team Nene, and that she did not keep up with any of the women, that have left the show. Well, what does that say about her? Especially, when you think about her and Lisa, They were supposed to be friends. Kim, should never, never, ever be friends with someone who is so two faced and self centered. Kims childen, even loved Nene. All, I can say is this, it is a fast shot downward. How many roles are there for someone who has Nene's look. And that is from someone who respects her rise, Just now how she used her co workers to get there,
joann.keystheus macnmac While I think Kim is an opportunist as well, you are spot on (I read something a long time ago, don't remember the source, in which Lisa Wu said that NeNe dropped her like a hot potato once she didn't need her to be team NeNe on the show. You will remember that on the show, NeNe said "jump" and Lisa said, "how high" -- that role has now been filled by Cynthia.. It is too bad; I would have really liked NeNe except for the fact that she really is all about her and a terrible friend. What I really can't believe this season, though, is how she is falling for Greg's BS. Someone as savy as NeNe is should see that when he decided he could not live without her was when she started getting big bucks in Hollywood; particularly since it was relayed on the show that Greg is busted out.
Oh please....that is such a crock, but I guess you need to swing it round that they were being "racist". LMAO. Kroy hardly ever smiled. Did he even seem friendly...I think not. Kim is not racist either, but she is trashy.
MarleneGem I am going only by what I witnessed and nothing else--When Kim and Kroy had their party--it was Peter and Apollo who got into a fight and acted a fool making a scene and Kim and Kroy were upset they were ruining it. So the next gathering they were seating at a table together and Peter could not even offer an apology for his behavior so Kroy would not speak him and Peter got up and left. There were those not realize or caring how Peter treated Kroy and called Kroy a racist.
Then you had Porsha and her husband join the show and Peter delibertly went out of his way to comment welcome welcome I love football and football players and he gushed all over Porsha's husband fake and deliberately when he would not even speak or act decently any time he was around Kroy and Kim.
That is what I was referring too. How he treated them when they were on the show.
I can understand Nene sentiments. I know I have lost friends along the way in the journey in my life. I'm sad that the situation turned out wrong but everyone moved on with their lives. Kim has blamed others for her bad behavior. Her comments and attitude toward her other cast members has been horrible and has escalated each season until she is too comfortable with racially charged comments. Goodbye Kim! I hope there will be 3 new cast mates next year! Goodbye Kim, Kenya and Porsche. Cynthia Ladies of Success party provided Bravo with a huge selection of prominent ATL ladies
Nene, you were never really Kim's friend. You wanted her around as long as you could feel superior to her. Once Kim started to attain her own success (her surprise-hit single) and then meeting Kroy, you turned into a green-eyed monster. You hated seeing her do better than you because you didn't think she deserved it (you believed that you should be the star, not Kim) and you turned on her at the drop of a dime. I know women like you and you are too narcissistic and selfish to be anyone's friend. Kandi was correct in her assessment of you -- you only want people around who somehow serve a purpose for you, not out of genuine friendship.
Now that you are doing very well and, arguably, out-shining Kim, you now want to talk about missing her and wanting to extend an olive branch. Keep it. I used to love you in Season 1, but by the end of Season 2 I saw you for who you are and I still don't care for you, though I wish you well.
Wow! what a great opinion...You said in a nutshell what many feel. NeNe is the breakout star of the Housewives but I have to agree she has showed her ass on many occasions and tried blaming everyone LOL
a1saucy I agree but I believe its a selfish olive branch that she would like to extend because she wants success in her shows. Her shows depend on the audience and people are turned off by NeNe's behavio to Kim.
I would never trust her again because NeNe would turn in a flash again if things in her life were going bad . NeNe had her chance when she saw Kim come waddling in to their last meeting at the restaurant and accused her of faking her bigness when she knew she was lying about Kim stuffing her stomach. But she publicly bashed a pregnant women and lied about her on national tv and that to me is unforgivable and no friendship can ever take place after that.
a1saucy you are right on sister
Kandi is smart and she is cautious of this behavior
you know I saw NENE the other day on the Katie show in an interview
she was bragging how she is a loner and enjoys being by herself
this is a typical narcissist
she has no need or desire for an actual friend
alot of strippers I believe are this way
You are absolutely correct. Some of these people need to reassess, how they evaluate a persons actions. Kim, has never been malicious, but Ms Nene and Marlo, and now this sad specimen of a Ms USA. Come on Bravo, if you can't get a good example of how black women, actually are, then don't use us at all.
NeNe is clearly out succeeding Kim in Hollywood. Now her and Greg are back together. She has. New little Glam -daughter. Her family life is good. Love You NeNe.....no one wants Kim on their interview couch but, Andy and Wendy Williams.
I don't think NeNe is changing her tune. Many started this show and one by one they have left or not asked back. So, it is a little melachony to look back over the years good or bad. In the end I suspect NeNe and Kim don't speak and could not give two shakes bout each other. Personally, I think NeNe stays because it is security but could care less about being a housewife anymore!
As materialistic as Kim is, she's still more likable than Kenya and I miss her adorable daughters!!! I wish they would keep Porshe and dump Kenya.
Nene certainly made it clear how happy she was that Kim was gone on twitter, so if she has a soft side, maybe her PR person told her how bad her attitude was. How many more 'success party's' can Cynthia give for Nene? This is getting so old....and after the show, I didn't bother with WWHL just to see her some more.
@didleesquat If it was for Public Relations .....why didn't NeNe say it during "Live" taping ? She didn't say she "wasn't happy" when Kim left. She said she "felt some type of way"....she wasn't sad. NeNe is the last original standing.
Sorry to read that Kim is leaving, but I hope she continues to tape her other reality show "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding". I have always liked Kim's personality. She keeps it real whether one likes it or not, like, when she indicated that she didn't have time to spend with the girls and couldn't go on the trip. Why would she want to? I'm sure it's because whenever they got together and Kim was present, drama broke out and Kim somehow became the brunt of someone's anger and/or disappointments. She's always put on the spot while they each field questions her way. Give me a break. Kim doesn't owe them girls anything -- not even to be in their presence if she felt that. She's gone on with her life and it looks blissful. I wish her all the best for a successful carreer and a happy and blessed family life!