Deep down, NeNe Leakes is a lover, not a fighter. For real. "This past year I've gone through something that was very life changing for me," NeNe confides to EURweb.com about her emotions during filming the latest season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. "It was already out there that my husband and I were having trouble and I filed for divorce. It was the hardest time in my life. I know I didn't show a lot of emotions on the Housewives show, but it made me be something that I never thought I could be. I've always been able to control everything in my life and this is one thing I wasn't able to control and it almost destroyed me."
Instead of reaching out for a hug (or a few glasses of wine) NeNe found herself pushing away those closest to her, specifically someone whose name rhymes with Swim Kolziak.
"I felt like nobody on the show cared," the Celebrity Apprentice contender continues. "I know they don't have to care, but when you're going through something like that, you need people around you who love and care for you." As the dust from her turbulent split finally settles, NeNe says she just doesn't "want to be surrounded by a bunch of negative people and bitterness and fighting." Amen, sister!
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NeNe, 'if you felt that no one on the show cared' don't you wonder why? Could it be because they had used up all of their caring for you and had nothing left to give? Could it be that you hadn't been there for them?
It's ironic that you 'don't want to be around negative people and bitterness and fighting', since YOU were the one doing that this season. Take a close look at the season. I see a woman getting out of control and not taking responsibility for herself. It's all Greg's fault or Kim's fault, never yours.
You are the Atlanta Jill Zarin, believing your own publicity, and never being in the wrong.
I so agree with Housewife in CA, NeNe has been in the middle of evey problem with Kim and then Khandie. I sorry for her marriage going south, just maybe if she paid more attention to her life and family things may be a little different. Nene, always blaming others, just once maybe if she looked in the mirror she would notice that she is and has been the issues for all the he say she say.
In some ways you only have yourself to blame, NeNe. You aren't the easiest person to get along with, plus you did push people away. If you want love and support, you need to give love and support.
I do feel bad about your marriage falling apart (my parents divorced, too) and it is very hard on everyone. Please try to be kinder to people in the future. You might be surprised that people do care. Also, stop yapping about Kim! If you are over her and her antics, then SHUT UP!
Somehow, I can't find it in my heart to feel sorry for you, NeNe. You spent your time on the show yelling at your cast mates, telling them what to do (like you're an expert?), threatening Kim physically, and being generally mean to almost everyone. Even at the reunion, with Kim being 5 months pregnant, you still didn't let up on her. That was cruel. Your "tell it like it is" personality may be refreshing to some people, but to me, I find it offensive and just plain nasty. You wonder why the ladies on the show weren't there for you? Take a look in the mirror NeNe, and do some serious soul searching. I'm sure you'll find the answer.
You are still being you. Never are you willing to take responsibility for your actions. Always looking for pity and blaming everything and everyone else for your bad behaviour. When are you going to quit being so childish and grow up? The world does not revolve around you. You are like a shark just waiting to attack. Until an alcoholic admits he is a drunk there is nothing no one will be able to do for him (No pun intended).
I did not read NeNe blaming anyone, she stated how she was going through a difficult time. And if she was nasty with most of her cast, the comments show that nasty is all around her. Who is watching any of these shows for nice, Really! NeNe is giving you guys what you tune in to see.
NeNe it seems that it is all about you,you,you I understand that you had a lot of personal problems this season but you did not handle your problems properly.
I really liked you the 1st season after the second season I did not like you as much, I would like for you to find that NeNe that everyone loved the 1st season .
Best of luck to you
THIS SUBJECT HAS BEEN BEATEN LIKE A DEAD HORSE. PLEASE MOVE ON TO NEW AND EXCITING SUBJECTS, NENE'S 15 MIN. HAVE COME AND GONE.
I swear people must be watching a totally different show. I love how they excuse all the negative, snide comments made by the other women about each other BUT zone in on NeNe! NeNe seems to be the only one on the show who told people exactly what she says and owns up to it. I would rather have a straight forward person than backstabbers like the rest of the housewives, except for Cynthia! These women especially Kim was so interested in Phaedra's due date, yet NeNe is the one attacked on the reunion by Phaedra. Kim was the one who made the most snide remarks regarding the baby's due date. NeNe was hardly around Phaedra! Yet, they and the public are all ganging up on Nene.
NeNe keep doing you girl! I like you....you going through a bit of emotional issues right now but I'm sure you will come through it. Forgot about those women. Stick with the friends who love you through good and bad, those are true friends because they know no one is perfect.
I have watched the show from the start. NeNe you are the target because you say whats on your mind. If anything goes wrong its easy to blame you. I understand where you coming from. Kim and Sheree turned against you first season and talked about you behind your back before you ever said anything negative about them. They got the ball rolling you u kept it going because you didnt want to let your guards down and get hurt again. Khandi never gave you a chance. You tried being nice to her but she just wouldnt let you in. So forget about other peoples opinion of you. If you were a stripper or whatever look at where you are at now. You came from the bottom and you a building your way to the top. Stripper turned reality Star....Bravo.......You are allowed to change and be happy....