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Wait, Has Cynthia Been Inviting the Cookie Lady to Hang out with The Real Housewives?!

The RHOA model admitted she had "a shady moment" with the controversial baker.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Kenya Moore made our jaws drop when the Cookie Lady, aka Shiana, suddenly showed up to lunch with her, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille, and Tanya Sam this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. After all that wig drama, Kenya invited the Cookie Lady to explain to Tanya in person all the tea she had to spill on her fiancé, Paul Judge.

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Cynthia, for one, was none too pleased that the Cookie Lady crashed their meal, especially since she felt like Kenya was trying to bring her into the middle of her drama with Tanya. The Cookie Lady had originally dropped the bomb that Paul had been flirting with her to both Kenya and Cynthia. 

"I feel like she really tried to make it seem like we brought this lady to the meeting, and we decided we were gonna do this, and that was not the case. And Kenya knows good and goddamn well that is the situation," Cynthia explained during The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 After Show (clip above). "Her thing with Tanya, that's their thing. I'm not trying to be in the middle of it. Don't make it seem like because you're pissed off at this girl now, all of a sudden, you're getting ready to bring me into it. That's not cool."

However, Cynthia isn't completely innocent in this situation, according to Kenya. "She wanted to stay looking as though her hands were clean, when in fact she did have some cookie dough on it," Kenya said in the After Show. "The cookie dough that was on Cynthia's hands was the fact that she invited this Cookie Lady to my event. So if she wasn't trying to be messy, why did you invite the lady? So stop trying to make me seem like I'm a villain."

She added, "If I was trying to blow this thing out of the water, I would have invited the Cookie Lady to come to my own event. But I didn't; Cynthia did."

Before we could even fully digest that shocking nugget of information, Cynthia surprised us even more by confirming that, yes, she did invite the Cookie Lady to Kenya's party for her daughter Brooklyn Daly earlier this season.

"People come up to us all the time. They slide in our DMs, emails, everybody's got tea on everybody. All the time. And trust me, I've got enough tea to give everybody in the world tea. I don't ever engage or really bring it to the forefront because I think it's messy. Honestly, at the time, Tanya wasn't really on the show like that. Usually, you have to be a peach holder for us to even go into your personal life," Cynthia explained. "So I was like, 'OK, that's cool tea, but why is she telling us?' And at the time, we were getting ready to have Brooklyn's party. So I was like, 'Well, you need to come to the party and tell Tanya.'" 

Cynthia admitted it was "totally just like a shady moment."

"I was like, 'OK, but if you wanted to say something, take an opportunity to say it to Tanya.' Again, I didn't think a big deal of it at the time," she said. "I was like, 'OK, but if you really want to say something, let's just put it on the table and see where we can go with it.'"

Cynthia then noted she "had no idea" if what the Cookie Lady was saying about Tanya's fiancé was true or not. "I still don't know what's true," she shared.

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