NeNe Leakes admitted that some of her friendships were affected by the drama surrounding her “I Dream of NeNe” wedding, and it seems Marlo Hampton (the convicted bad check writer, scam artist, and prostitute) may be on that list of those with whom things have changed.
“When Marlo and I worked on ‘Real Housewives [of Atlanta],’ she was just appearing here and there. When we worked on ‘I Dream of NeNe,’ I could see her business sense, and it just wasn’t attractive,” NeNe told Entertainment Weekly.
Does that mean NeNe now agrees with her longtime friend Diana Gowin, who accused Marlo of being an opportunist?
“Diana is a good girlfriend of mine,” she explained. “She became super-protective, a security guard, a gate keeper, just everything you can think of. That is her nature. “
NeNe named Diana and Marlo as the two most difficult of the nine Bridesmaidzillas who walked down the aisle at her wedding. Though they were at odds with one another, NeNe said they had the same problem: forgetting to put her first.
“It was unbelievable that they could not step outside of themselves and say that this is a wedding for NeNe, our friend, and let’s just be here to support her. They argued most of the time; they were really never satisfied,” said NeNe who reasoned that her attitude might be one reason Marlo never had the honor of holding a peach.
“After working with Marlo on the show, I could see why she was not a housewife because she’s super difficult. She’s super extra,” she said.
While Marlo and Diana are causing drama on her spin-off show, NeNe said it’s Kenya Moore who’s causing commotion on season 6 of “Housewives.”
In a trailer for the new season, which premieres in November, it seems Kenya and NeNe exchange some intense words when Kenya seemingly tries to keep NeNe from communicating with someone else.
“I’m the boss. I’ve been here since day one. I’ll be damned if anyone comes over here and tells me what to do,” he said.