AceShowbiz - NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey have been feuding with each other for almost a year, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-stars had buried the hatched in a Sunday, February 16 episode of the Bravo show. That started after Cynthia sent NeNe a thank you note for the hors d'oeuvres she sent to congratulate Cynthia for the opening of her newest business, the Bailey Wine Cellar, and asked her to come to have a glass of wine together.
Of the meeting, Cynthia said in a confessional, "It really sucks to be in this place with NeNe. I’m not concerned about us being the best of friends again, but I can't stand walking around knowing that she hates me." She continued, "This has been a long time coming for us to sit down and have a conversation. I feel like we deserve to at least have a mutual respect for each other."
During the meeting, NeNe asked her former friend why she called her a "toxic friend." Sharing that she didn't understand the reason, NeNe said, "This is somebody I considered to be a sister, and I felt she was out saying I was a toxic friend. 'Toxic' is heavy because I thought I was a good friend to Cynthia. So I thought that was a stretch. I thought the word was nasty."
Explaining her side, Cynthia told NeNe, "When you are a friend, you are an amazing friend. When things go left, then you can be very closed, you’re very quick to shut people off, pretty much close people away. When I made that statement, you had said something things, I responded to some things, we both had said a lot."
"Maybe toxic was a little strong, but I felt like the last time that we were together, I was trying to explain a situation to you and I felt like you were completely closed to hearing it. And then I actually saw you saying things about me that I didn't like. … You have said I was weak and insecure, which is not true," she continued. However, NeNe felt she was justified to say so and it led to them arguing on things.
At the end, NeNe walked out in tears. Cynthia, however, didn't seem to want to ruin the moment so she went to NeNe and apologized. "I know that I hurt you," Cynthia said. "I am sorry. … I know I have said some things that were not nice to say. Just give me a hug please. NeNe, I'm sorry." NeNe responded, "And I'm sorry. I really am, I'm sorry. What I don't want to do is hurt you. I don't want to hurt you and that's real, I don't want to hurt you."
NeNe and Cynthia's beef had something to do with fellow cast member Kenya Moore. It started after the former felt blindsided when Cynthia didn't tell her about Kenya's appearance at one of her events despite knowing the tension between NeNe and Kenya.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" airs Sundays at 8 P.M. on Bravo.