“Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding” reality star NeNe Leakes is calling out “fake housewife” Marlo Hampton and says she failed to listen to longtime friend Diana Gowin, who accused Marlo of being an opportunist.
Leakes admitted that some of her friendships were affected by the drama surrounding her “I Dream of NeNe” filming, and Marlo and Diana appears to 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.
“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 Bridesmaids 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.
And when asked about the drama on Season 6 of RHOA (premiering Nov. 3) and with Kenya Moore, she replied:
“A lot of drama. That’s what it is all the time. People trying to beef up their storylines. Trust me, I happen to be one of the very real ones. I don’t play a character when I come on to Real Housewives. I play NeNe, and there are girls who play characters. I am just who I am: I am NeNe Leakes.”
“I can’t say what that’s about, because the show hasn’t aired yet, but 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,” she concluded.