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NeNe Leakes is none too pleased with some of The Real Housewives of Atlanta in the wake of her husband’s passing. As previously reported several ladies of #RHOA past and present attended a celebration of life for Gregg Leakes in early September held at NeNe’s Linnethia Lounge.

Attendees included Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Lisa Wu, Marlo Hampton, Eva Marcille, Drew Sidora, and Kenya Moore. 

Noticeably absent, however, was Cynthia Bailey, something NeNe might not have appreciated.

Earlier this week NeNe guest-hosted V-103’s Big Tigger Morning Show and while doing so, she was asked about the funeral arrangements held for her late husband Gregg Leakes.

“[Cynthia] didn’t even come to the repast,” said NeNe frankly while on the show. “She did come like a week later after everything was done. She came by my lounge. It’s really hard to explain ‘Housewives.’ It’s almost like a dysfunctional family.”

She also noted that she took umbrage with the ladies of RHOA chipping in on a bouquet of flowers for her for the arrangements.

“Actually I was surprised because the first set of flowers I got was a bouquet from like all the Housewives, like they went in together,” NeNe shared. “I’m like, ‘Why do y’all need to go in together and buy some damn flowers? If all y’all work … you can spend your own $200.’ That’s the way I’ve always been.”


Mind you, Cynthia previously told PageSix that she couldn’t make it to the repast and was “glad she missed it” because she got to spend more personal time with NeNe.

“I’m really glad, honestly looking back, that I didn’t make it to the actual celebration because I think if I had, I never would have had the moment that I got to have with her just hanging out with her at her lounge,” Bailey told Page Six, “and pretty much closing the place down like we really got to spend some one-on-one time together.”

Cynthia spent time with NeNe at her Linnethia Lounge on September 19.

NeNe has since expounded on her issue with the $200 bouquet of flowers and her Cynthia comments.


Hit the flip for that.

NeNe took to Instagram Live to explain exactly why she was displeased by the housewives chipping in on a gift.

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According to NeNe, in other times of tragedy within the friend circle, she paid for things on her own. With that in mind, she’s surprised that the ladies didn’t do the same for her

“I did receive flowers from the real housewives cast; Kandi, Kenya, Cynthia, Marlo and yes, I did feel a way,” said NeNe in a video shared by TheNeighborhoodTalk. “Todd’s mother passed a few years ago and Gregg and I catered all of this food to his mm in New York, when Marlo’s brother passed I sent things to cater.

She did however give props to Kandi and Marlo for later sending her more condolences gifts.

“Later, Kandi sent me a huge bouquet of flowers, Marlo sent me money to pay for things for the repass.”

She also reiterated that she was unbothered by Cynthia not attending Grgg’s repass. “She showed up a week or so later, ” said NeNe. “GREAT! We had an amazing time!”


What do YOU think about NeNe’s words? Do you see her point about the flowers?



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