Cynthia Bailey is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss the women’s late arrival to NeNe’s dinner party on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cynthia admits she was in contact with NeNe while the women were waiting on Phaedra to arrive and she explains why she stayed with the other women to wait for Phaedra instead of going to NeNe’s house.
Cynthia writes, “Anyway, I had been communicating with NeNe since we landed, and I knew she was a little stressed trying to get the dinner party together for us because of her work schedule. At one point, I actually thought about offering to come a little early to help her out. I also considered catching a taxi to her house or having her pick me up once I was dressed so that I would not be late.
I decided to do neither, and I will tell you why. Since NeNe has been in LA working on The New Normal, I have been spending more time with the other ladies. I have been getting to know them better, and I am building my own relationship with each of them. Of course we have had our ups and downs, however, lately the ladies have been graciously supportive of me personally (my vow renewal) as well as my business efforts such the Kids Fashion Show and the Miss Renaissance Pageant. I have hosted the girls in my home for different gatherings, and everyone seemed to genuinely have a good time together. The purpose of the girls’ trip was to visit NeNe, however, I spent most of my time with the other ladies between traveling with them and staying in the house together. As a matter of fact, the only time I saw NeNe in LA was with the girls. I felt that if I left the ladies to go help NeNe out, there would some verbal backlash. Some of the ladies feel (or used to) that I change towards them when NeNe is around. I knew that if I left them (for whatever reason), it may have come off like I was “changing it up on them,” so I could go hang out with NeNe.
Now, I know this sounds real “high school” but because of past experience, I have become very aware of how I am with everyone with or without NeNe. Maybe I was being paranoid, but at the time it just didn’t seem worth it to separate from everyone. So I stayed behind with the girls, and we were all late. Very late! By the time we finally made it to NeNe’s house, my only goal was to stand united with them. We came together and we got put out together! Once it was clear that we would not be dining with the Leakes because of our tardiness, I gladly got my butt right back in the car with everybody else and happily rolled right on out to FAT BURGER! I had my burger with all the trimmings, a side of fries, and washed it all down with a nice cold Coca Cola! It was delicious! I know I said that I would keep it short, but long story LONG, I took one for the team, but at least no one can say that I didn’t stick with the team.”
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