Cynthia Bailey On Friendship With NeNe Leakes: I Don’t Think I Did Anything Wrong


Cynthia Bailey is discussing the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion and the end of her friendship with NeNe Leakes. Bailey is honest in an interview with Bravo, and says she doesn’t think she will ever make up with Leakes and insists she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong.

Bravotv.com: What were the highpoints of this season for you?
Cynthia Bailey: The high points: I think for me, and Peter as well, the high points were us working and building our businesses. Fans get an opportunity to see where we’re at in our lives. I really enjoy seeing Noelle growing up — she’s in high school now.

Bravotv.com: Is Noelle still dating?
Cynthia Bailey: Arthur and Noelle’s relationship didn’t end up working out in the end. But that was her first lap around the pool. Now she’s focused on school and she still talks to boys on the phone and stuff. But right now she is not dating anyone.

Bravotv.com: Are you encouraging that?
Cynthia Bailey: I’m just letting her do what normal 14 or 15-year-olds do. I can’t act like she’s not going to grow up and these things aren’t going to come up. I try to keep the lines of communication open. Any issues, we talk about it. I need to try and be here for her throughout — the teenage years are important. I don’t ever want her to feel like she can’t tell me anything.

Bravotv.com: What were the low points of the season for you? 
Cynthia Bailey: Obviously, me and my best friend on the show, NeNe, we’ve been solid for four years now. And now that relationship is over. I’m looking forward to new beginnings. I’ve never gotten that close to the other girls on the show, and now that I’m not best buds with NeNe, some of the other ladies will be more open and I’ll be more open to getting to know them.

Bravotv.com: Do you think you’ll make up with NeNe?
Cynthia Bailey: I don’t think so. I don’t think I did anything wrong. That would mean she has to apologize and figure out a way to make it right. And she’s not big on apologizing. That’s not her favorite thing to do. I’m not going to hold my breath. I’m assuming it’s done. That ship has sailed.

Bravotv.com: What’s your happiest memory with NeNe that we’ve seen?
Cynthia Bailey: We had a lot of good times, too many to say. I loved being in her wedding, watching her and Gregg getting back together. Her wedding was so beautiful. That was a good time. There were a lot — we’ve been through a lot. The lowest point was when she got sick. I’ve never seen her sick or scared or any of those things. That was the lowest point. But she was a trooper. It was a serious situation, and I was very concerned.

Bravotv.com: What’s next?
Cynthia Bailey: We were just talking about that. I think we’re going to take a vacation and go away for a week. We’re going to take a much needed family vacation. Some spa time. The Reunion itself is very mentally draining and it feels like it’s been the longest season ever. There’s nowhere to go — it’s on all the time. You know, it’s good to take a break. It’s going to be a little different now. I’m on my own. NeNe keeps trying to say I’m BFFs with Kenya, but I’m still getting to know her. Just because I’m not Team NeNe anymore doesn’t mean I’m Team Kenya. I’m just not Team NeNe anymore. I’ve got to be ready for it. Because I know NeNe isn’t going to make it easy for me. But I’m up for the challenge.

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  • LocoForBravo

    The reason you don’t feel like you didn’t do anything wrong is because you didn’t do anything wrong!

    • No No. That’s not true. Even though your entitled to your opinion

  • AngieB

    Cynthia didn’t do anything wrong in regards to her friendship with Nene. Nene never lets anything go. She never takes responsibility for her part in any argument. She needs to grow up and realize that she is a washed up stripper and would/will have no career if BRAVO doesn’t keep her. And for the life in me, I can not understand WHY BRAVO pays this awful person so much money.

    • joleefae

      I have come to the conclusion that Nene does not have the wherewithal to do otherwise. She has average to low IQ, probably is from a background where people do not grow and she is so painfully insecure that she feels to be accountable or apologize for her wrong doings will make her seem weak. She also seem incapable of seeing herself as she truly is. Sad all around. Watching her wedding show was confirmation of how Nene relates to those she considers friends. They have to kiss het ass, feed her ego, make her feel that she is some big star when actually she is a loud, embarrassing, narcissistic mess. Andy should fire her for being so rude. He would never let some of the other housewives get away with insulting someone based on their homosexuality then being unapologetic and to top it all, be rude to him when he tries t hold her accountable.

    • Lol this is absolutely the truth. Agreed

  • Judy McKenzie

    Again…you are a terrific roll model for your daughter and all other young women.

    God has plans for you…good plans.

    Nene has changed and not someone you want to be friends with again.

    Btw…Peter didn’t get in her face…she got in his!!! Kenya said it right…she didn’t have to get up there and show her black ass.

    We love you.