RHOA: Why NeNe Leakes’ Friendship With Wendy Williams Is Over

NeNe Leakes has been at odds with Andy Cohen since she announced her exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Their quarrels began after Andy’s recent interview with talk show host Wendy Williams on Watch What Happens Live. It appears William’s comments on Leakes’ departure has rubbed the RHOA alum the wrong way.

Williams and Leakes had struck up a friendship in recent years. Following Williams’s divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter, she began spending more time with the Bravo star. The two TV personalities would often share photos from their girl dates on social media. Though there were times Williams would openly criticize Leakes and other housewives on her hit daytime talk show, Leakes continued to support Williams as her friend and confidant. But, all that changed following her recent announcement that she is leaving RHOA after 13 years.

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Leakes has been a big topic of discussion among housewives fans since announcing her exit via a Youtube video earlier this month. Shortly after her announcement, the show’s executive producer Andy Cohen discussed her decision to leave with Williams on WWHL. Williams didn’t hold back when sharing her belief that Leakes likes attention and would be back on the show in the future. She also told Cohen that a spin-off show with Leakes and her husband Greg would be “boring.” In response to the shady comments, Leakes took to her YouTube channel on Tuesday to confirm that her friendship with Williams is over.

“I don’t have a friend that knows what I have been going through lately that would do this kind of thing to me,” Leakes told her fans. “I have considered Wendy a close friend or associate. Why she has chosen to speak so negatively of me lately?” she asked. The Glee actress opened up about how emotional this time has been for her since announcing her exit. She then took aim at Cohen, who she accused of “bringing up my name on your show to help your ratings.” Leakes also claimed that Cohen has “been forcing me out for the past four years.” Fans of the show have seen Leakes’ storyline get little camera time in recent seasons. Her estranged friendship with Cynthia Bailey was the only thing the cameras covered in season 12.

When it comes to her failed friendship with Williams, it appears it was Williams’ comments on her possible spin-off show that Leakes took issue with. “What you’re not going to do is speaking negative of my family,” Leakes said to Williams. Leakes ended her video by throwing some major shade at Williams and Cohen. “Wendy, for you, spend more of your time trying to figure out how you can drain your enormously large legs and feet, OK? Opposed to worrying about my family and what we are doing. You need to find the nearest water pill. OK? And Andy, remember no one knew you until you knew me.” Her video response comes after she accused Williams of being a drug addict on Twitter. It’s safe to say the girl dates between Williams and Leakes won’t be happening anytime soon.

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