Best friends turned mortal enemies Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes were at each other’s throats again during the reunion special of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
In the final episode of the 4 part reunion special, Bailey accused her former BFF of trying to get her fired from the show when their friendship fell apart after Season 6.
“I would never do that to you,” Bailey told Leakes. “I would never try to take food off your table.”
Leakes denied the claim and said that Bailey made the whole thing up, prompting a fresh round of arguments between the two. It probably didn’t help matters that Kandi Burruss dipped her toe in when she backed up Bailey.
But even though the relationship between Bailey and her erstwhile friend took on such an acrimonious turn, she still showed some regard for Leakes when she broke down during a group discussion with therapist Dr. Jeff.
The usually strong Leakes’ got emotional and walked out of the discussion when Dr. Jeff brought up her turbulent past and her relationship with her parents, particularly her mother.
Bailey was one of the first to hug and comfort her.
She later wrote in her Bravo TV blog that her natural reaction was to comfort Leakes.
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“I had no idea how I would be received or what I would say to her, but my heart said go after her, and I did,” she wrote. “NeNe and I were friends. Regardless of what the status of that friendship was during the reunion, I never want to see her hurt.”
Some fans are hoping that Bailey’s show of support might be enough to prompt the two to bury the hatchet, but that’s unlikely to happen.
In a recent interview she gave at The Meredith Vieira Show, Leakes admitted that while she initially missed Bailey’s friendship they “will never be friends like that ever again.”
“I don’t wish her any harm. I actually wish her the best,” she added. “We just will never be friends again.”