If you missed the trailer for the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” then you are missing out because it looks bananas! One thing we took away from it was that the friendship between Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes was definitely done.
In an interview with Essence, the model and entrepreneur details what really went wrong in her relationship with Leakes as well as her thoughts on Apollo’s jail time.
At one point you say not being friends with NeNe was better for your relationship with Peter. How?
I had put a lot of energy into my friendship with NeNe and I think what ended up happening for me—and I’m speaking for me on my side of the friendship—some of the energy that I was pouring into my friendship with her I should have been pouring into my marriage. Some friends are just needier than others, and I’m not trying to say anything bad about NeNe. I’m just saying I put a lot of energy into that relationship. And, I felt like once that relationship went away I had all this time to pour into my life and my husband and my kid.
What do you think when I say Phaedra and Apollo?
I think there’s a lot when it comes to Phaedra and Apollo. I guess the first thing that comes to mind is ‘complicated.’ There’s so much you just don’t know about that relationship. I just don’t understand a lot of it. So, I would say complicated.
Were you following his trial and sentencing?
Peter definitely followed it probably closer than I did. But, being cast mates with Apollo, I think we were all pretty much abreast to the occurrences of everything that was happening all the way up until he went in.
I’m sure you were just as shocked as the rest of the world.
I actually felt really bad. I felt really bad for him. It was just an unfortunate situation especially with him being incarcerated before. But, he did the crime and he’s doing his time. He’s a young guy, hopefully when he comes out he will be able to really turn his life around in a positive direction.