“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” premiered its seventh season on Nov. 9. To promote the highly anticipated debut, Andy Cohen booked original cast member, NeNe Leakes, for a one-on-one interview during “Watch What Happens Live,” which aired right the “RHOA” premiere. During her candid chat with Cohen, Leakes revealed that there is real animosity between she and her castmates. “There is a lot of hate from the girls,” she stated on-air on Sunday night.
As the sole star to survive all seven seasons, NeNe is a bit of a diva. Since first appearing on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” she has landed TV gigs on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Glee” and “The New Normal,” plus most recently – a role in Broadway’s “Cinderella,” where she will play the wicked stepmother. According to Leakes, the other stars of “RHOA” are jealous of her diversified career paths. However, NeNe is her own biggest fan and added, “Every chance I get to stick (my success) in their face, I will.”
Leakes revealed some other juicy tidbits on “Watch What Happens Live.” The outspoken Atlanta housewife told Cohen that she is friendly with Teresa Giudice and has been in contact with her on a regular basis. As posted by Us Weekly on Nov. 10, NeNe has spoken to Teresa over the phone. “I feel bad for her – I really do,” Leakes told Cohen. “I feel like when Teresa calls me, she knows she’s going to get real, true advice,” she added on Sunday. To see NeNe talk about her friendship with Teresa, be sure to watch the video above.
So, one “Housewives” is coming to a close, but the other is just beginning. The third installment of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion special is set to air on Tuesday, Nov. 11 on Bravo. New episodes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” air every Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST. As posted by Reality Tea on Monday, the “RHOA” premiere was all about Apollo and his day in court, but there is plenty of upcoming drama. Will the ladies learn how to play nicely together in the sandbox? Will NeNe get the respect she thinks she deserves? One thing is certain – there is never a dull moment – especially in the ATL.
According to Bravo TV, this season will include new cast members Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney, in addition to vets NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, and Porsha Williams. Claudia Jordan is a radio and TV host in Atlanta, plus a past beauty queen. Demetria McKinney currently co-stars on the TV One sitcom “The Rickey Smiley Show” and has a recurring role on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids.” Both will be introduced in later episodes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”