Prior to the premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta last Sunday, the last time we saw the women was on a Bravo reunion stage, in the middle of a cat fight. Kenya pointed, Porsha Williams pounced, and after the brawl, most of the cast ran to the aid of the Porsha Williams, that is, after Kenya’s hair was pried out of her fists. While the incident was cringe worthy, a silver lining has been uncovered as the cast has worked to move forward. The episode proved to be the catalyst for a deeper and more genuine friendship between Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore, which we got the first glimpses of, during the show’s premiere. As Cynthia reveals in her blog, she thought the violent scene was embarrassing, as well as mortifying.
“Watching a grown woman be pulled from her seat by her hair by another grown woman and dragged across the floor was a wakeup call. This was way more than what I signed up for. So imagine my surprise when all my cast mates ran to the aid of the person who initiated the physical assault. It really disturbed me that no one seemed concerned about Kenya.”
Cynthia goes on to clarify that after a few early bumps in the road, her friendship with Moore was just cordial, and after the problems with the one woman she did feel close to, she resisted getting chummy with any of her cast mates. However, she and Kenya kept in touch post reunion, and their friendship has evolved to a better place.
“After my fallout with NeNe, I wasn’t interested in being super tight with any of the ladies. I felt it would be better to just “be cool” with everybody going forward, and not have a bestie. Kenya and I did not start our friendship right after the reunion, but we did keep in touch mostly via text. Our friendship has grown organically over time.”
The same can not be said of her friendship with Leakes, with Bailey admitting that neither of them made any effort to reconcile since the reunion. It didn’t surprise her, however when NeNe lashed out onWatch What Happens Live, after viewing the segment on the show where Cynthia reveals to Kenya that she’s much happier in her new Moose free zone.
“That’s who she is. It’s the same ol’ two step. Embrace the people that are with you and try to destroy the people who are not. I have seen her do it to other ladies on the show (past and present), so although it was disappointing, it was not a big surprise when she did it to me. It’s no secret that NeNe has gotten into it or fallen out (at one time or the other) with mostly all the ladies.”
Cynthia seemed committed to keeping her blog mature and straightforward until the end….but before she closed, she obviously couldn’t resist throwing in a quick zinger. BLESS YOU CYNTHIA!
“My thing is this — if I’m so irrelevant and you don’t want to be my storyline (or should I say me be yours), why spend so much energy talking about me? That energy could have been put to better use looking for a decent wig and a more flattering makeup direction.”