The OG of the Housewives first took aim at former co-star, Kenya Moore, who coincidentally gave birth on the same day as the premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11 premiere. When host, Andy Cohen, congratulated Kenya on her new baby, NeNe issued the coldest side-eye acknowledgement. Press play to watch below.
NeNe Leakes, 50, noted that she’s content with the current cast — Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Eva Marcille and newcomer Shamari DeVoe.
In regards to her “reconnection” with Porsha Williams, “I feel fine. I mean, I feel like we reconnected last year?” NeNe replied.
“You did,” Andy said. “You reconnected at the end of the season, but ‘the door was closed,’ if you recall.”
“Yeah, but honey, it cracked and then it opened,” NeNe replied as she flipped her hair. “Listen, Porsha and I are like sisters. We live around the corner from each other. I’m like her big sister. We argue, we gon argue again, okay? I’m gonna get her together, and she gon tell me what she wants me to know, and we gon still be friends, okay?”
Author Phoebe Robinson, appeared beside NeNe for the show and asked if she and Kim Zolciak could ever be friends again.
“I really don’t know,” NeNe replied. “I really don’t know. I would have to say that the ball is in Kim’s court.”
“Kim and I– I feel like I’m very open to– I’m not the kind of person that’s– I’m just not a hateful person, and I know how to forgive,” NeNe continued. “I wanna move on, so I feel like the ball is in her court because I’m very open with being cool and going out for a drink, girl. Call me!”
The 50-year-old commented on Kim after last year’s intense reunion.
“When my husband and I announced that he had cancer, Kim reached out,” NeNe explained. “We had a conversation, and she sent over some gifts for Gregg. And then she kept following up, too. She kept texting me.”
A caller asked NeNe Leakes if she had spoken to former RHOA star, Sheree Whitfield, following her exit from the series, NeNe simply replied, “No,” and smiled into the camera.
NeNe then gave her opinion on who she deems “queen bee” Housewife of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“Well, from New Jersey, it’s Teresa [Giudice],” NeNe replied.
“Beverly Hills, it’s Kyle [Richards], honey,” she added as she flipped her hair. There was an audible “oooooh” from audience members who likely felt the response was a dig at Lisa Vanderpump, the only other OG of the franchise.
NeNe, Vicki Gunvalson and Vicki’s boyfriend, Steve Lodge, hung out in New York City while in town for Watch What Happens Live — and Andy asked about her experience with The Real Housewives of Orange County couple.
“How was that? What did you think of she and Steve Lodge?” Andy asked.
NeNe let out a nervous laugh and said, “I don’t know!”
“NeNe, what did you think? Were they lovey-dovey with each other?” Andy insisted.
“No, they were not,” NeNe replied, adding that they were at a club, so she wasn’t “checking her out like that.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.