NeNe Leakes is finally opening up about why she didn’t attend Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill‘s wedding. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star spilled the tea to a test panel for her new talk show, The Read Session — a gossip sesh where NeNe and a group of gay men dish on different topics.
NeNe Leakes posted one of the sessions in her Instagram Stories to introduce her followers to the idea of her new series. In one video, one of the panelists asked NeNe was it true that she demanded $125,000 to attend Cynthia‘s wedding.
“Did I ask for the money??” NeNe exclaimed. “First of all, all I know about Cynthia wedding is the pictures and things that I’ve seen on the blogs like all of you guys have.” NeNe continued, “I was invited to the wedding, I think Cynthia even publicly came out and said she invited me to the wedding. I chose not to go to the wedding.”
“I want everybody to be smart moving forward. If I said that I turned down an offer that I had on the table, which was way more than $125,000—which is what they said I asked for, right?—so now, I’ma turn that money down, and then I’ma go and ask for $125,000. What for? Why? What I need to do that for? I woulda took the real money oppose to the $125,000 and still woud’ve been there on the clock like everybody else. That doesn’t make any sense.”
NeNe pointed out that she is happy for Cynthia and wishes the newlyweds well. “Listen, I’m very happy for her. I was with her when she took her first date out here in Atlanta with Mike Hill. I was there, I was the third wheel. I wish them nothing but happiness.”
“I’m in a different place in my life where I just didn’t think going to her wedding was going to benefit me in any kind of way.”
“Well you know I have to say this, being honest,” NeNe began. “A relationship is what you make it. It really doesn’t matter how you get together. It’s what you make it. So, that’s gonna be based off of the effort they put in.”
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