Kandi and NeNe’s relationship on the show was a pretty fickle one. When things were good, they were good, and when things were bad, they popped off on each other. But with the premiere of season 13 less than a month away, NeNe’s absence is being felt more than ever.
Kandi Burruss appeared on ‘STEVE on Watch’ and admitted that NeNe’s departure from the show is a loss for the franchise. “She will be missed on the show for sure,” Kandi said to Steve Harvey. “I’m not trying to take anything from her. She was a great addition to the show.”
According to Kandi, her friendship status with NeNe hasn’t changed. “We don’t really talk,” she told Steve. But that didn’t stop Kandi from admitting that she hopes NeNe returns to the show at one point since the Glam-ma only chose not to return for season 13.
“I think in negotiations, sometimes we get what we want and sometimes we don’t get what we want and…when we don’t get what we want, we have to make the decision on if we want to part ways and I think [NeNe] made that decision for herself,” Kandi said. “I guess right now she didn’t care to come back this season, for whatever reason.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres on Dec. 6, on Bravo.