NeNe and Cynthia lastly determined to place an finish to their friendship feud, throughout the Feb. 16 episode of ‘RHOA’, when met up and agreed to place their variations behind them.
NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey‘s feud is finally over! One year after they suffered a falling out over an act of betrayal on Cynthia’s half — involving Kenya Moore surprisingly attending a celebration — the women each admitted that they damage one another within the time since and now wish to transfer ahead with their lives. It all began on the Feb. 16 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, when Cynthia despatched NeNe a thanks observe for the congratulatory hors d’oeuvres she despatched for the opening of Cynthia’s latest enterprise, the Bailey Wine Cellar. Cynthia additionally requested NeNe to have a glass of wine there, so they may speak by way of their issues. Obviously, each went into the assembly with damage emotions, however additionally they wished to place all of the drama and ache behind them.
“It really sucks to be in this place with NeNe. I’m not concerned about us being the best of friends again, but I can’t stand walking around knowing that she hates me,” Cynthia stated. “This has been a long time coming for us to sit down and have a conversation. I feel like we deserve to at least have a mutual respect for each other.”
But earlier than they acquired very far into the dialog, NeNe wished to know why Cynthia had known as her a “toxic friend” — which was one thing NeNe didn’t really feel was honest, contemplating all she had accomplished for Cynthia through the years. “This is somebody I considered to be a sister, and I felt she was out saying I was a toxic friend,” NeNe stated. “‘Toxic’ is heavy because I thought I was a good friend to Cynthia. So I thought that was a stretch. I thought the word was nasty.”
Cynthia stated, “When you are a friend, you are an amazing friend. When things go left, then you can be very closed, you’re very quick to shut people off, pretty much close people away. When I made that statement, you had said something things, I responded to some things, we both had said a lot. Maybe toxic was a little strong, but I felt like the last time that we were together, I was trying to explain a situation to you and I felt like you were completely closed to hearing it. And then I actually saw you saying things about me that I didn’t like. … You have said I was weak and insecure, which is not true.”
But NeNe felt she was justified in calling Cynthia “weak”, and so they continued to travel with out agreeing on something. And issues acquired so heated that NeNe walked out in tears. But that simply made Cynthia understand that NeNe was “struggling to have an accountability or own any of this.” So as a substitute, Cynthia took “the high road” and apologized.
“I know that I hurt you,” Cynthia stated. “I am sorry. … I know I have said some things that were not nice to say. Just give me a hug please. NeNe, I’m sorry.”
“And I’m sorry. I really am, I’m sorry,” NeNe earlier than they hugged. “What I don’t want to do is hurt you. I don’t want to hurt you and that’s real, I don’t want to hurt you.”
Cynthia then continued, “You are that person in my life that I just never saw coming. And life is really too short,” earlier than NeNe stated, “I receive it. And I’m glad you understand how I feel. I do understand how you feel. And I’m glad we had this conversation. I am.”
Following their apologies, every girl had a couple of phrases to say of their non-public confessionals.
“There is a sense of relief, because we have so much history with one another. We took one step, but I’m sure we can take two, we can take three. It can only get better. So I feel like it was all worth it,” NeNe stated, whereas Cynthia concluded, “No matter what I go through with NeNe, we were friends. I’m always going to have love for her and wish her well. How do you just stop loving somebody and caring about somebody, whether you were friends or not?”
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