‘RHOA’ Season 12: NeNe reveals why she walked off virtual reunion and says she 'doesn't regret it'
Once the reunion started, the housewife says that she felt like she was on the hot seat because all the questions at the beginning were mostly directed at her
Season 12 reunion of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ might be virtual, but the drama is as real as it can get. In the past, we have seen these reunions get very intense. While yelling matches are common, the Atlanta women have a history of pulling weaves and dragging each other off the floor, so we weren’t sure what to expect from the virtual reunion. But if the OG housewife NeNe Leakes’ latest YouTube video is anything to go by, looks like we have plenty of drama on our hands even when the ladies aren’t seated in the same room,
The reunion was filmed on April 23 and ever since then, rumors of NeNe walking off the reunion have been doing rounds. So, the housewife took to her YouTube channel and cleared the air on what exactly transpired and why she doesn’t regret what she did. She starts off by highlighting how the producers did her dirty with the outfit. The housewife claims that she initially planned on wearing white, but the producers asked her to consider a different color because two other ladies were already planning on wearing white. Hence, the housewife showed up to the virtual reunion wearing black sequins dress, only to realize that all the other housewives including recurring cast members — Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam — were dressed in white.
The housewife obviously didn’t take this shade on the part of production too well. Then once the reunion started, the housewife says that she felt like she was on the hot seat because all the questions at the beginning were mostly directed at her. The one question that rubbed her off the wrong way was about her friend and talk show host, Wendy Williams.
NeNe was reportedly asked if Wendy and she were still on good terms. The housewife was very unhappy about being asked questions that weren’t relevant to the show and went into great length on her video to explain why she didn’t appreciate it. But that wasn’t what had the housewife deciding to walk away.
So, what triggered the housewife to walk off the virtual reunion? The presence of Yovanna Momplaisir. Yovanna was introduced this season as NeNe’s friend and was revealed to be the snake who recorded Cynthia’s private conversation about NeNe. Yovanna managed to annoy NeNe when she went on a talk show and accused NeNe of fabricating the entire 'snakegate' plotline. So, when Yovanna was brought in to the reunion to clear the confusion surrounding the infamous 'snakegate', the OG housewife felt like she was being targeted because the other important supporting cast members like the “cookie lady” or Tanya's fiancé weren’t roped in for the reunion.
The housewife ended her long rant by admitting that she did walk off and had no regret about it. She also adds that she would do it again and again if the need arises.