Wendy Williams insisted on her January 28 show that she and NeNe Leakes are still cool after the talk show host revealed The Real Housewives of Atlanta star wanted to quit Bravo. NeNe slammed Wendy on Twitter on January 22 for sharing their private conversation on air.
Wendy, 55, discussed The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge quitting and making a surprise exit from the long-running series. She then addressed RHOA star NeNe, 52, and said, “Just in case you are still wondering, NeNe and I are still cool, okay.”
She admitted, “No I haven't talked to her since this revelation of Vicki and Tamra quitting because I just learned about this this morning.”
On January 21, Wendy told her audience that NeNe texted her that she was going to leave RHOA. “My office is behind the set, so I went to the bathroom, and I looked at my phone between commercials and NeNe texts I am quitting. 9:08 am this morning,” the talk show host said.
“I have to say something, but I'm not going to say a whole lot,” she continued. “I know something about NeNe that you will all cry, be sad, feel bad for her, she is carrying the weight of a huge thing on her shoulders.” Wendy, however, assured the audience that NeNe’s personal drama had nothing to do with her kids or her husband, Gregg.
Despite Wendy’s claim, the Glee alum's representative denied that NeNe was stepping away from Bravo. “It’s been an especially difficult couple of weeks for Nene, and she was venting to her friend in private correspondence,” NeNe's rep told Us Weekly in a statement. “Nothing has been confirmed or officially decided for next season.”
NeNe later blasted Wendy on Twitter. “Private conversations should be left in private! What are girlfriends for if you can’t vent to them on those type of days,” she tweeted on January 22.
Tamra, 52, Vicki, 57, and Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub are among the most recent OG Housewives to quit the franchise. However, sources told RadarOnline that if NeNe quit it would be detrimental to RHOA.
“Show execs do not want NeNe to leave. NeNe is the driving factor in ratings. Her big blowout in Canada was the first episode to hit over two million for the season,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “The network does not want to let her go because it is her drama that everyone tunes in for.”
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