NeNe Leakes was able to fix her strained relationship with husband Gregg Leakes, but will she be able to do the same with her Bridesmaidzillas?
NeNe, whose second wedding to Gregg is chronicled in Bravo’s “I Dream of NeNe,” had a total of nine women—including reality stars Cynthia Bailey, Laura Govan, Marlo Hampton and Jennifer Williams—stand up for her at the altar.
According to NeNe and Cynthia, the bridesmaids brought more drama than the bride, and NeNe told the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” that things aren’t the same between her and some of the ladies.
“It affected our relationship; I have to say. A few of these girls I was very close to. Our relationship was definitely affected,” NeNe said.
A preview of tonight’s episode offers a hint at where some of the tension develops. NeNe’s longtime friend Diana Gowins, who was around long before any of NeNe’s reality TV girlfriends, clearly has a bone to pick with Marlo and a few others.
“I’ve always been there from the beginning,” Diana said in a recent episode before questioning NeNe’s friendship with Marlo. “I do think that you are an opportunist…You want the spotlight.”
Although she had nine bridesmaids, NeNe said she opted not to have a matron or maid of honor because it would have been too difficult to choose one friend to have the title. That’s something to which Cynthia can relate.
“If I didn’t have a sister, I don’t think I would have made any of my friends a matron of honor. That creates a lot of drama. My friends all have their different place in my life. So, it would have been very difficult to pin them down to do that. It just eliminated a lot of drama,” Cynthia told Sister 2 Sister.
Although none of the women was a designated matron or maid of honor, Cynthia noted that she was the first woman to walk down the aisle.
“I was first and I don’t know what that means. I definitely got the party started,” she said. “I don’t know if that symbolizes anything special, but I definitely felt honored that [husband Peter Thomas and I] were the first ones to come out.”
NeNe didn’t specify which of the nine friendships was most affected by the Bridesmaidzilla drama, but she shared that failing to remember that it was her special day was part of the problem.
“They totally forgot that I am a bride. They forgot the role of a bridesmaid,” she said. “They have a lot of attitude.”
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Photos: ‘I Dream of NeNe’
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