Despite the constant tension on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ between virtually all of the castmates, Kenya Moore and Eva Marcille seem to have one common enemy, NeNe Leakes. Leakes has been adamantly advocating for the returns of Kim Zolciak and Phaedra Parks to the show, stirring the pot even further.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Leakes explained that she felt as though Marcille was not bringing anything unique to the show, saying candidly “I don’t feel like Eva brings that much to the cast. I’m just being honest. It’s really like, when you look at a show like, everybody — like the whole cast — is away, and you don’t miss the person at all, it’s sort of like, we didn’t even know you were here, you know?”
In that same interview, Leakes explained that she would love to see Kim Zolciak return to her role on the show, but she understands that her former castmate is busy filming her own show and may not have time for ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta.’
“I would like to see her come on as, like, a friend of the show,” Leakes said during the interview, continuing with “play around for a couple of episodes, because I still think there’s unfinished business there. I think it is unfair for the rest of the cast to face people who they have issues with and then she doesn’t get to face who she has an issue with. So, the one time she had a real issue with somebody, all of a sudden, they have to be off the show? So, I don’t think that part is fair, and I think it’s OK for me to speak my opinion about that, Kandi, and I will continue to do so.”
While appearing on Cohen’s talk show, Moore and Marcille spoke about Leakes comments, with Marcille saying “I’m so confused, I have not been around as long as a lot of these girls on Housewives, what I do know about Nene and Kim, was that the first season I came on they were enemies. They were finding roaches in each other’s house. Nene went on this huge rampage despising this woman. The moment she doesn’t get along with her ‘co-workers,’ now she wants her back.”
Moore had significantly less to comment to Cohen about the potential former cast returns than her co-star, replying only with “Yeah. I don’t waste the energy on her.”
When Cohen then went on to make mention of Leakes’ reference to Parks potentially returning to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ Moore candidly responded again with, “I just don’t put any energy into things she says or does. She’s just an idiot to me, very low-brow, and has zero class, and no brain at all.”