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Nene Leakes is seen in her 'RHOA' season 12 cast photo.

Cynthia Bailey Reacts To Nene Leakes Storming Off During 'RHOA' Reunion

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By Lindsay Cronin

Nene Leakes stormed off during the recent taping of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 12 reunion and her co-star and former friend, Cynthia Bailey, wasn't happy about it.

While looking back on the dramatic moment during an interview with Hollywood Life on May 18, Cynthia suggested Nene wasn't being a professional when she chose to leave her make-shift reunion set at her Atlanta home as her cast mates continued to do what they are paid to do: film a reality show.

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Cynthia Bailey Would Have Loved To Storm Off

Cynthia Bailey is seen in her 'RHOA' season 12 photo.
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“We’re at work. We’re shooting a show. I [also] would’ve liked to have walked out and maybe taken a nap for a couple of hours and came back if we could just walk out,” Cynthia revealed on Hollywood Life's "TV Talk" on Instagram Live.

While reunion tapings have been known to be uncomfortable for everyone involved, at least at certain points, Cynthia felt that she and the rest of the cast showed up fully while Nene didn't want to deal with anything that wasn't in her favor.

Cynthia Bailey Doesn't Feel Nene Leakes Acted Professionally

Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey appear on stage with microphones.
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“Just from a professional standpoint, I thought, ‘You know what, the longer everybody stays in their seat and tries to contribute and really engage in the show, the more episodes we’re going to get and the more episodes we’re going to get, the more money we’re going to get, so NeNe walking out probably cost us an episode because she wasn’t there the whole time that Yovanna came and that is coming up next week,’" Cynthia continued. "And I felt like that was her opportunity to clear her name and there was a lot of stuff.”

Nene Leakes Will Likely Be Missing From The 'RHOA' Reunion's Third Installment

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When it comes to seeing more of Nene at the reunion, Cynthia, who was reportedly dealt with a demotion after season 12, said fans shouldn't hold their breaths.

“I don’t even think we got to NeNe’s package because she left," Cynthia admitted. "She was in my package and there were some things that I wanted to talk about to get straight and just let the fans know where we were and be a little more specific but we never got to because she left and we didn’t talk about it and we didn’t stop."

Nene Leakes Stormed Off And Didn't Come Back

The 'RHOA' cast poses for a group shot.
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According to Cynthia, she's not sure how the third installment will be edited but was certain that Nene didn't return to the group after her storm off.

"When we shot it, I don’t remember her coming back. I don’t know how that’s going to work. All I know is when she left that last time, she didn’t ever come back," Cynthia recalled.

To see more of Nene, Cynthia, and their co-stars, don't miss the third and final installment of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 12 reunion special on Sunday night, May 24, at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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