Published February 14, 2011
In part one of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion, the ladies opened up about everything from prenups and liposuction (Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss have both had it) to past relationship drama and race relations.
Despite their candor, when the dust settled there were still many burning questions left about NeNe Leakes' husband, Kim Zolciak's assistant and whether NeNe and Phaedra Parks really knew each other before the show.
Here are the five we're still thinking about.
Did NeNe and Phaedra know each other back in Athens?
On the show, longtime loudmouth NeNe and new resident southern belle Phaedra could not be more different, but it turns out both are from Athens, Ga. Since Phaedra joined the show, the two have argued on whether they knew each other back in the day. "Phaedra had stated in one of her interviews that we grew up together, and I said we didn't grow up together. We didn't play together," NeNe said. "We weren't even in high school at the same time." Phaedra then said they didn't go to high school together because NeNe was so many years older than her, hinting that NeNe is older than 43. Phaedra also said the two knew each other because NeNe called Phaedra about doing a TV show some years ago. "Your claim to fame is this show. I'm pre-Housewives," she said. "When I was with Bobby Brown, you were calling me then." NeNe closed the argument: "I still don't know [you]."
Did Greg cheat on NeNe?
Despite the housewife-on-housewife drama, this season's most strained relationships was the one between NeNe and her husband of 14 years, Greg. They appeared to be sleeping in separate rooms and NeNe even visited a divorce attorney, but the season closed with their future up in the air. At the reunion, NeNe confirmed they are getting a divorce. "He's moving out. I think we're both in a real peaceful place," she said. However, NeNe would not confirm rumors that Greg cheated on her. "Greg is not an angel," she said. "I'm not going to say whether he has or he hasn't. We are in a divorce right now, and I don't know what's going to happen."
What did Cynthia really think of her family's wedding-day sabotage?
On the season finale, cameras caught Cynthia's mother and sister hiding Cynthia's marriage license hours before she was set to say, "I do." But how did Cynthia react? She said she had no idea what her family was up to until she saw it on TV, but she didn't offer many details about whether her family and Peter have since made amends. "That was hard to watch that," she said. "It was definitely hurtful to Peter, but I know it was coming from a good place." On Watch What Happens: Live immediately after the reunion, Peter also said he only learned about it on TV. "It was an emotional day for them," he said.
Which housewife did NeNe call a transvestite?
Earlier this month, NeNe tweeted a warning to one of her Atlanta co-stars: "Guns loaded baby! U better bring yo best game! It's going down! I hope the transvestite can get yo back! Now what." Although the declaration was in a very public forum, NeNe refused to tell host Andy Cohen to which housewife she was referring. "It doesn't matter. If I wanted them to know, I would have called their name," NeNe said. "I tweet and if it refers to you, it refers to you." On Watch What Happens: Live, 69 percent of viewers guessed the comment was directed towards Kim.
Where do Kim and NeNe stand?
Kim and NeNe haven't talked since their tour bus blow-out in Miami, during which they argued about the way Kim treats her assistant, Sweetie. After sharing many angry glares during the reunion, the duo went another round, as NeNe explained that Kim's racial insensitivity had been an issue ever since Kim's then-boyfriend, Big Poppa, called Sweetie a "black b----" in front of NeNe and Sheree Whitfield. "It is offensive, and I was not the only person that was offended by it," NeNe said. "But Kim seemed to be mad when I, just when I, said something about it." Kandi backed up NeNe's comments: "How [Kim and Sweetie] talk to each other is crazy to me," she said. Kim said race isn't an issue for her. "If [Sweetie] wasn't happy, she knows where the door is," Kim said. "I really, really appreciate Sweetie."
Part two of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion airs Sunday, Feb. 20 at 10/9c.
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