The drama between The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum NeNe Leakes and Bravo/Andy Cohen has been in the news for years now. As fans know, NeNe has not been on for a few seasons at this point, and she even filed a lawsuit against Bravo and NBCUniversal.
Over the years, NeNe has posted and deleted several targeted comments about Andy Cohen, the Housewives franchise, and even Wendy Williams after she interviewed with Andy on WWHL. The latest is that she and Bethenny Frankel were seemingly forging a professional friendship and had even interviewed together on Bethenny’s podcast. Now, it seems something in that relationship has gone wrong.
Fans will recall that Andy recently said at BravoCon that he had room in his heart to forgive NeNe after their recent drama. Nothing came of this for a while, as the idea of NeNe returning to RHOA seems like the impossible.
Now, Queens of Bravo on Twitter is reporting that NeNe has wiped all mentions of Bethenny from her Instagram. This includes promoting the two-part podcast interview they did as well as the poorly received limited podcast series they were doing together. Not only that, but the former RHOA star deleted the pictures from the dinner Bethenny invited her to in New York. However, Bethenny still has all mentions of NeNe on her Instagram.
After Andy said at BravoCon that there was room in his heart for everyone when asked about Nene Leakes, all signs of Nene & Bethenny's podcast collab, along with her interview with Bethenny, have been erased from Nene’s account. Bethenny still has hers up ???? pic.twitter.com/OAkBlmc6Oo
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) November 20, 2023
Of course, this could mean anything. Perhaps the two had a disagreement as their energies on the podcast never seemed in synch. In fact, NeNe had even expressed concern or disbelief about how different their respective careers are from each other on her YouTube page. Despite this, Bethenny had expressed wanting to work with NeNe and to give her opportunities after being allegedly “blackballed” by the reality TV world following her lawsuit and public comments about Andy.
The other piece of news is that Bravo is now following the former RHOA star again on Instagram. Of course, it has not been confirmed that the network didn’t already follow her before she erased all mentions of Bethenny. However, it seems unlikely they were given all the recent drama. Fans of RHOA will even recall that just last season, NeNe’s face and voice were edited out of flashbacks of the show, to which NeNe publicly responded.
— Dorinda Deadly (@dorindadeadly) November 20, 2023
So, does Nene removing all mentions of Bethenny mean anything? Is NeNe perhaps distancing herself from the “reality reckoning” because Bravo wants to make a deal with her? We know that it seems they are finalizing contracts for the next season of RHOA. While it would be pretty weird to have NeNe back after all that has transpired, it could be the shot in the arm the show needs because it would get people talking. At the very least, perhaps she could do a sit-down interview with Andy on WWHL.