May 03, 2012 10:50 AM by Shayla Perry
With Sheree Whitfield exiting Bravo‘s Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Smalls have a vacancy on their “team.” But could it be filled by The Talls’ Cynthia Bailey? Find out what Cynthia had to say about her relationship with NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton, and what we can expect to see as far as her interaction with Kandi, Kim, and Phaedra in Season 5.
NeNe Leakes may be ready to break all ties with the ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but is there still hope for her BFF on the show, Cynthia Bailey?
“As NeNe’s friend, I think she has a lot more things going on at this point in her life,” Cynthia tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She’s been through a lot personally this year and last year in her life. I think there is a part of NeNe that wants to move on. But at the same time, I think NeNe is kind of in an uncomfortable situation because really the only person she’s friends with on the show is me and Marlo. So, I think she used to be good friends with some of the other girls she started with. I think it’s hard working with people you have a relationship with and now you guys don’t and you still have to be around them all the time. Usually when you stop being friends with someone, the perk is that you don’t have to be around them anymore. So, it’s like breaking up with your man and you still have to see him everyday — it’s uncomfortable.”
As for her own relationship with the other ladies; specifically The Smalls, Cynthia says that she’s planning on making an effort to reach out more in Season 5.
“I think for most of the season, I’m going to try and focus on my business stuff and maybe trying to make some friends on the show,” Bailey tells the magazine. “It’s always a problem that I’m always out with NeNe, so maybe I’ll befriend or be befriended by somebody this season. I’m very open to new friendships alongside NeNe.”
Break out the friendship contracts!
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