‘RHOA’: Here’s What Really Happened at the Reunion After Nene Leakes Left

If there is one thing that rings true about the women of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, it’s that they always bring the drama. This season of The Real Housewives was no different. So, when it was announced that the reunion for this season would have to be virtual due to COVID-19, fans worried that the shade and snarky remarks between the women wouldn’t translate via video.

But, as we have now seen, the women definitely brought he drama virtually. But apparently there was a lot that we didn’t get to see.

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How did the women of ‘RHOA’ feel about the virtual reunion?

Obviously the women of RHOA wanted to be in the room with one another for the reunion, but that just couldn’t happen.

“When the ladies found out that [Bravo] made the decision to do the reunion online, they were not happy about it and they tried to talk them out of it,” a source told HollywoodLife. “But it was too late at that point. They already made up their minds, and the virtual reunion is moving forward.”

But the women weren’t going to let a change in format stop them from confronting one another.

“It’s a huge adjustment to have to do it online,” the source said. “The reunion is so important to them and their fans, and they are all used to doing it one way. They’re all very nervous to change it up. Let’s face it, change is never easy, but they will adjust.”

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What happened after Nene Leakes left the reunion?

As always, Nene Leakes made a big stir at the reunion. This time it was by completely leaving the room. But a lot happened after the OG left that we didn’t get to see.

“You saw Marlo [Hampton] did try to reach out to her, Porsha [Williams] did, but she did not come back to the computer but she was calling us on speakerphone,” Kandi Burress told HollywoodLife. “Now what they didn’t show you [on TV] was we could actually hear what she was saying [at the time of filming], but they did not play her voice [from] the phone [on TV].

“I [don’t] know why they didn’t want to play what she was saying,” she continued.

Though it seemed like Leakes left the reunion for a while, she wasn’t gone that long.

“It was a good hour, maybe a little longer,” Burruss said. “Overall, I think that the funny thing was all of us were exhausted. We were pretty much exhausted after the reunion.”

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Are Nene Leakes and Kandi Burruss friends now?

Leakes and Buruss definitely had their fair share of issues with one another during this season. And they actually haven’t buried the hatchet since the reunion.

“We didn’t talk that much,” Buruss said of her and the women on the show. “I briefly spoke to Marlo, I think, and I briefly spoke to Kenya for a short period of time, but really, everybody was just so exhausted. Sitting in front of a computer all day is exhausting. Since the reunion, NeNe and I haven’t talked at all.”