‘RHOA’: Nene Leakes Slams Yovanna Momplaisir as ‘Thirsty’ and Predicts She’ll Never Be a Housewife
Nene Leakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta is not holding back after a fiery season on the show. The “tastiest peach” had a rough season and the season 12 reunion was equally as tough. For Leakes, the virtual reunion was so heavy against her that she ended up walking away. One of the reasons was Yovanna Momplaisir, a guest-star on the Bravo reality series.
What happened between Nene Leakes and Yovanna Momplaisir?
Momplaisir was originally introduced as a friend of Leakes on the show. It was the former that was behind the so-called “Snake-gate,” which referenced an alleged audio recording of Cynthia Bailey trashing Leakes.
It was the recording that caused a drift between Bailey and Leakes, which had them both attacking each other in the press. As they tried to resolve their issues, the Housewives pointed to Momplaisir as the person that held the incriminating audio.
During a special RHOA Secrets Revealed episode, Momplaisir said that there was no recording whatsoever. She had made everything up and lied to Leakes about it.
Why is Nene Leakes calling Yovanna Momplaisir ‘thirsty?’
Leakes felt attacked at the RHOA Season 12 reunion because they were only bringing issues involving her and not the rest of the cast. Momplaisir showed up to the virtual reunion to talk about the drama, when Leakes felt it was a resolved issue.
“They didn’t decide to bring the Cookie Lady, they didn’t have Marc Daly to bring, they didn’t have Porsha’s fiance, Dennis, to bring. All they had was to focus on Nene Leakes,” Leakes told ET.
The Glee alum believes that Momplaisir showed up to the virtual reunion because she wants to be in the limelight.
“She’s thirsty, honey,” Leakes added. “She ain’t never been on TV. She wanted to be on here by any means necessary. So, all they had to do was pick up the phone and say, ‘A camera will be shining.’ and she was like, ‘Oh my god! Well, let me get my hair and makeup on and come and show up.’ So, she shows up and they got her where she can turn against me. So, I guess they thought it was a good idea.”
Although Momplaisir was a friend of Leakes, the latter doesn’t think Bravo would ever offer her a full-time role on the show.
“I feel sorry for her,” she said. “She will never be a castmate over here and that’s so sad, because she has been used and abused. Bye, girl! She should feel very used. I can’t imagine Bravo hiring her to do anything. If so, they dropped down 10 levels.”
Leakes felt most of the RHOA reunion was around her and she didn’t find it fair. She didn’t think the other ladies were getting grilled as hard as she was.
“Everybody is being paid a check, correct? So, Nene shouldn’t have to carry everybody on her back. Let some of these other girls work for their checks, Andy [Cohen],” Leakes also said.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta continues Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.