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Kandi Burruss is not only one of the queens of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she has made appearances on other reality shows. Back in 2019, the Grammy-award-winning star competed on the second season of Celebrity Big Brother. Although Burruss didn’t win, she was a fan-favorite from the Bravo universe and former co-star Cynthia Bailey is now joining the third season. As the cast was revealed, Burruss gave a shoutout to Bailey to wish her luck.

Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey pose for their 'RHOA' portraits
Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey | Tommy Garcia/Bravo

Kandi Burruss shares post on Instagram

Burruss is a supportive queen and after it was revealed that Bailey was entering the Celebrity Big Brother, the RHOA star shared an Instagram post supporting her. The entrepreneur knows what it’s like to compete in the house and she most likely shared some wisdom with Bailey beforehand.

“I’m excited for my girl @cynthiabailey for joining the new season of #CelebrityBigBrother! Everyone tune in & support my girl!” Burruss posted.

Ahead of the cast reveal, it was rumored that Nene Leakes was being contacted to join the show. However, the “tastiest peach in Atlanta” denied she was even in conversations to compete for the grand prize.

Bailey will not be the only housewife on CBB3 as former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp was also confirmed to be part of the cast. Other houseguests include Carson Kressley, Chris Kattan, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lamar Odom, Miesha Tate, Mirai Nagasu, Shanna Moakler, and Todd Bridges.

The celebrities competing in the game are all vying for a $250,000 cash prize. Celebrity Big Brother house premieres on February 2 on CBS and the 24/7 live feeds will be made available to Paramount+ subscribers.

Fans react to Cynthia Bailey joining ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

After Burruss shared her support for her former RHOA co-star, it wasn’t long before fans came in to give their opinions. Some talked about Burruss’ kindness, while others didn’t seem too hopeful about Bailey making it far in the Celebrity Big Brother game.

“Kandi you’re the nicest housewife ever,” a fan replied.

“You’re such a supportive friend,” a follower noted.

“I love how you ladies friendship evolved, congrats Cynthia,” an Instagram user commented.

“Cynthia is boring as a sack of potatoes,” another fan said.

“She definitely not going to make it,” a follower predicted.

“I’m glad she’s on there. Now is the time for her to show them that she has beauty and brains,” another Instagram user mentioned.


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Cynthia Bailey leaves ‘RHOA’

It was in September 2021 that Bailey announced her departure from RHOA after 11 seasons on the show.

“After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta,” she posted on Instagram. “Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can’t wait to see what we do next!”

She ended her statement by thanking her fans and added, “Without the fans, none of this would be possible. I love and appreciate all of you. It’s time to move on to my next chapter, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.”