‘RHOA’ Star Kenya Moore Updates Fans on Her Status of Friendship With Nene Leakes

Nene Leakes and Kenya Moore had a rollercoaster of a friendship during their time together on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Both television personalities are queens of reality TV and know how to read their co-stars like no other. Things ended on a sour note between Leakes and Moore and now the latter is updating fans on the current status of their friendship.

Kenya Moore and Nene Leakes smiling
Kenya Moore and Nene Leakes | Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NBCUniversal

Are Kenya Moore and Nene Leakes still friends?

It was RHOA Season 12 the last season Moore and Leakes shared credits on the successful Bravo reality series. There had been animosity between both stars throughout the season after Moore took offense to a comment Leakes made about her appearance the prior season. Although they had seemingly squashed their beef, they seemingly never recovered and even had a heated confrontation during one of the cast trips.

After Moore learned that Gregg Leakes had died, she sent her former co-star condolences and even attended the memorial event. Fans were happy to see both of them come together and put their differences aside. In a social media video where Moore answered questions from fans, the Dancing with the Stars contestant gave an update on her friendship with Leakes.

“I wouldn’t say there were friends, I would just say we’re not in a bad place. She appreciated me supporting Gregg and being in his repass and acknowledge that she didn’t have time to really speak,” Moore explained in a video shared on Instagram by The Peach Report. “I’m just over beefing with people. I just think that you have to in your life, just be able to move on and wish people well if they’re not really for you.”

Moore continued, “I hope in the future that we can get to a point of being friends. Right now she’s going through something and I’m going to respect her space and where she is and all that.”

Nene Leakes speaking while Kenya Moore smiles as she looks at her
Nene Leakes and Kenya Moore | Wilford Harewood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal

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Nene Leakes didn’t wish Kenya Moore be fired from ‘RHOA’

After RHOA Season 12 ended, Leakes had given interviews on a look ahead of the show. At this point, the housewives didn’t know who was returning to the franchise and who was exiting. It turned out that Leakes would announce she was leaving the show and wouldn’t appear in season 13.

Ahead of season 13, many fans believed that Leakes would want Moore fired since their friendship was non-existent at the point. However, the Glee alum surprised everyone when she shared the complete opposite sentiment.

“Whether I like her or not … she’s controversial, she’s the craziest person I know — that girl ain’t got no sense,” Leakes said during an interview on The Breakfast Club, via Reality Blurb. “[But] she’s perfect for the show. She’ll do things and say things that nobody else will do or say. She needs to be here.”

Nene Leakes and Kenya Moore
Nene Leakes and Kenya Moore | Noel Vasquez/Getty Images / Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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Leakes was putting her own feelings aside and looking at Moore’s casting as a producer. At the time, Leakes also said that she didn’t think she would “ever resolve anything” with Moore following their disagreements.

“When you’re on a show like this there are several different personalities,” she added. “There’re six girls. Everyone needs to play their position and ride in their lane,” Leakes explained. “The problem is, people want to crossover into your lane. This is my lane. You can’t get over here! Stay over there. Be good at what you’re good at. Don’t worry about what I’m doing over here.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 14 is reportedly already shooting and will premiere in 2022 on Bravo.