How ‘RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey Feels After Wendy Williams’ Comments About Her Daughter Noelle’s Sexuality

How ‘RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey Feels After Wendy Williams’ Comments About Her Daughter Noelle’s Sexuality

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Cynthia Bailey has an opinion about why Wendy Williams suggested her daughter Noelle came out on ‘RHOA’ because she ‘needed an interesting storyline.’

Cynthia Bailey, 53, isn’t letting Wendy Williams‘ recent comments about her 21-year-old daughter Noelle Robinson‘s decision to come out affect her too much. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star understands that Wendy, who claimed Noelle may have decided to open up about her sexuality on the Bravo show because Cynthia “needed a more interesting storyline than the happy married lady”, shares her controversial thoughts on her talk show because it’s how she makes money.

“Cynthia is completely unbothered by the entire situation with Wendy Williams and her comments,” a source EXCLUSIVELY shared with HollywoodLife. “She knows that Wendy will always be Wendy. That’s how she earns a check.”

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Wendy’s comments about Noelle came during her interview with Cynthia on the Jan. 7 episode of The Wendy Williams Show, which can be seen below. Once the outspoken host’s suggestion was made, it didn’t take long for the proud mom to respond and defend her daughter’s decision. “Noelle is not a Housewife…she does not actually have to share her life with you guys,” Cynthia said to Wendy in the interview.

She later added, “Let me just say this, this is really important. The reason I really wanted Noelle to tell her story on the show is because as a reality star family at this point, if we don’t talk about it on the show and people find out about it, they almost feel like we’re hiding it.”

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Cynthia’s response was a good one and many fans took to social media to praise her for defending her daughter. “Cynthia kept it real and handled herself quite well,” our insider explained. “Mrs. Bailey-Hill looked amazing as always. Wendy knew Cynthia came to slay.”

Noelle made headlines when she came out as sexually fluid on RHOA in 2019. She was just starting her freshman year at Howard University and impressed viewers with her comments about her situation at the time. “People try to box everyone in and put labels on everything, but I don’t really do that. That’s just what it is. There’s a lot of attractive guys, and there’s a lot of attractive girls,” she told her mom on an episode of the show.

RHOA’s Drew Sidora Accuses Nicki Minaj Of Critiquing Her Post-Baby Body During An Audition

RHOA’s Drew Sidora Accuses Nicki Minaj Of Critiquing Her Post-Baby Body During An Audition

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Drew Sidora opened up on Kandi Burruss’ ‘Speak On It’ where she alleged that Nicki Minaj made comments about Drew’s body roughly three months after she gave birth and ‘was literally still breastfeeding.’

Drew Sidora is the newest cast member on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta and she’s already proving that she’s not afraid to speak her mind. During her December 13 appearance on Kandi Burruss‘ YouTube series Speak On It, Drew dished on an uncomfortable interaction she allegedly had with rapper Nicki Minaj! At the time, Drew was auditioning for a role on an ABC sitcom based on Nicki’s childhood.

The latest RHOA star, 35, recalled that she had been told, “Girl, you don’t look how you looked in TLC,” referring to her role as TLC’s T-Boz in the 2013 TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Drew then alleged that it was Nicki who made the comment! “I was up for an ABC family series, a Nicki Minaj pilot. And Nicki herself said that. She said I don’t look how I looked when I played T-Boz,” Drew claimed. “I was like, ‘Nicki!’ It was like, all these ABC execs around but I had gone through about five rounds. And she really, really liked me.”

Drew Sidora is the latest addition to the cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ season 13 [AP].Despite whatever warm feelings Drew and Nicki may have had for each other, Drew was initially caught off-guard by the comment. “She said that in front of all of these [executives],” Drew reiterated. “It is was it is. I was like, ‘Look, I just had a baby.’ I think at the time my baby was like three months old. I was literally still breastfeeding.”

But instead of letting the comments allegedly made by Nicki, who recently had a baby herself, defeat her, Drew took the words in stride and thought of them as “advice” to start her weight loss journey and get back to her ideal body weight. “What I took away was, ‘Girl, get your life together. Get back in the gym. You can’t keep blaming it on the baby and get to work,’” Drew told Kandi.

Drew Sidora stopped by Kandi Burruss’ talk show ‘Speak On It,’ where she alleged that Nicki Minaj ‘body shamed’ her three months after she had a baby [AP].Finally, Drew had a very clear message for anyone who wanted to shame new moms’ bodies. “Like, yes, I had a baby, let’s not body shame,” she said to Kandi. “But it did give me that motivation. So I turned it into lemonade like let’s get in the gym and really get my career back. So, I’ve been on a journey of weight loss and just getting back to good health.”

‘RHOA’ Stars NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss & More Appear In Powerful PSA For BLM Movement: ‘Our Lives Matter’

‘RHOA’ Stars NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss & More Appear In Powerful PSA For BLM Movement: ‘Our Lives Matter’







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Marlo Hampton gathered her pals from ‘RHOA’ and ‘RHOP’ for a moving new PSA. In it they say how their lives matter, with Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes and more Bravo stars supporting Black Lives Matter.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Marlo Hampton has brought together cast members from her Bravo series, as well as Real Housewives of Potomac and Married to Medicine for a powerful Black Lives Matter PSA. The black and white video begins with shots from a BLM rally, featuring participants holding up various signs. A Maya Angelou quote then appears on the screen that reads, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived. But if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

Marlo is then seen on camera, alongside her two young nephews while sitting together on a sofa. “Until we receive justice, how can there be peace? When police brutality and racial injustices continue to plague Black America?” the 44-year-old asks. “Black is love. Black is strength. Black is joy,” her nephew William, 11, explains, as his 12-year-old brother Michael adds, “Black is courage. Black is struggle. Black is perseverance.”

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“We can no longer be silent. We must educate ourselves and others around us. We have to get uncomfortable now, in order to get comfortable for lifetimes to come. My name is Marlo Hampton. And my life matters,” she announces. Marlo gathered her fellow Black Bravo stars to tape on-camera messages from home, saying their name and adding, “My life matters.”

RHOA stars Eva Marcille, 35, and Porsha Williams, 38, are the first Atlanta stars up who share the message that their lives matter. Then comes the Potomac cast, including Monique Samuels, 36, Candiace Dillard, 33,  Wendy Osefo, 36  Karen Huger, 57, Gizelle Bryant, 49, Robyn Dixon, 41, and Ashley Darby, 32. Married to Medicine‘s Dr. Heavenly Kimes, “Dr. Jackie” Jacqueline Walters and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe also appear.

RHOA‘s Kandi Burruss, 44, is seen inside her beautiful home bedroom. Wearing a dark zip-front jacket and mock turtleneck, she looks into the camera and says, “My name is Kandi Burruss. My life matters. Our lives matter,” with passion and fire. NeNe Leakes, 52, is more anguished looking, as she tells the camera, “I’m NeNe Leakes, and there are things that need to be said out loud. Like Black lives matter.” She repeats the phrase several times and includes an impassioned “yes!”

Their cast mates, Cynthia Bailey and fiance Mike Hill, and Tanya Sam help round up the call that their lives matter. Marlo comes back on camera to say, “We will continue to fight for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. And so many others who have lost their lives,” mentioning two Black victims killed by police and another in a fatal shooting by a White man while jogging. “But we have to create a change you guys. We have to use our voices, our resources and our wallets to make that change,” Marlo added. She and her nephews then helped list off a number of organizations in which to donate that are helping in the fight for Black Lives Matter.

Porsha Williams Debuts Long Braids & Admits She’s Loving Her New Hair Makeover: Before & After Pics 

Porsha Williams Debuts Long Braids & Admits She’s Loving Her New Hair Makeover: Before & After Pics 

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Porsha Williams has that new hair glow going on! The ‘RHOA’ star showed off long braids in a series of selfies on May 20, and fans are loving her ‘adorable baby hairs.’ Take a look at Porsha’s post-yoga snaps!

Porsha Williams has a brand new do’! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 38, took to Instagram on Wednesday night to debut a quarantine hair makeover — long, cornrow-style braids with perfectly laid baby hairs. She gave fans an up close and personal look at her brunette braids following a relaxing self-care day.

“Yoga then a nap! I did it my way and I love it. Love my braids,” Porsha captioned her post, using the hashtag “#babyhairqueen.” Many fans complimented her “fire edges” in the comments, as did her hairstylist, who goes by “Braids By Sugar” on Instagram. The Memphis hair-braider shared two clips of the final product and gushed over Porsha’s “baby hairs.”

The mother of one noted that she took a Peloton yoga session on Wednesday, which was part of her “mommy time.” Porsha and her fiance, Dennis McKinley welcomed daughter Pilar Jhena in March of 2019. The couple’s highs and lows, including McKinley’s cheating scandal, were all documented on the current season of RHOA. Part 3 of the season 12 reunion airs this Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

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Porsha’s new do’ came after she treated herself to botox for Mother’s Day. “I feel like a queen today! Thank you @dr.thuydoan for my fresh look! She gave me Botox on my forehead and some cheek highlighting!” the Bravo star captioned a stunning selfie of herself on Instagram, May 10.

She went on to explain that she underwent the procedure after she started to feel fatigued in quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Porsha, Dennis and their daughter are hunkered down together in Atlanta. “Being home during quarantine, I started to look and feel a bit tired, so @dr.thuydoan was just what the Dr. ordered!” she wrote, along with the hashtag, “#TreatYourself.”

Cynthia Bailey ‘Wasn’t Happy’ About NeNe Leakes Leaving The ‘RHOA’ Reunion Early

Cynthia Bailey ‘Wasn’t Happy’ About NeNe Leakes Leaving The ‘RHOA’ Reunion Early







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NeNe Leakes stormed out the ‘RHOA’ reunion, rather abruptly, during Part 2 of the three-part special on May 17, and not everyone was happy about it. Especially Cynthia.

NeNe Leakes‘ exit from Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion on May 17 made it the OG star’s second departure from the three-part special, so we weren’t too surprised to hear that Cynthia Bailey had some strong feelings about her co-star’s not-so-desirable behavior. During a recap of this week’s episode on HollywoodLife‘s TVTalk on Instagram Live, Cynthia EXCLUSIVELY told us that she “wasn’t happy” to see NeNe walk out —  again.

“We’re at work. We’re shooting a show. I [also] would’ve liked to have walked out and maybe taken a nap for a couple of hours and came back if we could just walk out,” Cynthia revealed while discussing NeNe’s abrupt exits from the reunion. “Just from a professional standpoint, I thought, ‘You know what, the longer everybody stays in their seat and tries to contribute and really engage in the show, the more episodes we’re going to get and the more episodes we’re going to get, the more money we’re going to get, so NeNe walking out probably cost us an episode because she wasn’t there the whole time that Yovanna came and that is coming up next week’. And I felt like that was her opportunity to clear her name and there was a lot of stuff.”

Cynthia went on to say that she doesn’t believe NeNe will appear in Part 3 of the reunion, so fans shouldn’t hold their breath for NeNe’s return. Cynthia said, “I don’t even think we got to NeNe’s package because she left. She was in my package and there were some things that I wanted to talk about to get straight and just let the fans know where we were and be a little more specific but we never got to because she left and we didn’t talk about it and we didn’t stop. We didn’t take a break. We just kept going and just left her square empty.”

She continued, “I don’t think NeNe ever came back. I don’t know how they’re going to edit it. I don’t think she came back. I don’t think so. When we shot it, I don’t remember her coming back. I don’t know how that’s going to work. All I know is when she left that last time, she didn’t ever come back”.

To see what else Cynthia had to say about Part 2 of the RHOA reunion special, watch the full video above. Then, catch Part 3 on May 24 at 8pm on Bravo.

Cynthia Bailey’s Future On ‘RHOA’ Revealed After New Report Claims She Was Fired

Cynthia Bailey’s Future On ‘RHOA’ Revealed After New Report Claims She Was Fired

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Amid swirling rumors that Cynthia Bailey has been let go from ‘RHOA,’ a source EXCLUSIVELY reveals if the Bravo star is actually ‘walking away’ from the show.

Don’t let the rumors scare you. Cynthia Bailey, 53, is set on turning her 10-season run on The Real Housewives of Atlanta into 11 seasons! “Cynthia has no plans of walking away from RHOA,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. In addition to the reports that claimed RHOA had let go of Cynthia, the Bravo star herself stirred rumors since she’s not advertising “RHOA” in her Instagram and Twitter bios (like many of her co-stars are).

In the meantime, fans will just have to wait for Bravo’s official announcement of the Season 13 cast! For now, Cynthia “is spending a lot more time in LA during the quarantine with her family,” our source adds. This is only a temporary situation, though. She “plans to return back to Atlanta to start planning her wedding [with fiancé Mike Hill] as soon as it is safe to do so,” the insider continues. “Cynthia’s focus at this time is family and staying productive and healthy during these very uncertain times.”

Cynthia has no choice but to focus on herself and her family. “HollywoodLife. “Everything is still being figured out for the next season.” Understandable, given that RHOA has yet to air its three-part reunion for Season 12, which will begin on May 10. The reunion wasn’t even filmed until April 23, meaning the ladies will need a breather.

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Cynthia has even said it herself — she’s not entertaining any thoughts about leaving RHOA! “I have no plans to leave RHOA at this time,” Cynthia told The Shade Room in an interview published on May 5. “Every year there are rumors saying that I am getting fired, or not returning. I’ve been a peach holder consistently for 10 years now. I love my cast, and my Bravo family. I am looking forward to next season.” Furthermore, Cynthia assured the rumors of her termination were “completely false” and pointed out, “We just recently filmed the reunion, and have not started contract negotiations yet.”

‘RHOA’s Yovanna Momplaisir Says NeNe Leakes Was Chased Out Of The Reunion: ‘She’s Sweating Under Pressure’

‘RHOA’s Yovanna Momplaisir Says NeNe Leakes Was Chased Out Of The Reunion: ‘She’s Sweating Under Pressure’

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Yovanna Momplaisir accused NeNe Leakes of constantly ‘getting up and walking off’ during the ‘RHOA’ reunion. She thought NeNe couldn’t take her castmates’ heat!

There was no stage to run off from during The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s first ever virtual reunion. And yet, Yovanna Momplaisir claims that NeNe Leakes still had to step away from the drama — often! After the ladies faced each other through their computer screens on April 23, Yovanna happily spilled even more behind-the-scenes details (AKA, how NeNe faced her castmates) during the tense Season 12 reunion.

Yovanna EXCLUSIVELY confirmed to HollywoodLife that a handful of RHOA stars “gave it” to NeNe. They didn’t back down from giving their two cents after NeNe found herself feuding with multiple co-stars like Kenya Moore and Kandi Burruss (either on-screen or off-screen). “That’s probably why [NeNe] kept getting up and walking off,” Yovanna added during our interview on April 26. “She got she got ran out of her own house. Okay? She got ran out of her her own quote unquote, house.”

As for what (allegedly) drove NeNe outside her door, Yovanna claimed that she was “sweating under pressure.” Yovanna even accused NeNe of choosing to “leave and not address anything” during her “entire segment with [NeNe],” since they are wrapped up in their own feud on social media! You can learn more details about that beef, here.

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Kandi also hopped on for an EXCLUSIVE Instagram Live session with HollywoodLife after the reunion, and she had similar things to report! “[NeNe’s] probably not going to be talking to me or anybody else for awhile,” Kandi told us on April 23. However, she found the overall reunion to be “aggressive” and recalled that there was “so much screaming and yelling.”

Meanwhile, Kenya told us in another EXCLUSIVE interview that she’d be bringing “receipts” so that she could expose NeNe “for the person she really is.” Well, by the sounds of it, we’ll be bracing ourselves for a climactic reunion when it airs Part One on May 10.