“It just seemed like she just came out there with a thick shoulder and daggers,” Eva tells Andy Cohen. “She was just ready.”
Eva Marcille is not too pleased with the way NeNe Leakes behaved herself during the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 11 reunion.
During part 2, which aired Sunday evening, NeNe announced nonchalantly that she had no desire to be friends with her co-stars despite their efforts, pleas and concerns for her sick husband. When Eva stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" Sunday night, she told Andy Cohen she was "really surprised about how cold NeNe was."
"It was sad," she said. "It just seemed like she just came out there with a thick shoulder and daggers. She was just ready."
Last season, the "America’s Next Top Model" Cycle 3 winner joined the "RHOA" cast as a friend of NeNe’s. This time around, she held her own peach, but that didn’t keep her from calling NeNe "big sis" and asking her to speak at her wedding. All that changed, however, when Eva watched back this season’s episode in which NeNe purposefully kept her mic on for a conversation Eva specifically asked her to de-mic for.
"The way I understand it is the point of the reunion is to unpack luggage, right? So a lot of times, you watch the show, and you have revelations and you learn things that you didn’t know during the season," Eva explained to Andy. "And so my irritation with NeNe was what I learned while watching the show."
When a caller later asked Eva if she gave NeNe any credit for bringing her on the show, Eva was very clear: "NeNe didn’t bring me on the show."
"NeNe was the only person I knew once I was asked to be on the show. That’s just the truth of it all, and she knows it," Eva added. "She might’ve helped other people acquire a peach, but she had no fruit salad for me."
During part 2 of the reunion, NeNe’s longtime friend, Marlo Hampton, came out to do what she’s been doing flawlessly for the past eight seasons: stir the pot and throw the shade. After suggesting newcomer Shamari DeVoe stop shopping at Claire’s and seek help for her alleged "drinking problem," Marlo took a few jabs at Eva for going from "NeNe’s Friend" to full-fledged Housewife.
When a "WWHL" caller asked Eva if she thought Marlo would ever get a peach, Eva fired back, "Well I know Kroger and Publix have them on sale during the summertime, so she can go get one!"
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 11 reunion concludes Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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