After a trip to Toronto for Caribana last week, Nene Leakes is in a reflective mood.
The star made the venture for the annual Caribbean-themed festival with her “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-stars — or, as she’s now referring to them “co-workers.” It was the first time in months that Leakes has been captured on camera with all her friends-turned-enemies: Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, Eva Marcille and Tanya Sam. Leakes also hit the event with her friend and longtime friend of the show Marlo Hampton, Yovanna Momplaisir, also a friend of the show, and Leakes’ enemy and returning peach holder Kenya Moore.
On a flight back to Atlanta from Toronto Sunday, Leakes appeared to be looking back on her frayed relationships, which fell apart after a tense reunion in season 11. Leakes unfollowed all cast mates, excluding Hampton, as a result.
“Sitting on my flight this morning reflecting/thinking about how i’ve had to make amends with People who actually wronged me and the way that has made me feel,” she said in a Sunday, August 4, Instagram post. “When your a big personality, the fingers get pointed in your direction a lot as the bad guy.
“It’s just crazy to me how society judges from the outside in, instead of the inside out. I’m just grateful to God that i was given great discernment! Happy Sunday #yourdayiscoming PS: some people play victim well,” Leakes concluded.
The post seemed to take aim at her co-stars, namely Bailey, with whom Leakes had a major issue with over the model’s Seagram’s Escapes beverage launch party. At the time, Leakes fired off about how Bailey failed to tell her that Moore would arrive. Bailey, however, contended she wasn’t sure Moore would show up at all.
Yet fans were not all siding with Leakes’ message. Several commented that the O.G. housewife could take ownership of the role she’s played in her strained friendships.
“Nene I love you but sometimes it’s you boo. Stop blaming other people. Look at what you do and then do better.”
“But you have wronged alot of people too Mrs Leakes, take responsibility and move on like the adults yall are.”
“Nene … sometimes we have to look within and find out where we went wrong also and address it.. blessings .. still a fan.”
“What about all the people you have wronged? Accept responsibility, apologize and move on, unless you’re playing the victim now.”
“Stop blaming people, and grow the f ** up, your not a good friend aswell ”
More recently, however, it seems Leakes has turned over a new leaf with Bailey, whom she criticized at the reunion over her online PDA with now-fiancé Mike Hill. Leakes informed her Instagram followers last week that she sent Bailey a gift and a card, which Bailey responded to with thanks.
In addition to Bailey, Leakes has also apparently made amends with Sam and Burruss, having gone to lunch with each of them in July.