Season 12 of Real Housewives of Atlanta is going to be epic thanks to the long-running feud between Kenya Moore and Nene Leakes. Moore is back this season as a full-time cast member and she is bringing more drama than ever before. The former Miss USA recently revealed that she thinks Leakes is threatened by her, and her mere presence makes Leakes “lose control over herself.”
Speaking with Bravo Insider just days ahead of the Season 12 RHOA premiere, Moore said that Leakes “comes undone” when she is around, but she’s still not sure why the Glee alum is so “threatened and bothered” by her that she doesn’t want to be in her presence.
“I don’t like being in the middle of anyone’s drama, but it just seems like NeNe makes an issue for me to have any friends. She has some major issues and I think she really needs to seek counseling for that. A lot of counseling,” said Moore.
The 48-year-old – who has been feuding with Leakes for years – says that she thinks she can be cordial and friendly with Leakes, but she will “absolutely not” be friends with her – ever.
Moore explained that she has seen too many things and she knows too many things, so a friendship with Leakes is not for her.
TMZ cameras also caught up with Moore outside of a beauty supply store where she sells her Kenya Moore Haircare line, and she explained that she and Leakes aren’t friends anymore because Leakes finally revealed her true colors.
Moore added that she wishes Leakes wasn’t so intimidated by her and she hopes that she someday gets herself together. She also made it clear that Leakes is “absolutely a bully,” and she has very few real friends on the show.
Moore also opened up about the relationship between her daughter Brooklyn – who she gave birth to last November – and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Marc Daly. Moore said that Daly is a “phenomenal dad” to Brooklyn, and he is “completely and absolutely” in love with her.
She says that it’s a beautiful thing to see Brooklyn and Daly together, and she said he is a “really loving and doting dad.”
Season 12 of Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres Sunday, November 3rd on Bravo.