NeNe, meanwhile, denies her ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ co-star’s claims, accusing her of ‘trying to capitalize on NeNe’s name and personal life for the sake of publicity.’
AceShowbiz –Kenya Moore is taking a jab at her “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star NeNe Leakes. In a new interview with HollywoodLife.com, the 49-year-old Bravo personality shaded NeNe’s marriage to husband Gregg Leakes amid rumors that she’s dating a new man.
“It’s absolutely the truth,” Kenya said of the rumors which claimed that NeNe is in a relationship with a man named Rodney White behind Gregg’s back . She went on saying, “[Page Six] had overwhelming evidence of [NeNe & Rodney] hanging out and being all over each other in public.”
She also insisted that “it’s pretty clear that they’re dating or were dating! I think that’s abundantly clear!” The mom of one added, “NeNe’s very comfortable bringing him to ‘Watch What Happens Live‘ and ‘Good Morning America‘ and all her tapings and press tour and being seen in different states, so for me, I’ve known about him from other [‘Real Housewives’ stars] for a while, but I didn’t comment on it because I didn’t feel it was necessary.”
As to why she decided to speak out about the matter now, Kenya explained, “To see her attack my [own] marriage [on the show and in the press] and make a mockery of my marriage and to see really what she was projecting onto me was really happening in her marriage which is, yeah, at this point, it’s probably just a handshake and [she and Gregg are] probably just cohabiting and it’s just an exchange of money for them to still be together at this point. Everything that she has said points to the fact that she really doesn’t want to be with Gregg.”
“I think that [NeNe and Gregg are] just married and it’s an agreement,” Kenya continued. “I think it’s what she was projecting onto me that it’s just a handshake and an agreement and I think that really is what her marriage is about right now. I think it’s just a handshake and agreement and he handles certain business aspects for her and she gets to do what she wants to do and he gets to do what he wants to do and that’s what their relationship is about.”
NeNe, however, denied Kenya’s claims. “It’s quite disturbing that especially during this time of so much pain, that once again, we have to deal with a disgruntled housewife trying to capitalize on NeNe’s name and personal life for the sake of publicity,” a representative for her revealed to the publication.
“Kenya stated herself that she and NeNe have not been on speaking terms for almost two years now, so it makes no sense for her to speak with such familiarity about NeNe’s personal life,” the rep argued. “And to drag her decades-long marriage, family and relationship through the mud on a consistent basis to insinuate anything about my client’s character is sad, confusing, and a despicable PR tactic that we have no interest in contributing to. We encourage Kenya to focus on her own marriage and we wish her well.”
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