Basically, NeNe had declared the Smalls "bitches," storming out of Kandi Burruss's Bedroom Kandi sex-toy party in disgust. After a season of battling with Sheree Whitfield and avoiding Kim Zolciak, she just couldn't be bothered with the shorties anymore.
On a personal level, NeNe was moving forward with her divorce from Gregg, although she was still doing the nasty with him on the side. Let's hope that's no longer the case. Meanwhile, her Famiglia stalker man was showering her with $30,000 watches and custom Loubies.
Professionally, NeNe had just landed the role of Coach Roz on Glee, aka the best new character on the show. Since then, Ryan Murphy gave her a permanent part on his new sitcom, The New Normal. Also hilarious.
What's in store for NeNe on Season 5? For one, Sheree will be out of her hair, but we're guessing Kim's wig will be another story.