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Laverne Cox: Blame Peter Thomas For Cynthia Bailey’s Rift With NeNe Leakes

We had no idea Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox is a Real Housewives of Atlanta fan, but when she was a guest on this past Sunday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live alongside RHoA star Porsha Williams, Laverne unleashed a wealth of RHoA knowledge, proving that she loves the Bravo hit just as much (if not more!) than we do.

When WWHL host Andy Cohen brought up the chat NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey

had in the most recent RHoA episode which seemed to bring an end to the former friends’ quarrel, Laverne weighed in on why she thinks the gals were having issues to begin with. “Literally she says ‘I miss NeNe’, which is really different than a few weeks ago when she said ‘My life is so amazing with NeNe out of it’. I think there’s something about the Peter influence,” the actress says of model Cyn’s behavior.

Laverne continues, “I think it’s really difficult if your partner does not like your best friend and I think that is really the dynamic.”

As Laverne sees it, NeNe and Cynthia’s friendship is dependent on Peter’s feelings. “They’re hugging and they’re making up, she goes to Peter, Peter’s not having it, and then all of the sudden she’s [Cynthia’s] questioning it. I think that’s why they had the rift.” To be honest, we’ve never analyzed their whole dynamic so closely, but we totally see Laverne’s point.

“NeNe called Peter the b-word and Cynthia seemed to be OK with it but then Peter got upset after the TV thing happened so I think it’s really the outside influences that are influencing her,” the Emmy nominee concludes.

And it sounds like Laverne isn’t the only one blaming Peter for Cynthia’s feud with NeNe. “It looks like she genuinely wanted the relationship to get back to where it was,” Porsha adds of Cynthia.“But I didn’t even know and I don’t think NeNe even knew that Peter had that much influence over Cynthia.”

Are Laverne and Porsha right? Is Peter at least partial to blame for NeNe and Cynthia’s feud? Watch the complete clip below and weigh in!


12.16.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Samantha Leffler
Related: Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

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