Credit: Cynthia Bailey's Instagram Photo: NeNe Leakes and Noelle Robinson at Noelle's Birthday

NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey have been Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars and friends for years, but a new Instagram photo from Ms. Bailey proves that the ladies have taken their friendship to a whole new level.

On December 16, Cynthia shared a photo of NeNe and her teenage daughter, Noelle, hamming it up for the camera. In the photo NeNe dons a Gucci bucket hat and a fur stole as she drapes her arm lovingly around Ms. Noelle. Cynthia’s gorgeous gal is sporting perfectly straight hair and geek chic tortoise shell glasses.

But our favorite part of the pic is by far Cynthia’s sweet caption: “@noellerobinson & her very rich auntie @neneleakes #14bdayparty #rhoa #mygirls.” As the hashtags suggest, this sweet snap was taken at Noelle’s recent 14th birthday party. And while NeNe is a totally awesome “auntie” to have, we bet Noelle still prefers supermodel Cynthia for a mama. After all, if it were up to NeNe, now 14-year-old Noelle wouldn’t be allowed to date Arthur. Luckily, NeNe has granddaughter Bri’asia to spoil rotten!

Parenting styles aside, Noelle is lucky to have two fierce, hardworking women in her life!

What do you think of NeNe and Noelle’s birthday party picture? Share your thoughts below!