Thanks to last week’s Oscars 2014, we’ve been left pretty high and dry without the Real Housewives of Atlanta ladies for two weeks. But praise the lawd, as the show returns this Sunday, March 9, and we’re picking up right where we left off in the Marlo Hampton and NeNe Leakes friendship implosion — the reason for which it’s happening is still unclear, though Marlo has one interesting theory.

In a sneak peek from the upcoming ep, we see NeNe’s former bridesmaid having a heart to heart with NeNe’s other current foe, Kenya Moore. Marlo opens up to Kenya about how, weeks before the Bailey Bowl, NeNe supposedly warned her not to associate with the former Miss USA.

“I’m a grown-ass woman, and I can be friends with who I want to be friends with,” Marlo stresses in the clip. “I’m one of your friends, not one of your fans.”

Though the rage from NeNe may seem to be directed at Marlo, she thinks there’s another reason why her now-ex friend has so much ill will towards her and Kenya.

“I was sitting there, and I’m thinking, ‘where is this anger coming from?’ … I really think it’s because she lost her job with The New Normal,” Marlo reflects about NeNe’s recently-cancelled NBC sitcom.

Kenya agrees with her pal, adding, “Last year, she was so happy, and I think she thought she was going to leave everybody behind in Atlanta. She was going to be this big movie star in California. And now that’s gone away.”

It’s an interesting theory, but we doubt that losing one gig would send NeNe into an all-encompassing rage. Seems like there’s more to this story than meets the eye.

Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Do you agree with Marlo that NeNe’s taking out her anger on her? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Bravo


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