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Apparently, we weren't the only ones caught off guard by the shocking demise of the friendship between NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey. In a recent Q&A with BravoTV, Kandi Burruss revealed that the "break up" was as much news to her as it was to the rest of the Real Housewives of Atlanta fanbase.

When BravoTV asked Kandi if the argument was surprising to her, the newlywed replied with a definitive, "Yes."

As for her thoughts on a reconciliation between the former besties, Kandi is less than optimistic.

"It's not looking good, but who knows," she said.

Still, she does seem slightly more hopeful than NeNe. During a recent exchange on Twitter, NeNe shot down the possibility of her and Cynthia ever being friends again. When a fan asked her if she thought her and Cynthia might make amends, NeNe replied, "NO, NEVER!," with shouty caps and all.

Meanwhile, Cynthia is relieved that her friendship with NeNe is over and even referred to her as her "worst enemy."

The once-happy duo faced off during Part 2 of the Season 6 Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion over an incident that occurred between NeNe and Cynthia's hubby, Peter Thomas. When Season 2 was filming, NeNe called Peter a bitch when he got into a verbal argument with her own husband, Gregg Leakes. At the time, Cynthia let the incident slide, but apparently she got upset when she relived the situation when the episode aired. At that point, she stopped calling NeNe, and here we are now.

Were you surprised that the friendship fell apart? Do you think there's any hope for them? Sound off below!

Source: BravoTV