Credit: Photo via Instagram Photo: NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Way Back When

In the complete history of Real Housewives, there have been few relationships as up and down and back and forth as the one between Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes. Kim and NeNe began on Real Housewives of Atlanta together in the Bravo show’s first season, but their friendship actually predated all of the drama. 



RHoA was a mixed bag for Kim and NeNe. At times we would watch them dissolve into fits of laughter, but in other instances (like that bus trip to Miami) they nearly came to blows. When Kim abruptly left RHoA shortly after the fifth season began, she and NeNe were at their worst — not speaking and all but refusing to ever be friends again. But a few months went by and Kim made a surprise appearance at the Season 5 Reunion, during which she and NeNe happily hugged it out.

While NeNe is still a major part of RHoA, Kim hasn’t been on since her reunion cameo, choosing instead to focus on her spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy. So where do the frenemies stand now?

“NeNe and I are cool now, we were just so up and down on the show but we’ve been cool for a couple years now, I like that. I’m happy, that’s most important,” Kim dished during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live last week. The mom of six also revealed that NeNe texted her during her time on WWHL remarking that she had the same dress that Kim was wearing. Great minds think alike, right?

Kim went on to acknowledge that she and NeNe were pals long before Bravo made them both household names, explaining, “I was friends with her long before Housewives so I’m in a really good place with her and that makes me feel better and happy.”

Would you like to see Kim and NeNe together on screen one day? Check out the complete clip below and tell us your thoughts!