Considering several cast members of the The Real Housewives of Atlanta haven’t been on speaking terms for ages, it’s no surprise that the show’s March 16 reunion taping was filled with over-the-top drama.
Case in point? As Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively reported, Nene Leakes shocked everyone by announcing, “I’m divorced!” when challenged about her dating life by frenemy Kim Zolciak.
In addition to that revelation, “the afternoon was pretty intense,” an on-set source exclusively reveals to us. “It was a whole day of fighting, yelling and accusation-throwing. Everyone was worn out by the time it wrapped.”
Our source, who was there, filled us in on two of the most notable battles that went down:
Nene vs. Sheree
Picking up where their big fight in the first episode of the season left off, former pals Nene and Sheree Whitfield argued over a soured business deal. Sheree also challenged Nene’s claim when she said, “I’m rich!” thanks to all those Trump checks.
The big money from Celebrity Apprentice, Sheree pointed out, is given to charity — and whatever fee Nene received to appear on the show was hardly enough to qualify her as “rich.” Nene quickly covered for herself, explaining she had meant she was rich in the spiritual and emotional sense, not just in terms of her finances.
Marlo vs. Everyone!
Because Marlo isn’t a full-time cast member, she was only brought on for a limited segment during the reunion taping, but she certainly didn’t waste any time mincing words.
“In her normal fashion, Marlo was throwing out accusations right and left,” says our source. “She picked fights with everyone except Nene and Cynthia.”
“But she sunk really low when she went after Kandi, making all sorts of mean accusations about Kandi’s sex life. Kandi was livid. It looked like she wanted to throttle Marlo.”
“Marlo’s M.O. was obvious,” the source adds. “She wants desperately to become a Housewife, so she was trying to show the producers she could really bring it in terms of drama. No one thinks they’re going to offer her a bigger role, though. Fans don’t seem to like her.”
A rep for Bravo had no comment, but we can assure you there were a lot more fights, tears and shocking moments than the ones we’ve mentioned here. But it wouldn’t be fun if we gave EVERYTHING away.
That said, our on-set source tells us it will definitely go down as one of the most scandalous, emotionally charged reunions ever. Can’t wait to tune in and Watch What Happens? Neither can we!