NeNe Leakes, alum of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” may be enraged with her former co-star Cynthia Bailey for skipping her husband’s funeral, but Bailey thought everything was OK between them.
Bailey, 54, told Page Six exclusively last week that she missed Gregg Leakes’ burial because she was out of town but that she was okay with it because she visited with NeNe, 53, a week later and spent some quality time with her.
“I’m delighted, honestly looking back, that I didn’t make it to the actual celebration [of life] because I think if I had, I never would have had the moment that I got to have with her just hanging out with her at her lounge and pretty much closing the place down,” Bailey told us.
She added, “We got to spend some one-on-one time together. And I know that wouldn’t have happened had I been there with everyone else.”
Bailey said she felt “so horrible” when she and her husband, Mike Hill, learned they would “not be able to make it” to the funeral since they would be out of town.
“I decided that once I got back to Atlanta, I really wanted to, you know, just try to see her,” she said. “I wanted to give my condolences and just give in my respect out of respect for Gregg in person.”
Bailey’s remarks came a week before NeNe chastised her for not reaching out to her sooner.
“She didn’t even come to the repast. She did come like a week later after everything was done,” NeNe told Atlanta-based radio station V-103 on Wednesday about Bailey.
The CEO of the Bailey Agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment on NeNe’s recent insult.