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‘RHOA’s Marlo Hampton Hints That ‘Ride Or Die’ Pal NeNe Leakes May Return Next Season

Author: Lanae Brody
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

‘RHOA’s Marlo Hampton revealed she thinks BFF NeNe Leakes may not be done with the show for good in this EXCLUSIVE new interview with HollywoodLife!

NeNe Leakes, 53, parted ways with the show that helped put her on the map, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, after season 12 — but her good pal and friend of the show Marlo Hampton, 44, thinks she may not be done. “To be honest, I do,” Marlo told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY during an episode of TVTalk on Instagram Live on April 19 when asked if she could see her bestie returning. “I know she’s probably saying no, but don’t you see it? I see a scene that she just pops out and is like, ‘Hey!’”

The OG peach holder was embroiled in drama as she feuded with cast members Porsha Williams, 39, and Kenya Moore, 50, last season. NeNe even struggled to get along with former good friends Cynthia Bailey, 54, and Kandi Burruss, 44, in her social circle — leaving Marlo the only person she had a relationship with on the show. After walking off at the virtual reunion in April 2020, NeNe announced via her YouTube channel that she was leaving. “I have made the hard and very difficult decision to not be a part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13,” she revealed. “It wasn’t an easy decision for me.”

But Marlo decided to carry on this season as a friend of the show yet again as she focused on trying to have her own friendships with Kenya and Porsha that were messy because of her ties to NeNe. “So she’s used to me being with NeNe, being a ride or die for NeNe Leakes, which I love,” Marlo said of Porsha. “That’s my sister, my heart. Our relationship is different, Porsha and I’s. NeNe has been there for me as well, but now, you cannot tell me not to be friends with someone because you’re not friends with them. As long as I’m not your business, who cares? I’m just at a place where it’s easier to smile at Kenya. It was too much energy fighting with Kenya every episode.”

Kenya and Marlo shocked fans when she made an appearance at Moore Manor earlier in the season and she thinks NeNe doesn’t care, either. “That was shocking,” Marlo said of visiting her former frenemies house. “I had a good time. I had to order food though. Kenya didn’t have food. We’re in a good place. I think the old NeNe would be [upset over the friendship], but I don’t think the new NeNe would be. I think she’s above that now.”

With the season 13 reunion about to kick off, Marlo teases that some answers will finally be revealed! While she kept things vague, we can only imagine she’s referring to the giant questions surrounding Bolo the stripper and what happened at Cynthia’s bachelorette party earlier in the season. “The truth is going to be told about what happened,” Marlo revealed. “The truth is going to be told. You’re just going to see some people are going to have some ways. I just feel like money has changed a lot of people on our show and I feel like these girls are totally different. It’s like, sweetheart, I’ve come on this show. You were not. Sit down. I brought the fashion, I brought the lifestyle, I brought the cocktail glasses with rhinestones and I just feel they don’t give me my flowers and I’m at the point where I’m going to take my flowers while I’m here. I’m happy with how I showed up. I’m happy with what I said. I was disappointed in some parts about what I said because of the reaction, but it is what it is, you know? “

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion kicks off Sunday, April 25 at 8pm on Bravo.

‘RHOA’ Recap: Marlo Claims Kandi Confirmed Porsha Had Sex With Bolo The Stripper

Kandi Burruss finally broke her silence on who allegedly had sex with Bolo the stripper, during the April 10 episode of ‘RHOA’.

The April 11 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta[1] picked up where last’s weeks left off — at Kandi Burruss[2]‘ new restaurant tasting event. Marlo Hampton had also just arrived, so things got pretty dramatic very quickly.

It all started when Marlo tried to apologize for going off on Porsha Williams[3] at the event with Big Freedia, but Porsha wasn’t interested in forgiving her on-again/off-again friend. Instead, she and BFF Shamea Morton accused Marlo of lying about getting liposuction. They claimed she secretly had the procedure just before the most recent cast trip to New Orleans, but she said otherwise.

It was actually a silly argument and one that only started because Porsha and Shamea were tired of Marlo acting messy, but Marlo told Kandi that Porsha needs to be more careful because if she keeps coming for her, she’s going to spill some major tea.

“You know how right now I could go below the belt and tell her don’t play it off. I know [you] heard [her having sex],” Marlo told Kandi, referring to the fact that Porsha keeps denying she had sex with Bolo the stripper at Cynthia Bailey‘s bachelorette party. Then, a bit of unaired footage showed Marlo talking to Kandi in South Carolina, six weeks prior, and asking her who she thought had sex with the stripper. Kandi could then be heard saying, “Oh, I know who it was.”

Bolo the stripper on ‘RHOA’. (BRAVO)

Kandi didn’t name anyone on camera or on her microphone, but the way Marlo was speaking this way made it seem as though Kandi named Porsha. Kandi asked Marlo not to put her “in the middle” of their drama, but Marlo said, “I will [if I have to], so she better stop.”

Then, in a private confessional, Marlo admitted, “Kandi told me about the bitch over there f***ing Bolo all night, but I’m going to keep it sealed.”

As many fans know, Kenya Moore[4] has been on a season-long crusade to prove that Porsha had sex with the stripper — something she claims to have heard with her own ears. But Porsha has denied, over and over again, that she sex with anyone that night… despite what anyone may have heard.

Meanwhile, Drew Sidora confronted LaToya Ali after their personal lives collided. Drew heard that LaToya was hooking up with her prophet — the same man who was supposed to bless her daughter at the kids’ forthcoming christening. However, once Drew heard that LaToya was having relations with the prophet, and the prophet allegedly cheated on his fiancee, she refused to let him baptize her daughter. Apparently, she felt like it would have been bad juju.

Drew eventually confronted LaToya, but everyone thought it was an odd things to fight about — especially since the prophet’s personal life had nothing to do with whether or not it’d be kosher for him to baptize a child. Anyway, later, when LaToya was alone with the ladies (sans Drew), she called the prophet and the prophet told everyone that he did not have any sort of relationship with LaToya, nor was he engaged to anyone in the last couple of years. He basically called Drew a liar.

Finally, Kenya shared new hope for her marriage with Marc Daly, after she revealed that Marc had decided to spend more time in Atlanta and go to couples’ therapy with her. Will it last? Only time will tell.

Want more drama? New episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta air Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.


  1. ^ The Real Housewives of Atlanta (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Kandi Burruss (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ Porsha Williams (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ Kenya Moore (hollywoodlife.com)

Christopher Rogers

‘RHOA’ Recap: Marlo Hampton Storms Out After A Heated Confrontation With Kenya & Porsha

Things went WAY left during the April 4 episode of ‘RHOA’, when an argument erupted between Marlo, Kenya and Porsha!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta[1] were still on their girls’ getaway in New Orleans during the April 4 episode, when a dinner with rapper/bounce artist Big Freedia took a nasty turn. It all began when Kandi Burruss[2] called out Marlo Hampton for unnecessarily inserting herself into the drama between Porsha Williams[3] and Kenya Moore[4].

Porsha previously revealed that she’s no longer able to trust Marlo, who recently reconnected with Kenya, who has refused to drop her ongoing inquiry into the alleged sex Porsha had with Bolo, the stripper who performed at Cynthia Bailey‘s bachelorette party.

“Both of y’all — Porsha, I love you to death,” Marlo said, as the ladies ate the dinner they made with Big Freedia. “[Kenya] would never be able to have me cross you in no kind of way. Kenya, I’m moving baby steps with you, but I love where we’re at and it feels good.”

Kenya wasn’t happy with that, though, because she’s adamant that Porsha had sex with the stripper, and according to her, anyone who’s willing to let Porsha go without confirming it isn’t “telling the whole truth.”

“Porsha told me it did not happen and that’s what we’re going with,” Marlo told Kenya, who then said Marlo is making this “messy” by airing their drama out in front of Big Freedia. Marlo was fine with that and she actually suggested that Porsha and Kenya have a one-on-one conversation — privately — to squash their beef once and for all.

However, Porsha wasn’t interested in doing that either. “I no longer have anything else to say,” Porsha told Marlo.

Marlo Hampton on ‘RHOA’. (Bravo)

Marlo then said she’s willing to let the whole thing go if both women agree to not name the other while conversing with her. But when both Porsha and Kenya say that they don’t speak about the other while talking to Marlo, Marlo bugged out.

“Both of you have me in an uncomfortable position,” she said. “Both of you motherf***ers talked to me about each when I wasn’t there!”

Porsha didn’t love being called a “motherf***er”, so that also set her off and lead to a bunch of bleeps.

Meanwhile, Marlo didn’t love getting yelled at so she decided to leave the dinner altogether. “I’mma do you, and I’mma do you. Goodnight with y’all fake aes. Goodnight, fake-a b***hes. Goodnight!” Marlo yelled, as she stormed out of the restaurant.

Later, when the ladies arrived back in Atlanta — fortunately, they escaped a wicked hurricane making its way towards New Orleans — Porsha told Cynthia that she’s drawling a line in the sand when it comes to her relationship with Marlo.

Want more drama? New episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta air Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.


  1. ^ The Real Housewives of Atlanta (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Kandi Burruss (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ Porsha Williams (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ Kenya Moore (hollywoodlife.com)

Christopher Rogers

‘RHOA’ Recap: Porsha Williams Confronts Marlo Hampton Over Her Friendship With Kenya Moore

Things got extra tense during the March 28 episode of ‘RHOA’, when Porsha finally talked through her issues with Marlo.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta[1]‘s Porsha Williams[2] and Marlo Hampton went toe-to-toe during the March 28 episode, when the former revealed that she still isn’t over the latter’s newfound friendship with Kenya Moore[3].

“Well, since this seems like a nice, healing space, I feel like we should talk,” Porsha told Marlo after pulling her aside, following the group’s dancing class in New Orleans. “I feel like your movement has changed being a friend to me.”

“It’s been like an elephant in the room and I feel it’s different because of Kenya,” Marlo shared, to which Porsha replied, “This whole thing with Kenya if you want to bring it up. You had your showroom, I didn’t know when the showroom was opening. I knew that you were having it because you had told me about it.”

“I didn’t invite anyone to it,” Marlo then said before explaining why Kenya went. “She called and asked could she come.”

“I would love to support my friends, but that opportunity wasn’t there,” Porsha replied. “And then now you’ve been here this whole weekend, you have not called my phone, nothing.”

The ladies traveled to New Orleans this week, and Porsha wasn’t happy with the way Marlo was ignoring her but giving Kenya special attention.

But Marlo didn’t see it that way, as she told Porsha, “I am a friend to you and I feel like you don’t trust me being friends with someone who you do not f*** with. Let’s keep it one hundred. I wasn’t here for Kenya at all when y’all was doing playdates.”

Porsha Williams (BRAVO)

Then, a flashback showed a scene from last year, when Porsha and Kenya were on good terms and having baby playdates before their falling out over “strippergate” this season.

“Wasn’t I hating on her [then]?” Marlo asked. “You was, ‘No, she’s so sweet.’”

After Marlo tried to explain why she chose to make up with Kenya earlier this season, Porsha said, “And as soon as ya’ll met up, that’s when your energy changed.”

“I feel like that’s when you changed,” Marlo clapped back.

But what truly irked Porsha was when Marlo asked her whether or not the rumor about the stripper was true. Porsha said no one, who is truly her friend, has had to ask that yet, which made her question Marlo’s loyalty to her even more. Porsha obviously denied the rumor that she had sex with the stripper at Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party, and their conversation didn’t really end well.

And when both of the ladies rejoined everyone on the bus, Marlo said she didn’t want to talk because she was exhausted from the conversation she had with Porsha. Kenya tried finding out what happened, but Marlo wouldn’t divulge very much.

Earlier in the episode, Drew Sidora confronted LaToya Ali over her decision to not drink while in New Orleans. And LaToya was so irked by it that she called Drew a “bitch”. Kenya also upgraded her hotel room after Drew gave her the worst one of the bunch. And we’re sure she’ll be paying a hefty fine when she leaves because baby Brooklyn took a crayon and drew on everything in sight.

Want more drama? New episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta air Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.


  1. ^ The Real Housewives of Atlanta (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Porsha Williams (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ Kenya Moore (hollywoodlife.com)

Christopher Rogers