“NeNe and I have always been friends. I know there came a point in time when she said we were never friends, you know she’s an emotional person and reactive,” she told PEOPLE Now on Monday. “But we’ve always had a fondness for each other. She’s sorely missed.”
After starring on the show for eight seasons, Leakes has stepped out of the reality spotlight in season 9. Of Leakes’ time on the series, Moore acknowledged that the actress and fashion designer “helped to bring the show to this level of success that we have today. You can’t discount her for that.”
Despite no longer sharing screen time, Moore said she and Leakes still talk every week, adding, “We’re friends. We’re good.”
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Moore also opened up about her RHOA friend Cynthia Bailey, who is currently undergoing a sticky divorce from Peter Thomas on screen and off. The two tied the knot in 2010, but Moore dished that “even though she still loves Peter, it’s just not working out.”
“I think she is getting to a better place. She’s really excited to turn 50, and I think she’s trying to put anything that’s negative behind her,” Moore said. “I think she’s in a great situation right now — as good as it can be to be a divorce.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.