Porsha Williams and NeNe Leakes have had an up-and-down relationship over the years on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

By Dave Quinn
April 04, 2019 04:14 PM
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Weeks before NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams had their headline-making, friendship-ending fight on social media, the two Real Housewives of Atlanta costars faced off at the season 11 reunion taping.

The argument began when Williams accused Leakes of not being a supportive friend, and footage of their battle was released by Bravo on Thursday. Things start innocently enough, with Cohen asking Leakes, 51, if she’s been checking in with Williams, 37, to see how her pregnancy was going (Williams gave birth to daughter Pilar Jhena on March 22). Leakes immediately shuts Cohen down, telling him a frank, “No.”

The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host then points out that Leakes missed Williams’ sex reveal party.

“She ain’t been to s—. You ain’t been to nothing for me,” Williams says, telling Cohen that Leakes’ absence hurt her feelings. “I’m being real. I noticed a pattern after the baby shower. I go to NeNe’s events. However, last year, I had the vegan dinner? She didn’t come. Sex reveal? She didn’t come. She didn’t come to the baby shower. She likes to tell people that I am not a supportive friend? You have not been supportive of me either.”

Porsha Williams, Andy Cohen and NeNe Leakes
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Leakes, of course, does not just sit back and take it.

The O.G. Atlanta Housewife immediately goes on the attack, laughing off Williams’ claims and alleging that Williams isn’t in her corner.

“You haven’t been supportive,” Leakes says. “Ask the the rest of your cast whether they think you’ve been very supportive. I’m telling you that I don’t think you are supportive.

Andy Cohen with the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta at the season 11 reunion
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Williams and Leakes have had an up-and-down relationship over the years on RHOA.

Nowhere was that more clear than in season 10, when Leakes told Williams that the door was “closed” on their friendship during a tense disagreement early on. By the end of the season, they were close again, with Leakes calling Williams — who joined the show in season 5 — her “little sister.”

As for where they stand now, it appears that family bond is broken for good.

In text message that Williams posted and later deleted, it appeared the two exchanged some nasty insults.

“Try dieting,” Leakes allegedly texted Williams just six days after she gave birth, referencing Williams’ “giant body” and skinny ankles and calling her a “big piggy with the busted shape” (among other things). “That’s something you have never been good at. … [You] lying ass big fat hungry bitch.”

Williams had words for Leakes of her own, slamming Leakes’ “granddaddy long legs and box body” and calling her “sick” in the alleged messages.

NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams
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After Leakes shared the alleged messages, Leakes went on the defense, sharing alleged text messages she had sent to Williams congratulating her on giving birth.

“This is what I sent you after you gave birth!,” Leakes wrote in a now-deleted Instagram. “I sent you text messages last night after I saw on social media what you had said. I could have responded back on social media, but I decided to text rather than do that.”

“I know you need viewers to tune into your 3 episode commercial, which is why you doing the most!” Leakes said, referencing Williams’ 3-episode spinoff series around the final days of her pregnancy and the birth of her first child. “Bye ankles. #HBIC.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion kicks off Sunday (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.