See, this is why Anderson Cooper and the rest of the world — well, the fraction of us that watch “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” anyway — love NeNe Leakes. Like NYC’s Bethenny, she tells the truth as she sees it. And she’s not ashamed.
According to the New York Daily News, in NeNe’s soon-to-be-released autobiography “Never Make The Same Mistake Twice,” the housewife admits to being a dancer… you know, the type that sheds their clothes for cash… and she unapologetically explains the predicament that led her to that place:
“Yes, I was a stripper. Let the judgments ensue. I’m not ashamed. What
difference does it make if I danced or not? Is the sun going to stop
shining? Is my past taking food out of your mouth? My son was in
private school, his father wasn’t chipping in for pull-ups or food, I
had no job and no money coming in, the rent was past due, and the super
told me and my roommate that our condo owner was about to put us out.
It was about survival.”
Go on, girl.
Oh, yeah, she does.
Not sure when the book was written, but while NeNe and Atlanta castmate Kim Zolciak seem to be mending fences on the show episodes currently airing, Leakes’ autobiography suggests she and Kim’s relationship is irreparably damaged:
not sure if she’s been clinically diagnosed, but I’m convinced that if
she were to lie down on a doctor’s couch, a psychiatrist could surmise
within minutes that Kim is a wack job. [Kim] without question [is] the
most superficial person I have ever come across in my life. If Kim
doesn’t have labels and nice cars and an expensive home, she will
literally die … gag me with two spoons.”
Personally, I’ve got no problem with NeNe or Kim. It’s that wicked Sheree that scares me.
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