Marlo Hampton, the notorious recurring background character on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, made a brief appearance on the popular reality show last week as she chatted with her new ‘friend’ Kenya Moore.
You may recall that I was first to spill the tea a few months back about Marlo & Nene Leakes’ ‘real life’ fall out (click HERE if you missed that) after Hampton jumped ship & switched to Team Kenya.
[FLASHBACK: Marlo Hampton Supports Her New BFF Kenya Moore... ]
Leakes referred to Hampton as an ‘opportunist’ who befriends anyone who can help her get camera time, and while Marlo fully embraces the term, she feels that NeNe is the one who could use a piece of humble pie.
Well, my time on the show this week was brief and unfortunately, I couldn’t be there for the charity event. I was already scheduled to be out of town for another engagement, but definitely supported Ms. Kenya and the very worthwhile cause she wanted to help.
Let me start by saying that while Kenya and I are not best friends, (we only met recently) I refuse to let others determine whether or not I should befriend her. She has done nothing but support me and whenever we’re together we always have a grand ole time. I don’t need to sit in judgment of her… She has enough judges and juries already! As far as I’m concerned, we’re cool! Time will tell how it all works out in the long run, won’t it?
[Rumor Control: Nene Leakes Did NOT Get Marlo Hampton Fired From RHOA (Yet)]
As I said, when I first started spending time with NeNe, (who initially was not too happy about me being on RHOA, but then “appeared” to take me under her wing), I didn’t let the warnings from Kandi and Phaedra deter me from giving her the benefit of the doubt. I looked up to her as a big sister since she and my oldest sister, (who is 8 years my senior and full of wisdom) are the same age.
I really thought she understood where I came from and how I was trying to change my life for the better, just as she had done. We all have a past, but we can choose to leave it behind us. (I guess I should have listened to the ladies, huh? Sorry…)
Wow… wasn’t Marlo just a ‘bride-maid’ in Nene’s wedding? Jeez… with opportunistic ‘friends’ like this who needs enemies? *sigh*
Marlo goes on to address being called an ‘opportunist’ by her former bff, Nene Leakes, who felt some kinda way when she had to find out through the grapevine that Marlo had befriended Kenya Moore AFTER she found out that Kenya and Nene were on the outs.
I’ve been called an opportunist, often! But honestly, who among us does not take advantage of opportunities that improve the quality of our lives and allow us to realize our dreams? Who among us doesn’t use our gifts, brains, beauty and talents to our benefit?
Let she/he who lives in the glass house, (of delusions) throw the first stone at me. Unlike some of us, I don’t believe that there are people who “are not on my level!” Last I heard, God created all of us equal.
Last but not least, Marlo shatters the walls of her own ho’ing glass house to offer a few words of wisdom to her ex-best friend, stating:
That “taste” of Hollywood is like fresh, sweet ice cream. The only problem is, eventually it will melt and the “taste” will fade leaving not even a linger of flavor…
Perhaps some of us should learn the meaning of humility because just like an elevator, the people you put off, might be the same ones you want to hold the door when you’re trying to get back on… Ijs!
[Sidebar: Is Marlo speaking from experience after having been BOOTED from RHOA without tasting (or holding) a peach?]
What do you think of Marlo’s blog & the statements she made about her former friend?