Leakes recently wrote about the situation, stating:
I always like to be true to myself and speak from my heart and I hope that you will feel me and that I don’t offend you. My exterior may come off tough to some but my heart is made of pure gold! I have overcome and conquered things that would have broken the average person.
She goes on to express how what many of you feel is her ‘stellar acting’ was a really vulnerable moment that she never wanted to express while the cameras were rolling and goes on to thank the cast members who supported her during her time of need.
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Nene continues in her ‘Final Bravo Blog of Season 7‘…
My breakdown didn’t just come out of no where like some would like for you to think! It took courage and strength for me to drop my walls in front of women who had said the most ugliest things about me all season! Women who I feel honestly wanted to hurt me! Women who were 100% against me. Women who has shown me zero support. Women who has shown the utmost hate for me. I need you to understand what it took for me to put myself on display for all to see and how vulnerable I felt in that moment.
Honestly I never wanted to cry or feel vulnerable in front of people who don’t like me! (I’m crying as I write this) I understand that forgiveness is powerful which is why I wanted to let my walls down. I am not an abandoned woman! I am not a victim! I love my mother with every inch of me and I’m sure she wanted more for me than she could offer at the time! I didn’t understand that as a young girl but I understand that as a mother today!
I reached out to majority of the ladies after the reunion to thank them for their support & kindness that day because they seemed to show support during my breakdown. But I find it hard to believe that some of their intentions were genuine and sincere! Certainly after something so serious some have continued with the nasty negativity in the press and on social media. Which makes it hard for me to trust or have any relationship with them.
Moving forward for me doesn’t mean having a friendship It just means that I’m past the bullshit & some people need the bullshit to survive on this show. I don’t! Cynthia We had our little chat that day and we have texted since then but again thank you! Claudia Thank you for keeping your word after we spoke. Phaedra and Porsha you guys have been just amazing all season long and you continue to be. Thanks to all of you who have tuned into the show season after season and supported me since day one and never wavered.
[Sidebar: Looks like Kandi and Kenya were both left out of the thank you note. Interesting… ]