2012 has been good to NeNe Leakes, so would you expect her Christmas to be any different? The ‘Ebony’ cover girl threw her family and friends a lavish Christmas party to celebrate and share her good fortune. Both of her sons were on hand as well as her ex-husband turned new boyfriend Gregg Leakes. The pair walked into the venue looking like royalty; NeNe dressed in a sheer lace top and festive black mermaid-style skirt and Gregg dressed in a dapper suit accented with a black bow tie.
With NeNe having questioned the validity of her relationship with Walter Jackson, one might not expect The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya to be in attendance at any function given by Ms. Leakes. However, she showed up to support her sometime friend and full-time castmate. There were other reality TV stars at the diva’s Christmas party as well, including Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Mimi Faust and special ‘Housewives’ guest and resident hairdresser Derek J.
On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss addressed NeNe about the lack of support she felt from the ‘New Normal’ star. For her part, Nene admitted there had been tension in their relationship to begin with, but she was indeed proud of the songwriting mogul. She also admitted that she felt the same way about Kandi’s support, saying that she doesn’t always feel the love from the ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ host regarding her emerging successful career. That heartfelt exchange might have been a turning point for the pair’s relationship, but Kandi was still absent from NeNe’s Christmas party.
Speaking of the former Xscape member, her new relationship with boyfriend Todd Tucker seems to generate nothing but smiles. Kandi hasn’t always been lucky in love. She was formerly engaged to the late AJ Jewell, who was shot and killed a few years back. After that devastating event, fans wondered how she would pick herself up and move along in love. But, the resilient Burruss has indeed bounced back and seems happier than ever.
Will she get a ring before castmate Kenya? Between Walter’s revelation that his on-screen relationship with Kenya was ‘fake’, Kandi definitely has a chance at walking down the aisle before Kenya “please marry me” Moore.