Marlo Hampton is adding to the new trend of apologies and makeups that has taken over “ The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” after she offered an apology to NeNe Leakes and any other Housewife she may have offended during last week’s episode.
In the midst of all the controversy and negative stereotypes that come with reality TV, it seems like the Atlanta ladies of the “Real Housewives” may be trying to take accountability for their actions and the way they behave on national television.
NeNe and her former best friend Marlo got into a nasty verbal altercation at Cynthia Bailey’s field day-inspired event, which ended with NeNe throwing water on Marlo, and Marlo calling out NeNe’s bad hairpiece.
The women have been hurling insults at each other on Twitter, but now that emotions have settled it appears Marlo just wants to make amends.
“Whether I want to be or not, I am a role model to my glam-it-up girls, nieces, goddaughters and other young women who are watching and imitating my behavior,” Marlo wrote on her blog. “I need to do better. I can’t promise you I’ll turn the other cheek if I’m slapped, (don’t suggest anyone try me, I’m not there yet).”
She then addressed the RHOA castmates and admitted that while they may never get along, she doesn’t want things to boil over the way they did in the past.
“To al the RHOA/Bridesmaids I have offended: Phaedra, Kandi, Kim, Sheree, Diana, Pat and NeNe, I apologize,” she added. “We may never be friends or see eye to eye on anything, (and I’m cool with that!) however, I don’t need to tear you down to build myself up. I know who I am – The Diva, Marlo Patrice Hampton and I am the spotlight, but so are you. Let’s all bask in it.”
Not necessarily the most tear-jerking apology, but an apology nonetheless.
“I apologize for my part in this shameful drama that reinforces stereotypes about who we are as black women,” she wrote. “And pray that one day we’ll realize nobody wins when even one of us loses.”
Only time will tell if the apologetic attitude sticks and whether the women will actually make an effort to clean up their acts.
Kenya Moore and NeNe also recently exchanged apologies after the huge sleepover brawl, and Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey squashed their beef over Cynthia seemingly throwing shade at Kandi’s fiance Todd.