Nene Leakes slammed so-called close friend, bridesmaid and reality show star wanna-be Marlo Hampton as an over-the-top diva who is not even a star and who was never asked to be a full-time member of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” According to the story written by Terry Shropshire “Friend of the site” and Rollingout.com editor at large.
“After working with Marlo on the show (“I Dream of Nene”), I could see why she was not a housewife, because she’s super difficult,” NeNe said. “She’s super extra.”
Now, Hampton claps back at Leakes, saying that producers love her prickly personality or else she never would have been casted in both shows to begin with. Furthermore, Hampton clarifies, she has never become a full-time housewife is not because of her attitude, but because she is not married.
“I have no husband, so I can’t even be a full-time housewife,” Marlo says.
But she does say that it’s her unique personality that allows her to show up on the Bravo screen.
“There’s nothing normal about me — I love being extra and I own it,” she says in an interview with radaronline.com. “That’s part of Marlo. Me being normal, you wouldn’t see me every week being on the show and I’m sure she wouldn’t have asked me to be in her wedding if I wasn’t extra.”
Hampton continues, “Everyone loves my personality. The producers love me. Which producer wouldn’t love me? It would be a fool not to, right?”
Hampton considers herself a prominent member of both shows and compares herself to Marysol Patton on the “The Real Housewives of Miami” and Kim Depaola on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
“It just would be friend of the housewives, [but] I always just say a cast member because I’m on it,” Marlo explains. “I’m being called to tape… so I would definitely say I’m a cast member with Bravo.”
Marlo even confirms that she will be appearing in the upcoming Season 6 of RHOA.
“I’m taping a couple of scenes here and there,” she says. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you that, but yeah.”
Even if Hampton ever got married, she doubts she would option to become a full-time cast member on RHOA.
“It depends on what my husband would want,” she says. “That would definitely have to be 50-50 because I feel some men would not [like that]. You know I want to marry a successful man, so hopefully [he would] tell me it’s not for me.”
Besides, Hampton embraces her uniqueness from the other housewives.
“I’m different and I’m okay being different,” she admits. “I’m on my own little planet and I’m fine on it.”