Are NeNe & Pheadra Still Friends? The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Didn't Always Get Along, But Tragedy Has Brought Them Together

It's always strange when a couple of Real Housewives become friends off camera, then present their new best-friendship to the world. And The Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe Leakes and Pheadra Parks are now close. Pheadra's husband, Apollo, just went to prison, but not before making things very awkward and uncomfortable for fans of the show when he blew up at his wife and accused her of cheating on him with an African man named Mr. Chocolate. That was never resolved, and their relationship seems to be over on a very bad note. But the people who are still there for Pheadra in this time are her friends.

Kandi, Pheadra's best friend on the show from way back when, was very skeptical about the series of events that led to Apollo finally surrendering himself. But somehow, over the past little while, Pheadra's biggest ally was... NeNe? They've NEVER gotten along, but Pheadra said that NeNe's actually been the one calling her every day and talking things through with her. Maybe that's why she's actually been so confident and firm in her treatment with Apollo.

They've come a long way from the talls vs. smalls days, or even when they first met back in the early seasons and NeNe thought Pheadra was too prissy to be friends with.

They don't have a very effusive relationship, and don't post it all up on Facebook or Twitter, but it sounds like both are still getting along. And now, Kandi is the one who's not necessarily in total agreement with Pheadra — in the preview for the next episode, sounds like Porsha and NeNe will use Kandi's hesitation to leave the restaurant as a way to break up their relationship. Weirder things have, technically, happened in the history of the show, but a Real Housewives of Atlanta where NeNe & Pheadra are besties? That's truly bizarre.

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