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Under fire for her various feuds with co-stars, The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member NeNe Leakes says she is 100 percent on Team Phaedra Parks.

You don’t have to watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online to know that Parks has been put through the wringer by estranged, imprisoned husband Apollo Nida.

Nida entered prison in September to begin his eight-year sentence on bank fraud and identity theft charges. Phaedra Parks will divorce him, she recently confirmed.

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While she’s clashed with just about everybody on the show, NeNe Blogged this week that “it’s always sad to see a family end no matter who’s right or wrong.”

She says she was “a rock for Phaedra during this time and never judged her.”

Perhaps throwing shade at others who can’t exactly say the same, NeNe pointed out that she hopes the incident will serve as “an eye opener” for Phaedra.


By that, Leakes means she is a woman of character, and of her word:

“It’s always the ones you never thought would support you that do, and the ones you thought would be there during rough times that always seem to magically disappear.”

(To hear Nida tell it on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 Episode 1, Phaedra magically disappeared on him, but that’s neither here nor there.)

NeNe hinted that viewers will see Phaedra’s old running mates “pretend to twirl and blow with the wind, while your girl continues to be the queen they wish they were!”

Those are not-so-cryptic fightin’ words, and we’re sure she knows it.

NeNe has come under attack from Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore, among others, for being a fair-weather friend, but she’s clearly brushing that off her shoulders.

We’ll see if her actions back that up as the season progresses.

One thing no one argue with NeNe on is that she’s #1.

As the highest-paid member of the Bravo flagship series, whose premiere broke ratings records last Sunday, she talks the talk and walks the walk.

Whether she proves to be a good friend? Stay tuned.