Bailey, 53, exchanged vows with Hill, 50, in October after greater than two years collectively. Whereas the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was completely satisfied to mark the momentous event together with her household and associates, there was one one who she would have cherished to have seen RSVP: former costar NeNe Leakes.
“I did invite her to the marriage. She didn’t come and, you understand, that’s simply just about the place it’s. I respect it,” Bailey tells Us Weekly completely forward of the season 13 premiere of RHOA on Sunday, December 6. “She was one of many first to satisfy Mike. … Mike and I had a dialog about that [and we] simply mentioned, ‘You understand what? It simply doesn’t really feel proper to not invite her.’”
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Although Bailey acknowledges that it was “a bit of disappointing,” to not see Leakes, 52, within the crowd as she walked down the aisle, she respects the choice.
“As a result of she was round through the early phases after I met my husband, it simply would’ve been good to see her and [her husband] Gregg,” Bailey provides. “However once more, there’s no stress. I’m not forcing something. I’m nice [with] the place we’re in our good little respectful place. … I simply do issues that make me really feel good. And nonetheless, the particular person responds, I’m nice with it. I obtain it.”
One month earlier than Bailey’s marriage ceremony, Leakes introduced that she was leaving the cast of RHOA and wouldn’t be returning for its thirteenth season.
“It wasn’t a simple determination for me. It was onerous,” the Glee alum informed followers in an emotional YouTube video in September. “I’m simply so completely satisfied that I can say that I used to be part of a style that opened up doorways for Black ensemble actuality reveals. I need to thank all people that has appeared as much as me through the years. … I want to thank Bravo for all of the reminiscences. … Thanks to the solid for all the reminiscences.”
Leakes was an unique member of the RHOA solid when the sequence premiered in 2008. She left the present in 2015 earlier than season 8 however returned two years later. Earlier than confirming her second exit from the fact sequence, rumors swirled that she had been fired. Bailey previously told Us in August that Leakes was “coping with some contract stuff” and that the remaining solid members had been unsure of the New Regular alum’s future on the present.
Whereas the Housewives confronted their fair share of ups and downs by the years, Bailey holds no onerous emotions for her former costar. Nonetheless, the pair didn’t communicate earlier than Leakes introduced she was leaving the present.
“My friendship [with NeNe] shouldn’t be in the identical place that it was,” Bailey tells Us. “I want her effectively. If I bumped into her at Costco tomorrow, I’d be like, ‘Hey, oh, my God, how are you?’ For me, I stay in a spot of respect with reference to that relationship.”
Season 13 of Actual Housewives of Atlanta premieres on Bravo on Sunday, December 6, at 8 p.m. ET.
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