During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, NeNe Leakes called out her good friend and bridesmaid Marlo Hampton for being one of the most challenging bridesmaids ever.
She also said that it was because of this difficult behavior that Marlo who besides appearing on I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding appeared on Season 4 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has never been asked to become a full-time housewife.
“After working with Marlo on the show, I could see why she was not a housewife, because she’s super difficult,” NeNe said. “She’s super extra.”
Now, Marlo says that the reason 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. “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.”
Marlo continues, “Everyone loves my personality. The producers love me. Which producer wouldn’t love me? It would be a fool not to, right?”
While Marlo confirms that she has never been offered a full-time role, she does consider herself a cast member, similar to the likes of Marysol Patton on 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.”
And even if Marlo ever got married, she is not sure she would want to ever step up into the shoes as a full time housewife.
“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]. And you know I want to marry a successful man, so hopefully [he would] tell me it’s not for me.”
Besides, Marlo knows that she is different 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.”