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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Vivica A. Fox attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb, Neuro Drinks and Walmart on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.

During a recent episode of Fox Soul’s Out Loud With Claudia Jordan, Vivica A. Fox insinuated that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes is using drugs.

Jordan mentioned to her guests, Fox, LisaRaye, and Syleena Johnson that Leakes had recently spoken out and said that she began going to therapy after the twelfth season of RHOA.

Leakes had also stated that she felt “attacked” during the recent season’s virtual reunion show. Jordan then asked her guests, “should we commend her” for opening up about seeking help via a therapist.

Nene Leakes

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 22: NeNe Leakes attends Jeezy’s Inaugural SnoBall for his Non-Profit Street Dreamz Foundation at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead on August 22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

“I don’t think it’s anything that she hasn’t gone through with the 25 seasons that she’s done,” LisaRaye responded. “What extra has happened?” LisaRaye then asked. “Or now it has gotten to her that now this is too much, and if it’s too much then there will be another decision coming.”

” I do think that mental health awareness is key. I think that we all should be excited about mental health, ” Sylneena Johnson said before smiling snarkily.

“I love that you did that nice little smile on the end of that,” Fox told Johnson after she commented on the RHOA star’s recent confession.

RHOA Cast Members

NEW YORK – MARCH 10: (L-R) NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Kandi Burruss and Kim Zolciak attend Bravo’s 2010 Upfront Party at Skylight Studio on March 10, 2010 in New York City.

“Baby, sometimes, I’m just like, ‘what is really going on?'” Fox said before telling Jordan, “Claudia, let’s talk about it for a second, honey. Just you and I.”

“I just wanted to know did you see a little, um um,” Fox said, as she swiped her fingers underneath her nose, insinuating that perhaps Leakes had done cocaine. “Cause I just thought it’s a whole lot of adrenaline and stuff going on, so it must be another level of something.”

“You mean when it gets sweaty right here?” Jordan asked Fox, as she swiped her fingers across her nose, similar to Fox. “Yea,” Fox said. “I know what you mean,” Jordan replied.

“It was what right there?” LisaRaye then asked Jordan. “You know it gets a little sweaty right there when it’s hot,” Jordan told LisaRaye while swiping her finger underneath her nose again.

“Ohhhh,” LisaRaye responded while nodding her head. “I don’t like to speak on anybody on Housewives because I did one season and it’s like you’re being a hater,” Jordan said.

Jordan then stated that she lives between Dallas and Los Angeles and she’s happy with her life as a television host. After Jordan said what she said regarding previously being on RHOA, Fox backtracked and asked Jordan, “Wait, she’s getting therapy for mental or consumption?”

When Fox asked the question, she then mimed her hands as if she was holding a cup and drinking. Jordan told Fox that Leakes felt traumatized when she was asked questions during the reunion show. “She felt like they were coming for her,” Jordan said.

“So, she’s getting help from a therapist, or she’s going to dry out?” Fox asked Jordan. Jordan then softly laughed, while LisaRaye smirked, and Johnson laughed while calling Fox’s name.

“It’s…well no…because,” Fox said while shrugging her shoulders, as everyone laughed. “We’re about to be back on The Shade Room, tomorrow,” Jordan said while they all continued laughing.

“I definitely think that mentally something is going on. You can only spit out that much venom and after a while, it doesn’t affect you in a negative way,” Fox said when Jordan asked her directly what she thought was going on with Leakes since she’s been in “the business” for a long time.

“I went back to my time on the show. I didn’t get therapy when you said I was a whore and my clit left my body. That I was broke. That I filed bankruptcy and all of these horrible things. I just had to deal with it and be embarrassed for four years.,” Jordan said, referencing Leakes.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Members Over the Years


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