Cynthia Bailey And Kenya Moore's Friendship Will Never Be The Same. Here's Why

While the drama is always served up impeccably, another great element to watching "The Real Housewives" that's not talked about enough is the blossoming of friendships. The franchise is known for its explosive fights and gossiping, but through it all you can see some true and meaningful friendships forming. Sure, the fights are fiery but they always come with a kumbaya moment at the end with the women reconciling and rebuilding their bond. What would "The Real Housewives" be without the iconic '"frick and frack" Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams sisterhood, or the constant ups and down of Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan, per Screen Rant

Cynthia Bailey's most infamous friendship was always with Nene Leakes as she introduced her onto "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The duo have had a deep and touching friendship that's had a tumultuous time and sadly ended, according to Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Which is funny considering that the very person behind their estrangement quickly became Bailey's new bff, Kenya Moore

Moore has been quite the polarizing addition to "RHOA." Some fans love her quick-wit shade, while others consider her the villain of the show. She quickly became close friends with Bailey after the pair clashed during her first season. The bffs have been tighter than ever since then — even costing Bailey her friendship with Leakes. Although, it looks like history has repeated itself as the friends seem to have reverted back to their first impressions of each other.

Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey have drifted apart

When Peacock announced that they would be releasing a "Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip" show that would include a crossover of OG housewives from all across the franchise, fans were elated, per Bravo TV. True followers of the franchise knew this had to mean some serious clashing, but they assumed it would be between the strangers on the show and not the OG friends that entered together. Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore proved them wrong as they wasted no time building tension and clashing by the third episode. Bailey began to feel Moore was neglecting her and prioritizing her new friendships while disrespecting their existing one, according to Vulture. Eventually, a confrontation took place and the pair didn't seem to see eye to eye. 

Now, Bailey has spoken out a few times about how their friendship has not recovered. Speaking to Distractify she shared, "The dynamic of the friendship has definitely changed, I just have to be honest about that. It is what it is." More recently, during an appearance on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live," Bailey confirmed the pair were respectfully no longer close. "I love Kenya. I will always have love for her, but we are not where we used to be." Bailey revealed. Now, with Bailey having left "RHOA," there's no telling if the friends will ever reconcile.