He appeared on the series from seasons 3-10 while being married to and splitting from Cynthia Bailey. Thomas became known for always arguing with Bailey’s co-stars, which caused tension in their marriage. But Thomas revealed in a recent interview that Bailey feared that his spats with Nene Leakes would run their friendship and take away from her moments on screen.
He says Nene Leakes was intimidated by him potentially taking her shine on the show
Leakes was always known as the group’s queen bee and had no problem with confrontation. But according to Thomas, she met her match in him. Despite Leakes’ close friendship with his then-wife, he and Leakes often clashed. Leakes would accuse Thomas of always being in the women’s business. But he disagrees.
“That makes a lot of the girls upset too because we were taking camera time away from them,” Thomas told former RHOA producer Carlos King on an episode of Reality With the King podcast. “That’s why Nene told me to stay out of women’s business. Why n—a? Because I’m taking more camera time?” he asked. “I’ve got some s–t I want to promote too. She didn’t like that s–t at all.”
Thomas says things between them became so bad that Bailey would become upset with him out of fear that he was ruining her friendship with Leakes
King revealed the tidbit about things that were going on behind the scenes. “Behind the scenes, what people don’t know is Cynthia used to be mad at you for what she felt like you were taking away scenes from her and making the scenes about you and interfering with her friendship with Nene,” King revealed. Thomas agreed, noting that he was confused by the whole thing.
“I thought that was the dumbest thing ever because the whole purpose of why we were on the show is because of the money they were paying her and the exposure that we were getting as a couple. So, the more we taped, either myself or her, but when the cameras were gone, she felt the wrath of the girls, especially Nene…I used to go to bed every night and they’re on the phone, I used to wake up every morning and they’re on the phone and I’m like ‘Yo, why are you talking to the enemy?’” he says he thought to himself.
Thomas and Bailey split in 2017. Despite his rollercoaster relationship with Leakes, they remain close friends.