Actually, I’m hearing that Nene was humbled after a season trying to make it on her own. In that time, she ate dinner on a reality show or two, did six episodes of To Tell The Truth that have yet to air did two guest appearances on Fashion Police, and turned up here and there on tabloid TV shows. None of those pay well and the latter doesn’t pay at all. In fact all of those appearances are things one does to increase publicity for whatever primary employment one has.
She has also allegedly tried to get a grant from the government to start a shop in Atlantic City that seems to have gone no where, said she was going to hold empowerment luncheons for women that don’t seem to have happened, claimed she was going on a speaking tour like AC Squared, which never panned out, design furniture, and plenty of other things I can’t recall, none of which came to fruition. Oh and she diva(ed) her way out of a spin-off with Kim Biermann when she was the one who really needed the gig.
So with a giant empty house and a big mortgage and a dwindling shoe allowance, she made the first conciliatory move to mend her relationship with Bravo and asked to guest on one of the final episodes. She managed to get a day rate for at least two episodes of this season after two weeks of phone calls with the casting person, and is fully expected to regain her peach next season.
Check out the above photo Nene just posted on her Instagram. She is really attempting to make up with Cynthia and Kenya it would seem. She hasn’t posted any pictures in ages of anything but her ratchet fans in those ratchet T-shirts.
Before you all start with the declarations of refusing to watch next season, I should tell you that my sources indicate we might be getting “humble Nene” next season. Now before you laugh, Nene is in process of another short stint on Broadway and is already training with vocal coaches and acting coaches to prepare for her debut next month. Broadway is excruciatingly difficult with very taxing schedules of generally eight shows a week. While Nene has already proved she has the stamina to do it, the pay is in the accomplishment and not in the almighty dollar that Nene has become accustomed to. Personal achievement and self-esteem do not pay the mortgage. And so it seems, Nene has had an epiphany and is willing to do what it takes to get that Bravo check again. Even if it means, making up with Carlos King, and Cynthia, and Kenya, and Andy, and the Bravo execs, and the crew and whoever has the potential for a peach next season. No more diva behavior, no more unreasonable salary demands.
She will be back next season if she can pull this off.
So now the question becomes, “Can she maintain this newly manufactured personality? Or will she revert to her diva behaviors once the contract for next year is signed?” I’d be willing to reconsider my position on Nene if we got the one we see weeping on the Broadway stage humbled and grateful for her good fortune. But I’m not counting on it.