Marlo Hampton, the socialite who became popular on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" insists she is not a woman who makes money strictly from dating men.
While actress and reality television star NeNe Leakes and Hampton became friends while filming "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," the latter only appeared in the series during its fourth season and did not return for the fifth. However, Leakes brought her friend along as a bridesmaid for her recent wedding, which was also filmed for her spinoff series, "I Dream of NeNe."
While another one of Leakes' bridesmaids Diane Gowin called Hampton a gold digger, the sociality insisted that she did not live up to the title. Hampton once dated NFL free agent Charles Grant and insisted that he served as proof that she was not solely after money when dating significant others.
"I'm gonna tell you this. If I find a guy and he's broke and I really love him, I hope he has fashion sense," Hampton told CocoaFab.com recently. "I'm OK with it if he has that drive to get out there and work. When I dated Charles Grant, he wasn't loaded. I had more money than him at the time. I was taking care of him."
Still, Hampton's friend Leakes' recently raised some questions about her friend publicly.
"When Marlo and I worked on 'Real Housewives [of Atlanta],' she was just appearing here and there," Leakes told Entertainment Weekly recently. "When we worked on 'I Dream of NeNe,' I could see her business sense, and it just wasn't attractive." NeNe told Entertainment Weekly. ".."After working with Marlo on the show, I could see why she was not a housewife because she's super difficult. She's super extra."
Still, Hampton has defended the fact that she is in Leakes' wedding, despite their shorter history with one another before the wedding.
"All of the people NeNe chose to be in her wedding have meant something special to her at some point in her life. It doesn't matter if she's known them her whole life, or just a few years, she made her choices, so we should all respect that – and most of us do…," she wrote on her personal blog.