Nene Leakes Clarifies Porsha Stewart Statements

Nene Leakes, the 45-year-old reality television star and actress who appears on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is clearing up statements about wanting her co-star Porsha Stewart to be booted from the Bravo TV series.

During the third part of the show's season five reunion, Leakes told her fellow cast members that she believed it was time to replace one of them.

"I think we need to replace one of the Housewives on the show," Leakes said on the reunion show Sunday.

Leakes later appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" where she told host Andy Cohen that she believed Stewart should be booted from the show.

"Yes, I did feel that Porsha at that time needed to leave the show because there was something– I'm a good judge of character," Leakes told Cohen in a preview of the Bravo TV show. "I've been blessed, child, I've been given a gift– and I kept feeling like Porsha and Kordell were not being real enough."

However, the 45-year-old "Glee" and "New Normal" actress said her opinion has since changed.

"My opinion has changed. She should come right on back. Porsha has a big personality, she's has a lot to say," Leakes told host Andy Cohen. "Porsha should come back and be Porsha. [Kordell] was stopping that. I want her to grow and live her dream."

Stewart, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star whose husband publicly filed for divorce recently, has made it clear that Leakes has been a supportive friend while her marriage dissolved in media headlines.

"Well NeNe and Phaedra have just been amazing to me. You know, after they heard about the situation (the divorce), everybody reached out," Stewart told recently. "So I was thankful for that. That was nice to see everybody come together for the sisterhood in support of me. So that was nice. But those two ladies are ladies that I talk to."