<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=nene leakes&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>NeNe Leakes</strong></a> has lost many friends along the way, but plans to continue making her dreams come true -- at whatever cost. In this week's issue of <em>Life & Style</em>, on newsstands now, Nene tells the magazine she's launching her own wine label called Miss Moscato, is working on a shoe line and aspires to be the next Oprah Winfrey with her own talk show--and no one can hold her back. "It's very difficult," NeNe laments. "You can't trust a lot of people. Your girlfriends all change, and your family is now against you. There's definitely a cost that comes with fame." <br />
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 43, is sought after for lucrative product endorsements and is looking at multimillion-dollar estates, but putting her quest for fame and fortune above her friendships has made her the pariah of the hit Bravo reality series. "I have never experienced so much hate, so much negativity," NeNe confided to Life & Style after watching the dramatic Nov. 13 episode, in which the other women bashed her behind her back for her exploding ego, inflated bank account -- and even her teeth!
NeNe is quick to blame the estrangement on her co-stars, claiming that they're envious of her rising stardom, particularly her stint as a contestant on last season's Celebrity Apprentice. "I've got a lot of shine and had things happen for me, and they're definitely jealous," NeNe asserts.
Boasting that she's had more success than any of the other Atlanta Housewives (including Grammy winner Kandi Burruss), NeNe advises her former pals to get to work and stop tearing her down. "They can go out and make it happen for themselves, but don't try to take it from me!" she tells Life & Style.
Tune in to watch NeNe in action on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Sundays at 9p.m. on Bravo.
For more from NeNe, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
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