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NeNe Leakes Getting Friendly With Star Jones’ Ex, Al Reynolds

Celebrity Apprentice enemies NeNe Leakes and Star Jones just can’t seem to stay out of the gossip pages. Ro recently reported that the two were working on becoming friends — or at least frenemies. But now media reports are claiming that Leakes has been hanging out with Jones’ ex-husband, Al Reynolds, much to Jones’ chagrin.

“Star thinks it’s pathetic that these two has-beens have teamed up together,” said a friend of Jones to “NeNe knows how much pain and hurt that man caused Star. For NeNe to suddenly befriend him tells you exactly what sort of woman she really is.”

According to the source, Reynolds has been trying desperately to get back into the celebrity limelight ever since Jones divorced him in 2008.

“Al will do anything to get back into the press, including hanging out with reality stars,” said Jones’ friend, “but to be getting close and personal with a woman who has publicly stated she wouldn’t spit on your ex-wife if she was on fire — is just desperate.”

Reynolds has seen a recent increase in public interest since making guest appearances on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” alongside fiery besties Evelyn Lozado and Jennifer Williams. And a friendship with Leakes would no doubt give him even more media attention.

Do you think the claims are true? Is Reynolds using Leakes and other celebrity friends to get back in the limelight?

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