Exclusive: Nene Leakes Is Lobbying for Phaedra Parks to Return to 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' Kandi Has Threatened to Quit If She Does

After dropping some exclusive tidbits on season 12 of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ yesterday, we’re back with a few more.

Sources tell lovesbcott.com exclusively that Phaedra Parks’ return to the show is being heavily pushed by NeNe Leakes. We’re told she feels that if the network is bringing Kenya Moore back, then she would feel better about having a cast member return that’s ‘on her side’ as well.

The problem? In the past, Kandi Burruss made it clear both publicly and privately that if Phaedra returns she’ll quit the show. Considering Kandi’s three RHOA spin-offs are the highest rated ‘Housewives’ spin-offs, the network doesn’t want to risk losing a proven money-maker for the likes of Ms. Parks.

Kandi’s business empire keeps growing AND she’ll have another baby girl via surrogate next season, so Bravo isn’t taking chances on letting her go. For that reason alone, Phaedra’s return is unlikely.

You never know what NeNe might leverage to get Phaedra back, so only time will truly tell.

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