NeNe Leakes will NOT be returning for the upcoming season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” said NeNe. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
Don’t worry NeNe fans; you’ll be able to still see your girl on television — just on totally new projects (including her upcoming spin-off with Kim Zolciak).
“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” Leakes teases of the series she begins filming this week. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”
We’re sad to see NeNe leave the show; we were looking forward to seeing her interactions with Kim Fields. Will you be watching Housewives without NeNe?