Bad news for Real Housewives of Atlanta fans. NeNe Leakes is not coming back for the show’s eighth season. NeNe has been on the show from the beginning and fans grew to love her.
NeNe spoke to People about her decision, “This was definitely a hard decision for me. 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.”
She also spoke about upcoming projects on her radar. Most recently, NeNe became a character in Kim Kardashian‘s mobile game. Kim shared a picture on Instagram introducing her new character.
“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend. 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,” she revealed.
NeNe also said it feels like “a weight has been lifted” following her decision to leave the show. It’s no secret she was usually at the center of many arguments among the housewives. However, NeNe says, “I’m not saying I’m gone forever. I’ll probably pop up and play with those girls every now and then.”
After all, Andy Cohen gave her his seal of approval.
We love @NeNeLeakes & she is always welcome back to the house she helped build! She's a Real Housewife forever!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 30, 2015
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