Sometimes you just gotta do you!
Bravo's having a tough go of it recently with a ton of Real Housewives cast member departures. Brandi Glanville isn't coming back as a full time cast member for Beverly Hills and it recently came out that Nene Leaks is not returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta after seven seasons either!
[ Related: NeNe Leakes Gives AH-Mazing Diva Response About RHOA Surviving Her Departure! ]
Every time a departure happens from a show like this, there are all kinds of speculation as to what the reasoning might be! Though we like to think they leave on good terms, that isn't always the case and there are always news outlets that like to stir the pot!
Well it's a good thing we've got our connections, because NeNe's manager Steven Grossman revealed to us that the real reason she left had more to do with personal decisions and goals than it did anything else. He even clarified that the reality star was:
"[NeNe was] never negotiating with Bravo for the upcoming eighth season of RHOA as it was never about money. Her departure was driven by what made the most sense in terms of her long term career objectives and everything else she wants to accomplish."
Steven went on to say:
"Talent frequently get too comfortable and stay somewhere longer than they should because they are paralyzed by fear. Show business often requires risk in order for there to be a reward. If you aren't willing to bet on yourself then nobody else will bet on you either."
This is absolutely AH-Mazing and we couldn't be more supportive of Leaks!
But we also got a hopeful tease of the future when we were told:
"Nene's Broadway debut at the end of last season was a real full circle moment celebrating her journey. It felt like her story had been told and creatively the right way to end this chapter. This isn't necessarily goodbye to RHOA forever - just goodbye for now."
As sad as it is to say goodbye, we'll ALWAYS welcome Nene back with open arms!
We wish you the best and hope you fulfill all your hopes and dreams! And maybe if we're lucky, we'll see you pop back in for a surprise visit in Atlanta!
[Image via TNYF/WENN.]
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