The bloop is real!
When it was first announced that NeNe Leakes had quit Real Housewives of Atlanta ahead of Season 8, we were skeptical that she'd actually follow through with her exit.
Obviously, fans of the Bravo docuseries saw that NeNe did in fact pop up as a guest during their cast trip to Jamaica… but it sounds like that may be the last time RHOA ever sees its queen.
That's because it was reported on Monday afternoon that the reality TV icon will not be a part of Season 9 in any capacity, let alone as a friend or permanent housewife!
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According to TMZ, the 48-year-old Bravolebrity wants to focus on her other business ventures at this point in her life… but we're hearing she can still come back if producers promise to pay her enough/cast another wet blanket like Kim Fields and need some drama.
Fun Fact: NeNe's departure leaves only Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Teresa Giudice, and Jacqueline Laurita as active OGs for their respective cities!
Will U miss NeNe Leakes when RHOA returns for Season 9 this November on Bravo??
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