All good things must come to an end, and for NeNe Leakes that “end” is now. The OG Real Housewives of Atlanta cast-member had announced she will not be coming back to the show next season.
The news doesn’t come as a huge shock, but it’s still disheartening to say the least. Leakes is somewhat of a RHOA legend. She’s the only one left who began on season one and throughout the years she’s provided us with the utmost shade and sass. But, we all knew something was amiss when NeNe went to Twitter during these most recent contract negotiations hinting that something just wasn’t right. Rumors even began to spread that she had been fired from the show. And now, here we are — in a 5 minute video on Youtube, Leakes revealed that she made the difficult decision to walk away.
This isn’t the first time NeNe has said good-bye to RHOA. If you remember, Leakes was completely absent from season 9. However, this time around seems much more permanent.
Real Housewives EP Andy responded to the news calling Leakes an icon and saying he was going to miss the queen of gifs and catchphrases.
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Nene Leakes is an icon of the genre. She is a gif and catchphrase machine. In 11 years of #WWHL, Nene has been our most frequent guest, and she is always A BLAST. Nene nicknamed me “Buttercup” the first day we met, and still calls me that today. Through her whole run, she has always had a serious concern and drive to maintain the success and well-being of #RHOA. I am going to miss Nene on the show, but I’m hoping we work together again soon and will remain in each other’s orbits forever. XO, Buttercup. #Bloop #LowDownMonkeyWithAWig #CloseYourLegsToMarriedMen #WeSeeEachOthah #ISaidWhatISaid #TrumpCheck #ByeWig #SoNastyAndSoRude #Buttercup
Will you watch season 13 of Real Housewives of Atlanta without NeNe Leakes?
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