We are shocked to report that Real Housewives of AtlantaNeNe Leakes has announced tonight she has quit the show! Want details?
NeNe Leakes Quits RHOA
The self-proclaimed Queen has made her departure from the show that made her a household name and confirmed it with one of the biggest news sources around, People. Saying she feels as though a “weight has been lifted,” Leakes claims that making her exit was absolutely a tough decision to make.
“Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now,” she revealed. “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.”
The RHOA veteran insists she’s starting new television projects, doing a “new primetime show with a big legend.” Additionally, Leakes declares the other women on the show have felt that they aren’t able to shine with her being a cast member, so claims by her departure this will be “their opportunity to shine.”
For fans who are upset by the news, don’t be! Nene hints that she’ll probably “pop up” on the show with the other ladies from time to time.
Are you surprised by the news? And who do you think is the “legend” Leakes claims to be working with?
Edit: Leakes has added the following comments on her Facebook: This is so hard for me to type! I cry as I do so! After seven seaons, I am so grateful for all the love and laughs! I can confirm that I have decided not to return to RHOA for the eighth season. Thank you everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! Special thanks to Andy Cohen, True Entertainment, & Bravo for giving me the opportunity to show the world Nene Leakes and sometimes give them NayNay. This has been such a big part of my life but I am excited for new beginnings that I will share with you soon. With lots of thoughts and prayer, I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear. xoxo