NeNe Leakes ends contract with Real Housewives of Atlanta
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on September 20, 2020
Reality Star and entrepreneur NeNe Leakes is saying goodbye to the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) franchise after 12 years.
The rumor mill has been churning for weeks with fans and gossip sites speculating about Leakes’s return to the show.
Leakes took to her Youtube channel late Wednesday night and shocked fans with the news that she has ended her contract with RHOA.
“I have been on an extremely, extremely long, exhausting tiring emotional negotiation. there has been a lot of emotion flying from both sides. It has been hard but I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be apart of the real housewives of Atlanta SEASON 13.”
Leakes fought back tears and thanked everyone who has been a part of her journey, including the RHOA cast and crew.
Following the news, Leakes soon became a trending topic on social media with fans and colleagues, thanking her for her contribution to reality TV.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Executive Producer and host of Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen, was among the first to respond and pay tribute to Leakes.
“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,” Cohen wrote via Instagram, “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.”