She’s OUT! NeNe Leakes is saying ‘Good Bye’ to the TV show that made her a household name. Deets inside…
News broke late last night that NeNe Leakes is dropping her peach and she’s leaving the hit Bravo series “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
NeNe has made it no secret that she’s not been a fan of the direction he show is going, which is mainly in the direction of attacking NeNe…in her eyes. The last standing original “RHOA” Housewife is known to complain about all the newbies creating storylines for themselves by coming for her. And many of those co-stars who beef with NeNe find themselves conveniently fired. Most recently, NeNe’s enemy Claudia Jordan got the ax.
It seems the actress wasn’t pleased enough about Claudia leaving after one season, because she’s walking out herself.
The 48-year-old told her fans via social media:
This is so hard for me to type! I cry as I do so! I am so Grateful for all the love and laughs! Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! With lots of thoughts and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear #nomoRHOA4me
She also told PEOPLE magazine that she made the decision to call it quits once her contract was up.
“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. 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.”
And yes, the attacks from the other women seem to have played a part in NeNe saying ‘Good Bye’. She said:
“I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders…There were times when I was a target,” she says. “I won’t miss the negativity.”
What does Andy Cohen think of all this? He tweeted:
“We love @NeNeLeakes & she is always welcome back to the house she helped build! She’s a Real Housewife forever!!”
NeNe also said she doesn’t rule out returning or popping up to “play with those girls every now and then.”
So how will the Georgia native afford that new $2 million mansion of hers from now on? Apparently, she’s got some major projects n the works. She told People:
“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” Leakes teases of the series she begins filming this week. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”
She’s also got her new reality show with Kim Zolciak on the way.
Good luck to NeNe on her journey. She’s definitely got the acting chops and we wish her well!