NeNe Leakes Quits Real Housewives of Atlanta
NeNe Leakes has quit the hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Leakes, who has been a fixture on the show for the past eight years, has decided to pursue other opportunities.
While starring on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe spread her wings and starred in the television series, Glee, as well as appearing as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars and as a guest co-host on The View and The Real.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta began in 2008 and has seen many cast members come and go, but Leakes was the last remaining original cast member. Leakes had been thinking for some time about leaving telling People Magazine,
“This was definitely a hard decision for me. Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now.”
Leakes had hinted during an appearance on The Meredith Viera show back in February that she was at the end of her rope with the negativity on the reality show, saying the drama and cat fights had taken its toll on her. One thing she definitely won’t miss will be the negativity on the show. Of course, Leakes has left the door open for her return, saying she won’t be gone forever and will probably stop by to hang with the girls from time to time.
Andy Cohen, the Executive Producer of the hit series, will have NeNe back whenever she wants tweeting,
“We love @NeNeLeakes & she is always welcome back to the house she helped build! She’s a Real Housewife forever!!”
It’s not surprising, since NeNe has already had some acting gigs, the reality star already has something lined up. She is going to star in a new primetime television show and has teased she will be appearing with “a big legend.” We won’t miss Leakes as she has said her fans will still see the witty, funny one-liners that she became known for on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Leakes is definitely an interesting character, who tells it EXACTLY like it is. She will be missed on RHOA, but something tells us we will be seeing a whole lot of her anyway.