Nene Leakes made it official and confirmed that she would be leaving The real housewives of Atlanta. Fans had been dreading this outcome for weeks as it hinted at tense negotiations on social media. Although the exact reason for his departure is not known, Leakes said he will soon be telling his truth. The Glee the alum also said she hoped Andy Cohen respected her as much as Teddi Mellencamp.
Why is Nene Leakes leaving?
Filming for RHOA Season 15 had begun and a notable absence was Leakes. Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams had all confirmed their return, but Leakes was particularly quiet. After weeks of hinting at negotiations that weren’t going well, he finally made an announcement on Thursday 17 September.
“I made the very difficult and difficult decision not to be a part of it Real housewives from Atlanta Season 13, “the star said on YouTube.” It wasn’t an easy decision for me. It was hard.”
Leakes was the OG of the Atlanta-based franchise and has been iconic since season one. The Fashion police the alum is proud to have been someone who paved the way for many more women after her.
“You could never have told me that I was going to be in this little show and 13 years later it would still go strong,” Leakes reflected. “I’m so happy to be able to say that I was part of a genre that opened the doors to ensemble Black reality shows to step forward and be a part of what we all love so much now, reality shows.”
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Nene Leakes has more to say
Although you seem optimistic about his future afterwards RHOA and by making it seem like he was happy with his decision, things took a dark turn. Since confirming his release, Leakes has cast a shadow over Andy Cohen and Bravo.
When a fan asked her if the cable network was giving Leakes a new star vehicle, she responded by tweeting, “They don’t think I deserve to work in any. [capacity]. “
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One fan interpreted her words as saying she was forced to leave RHOA and the cable network.
“They sure did,” Leakes replied.
Later, Leakes mentioned Andy in another tweet where he teased that there would be more to come.
“Andy said he respected Teddi [Mellencamp] for telling the truth about his release, “he tweeted.” Well, I can’t wait to tell my truth. I hope to get the same respect. “
What does Teddi Mellencamp have to do with Andy Cohen?
The real housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp recently announced her departure from the show after three seasons.
“I don’t want to bore you, but I guess I can give you a little update on what’s going on,” Mellencamp posted on her Instagram stories. “I recently found out that my housewife contract hasn’t been renewed.”
Cohen was struck by Mellencamp’s honesty in breaking the news to fans of his departure.
“Teddi Mellencamp posted what I thought was one of the most, no BS announcements, ‘I’ll leave’ recorded,” Cohen told Radio Andy. “I thought it was really good. He is an accountability coach. So she checked herself. “
Cohen hasn’t replied to any of Leakes’ tweets at the moment.