Nene Leakes Reveals She’s Done With The Real Housewives Of Atlanta After ‘Exhausting’ Negotiations … After 11 Seasons On The Show
- Nene was part of the show’s first set of stars, starting during the first season in 2008
- She briefly left the show, skipping season nine to return the following year
- In her YouTube announcement, Leakes revealed that ‘exhaustive’ negotiations with Bravo led to her departure
Nene Leakes is leaving The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.
The 11-season veteran announced in a YouTube video on Thursday that she was done with the Bravo favorite.
In the clip, Leakes, 52, said she decided she was done with the show after “ exhausting ” and “ emotional negotiations with the network. ”
Bye! Nene Leakes announced she would be leaving The Real Housewives Of Atlanta after ‘exhaustive’ negotiations with Bravo
Leakes revealed her big news in a YouTube video entitled, “Listen up, I have something to tell you!”
After thanking fans for their support at the top, Nene opened up about her departure.
‘There are many emotions on both sides. It’s been tough and I’ve made a tough, tough decision not to be a part of Real Housewives Of Atlanta Season 13, ” she said.
‘It was not an easy decision for me. It was tough, ”the TV favorite continued.
Nene reflected on how important the show’s diversity was: ‘I’m just so glad to say that I was part of a genre that opened the door for Black ensemble reality shows to take it a step further and be part of to make what we all love so much now: reality TV. ‘
Leakes ‘farewell was also filled with gratitude, as the star said:’ I want to thank everyone who has looked up to me over the years. … I want to thank Bravo for all the memories. … Thanks to the cast for all the memories. ‘
Andy Cohen quickly sent Nene his love after the announcement, calling her ‘an icon of the genre’.
Groundbreaking: Nene thought about how important the show’s diversity was and said, ‘I’m just so glad to say that I was part of a genre that opened the door for black ensemble reality shows to perform and be part of what we all love so much now: reality TV ‘
Iconic: Andy Cohen quickly sent Nene his love after the announcement, calling her ‘an icon of the genre’
“She’s a poison and slogan machine,” continued Cohen, the show’s executive producer. In 11 years #WWHL, Nene has been our most frequent guest, and she’s always A BLAST.
“Nene called me” Buttercup “the first day we met, and still calls me that. Throughout her run, she has always had a serious care and drive to maintain the success and well-being of #RHOA.
‘I’m going to miss Nene on the show, but I hope we will work together again soon and we will,’ he wrote before signing off as Buttercup.
This isn’t the first time the reality star has said goodbye to the show.
In season eight, she stepped back as just a part-time ‘guest’ before skipping season nine entirely.
But it seemed that Bravo Nene couldn’t love the small screen for long.
She returned to RHOA during the 10th season and has been on the show ever since.
Nene was a standout from the moment she appeared on screen,