Even though we ALL knew that Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield will not be on Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11, their exits weren’t officially confirmed until next season’s trailer and cast photos were released.
The two haven’t been spotted filming with the cast, and they’ve both alluded to leaving the show on social media. Now it’s officially official: there is going to be far less conflict on the show. Kenya and Sheree brought guaranteed controversy and premium meme content. How good will the show be without their shadiness!? But did they “leave the show” or were they fired? That is the age old question when it comes to Housewife departures. For the most part, they all claim to have big projects on the horizon, but why would they give up this platform to promote those ventures? It doesn’t quite add up, does it? Nevertheless, pretty much every Real Housewife exit statement is pretty much the same.
In a statement to Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Kenya declared, “I have decided to take this season off to focus on my high risk pregnancy in a healthy and drama free environment. She continued, “I thank Bravo for this amazing platform that has allowed me to grow, flourish and appreciate the value of what is truly important in life.”
Kenya concluded, “And to #TeamTwirl: Thank you for your loving and relentless support — you will see me soon!” But where? It’s just not gonna be the same seeing Kenya without hearing shady remarks about Sheree, Porsha Williams, and Marlo Hampton.
In her own statement to Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Sheree said, “I’m in a new chapter in my life and I’ve decided not to return to RHOA so that I can focus on myself and my businesses, spend more time with my family, and explore new endeavors.” How are we going to see renovations made to Chateau Sheree? Who else is going to have audacity to shade NeNe Leakes? What about the long-awaited She by Sheree clothing line!? This has been in the works forever. If she actually gets this line together and it’s away from the reality TV cameras, I’m going to be disappointed.
Sheree remarked, “As promised, please stay tuned for She by Shereé to launch, we’ll be accepting pre-orders soon! I wish all the ladies the best!” What does “soon” mean? What happened to those joggers set to release “Probably more September. Spring/Summer.” Maybe she means next September/Spring/Summer?
With Kenya and Sheree’s departures, this means we still have NeNe, Porsha, Kandi Burruss, and Cynthia Bailey as full-time Housewives. Eva Marcille will be moving up to Real Housewife status after showing up mid-season last year as a Friend of the Housewives. Perennial Friend of the Housewives Marlo will bring her usual messiness- thankfully. Joining them will be Shamari DeVoe as a full-time housewife and Tanya Sam in the “Friend” role.
Cynthia posted about the new season, remarking “Although I made some amazing new friends this season, my Twirl @thekenyamoore was dearly missed.” She did not mention Sheree. Is that an oversight? Was that shade? Or is she just giving Kenya shout out since the two of them are so close?
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