The last Real Housewives of Atlanta started with no sign of NeNe Leakes. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. Even though she didn’t appear in the first few episodes, she was the topic of conversation in almost every scene.
We know that’s because she was
being difficult still in contract negotiations, which appears to be the case yet again. NeNe, her rep, and Bravo insisted that she wasn’t fired. However, that doesn’t mean she signed on to film the next season… which has already started filming. So, at the very least, it looks like history is repeating itself. It could also mean that NeNe did not work out a contract to her liking and she’s given up her peach.
Mama Joyce has been dragging Todd Tucker for years, calling him a “lemon” and some other nasty names. Todd gets a lot of flack for Kandi Burruss being the breadwinner in their relationship, but it’s not as if he’s just sitting home doing nothing. He is working hard on his projects in addition to taking care of their two youngest children.
Sure, most of them were probably started with some seed money from Kandi, but he actually is putting effort into his restaurants and creating some jobs in Atlanta, which is a great thing. And, now he has opened another restaurant, which is interesting timing given the pandemic and all, but if he can provide some jobs for people during this time, then I’m all for it.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more Bravolebrities are coming out with their own experiences contracting the virus.
Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jennifer Aydin revealed she had the illness, along with her father and daughter. More recently, Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, Sheree Whitfield contracted it as well. Now another RHOA former star has also divulged their diagnosis.
Minus Eva Marcille,
who got fired “quit’ the show, Real Housewives of Atlanta will most likely return with most of the same cast members who were on last season. Yes, we know that NeNe Leakes has been very publicly dragging out her contract negotiations, but she’s probably going to come back, because, well, as Sheree Whitfield said, she needs this check.
Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, and Kenya Moore all got their offer letters. Cynthia Bailey most likely did as well even though she’s only in Atlanta when she films and she has the most boring personal storyline every single season. Rumor has it, there are two women joining the cast for the upcoming season.
It’s hard to escape hearing about coronavirus. No one is immune to the virus, and that includes our favorite Bravolebrities. We have already told you about Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jennifer Aydin testing positive. Real Housewives of New York’s Ramona Singer also tested positive for the antibodies. Not to mention our Father of all things Bravo, Andy Cohen, who got COVID back in March. The whole thing is scary and hits home for so many of us. While some housewives aren’t really taking the whole matter seriously, so many are being affected.
Case in point, one more Real Housewives alum has tested positive too.
Sometimes there is that one celebrity who wasn’t hashtag blessed with a dialogue filter. Or any accurate perception of reality. Case in point, still-employed-for-now, NeNe Leakes. Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers are well aware of NeNe’s explosive personality.
Season 12 was not all peaches and champagne for NeNe. Hell, she wasn’t even around for the first few episodes after getting checked for her attitude. NeNe claimed to be on a “spiritual journey”, but I’m not sure it took. She was still volatile. Still plagued by jealousy. And NeNe kept up with her favorite role, victim. You might think NeNe plateaued as the martyr of RHOA when she complained about caring for her husband during cancer treatment. Now she has surpassed even that. In an effort to explain her disastrous appearance on the reunion, NeNe likened herself to an unarmed black man murdered by a police officer. Yep, she went there.
Marlo Hampton is the queen of stirring the pot on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. But it turns out the perennial Friend of the Housewives can also unite a host of Bravo stars for a good cause.
The outspoken fashionista recently organized a PSA for Black Lives Matter starring the casts of RHOA, Real Housewives of Potomac, and Married to Medicine, and the results are nothing short of powerful.
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have watched NeNe Leakes drag all of her co-stars this season. NeNe had a lot to say about cast member Kenya Moore’s marriage and split from husband Marc Daly. But I’m not sure that NeNe should be doling out marital advice. RHOA fans know that NeNe and her husband, Gregg Leakes, divorced in 2011, only to remarry in 2013. But Gregg’s diagnosis of colon cancer in 2018 strained the couple’s marriage as NeNe stepped into the role of caregiver.
But it looks like karma is returning to bite NeNe. Maybe it is the same karma that NeNe invoked when she wondered if her husband Gregg developed cancer because he cheated on her. Damn, NeNe! That was harsh.