Many people have moved their 2020 wedding plans in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but most of those people don’t have a reality TV show to film. Now that NeNe Leakes is gone from Real Housewives of Atlanta, what storyline does Cynthia Bailey have other than getting married to Mike Hill?
Of course, the wedding is still on and it will be filmed. Duh, especially since she has cast members (and ex-cast members) in the bridal party. That’s a guarantee for ample screen time, and, most likely, a guarantee that we will be subjected to Cynthia’s pre-wedding events like a bridal shower and bachelorette party. Oh, boy.
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.
We all know that Eva Marcille
got fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta “left” Real Housewives of Atlanta “on her own to focus on other opportunities.” Meanwhile, NeNe Leakes, her rep, and the Bravo network said she’s not fired, but she’s always welcome to be on the show. So, why hasn’t she signed a contract? Most likely, she just wants more money or more screen time. Remember the beginning of the season when NeNe was nowhere to be found?
Porsha Williams happily accepted her offer letter for the next season. It’s unclear where Tanya Sam, Marlo Hampton, and Cynthia Bailey stand, but it doesn’t really add up that Cynthia is basically only in the ATL film when she spends all of her time in Los Angeles with her family. Plus, she has the most boring storylines. Why does she have a peach when most of us use her scenes as the perfect time to take a bathroom break? I’m not looking forward to watching a season centered around Cynthia’s wedding events.
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.
A few months ago, NeNe Leakes‘ frenemy Wendy Williams claimed that NeNe was leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe denied that, of course. But then, her behavior was, well, a bit confusing. Then again, that was just typical NeNe behavior in all honesty. She was barely in the beginning of the season. It is unclear if NeNe refused to film or if she was cut out, but the start of the most recent season was just so strange. Even when NeNe wasn’t there she was the topic of conversation.
Then, she just walked out in the middle of filming the reunion. She left her monitor on, with her notebook full of pre-prepared reads open. Most people would get fired for not doing their jobs. However, that doesn’t seem to be a concern of NeNe’s. Instead of returning to the reunion, she called Porsha Williams while she was filming, which was annoying and just made no sense. Just show up if you want to be heard. Plus she was filming from her home. It doesn’t get much easier than that when it comes to a commute to work. This week the offer letters went out for Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13. We already know that Eva Marcille
got fired left the show. Porsha is back for sure. Other than that, it’s just a guessing game of looking for social media clues. And that’s why a lot of people think NeNe got fired.
It’s official: Eva Marcille will not be a part of Real Housewives of Atlanta when the show returns for season 13. She came in hot gunning for NeNe Leakes during the reunion episodes, but it seems like that wasn’t enough to keep her peach.
However, she is “leaving” the show, which is what they ALL say. No one ever wants to admit it if she’s fired, so we will never know for sure, but Eva shared a lot of vague platitudes about her exit from the series.
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.