Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran NeNe Leakes has had a rough year. Her claims of being ganged up on during the RHOA reunion led to her walking off. It’s put her tenure as a housewife up in the air. And while NeNe claims she wasn’t fired, she also said she doesn’t know if she will return to RHOA. Which basically means she was fired, let’s be real. That statement is what housewives use when they want to save face.
Word is that NeNe has been sniffing around, looking for her own show on another network. Too bad it’s been reported that there is zero interest. Must be a huge blow to her ego. So Miss Leakes finds herself between a rock and a hard place. At least she’s still got her store, Swagg.
Simply put, 2020 has sucked. I don’t think anyone can really dispute that. But from the chaos of everything going on, something good has come out of it all. The discussion surrounding race in America.
This year’s reckoning of Bravo stars was just one step forward. Forcing the Vanderpump Rules cast to take responsibility for racist behavior was shocking to many, but absolutely necessary. Seeing some of our favorites, like Porsha Williams and Braunwyn Windham-Burke, calling for justice was inspiring.
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.
It’s a known fact that the Real Housewives franchises are short on diversity. Save for Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of Potomac, the casting women of color is severely lacking. And while it’s progress, it took 10 whole seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before the first black woman, Garcelle Beauvais, was given a diamond.
The lack of diversity and inequality on Bravo was further highlighted this year during the Vanderpump Rules racism controversy. As a refresher, original cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired for falsely accusing their only black castmate, Faith Stowers, of theft. In addition, two other newbies were let go for their past racist behavior online. All of this is to say that Bravo really needs to diversify. And it sounds like they are continuing to move in that direction.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta never cease to amaze, impress, and most of all, entertain. Since wrapping the historical virtual Season 12 reunion, so much has happened. Namely, Porsha Williams was arrested for her protesting the murder of Breonna Taylor. Thankfully, the charges were dropped. She is back to carrying on her family business of fighting racism and standing up for what is equitable. This queen has even teased a new book! Can’t wait!
Watching Porsha come into her own through the years has been a true joy. She’s grown so much since the times of underground railroad confusion and spreading drug and rape accusations. Of course, these rumors directed at Kandi Burruss and started by shady Phaedra Parks, but I digress. Since then Phaedra has been in the press talking about her funeral business and sexless relationship….meh. Let’s get back to Porsha and Kandi, shall we?
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams has been busy lately. Porsha is holding a peach, working for DISH Nation, and is a mother. She has been on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement, protesting social injustice.
Of course, civil rights activist Reverend Hosea Williams is Porsha’s grandfather, and she even attended protests with him. On July 14, Porsha was in Louisville, Kentucky protesting the death of Breonna Taylor.
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has always been a polarizing figure on the show. She was an attorney and also became a licensed mortician and funeral director. The mother of two divorced her husband, Apollo Nida, after he landed back in prison.
But she spread a vicious lie that RHOA stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, wanted to allegedly drug and rape Porsha Williams. So, Phaedra and all her southern shadiness were dismissed, and she lost her peach.
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.