NeNe Leakes reveals she felt ‘forced out’ of ‘Real Housewives’ by Bravo
The reality star, 52, took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to a fan who asked about her exit, specifically inquiring as to whether or not the network had grand plans for a spinoff show focused on her life.
Leakes appeared on “RHOA” from Seasons 1 through 7, then took a break and returned for Seasons 10 through 12. She initially announced her departure from the show in a YouTube video shared on her channel.
“I started on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ in 2008. We took off like a rocket. I mean, we took off,” she said. “You could have never told me that I [would have] starred on this little show and it still be going strong 13, 14 years later — and it is. I’m just so happy that I can say that I was a part of a genre that opened up doors for Black ensemble reality shows to step up and be a part of what we all now love so much: reality TV.”
A representative for Bravo told Fox News at the time, “We wish NeNe all the best in her future endeavors and thank her for sharing her journey for over a decade with the fans of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ She’s been instrumental since the start and will truly be missed, and maybe one day she’ll hold the peach again.”