An icon has left the constructing.
Or, to be extra particular, the franchise.
On Thursday night, following many weeks of assumptions and hypothesis, NeNe Leakes introduced that’s achieved with The Actual Housewives of Atlanta.
“I’ve been on an especially, extraordinarily lengthy, exhausting, tiring, emotional negotiation,” the veteran actuality star stated to followers through her YouTube channel on Thursday.
“There’s been numerous emotion flying from each side. It has been arduous, and I’ve made the very arduous and really tough resolution to not be part of Actual Housewives of Atlanta Season 13.
“It wasn’t a simple resolution for me. It was arduous.”
Leakes proceeded to reminisce about her time on this system, which began with the present’s debut season means again in 2008.
She then took a break from the present throughout seasons eight and 9… solely to return for Seasons ten by way of twelve.
“I am simply so completely happy that I can say that I used to be a part of a style that opened up a door for Black ensemble actuality reveals,” continued Leakes.
“I need to thank everyone that has seemed as much as me over time. I need to thank Bravo for all of the recollections. Thanks to the forged for the entire recollections.”
Again in June, rumors surfaced that NeNe had been fired by producers.
In relation to the departures of Actual Housewives, i’s by no means solely clear whether or not they left of their very own volition or weren’t invited again by executives.
Generally, each side will be true: The contract of a forged member may run out and the star may select to go away — or the higher-ups may select NOT to signal the star to a brand new deal.
Or the 2 events attempt to attempt to maybe simply can’t arrive at an agreed-upon wage.
On this case, Leakes informed followers she has “no data” of anybody on her workforce popping out a number of days in the past and alleging she had stop the franchise.
“When one thing is that this necessary and this close to and pricey to my coronary heart, I all the time need to be the particular person to deal with you,” she informed followers on this new video.
Leakes signed off with a tease that she might return at some point quickly to the small display.
“I’ll see you once more actual quickly,” she stated, perhaps hinting at a long-rumored spinoff.
“We want NeNe all the very best in her future endeavors and thank her for sharing her journey for over a decade with the followers of The Actual Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo stated in the present day in a press release.
“She’s been instrumental because the begin and can really be missed, and perhaps at some point she’ll maintain the peach once more.”
NeNe’s departure from the long-running actuality sequence comes as producers are allegedly looking out for youthful forged members.
It was reported in July that Drew Sidora, 35, and YouTuber Latoya Ali, 33, have been within the working to hitch the franchise.
Andy Cohen, in the meantime, posted the picture above within the wake of this information and wrote as a caption:
Nene Leakes is an icon of the style. She is a gif and catchphrase machine.
In 11 years of #WWHL, Nene has been our most frequent visitor, and he or she is all the time A BLAST.
Nene nicknamed me “Buttercup” the primary day we met, and nonetheless calls me that in the present day. By means of her entire run, she has all the time had a severe concern and drive to take care of the success and well-being of #RHOA.
I am going to overlook Nene on the present, however I’m hoping we work collectively once more quickly and can stay in one another’s orbits ceaselessly.