Say it ain’t so! Mrs. Leakes, the star of Bravo’s hit reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta is leaving the show behind.
In an exclusive interview with People magazine, NeNe says that her decision to move on wasn’t an easy one.
“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
The 48-year-old is one of the OG’s of the show, so it will be kinda weird to watch the show and not see her face. Honestly, I don’t even know if I’ll be interested anymore. But according to NeNe, she’s moving on to bigger, better, and more positive things.
“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” Leakes teases of the series she begins filming this week. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”
NeNe, who’s had her fair share of altercations on the show, says that the show was beginning to be a burden.
“I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.”
Well now. I wish NeNe nothing but the best. But I am curious who producers have in mind to fill her shoes. Those are in fact, some very big shoes to fill.
Their decision could really make or break the show. What are your thoughts? Will you still watch without NeNe?