Earlier today, NeNe Leakes confirmed to fans that she intended to move on from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and on to other entertainment projects.
NeNe admitted a “weight had been lifted from” her shoulders. The show’s producer, Andy Cohen, reacted on Twitter wishing NeNe the best and leaving the door open for her to return: “We love @NeNeLeakes & she is always welcome back to the house she helped build! She’s a Real Housewife forever!!”
We love @NeNeLeakes & she is always welcome back to the house she helped build! She's a Real Housewife forever!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 30, 2015
It’s hasn’t even been 24-hours yet and sources claim NeNe is already planning a comeback! TMZ reports, although NeNe is no longer a full-time wife, she will probably come back as a friend or cameo.
NeNe left, allegedly, for a few reasons:
- The money “wasn’t right”
- She committed to doing a primetime, network sitcom
- If she did another season of RHOA too, the workload may be overwhelming
So the fee for appearing on Housewives had to be HIGH (it’s already six-figures) to be worth the effort. Although the wording in her statement sounded final, it’s probably not. Producers really want her back and she’s interested in appearing, part-time, fitting Housewives around her sitcom.
She will begin negotiations to come back to the show soon!