NeNe Leakes has several options for her next business venture now that she is no longer part of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Earlier this week, NeNe Leakes confirmed to her fans that she will not return to RHOA for Season 13. She did so through her YouTube channel after months of keeping RHOA viewers guessing about her fate on the show. NeNe’s decision was something she said she didn’t take lightly because she has been with the show for over a decade.
“It’s been hard, and I’ve made the very hard and difficult decision not to be part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13,” she shared on YouTube. “It wasn’t an easy decision for me. It was hard. I started at The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. We took off like a rocket. I mean, we took off.
She continued, “You could never have told me I was going to start this little show and it’s still going strong 13, 14 years later. And it is. I’m just so happy to say that I was part of a genre that opened doors for Black ensemble reality shows to get up and be part of what we all love about reality TV now”.
Shortly after she made her announcement, one of the newer Bravo housewives asked her to consider joining another cast next year. Garcelle Beauvais, who recently wrapped up her first season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, said she thinks NeNe Leakes will make a big addition to the cast Beverly Hills.
RHOBH: Nene Leakes Gave Garcelle Beauvais Advice Before She Joined The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
In season 10 of RHOBH, Garcelle Beauvais made history as the first black housewife to join the Beverly Hills. She admitted to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she was initially nervous about joining the ranks of fellow cast members Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke, Denise Richards and Erika Girardi.
However, she said Nene Leakes urged her to follow the role, and also gave her advice on how to navigate the world of housewives.
“She said, ‘Girl, they’re going to lie in your back and stab you. Watch out,” said Garcelle van Nene Leakes.