Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) has had a successful run on cable television since its October 2008 debut.
Some of the reality television genre’s biggest black female stars have appeared on RHOA, including Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, and former Xscape group member Kandi Burruss (pictured left). Some of the ladies who originally appeared on RHOA’s first seasons are no longer starring on the show.
One of those ladies is the mercurial NeNe Leakes (pictured right). Leakes was one of the dominant personalities on RHOA’s previous seasons. Leakes’ cinematic contributions to the show made her a household name, which led to all kinds of other opportunities for her, such as endorsement deals and appearances on other very popular television shows and films.
However, there are rumors of whispers among RHOA’s current starts who do not wish for Leakes to return to the set as a co-star. Leakes seems unbothered by the notion of other RHOA cast members not being comfortable with her coming back.
In an interview earlier this month, Leakes addressed the rumors flying around about her possibly returning to the show. RollingOut.com made a recent report online in which Leakes addressed these rumors.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with these people and these rumors. They are so ridiculous…Here’s the deal: I have not been asked back for season 10 yet. I mean, I don’t know. It’s a little early,” Leakes said in her interview. However, the tall, bawdy reality show vixen said she is definitely open to returning to RHOA.
“If they need me to come back for Season 10, I’m there,” Leakes added.
However, Burruss is not one of the RHOA co-stars who is less than enthusiastic about Leakes’ return. In fact, she has claimed she is very receptive to the idea.
“Put it this way, I would like to see her come back but at this point, it wouldn’t be longer because she’s missed a year…This ain’t even that serious for me. I hope she comes back,” Burruss said in an interview.
Die-hard RHOA fans will probably agree that bringing Leakes back into the mix will capture some old glory for the nearly decade-old franchise.