The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has quit the franchise. The reality star turned actress was essential to the success of RHOA, with her famous one-liners and epic fights with Kim Zolciak. NeNe is now opening up about her decision to leave the show after eight dramatic years.
NeNe exclusively shares with PEOPLE about her decision saying, “This was definitely a hard decision for me. 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.”
She then discusses her upcoming projects that should please the fans saying, “I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend. 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 explains her feelings on her departure from RHOA saying, “I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. There were times when I was a target. I won’t miss the negativity.”
NeNe comments on her former costars and lends her support for their potential success saying, “I think some of the girls will be happy. They always felt like I was the star, and they were never able to really shine with me there, so here’s their opportunity to shine.”
NeNe jokingly ends by assuring,“I’m not saying I’m gone forever. I’ll probably pop up and play with those girls every now and then.”
NeNe also took to Instagram to say her goodbyes
R.I.P to The House That NeNe Built.
Are you surprised that NeNe quit RHOA?? Do you think the show can succeed without her??