NeNe Leakes is at the center of many rumors since announcing her departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe felt that the show was becoming negative and toxic and was better off leaving to focus on projects that better suited her interests. Believing her time was up on the show, NeNe was proud to announce that she will be on a prime time show with legendary actress Betty White. Many rumors followed saying that the real reason NeNe left was because she was negotiating a higher salary to come back to the show as “friend of Housewife.”
Reality Tea is now reporting NeNe addressing the rumors that she will return part time to RHOA as “friend of Housewife,” as well as all those salary rumors. NeNe assures, “I love Bravo – they’re my family – I may pop up and play with those girls and every now and then. I’m sure I’ll come back at some point, I just won’t come back in season.”
NeNe continues, “It’s not about the money. If it were about the money, I would have stayed.”
NeNe’s manager Steven Grossman also assured Perez Hilton adding, “[NeNe was] never negotiating with Bravo for the upcoming eighth season of RHOA.Her departure was driven by what made the most sense in terms of her long term career objectives and everything else she wants to accomplish.”
Steven further explains, “Talent frequently get too comfortable and stay somewhere longer than they should because they are paralyzed by fear. Show business often requires risk in order for there to be a reward. If you aren’t willing to bet on yourself then nobody else will bet on you either.”
Steven ends by saying, “Nene’s Broadway debut at the end of last season was a real full circle moment celebrating her journey. It felt like her story had been told and creatively the right way to end this chapter,” describes Steven. “This isn’t necessarily goodbye to RHOA forever – just goodbye for now.”
Are you hoping NeNe returns to RHOA in the future??