Filming for season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has started. OG of the RHOA, NeNe Leakes, hasn’t been filming yet, though. This is all due to ongoing contract negotiations for season 12. According to Hollywood Life, Nene is “disappointed” she isn’t filming yet because “she loves” the show. NeNe wants to be “compensated fairly” and is hoping that her contract will be finalized soon so that she can get back to filming!
According to sources, NeNe still wants to be part of the show. Furthermore; they add that money is an issue for her team so she hasn’t started filming with the rest of the cast – yet. Sources said, “Nene is disappointed to not be filming right now but it’s really important for her to be compensated fairly. After all, she’s an OG Housewife and knows her worth and won’t settle for what doesn’t work contractually for her.”
The source added, “She loves the show and the platform it creates, so she’s really hopeful that everything will get worked out. To hear otherwise is hurtful. It has nothing to do with anything other than business and she’s hoping to that the business side gets worked out ASAP and she can begin filming. Both sides want to make this work. Nene does not want to leave the show, but she also knows her worth and value she brings not just to Real Housewives of Atlanta, but the Housewives franchise as a whole.”
NeNe isn’t on good terms with many of the cast members. Kenya Moore is returning next season and they have not made amends. Sources explained, “Even though she’s not talking to a few of the ladies, Nene is a professional and looks at this as a job. She can work with anyone in this industry if need be, whether it’s Porsha, Kenya, or anyone else. The whole cast actually does want Nene to begin filming. They know it’ll make for amazing TV and the show isn’t the same without her. Nobody wants to see her have to walk away.”
I’m sure that NeNe will return to the show next season. She will probably start filming soon. Contract negotiations for the Real Housewives can take a long time, but it eventually gets settled and situated. I think Kenya returning will be great for the show! It sounds like next season will be interesting.
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