Sources confirm that actress Drew Sidora and Canadian YouTube star Latoya Ali are both getting peaches for season 13. Drew was a contender to join the season 8 cast of RHOA but lost out to actress Kim Fields.
As for Latoya, she is good friends with Kandi Burruss; however, Latoya’s estranged husband, Adam Ali, is making filming difficult for the newbie as he doesn’t want certain things about their split/life filmed. If worse comes to worst, Latoya will be downgraded to a friend.
Apparently, RHOA producers want the show to start “trending younger.”
Kandi has confirmed that “core four” aka Kandi, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and Porsha Williams have begun filming season 13. Tamara Tattles also backed up this confirmation and reports that episode one of the season is already in post-production.
TT reports that the peach holders for season 13 are: Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Tanya Sam, and Drew Sidora. Marlo Hampton and Latoya Ali will reportedly be friends, according to TT sources.
Meanwhile, according to LoveBScott, OG NeNe Leakes has been fired for continuing to exhibit the same behavior as last season.
However, a report from Page Six tells a different story and claims that NeNe’s season 13 return is still up in the air.
While rumors are swirling that NeNe has been fired, a source claims that contract negotiations “are still ongoing.”
NeNe has said that she will address her return “soon” but in the meantime continues to post cryptic messages on social media.
“Have you ever worked with a sociopath who used you for their personal gain to achieve what they want for themselves,” NeNe tweeted on July 24.
The RHOA OG also alluded to being in a similar situation to good friend Tamar Braxton. The well-known reality TV star reportedly sent letters to her bosses at WeTV, alleging that they made her suicidal.
“I have dealt with so much lately… If I told you the way I was being treated, in a certain way, you would not probably believe it. Same thing with Tamar,” she wrote. “But sometimes, when you’re in certain situations, you just don’t have the choice.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo for season 13 in late 2020 or early 2021.