It seems that NeNe Leakes may be setting the stage for finale exit from the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
On late Tuesday/early Wednesday morning, NeNe’s Instagram account just magically disappeared, leaving many to believe the RHOA OG deleted her profile.
Shortly before deleting her Instagram profile, NeNe tweeted, “Support Black Women, Protect Black Women! You have no idea what they’ve been thru or the WEIGHT they have carried on their backs silently for yearsssssssssss. Thank you! Bye.”
This all comes amid speculation that NeNe will be announcing her exit from RHOA later this week.
Filming for season 13 of RHOA kicked off earlier this month without NeNe as the 52-year-old had yet to sign her contract. This is the second season in a row that NeNe has been absent from the start of filming due to contract negotiations.
As for why NeNe hadn’t signed her contract at the start of filming, she blames Bravo.
“I know a lot of people think it’s [my fault I haven’t signed my contract]. Nene is not doing that,” NeNe said during an Instagram Live session on July 29. “I’m still in a holding pattern. Let me start there. I also want to say that it’s not me, it’s them.”
With the RHOA cast now weeks into filming, NeNe’s fate on the show is up in the air.
To add fuel to the fire, former Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge’s recent Instagram post fed into the narrative that Bravo has fired neNe.
On Tuesday, Tamra posted a tribute to RHONY’s Dorinda Medley amid her exit from the franchise. In the post, Tamra paid tribute to all the Housewives who have recently departed their respective shows. The list included RHOD’s LeeAnne Locken, RHONY’s Bethenny Frankel, RHOBH’s Lisa Vanderpump, and so on.
However, the list also included NeNe, albeit with a question mark by her name.
“Dorinda Medley, you will be missed icon, but it’s pretty amazing on the other side #vicki #tamra #leeann #nene? #lvp #bethenny #dorinda gone but never forgotten,” Tamra wrote.
Real Housewives fans quickly wondered if Tamra knew something they didn’t, further fueling the rumors that Bravo fired NeNe.
One fan called Tamra out, commenting: “Did you just out NeNe? Don’t think NeNe has officially said wasn’t coming back as of yet.”
Tamra replied, “Maybe I’m wrong. I thought I heard she’s not going back?”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo for season 13 in late 2020 or early 2021.
Do you think NeNe has been fired and will be announcing her exit from RHOA? Why do you think NeNe deleted her Instagram?