Former RHOA star Claudia Jordan confirmed this news after much speculation on the blogs.
“Bravo wasn’t filming,” Claudia revealed on Twitter. This was in response to speculation that NeNe Leakes didn’t attend Cynthia’s wedding because Bravo was filming the event for season 13.
Rumor has it the day before Cynthia said, ‘I do’ Bravo informed her they would NOT be filming her wedding as producers were concerned about contracting COVID19. FYI: Cynthia and Mike’s wedding was attended by 250 of their nearest and dearest.
A Bravo executive told MTO News, “We really wanted to shoot [the wedding], but we can’t put our crew at risk like that. If one person there has COVID, it could be a super spreader event.”
Cynthia was reportedly “devastated” by the news.
Claudia attended Cynthia and Mike’s wedding, along with several other former and current Atlanta Housewives.
Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Eva Marcille, LaToya Ali, Drew Sidora, Marlo Hampton, Shamea Morton were all present to watch Cynthia walk down the aisle.
RHOP’s Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant were also in attendance.
According to Claudia, this news doesn’t mean that fans won’t see the wedding on season 13 of RHOA.
“That’s a shame. This looked like a gorgeous wedding for Cynthia. Sad, we won’t see it on #RHOA S13,” one fan tweeted.
Claudia replied, “It might end up on there if they give them the footage. Stay tuned.”
I have to admit I can’t blame producers for not wanting to attend the wedding in fear of catching COVID19. Cynthia’s wedding was a huge event with 250 guests.
The RHOA couple initally claimed that they would strictly enforce COVID19 protocols and make sure their guests wore face masks and shields however, photos and videos from the event show that the protective gear was optional – at best.
With that said, I can’t blame Bravo for skipping the event. Hopefully, we will still get to see some wedding footage when season 13 of RHOA airs.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo for season 13 in late 2020 or early 2021.