Are NeNe Leakes & Cynthia Bailey Really Leaving ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’?
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NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey have been two of the most prominent cast members on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta series for the last several seasons, but multiple new rumors suggest that both reality stars are calling it quits.

Cynthia recently shocked fans with the revelation that she and husband Peter Thomas are divorcing during an interview at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival earlier this month and an unconfirmed new report suggests that’s not the only split she’ll be announcing this year. According to Tamara Tattles, various unconfirmed “sources” suggest that Cynthia has put her Atlanta home with Peter on the market and is eyeing either Los Angeles or New York as her next move in support of her daughter Noelle’s plans to pursue a career in entertainment. While a move to NY or LA would likely mean Cynthia is out for the next season of RHOA, no announcement from Cynthia or her camp has confirmed or denied the rumor.

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that NeNe Leakes may also be out for the upcoming season, claiming she’s been “no where in sight” despite filming for season nine being underway for the last few weeks. The site also says they’ve gotten word that producers have added at least one new cast member, but don’t plan to include NeNe in the main cast lineup moving forward.

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As of last season, NeNe was the only remaining original member of RHOA, while Cynthia joined the franchise in season three. Neither of the ladies have spoken out to comment on any of the speculation about their future with the show.


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