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NeNe Leakes Announces She Will Not Be Returning for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

NeNe Leakes Announces She Will Not Be Returning for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

NeNe Leakes is saying goodbye to Bravo.

The 52-year-old reality TV star confirmed that she will not be returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 13 in a video on her YouTube channel on Thursday (September 17).

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“Thank you to all of you guys that have been showing me a lot of love and support as of late. I feel you, I hear you. I have been on an extremely, extremely long, exhausting, tiring, emotional negotiation. There has been a lot of emotion flying on both sides. It has been hard, and I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be a part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13,” she explained.

“It wasn’t an easy decision for me. It was hard. I started on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008. We took off like a rocket. I mean, we took off. You could have never told me that I would start on this little show and it still be going strong 13, 14 years later. And it is. I’m just so happy that I can say that I was a part of a genre that opened up doors for Black ensemble reality shows to step up and be a part of what we all now love so much, reality TV,” she continued.

“I will see you again. Real soon,” she promised.

“We wish NeNe all the best in her future endeavors and thank her for sharing her journey for over a decade with the fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She’s been instrumental since the start and will truly be missed, and maybe one day she’ll hold the peach again,” Bravo said in a statement.

NeNe Leakes recently spoke out about reaching out to a famous friend going through a very difficult personal situation.

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