NeNe Leakes’ presence at a recent NBC event has many assuming she’ll be returning to “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” despite the rumors, but the Cirque du Soleil star might be preparing to star in her own spin-off series.
“I will still work for Bravo. I’m happy to stay on. We just need to work out some things,” NeNe recently told Rob Shuter. “I’m happy to do some things. I don’t know if I’m happy to be a full-time Housewife.”
NeNe has done very little to shut down rumors that she’s leaving the show as reports continue to suggest that she’s either been demoted, has quit the series or was fired.
Co-star Porsha Williams recently reiterated what NeNe told Andy Cohen during the “Glee” star’s “Watch What Happens Live” one-on-one interview.
“She has a problem with where the whole show is going. Last season was really dark,” Porsha told Rickey Smiley on his radio show last week. “She said that she feels like it’s changed.”
NeNe told Rob that she’s just in a different place now than she was when verbal disagreements were part of her “RHOA” claim to fame.
“I wouldn’t say outgrown because people would want to throw eggs at me. I would just say that I have grown and I’m at a different place in my life and I personally don’t want to go to work everyday where you have to be negative,” she said. “When I wake up every morning and I go off to be negative, it feels like it spills over into my regular life. You become what you work with.”
NeNe didn’t name any co-star specifically, but it’s no secret that she doesn’t get along with Kenya Moore and her friendship with Cynthia Bailey deteriorated before viewers’ eyes during season 6. She also regularly bumps heads with Kandi Burruss.
“I’m very direct. Some people appreciate the directness and some people don’t,” said NeNe who has lost the support of some former fans. However, she’s still considered a cast favorite.
“I think people enjoy my realness. I think people enjoy how genuine I am,” she said.
According to NeNe, she’s been approached by Bravo to star in a spin-off series before; however, she previously declined the opportunity. NeNe’s “I Dream of NeNe” wedding special garnered high ratings for the network.
NeNe Leakes hints at Spin-off Series, Leaving RHOA? was originally published on s2smagazine.com