With Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield not returning to the cast of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, fans anticipated that some new faces would be added to the cast. A photo of the ladies for the upcoming season has been leaked, and revealed that two new wives are getting a peach: Ronnie Devoe of BBD and New Edition’s wife Shamari Devoe and Tanya Sam, who is a registered nurse and owner of a company building agency.
Looks like #RHOA is getting a shake up!
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RHOA veteran NeNe Leakes has a problem with the leaked photo, saying it’s not a good representation of the cast and it’s not even the official photo for season 11.
“It SUCKS to have a LEAKED cast photo out there that doesn’t represent some of us in the best light! funny how this only happens with #RHOA cast! Just know that, this is not the OFFICIAL cast photo!,” she wrote on Instagram.
During the cast’s recent trip to Tokyo, the only one missing was Porsha Williams, who is rumored to be pregnant.
It SUCKS to have a LEAKED cast photo out there that doesn’t represent some of us in the best light! funny how this only happens with #RHOA cast! Just know that, this is NOT the OFFICIAL cast photo! Soon come #RHOA @bravotv
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Kenya Moore is surely pregnant and opted out of returning for the new season as she prepares for motherhood. Back in July, it was reported that the newlywed would not be returning because she and production couldn’t come to an agreement on what she would be paid and how much of her life would be seen on the show during her contract negotiation. She had already eloped while the show wasn’t filming and didn’t tell producers, so they wanted her to show more of her life. To return to the show, she also wanted a higher pay than what was being offered to her.
“Everyone wanted to have Kenya back, but they wanted to have the old Kenya back — the one who isn’t afraid of the cameras,” a source told PEOPLE. “You can’t have secrets and be on reality TV. Especially when other Housewives are showing all of their lives — the good, bad, and the ugly. They need to see your life.”
Whitfield also cited not being offered a good enough pay as the reason she will not be returning for the new season.
“Was not interested in entertaining the low ball offer that was sent. Know ur worth,” she responded to a comment on Instagram.