After seven long, entertaining seasons of being the HBIC of reality television, Nene Leakes is finally leaving Bravo’s hit show Real Housewives of Atlanta. Leakes revealed the news last night via Instagram.
Leakes, 48, sat down with PEOPLE to explain the real reason for not returning for season 8 of the show, she’s definitely had enough.
“This was definitely a hard decision for me. Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
We’ve seen the “Rich B-tch” go head to toe with some of her cast mates, be painted out to be the villain of the
wives-mates on the show. She’s at the point where she’s on to bigger and better things including the big screen.
“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” Leakes revealed. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”
Nene can definitely throw some shade honey that we’ll definitely miss but she warns us all not to get too comfortable. “I’m not saying I’m gone forever, I’ll probably pop up and play with those girls every now and then.”
Nene also shaded her fellow cast mates one last time before concluding her departure notice. “I think some of the girls will be happy,” Leakes says. “They always felt like I was the star, and they were never able to really shine with me there, so here’s their opportunity to shine.”
This show will never be the same! Will you miss Nene Leakes on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta?” We sure will!