Fresh on the heels that Kim ‘Tootie’ Fields is joining the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ franchise, word on the streets is that the star of the show, NeNe Leakes, is leaving. The reality starlet, who has parlayed her stint on the show to other series (New Normal, Glee), has just released a statement confirming the news…
“This is so hard for me to type. I cry as I do so! I am so grateful for all the love and laughs! Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! With lots of thoughts and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear.”
After eight seasons of being the baddest bitch on set, it looks like Leakes is prepared to spread her tea and fly far the f*ck away. What’s next for NeNe? In addition to possible guest appearances on other shows, she still has her fashion collection and residual checks from RHOA to fall back on. And in a sign that acknowledges who the real star of the show is, executive producer Andy Cohen has already proclaimed that Leakes is welcome back any time she pleases.
Tootie and NeNe on the same show?
Now that would be fireworks.