Another one bites the dust—officially. Nene Leakes has confirmed that she is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta and will not appear on Season 13.
Nene made the announcement in a video posted to her official YouTube channel, which she linked to in her return to Instagram earlier today (September 17).
WATCH: Nene Leakes Confirms She Is Leaving The Real Housewives Of Atlanta
The news won’t come as a real shock to RHOA viewers, as the other Housewives have been busy filming Season 13 for over a month and as previously reported, Nene Leakes hasn’t been a part of any of it.
Earlier this month, Cynthia Bailey opened up about the new season without Nene, sharing that it is going to look “very different.”
“It’s going to look very different. Number one, we’re shooting a lot more from our homes and stuff now, so a lot of times you guys see us out and about and at all of these different restaurants and little fancy places — not so much [now],” Cynthia said.
“I am all for whatever Nene wants to do. Whatever she feels is right for her at this time. We’re in a good place. I think the show definitely is great with her being a part of it. She’s been a part of it for years. We’ll see,” she continued. “I can’t really speak on it, other than like I’ve already said before. I haven’t personally seen her. I don’t know if anyone else has, but I know that I haven’t.”
Nene becomes just the latest longtime Real Housewife to leave the franchise, with Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson, Bethenny Frankel, Lisa Vanderpump, and LeeAnne Locken all departing in recent months, leaving gaping holes on their respective cities.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13 will premiere on Bravo in 2021.