The fifth season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta debuts Sunday, November 4th, however this season might be bittersweet for fans of NeNe Leakes. The Real Housewives of Atlanta breakout star has announced that she may soon be leaving the series that made her famous.
She hinted that she would be ending her role on the show during a recent interview with the New York Post. “I love the acting world. So at some point. . . I can’t continue to be a housewife. At some point, I have to back out,” she said.
NeNe revealed that she was concerned that remaining a RHOA cast member might tarnish her image as an actress.
“Just the thought of me being a housewife, they [casting producers] would probably say ‘Hmmm. We may not want to use her.’ Just the whole persona of being a housewife. The cattiness and the bitchiness and the fighting. People see you as that is who you are.”
The New Normal star revealed that her ultimate goal is the host her own hour-long talk show series, similar to the likes of Bethany Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York.
“I would keep it real for the whole hour! Whatever the topic is, I feel I could talk about anything. Politics, men, money, shoes . . . anything. I wouldn’t want to do a Maury Povich show. Baby daddy! Who’s your daddy? Who’s your mama? I wouldn’t want to do that kind of show.”
Two new ladies will be in the cast of the upcoming season of RHOA. Former Miss USA, actress, and CEO, Kenya Moore, and socialite Porsha Stewart will join returning housewives Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, and NeNe.