*As you know by now, after 7 seasons, NeNe Leakes is leaving “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for bigger and better things, supposedly.
But according to TMZ, the real reason (surprise, surprise) is that she wanted MORE money and Andy Cohen and Bravo said nope. But now they’re worried she might take the fans with her.
Apparently NeNe’s playing hardball because of the negotiations that didn’t go her way and decided to walk away
Everyone part of the show is at a loss for words over NeNe’s sudden departure since the show was just about to start filming its new season in the next couple of weeks.
Cast members have been dropping like flies recently but now producers are scrambling because they just lost their queen bee … and we’re told they’re worried they’ll take a huge hit in the ratings over it.
The show already found a replacement — actress, model and singer Kim Fields — but no one can really replace NeNe who was arguably the network’s biggest star.
NeNe is going to be focusing on new projects outside the biz … one of which is her own clothing store that we reported on before.
Well Andy and Bravo might not be happy about NeNe’s departure, but we’re sure Kenya Moore is somewhere sippin’ on some tea with a big ol’ grin on her face. But the bottom line is that as cray cray as she is, she’s no NeNe.
Bravo and Andy may have to get the checkbook out.