After seven seasons, NeNe Leakes is leaving Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, the reality star announced on Monday. “My contract is up and I just think this is the right time,” Leakes told People. “This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.” For nearly eight years, Leakes has served as the show’s controversial back-talking villain, landing her own 2013 spinoff show that documented her wedding and remarriage to former ex-husband Gregg Leakes. Since RHOA, Leakes has gone on to have recurring appearances on Glee, The New Normal, The Celebrity Apprentice, and more. She’s also spent time on Broadway in a production of Cinderella. Up next, Leakes says she has a “new primetime television show with a big legend” in the works. But this also isn’t the last you’ll see of NeNe on Bravo. The network has confirmed to BuzzFeed that her upcoming spinoff show with longtime frenemy and former RHOA co-star Kim Zolciak is still on. It’ll follow the two on a road trip, which will inevitably involve numerous pit-stops for catfights.
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