Say it ain’t so!
For months, rumors have been swirling about NeNe Leakes’ possible departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta — and now the 48-year-old has confirmed the rumors are (unfortunately!) true.
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“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” the Bravo star tells People. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
NeNe says she’s taking time off from the show to focus on new projects, but TMZ is reporting that her decision to part ways was brought out by disagreements with the network over her salary.
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The famous mom seems happy with her decision — saying she feels “a weight has been lifted off of [her] shoulders” — but she insists this isn’t an indefinite goodbye.
“I’m not saying I’m gone forever,” she says. “I’ll probably pop up and play with those girls every now and then.”