She made up her mind. NeNe Leakes announced her exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta after much speculation as to her future on the Bravo reality series.
“There’s been a lot of emotions on both sides,” the 52-year-old TV personality explained in a Thursday, September 17, YouTube video posted to her channel. “It’s been hard, and I have made a hard, difficult decision to not be part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13.”
She reiterated: “It wasn’t an easy decision for me. It was hard.”
Leakes is proud of her legacy on the show despite her departure. “I’m just so happy that I can say that I was part of a genre that opened up a door for Black ensemble reality shows,” she noted. “I want to thank everybody that has looked up to me over the years. … I want to thank Bravo for all the memories. … Thank you to the cast for all of the memories.”
The reality star concluded by telling fans that she is “going to miss” them.