As Season 11 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta comes to an end, rumors are already swirling about the possible changes in Season 12. And, considering the growing feud between stars NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey, some believe that Bravo is going to fire them both during the hiatus and bring in replacements.
Bravo executives will have some time to figure out how they want to deal with the new feud. But, insiders say that despite Leakes’ rough season filled with her husband Gregg’s cancer battle and her own meltdown, the network definitely wants her back.
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“Unless NeNe decides on her own not to do the show, they will have her back,” says a source who added that Bravo would also give Leakes a raise.
The Glee alum pulled in $2.75 million for Season 11.
Even though Leakes is a must for the cast next year, insiders say Bailey’s future isn’t as certain. According to Radar Online, Bravo is considering firing her, and if they do they will bring in Marlo Hampton full-time as a replacement. Or, they could possibly bring in Tanya Sam.
Sam has some serious storyline potential – including a possible wedding and baby – and that is something that definitely interests network execs. But, Hampton “stirs the pot,” says the insider, and she is fun and “makes for great TV.”
No matter who stays or goes next season, the insider insists that Kenya Moore will never return, no matter how many fans she has, because “executives hate Kenya.”
The source explained that it is very clear Moore tried to capitalize on her free appearance when she showed up at Bailey’s party, and “Kenya is definitely never, ever, ever coming back.”
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Bravo has yet to confirm the insider claims or make any cast announcements for RHOA Season 12, so there is no guarantee that Leakes is staying and Bailey is going. But, no matter what happens, there will be plenty of drama in Atlanta next season.
During the part one of the Season 11 reunion, NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey went to war with each other, and they will most likely do it again when part two airs this Sunday on Bravo.