It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. First the craziness with the reunion brawl and now Dancing with the Stars says goodbye to NeNe Leakes as she and pro dance partner Tony Dovolani were voted off on Monday night.

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“When you’re doing something like this you become very invested,” a tearful NeNe said backstage. “We know the rules coming in, there can only be one standing, you want to be the one standing! You don’t want to lose.”

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This summer NeNe will head to Las Vegas to host Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity for a limited run, but she’s unsure whether or not there’s another Real Housewives of Atlanta season in her future.

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“There’s a lot of hesitation,” she admits. “I feel like when I began my journey on Real Housewives of Atlanta it was more positive. I felt like people tuned in to see fashion and fabulousness and never pulling hair or belittling or being super negative. It’s become something I can’t even believe how it’s changed.”

Now that NeNe is headed back to the ATL, who’s her pick to take home the mirror ball trophy?

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“Right now I’m going to put my money on James (Maslow),” she said.

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