NeNe Leakes finally makes her Season 8 debut during a gleeful meeting with her former best friend Cynthia Bailey in the teaser video from the Jan. 17 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta!

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Leakes announced her departure from the show following RHOA’s Season 7. But it was revealed at the end of the summer that she’d be returning for another go with her fellow Georgia peaches, with Leakes being spotted recording for the show during the ladies’ group trip to Jamaica!

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And by the looks of Bailey’s reaction to her visit from her friend and her hubby, Gregg Leakes, the RHOA vet was quite missed — at least by her girl Cynthia!

Watch NeNe’s surprising comeback in the video above!

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You can catch the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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