She's been around since RHOA's first season. But during a recent appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show, Leakes expressed her concerns about staying on for the show's eighth season.
“I am at a point where I don’t know how much longer I can stay in this situation,” Leakes said, speaking about the constant bickering among her fellow housewives each season. She also knocked some of her castmates for being “thirsty” and picking fights just to make for entertaining television.
Leakes went on to admit that she has been embarrassed by some of her actions and comments this season, but she said that many times she was forced to go to that negative place. “I feel like anybody, whether you’re a good person or not, if somebody pushes you up against the wall, you do have a breaking point,” Leakes said. “There are times when you will say and do things that you wish you hadn’t said and done. You don’t want to be seen that way. There are times when I do go home and wish I wasn’t seen that way because I am not that person every day. And so I do feel bad about certain things that happen on the show.”
This isn't the first time Leakes has threatened to exit the show. For the past few seasons she's said she may leave only to reclaim her spot in the opening credits each time.
Most recently, she said she was considering leaving ahead of the show’s seventh season so she could focus more on her acting career. But a major raise -- that reportedly made her the highest paid cast member ever on any of Bravo’s Real Housewives shows -- encouraged Leakes to stay put.
There are still several months to go before the final verdict is out on Leakes' decision. But if her past departure threats are any clue, Leakes will likely still be holding her peach when RHOA’s eighth season rolls around. Do you think NeNe will ever leave RHOA? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.