The queen bee is here to stay -- at least for now! Despite growing talk that she may be abandoning her post as The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s resident veteran, NeNe Leakes has revealed that she has no plans to leave the show.
As the seventh season of RHOA is coming to close, rumors are again swirling that Leakes may exit the show.
And the reality TV star fueled speculation during a recent appearance on the The Meredith Vieira Show, hinting that she was possibly ready to part ways with the show. “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 arguing among her fellow housewives each season.
Her castmates Claudia Jordan and Kenya Moore have both spoken out about Leakes’ threats, saying she should exit RHOA if she feels like she is no longer enjoying it. Jordan also encouraged Leakes to work on her attitude. "If it's so negative, remove yourself from the situation. Just be nice -- it's not that hard! Lose some ego,“ Jordan told In Touch.
But in a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Leakes sang a slightly different tune when it came to her future with the show. She admitted that she would eventually have to move on from RHOA but added that this isn’t the right time to go. “When you do a show by yourself, that’s a lot of pressure. You are the entertainment. I’ve been offered my own show. But I don’t want the pressure. You need people around you to balance off of and play off of,” Leakes said.
She continued, “Housewives is an amazing platform. We have millions of viewers. I’m known from that show. I started there. I can’t say that I will remain full time all the time. I feel like I always want to be able to play. I always want to see the show do well. So, in order for the show to do well, I feel like I can’t… I don’t want to abandon the show. When the time comes for me to totally step away, I’m sure I will. I just don’t know when.”
So there you have it! It looks like we have a few more seasons with Lady Leakes. Are you happy that NeNe says she won’t be leaving RHOA anytime soon? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.