NeNe Leakes isn’t second guessing her decision to leave The Real Housewives of Atlanta after seven seasons on the show, telling Extra she is now happier than she’s been in a long time!
Speaking about her decision to part ways with the reality TV hit, Leakes said her exit was mostly based on her wanting to be in a more positive environment.
“I don't really care what people think anyway, I'm kind of that girl, I'm at a place in my life where I really don't give a s**t about what people really think at the end of the day, because people always going to think something," Leakes said. "I just want to be in a place where I’m free and I can kind of get back to me and laugh, cause that’s what I like to. I don’t really like being in a place where I am not laughing.”
She added that the opportunity for her to join the cast of To Tell the Truth came as soon as she decided to announce her exit form RHOA. “I had decided at the end of my contract I was going to not do Housewives again, and then the moment I announced it to tell the truth, producers reached out and said come over here and play with us at To Tell The Truth, this would be a great place for you to come,” she said.
Leakes also admitted that RHOA viewers did not get a chance to see all sides of her personality. “When you’re on certain shows, they only show certain parts of you, so people don’t always get to see all sides of you. I like laughing, and I like being fun. I’m a fun girl, I’m a girly girl, and I want people to see that,” Leakes said.
In her statement on her decision to leave RHOA, Leakes said she was ready to focus on other opportunities outside of the show.
However, sources later claimed that Leakes was actually pushed out of RHOA due to her bad attitude and run-ins with the show’s producers and other staff members. Do you think NeNe made the right decision by leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.