As the ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s are gearing up for yet another shady season of reality TV greatness, some major cast shakeups have been revealed ahead of the show’s upcoming Season 8. There are likely still several suprsies in store ahead of the season’s debut, but we’ve gathered all the newest updates we’ve learned about RHOA’s eighth season!
When it comes to casting, four names have been added to the list of season 8 additions -- Shereé Whitfield, Kim Fields, Marlo Hampton and Amiyah Scott! Whitfield’s comeback was confirmed a few weeks ago after sources shared that she had officially signed on for the season. Hampton’s return was reported around the same time, and she has since been teasing her own return on her Instagram page.
Fields and Scott’s participation in the show became apparent after they filmed with the RHOA ladies at the launch of Kenya Moore’s new haircare line on Monday! While Fields is reportedly joining as a full-time housewife, it isn’t yet certain if Scott will be a friend of the housewives or just make a cameo appearance on the show.
It has also been reported that part of the season will likely feature the feud between Whitfield and Moore. Reports claimed that the two got into a heated argument at Cynthia Bailey’s eyewear launch party in early August. And seeing that Moore took Whitfield’s place when the RHOA vet left the show after Season 4, it is believed there may be some remaining animosity between the two.
Claudia Jordan’s role on the new season remains in question. But she is obviously still on producers’ minds seeing that she attended and was reportedly scheduled to film for the show at Moore’s event on Monday. However, witnesses said that the model and TV personality left the party before getting any screen time with the Bravo cameras.
We’ve also gotten our first look at what the Season 8 cast will look like with Fields added into the mix! Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks -- who are all confirmed to be coming back for Season 8 -- are pictured in the photo. Whitfield and Hampton are also present in the photo. Kandi Buruss wasn’t present in the group picture, but she was in attendance at the event as well.
Details of Whitfield’s possible storyline for the show have been revealed as well. Whitfield was recently reunited with her long-lost sister, Mary. So it is believed that journey will likely be featured during Whitfield’s highly anticipated RHOA comeback!