The former Real Housewives of Orange County star made fans' heads explode when she claimed she “heard she’s not coming back” for season 13. Judge dropped the bomb while saying goodbye to Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley after it was announced that she was “fired” from the show after six seasons.
The 52-year-old reality star posted a throwback photo of herself and Medley on Instagram and welcomed her to the “other side,” referring to Housewives who are no longer on the show.
“@dorindamedley you will be missed icon, but it’s pretty amazing on the other side #Vicki #Tamra #leeann #Nene? #LVP #Bethenny #dorinda gone but never forgotten,” the blonde beauty captioned the photo.
Naturally, fans were quick to question why Leakes' name was there, with one fan asking: “Did you just out NeNe? Don’t think NeNe has officially said she wasn’t coming back as of yet.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Judge responded with, “Maybe I’m wrong. I thought I heard she’s not going back?”
Other fans showered the two former reality stars lots of love, with one commenting, “First Heather Dubrow, then you and Vicki Gunvalson and now Dorinda. Seems like Bravo get rid of the franchise’s best assets … You will all be missed so much … even by the haters.”
Following all of the drama, Leakes deleted her Instagram account on Tuesday, August 25. When you click on her account, it says, “No post yet.”
Judge’s claims come after Leakes posted a series of cryptic tweets about how she has “protected everyone” and “took the beating” so others wouldn’t have too.
I hav protected every1 for years and covered up things i shouldn’t have! I took the beating so others didn’t have too and no one has protected me or stood up for me. Y’all have gone silent and turned the other cheek. You are NOT exempted from getting this same treatment 1 day— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) August 21, 2020
"I hav protected every1 for years and covered up things i shouldn’t have! I took the beating so others didn’t have too and no one has protected me or stood up for me," she wrote. "Y’all have gone silent and turned the other cheek. You are NOT exempted from getting this same treatment 1 day.”
Of course, Leakes' followers were quick to assume she was referring to RHOA, and they were hoping the 53-year-old star would spill some more tea. One person commented, “She is probably contractual prohibited from saying a lot. But ooooh I wish she could. The truth needs to come out.”
Leakes is still active on Twitter and posted on Tuesday night. “Support Black Women, Protect Black Women! You have no idea what they’ve been thru or the WEIGHT they have carried on their back silently for yearsssssssss. Thank you! Bye,” she wrote.
Back in June 2020, Leakes shut down rumors that she was leaving the hit Bravo show.
“It is absolutely not true that Nene has been fired from RHOA,” Leakes' manager, Steven Grossman told PEOPLE. “Furthermore, it was made abundantly clear prior that she will always be welcome on the series as long as she wants to be.”