Friday, September 9, 2016

NeNe Leakes Says Kim Zolciak Is Returning to RHOA After She Turned Down a Return Visit
NeNe Leakes is spilling the Real Housewives of Altanta tea.

While visiting PEOPLE Now on Thursday with her Fashion Police cohosts Melissa Rivers and Brad Goreski, the 48-year-old reality star confirmed that she will not be returning to the show that made her famous for it's upcoming ninth season.

But in her place might be another old face… original Atlanta Housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann

Leakes said the 38-year-old Don't Be Tardy star will step out of her Bravo spinoff to make some visits to RHOA again.  

"I heard once they couldn't work their deal out with me, they went to Kim Zolciak," Leakes confessed – assuring host Jeremy Parsons that she wasn't being shady. "I'm just telling you the truth!"

She explained she had told RHOA producers she did not want to be a full-time Housewife or supporting "friend of the Housewives" – instead asking to guest on the show in special appearances from time to time.

"When we couldn't work the deal out on me making appearances, then they went to Kim to work the same thing, I suppose," Leakes said. "I'm assuming she took it."

If Zolciak-Bermann does return, it'll be her first appearance since season 5 – when she stormed out of a lunch with Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore in anger.
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