The past couple years we have seen reports of Nene Leakes threatening to leave reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we never saw it come to pass, well that is until now.


We’re sure the news has reached you by now that Nene, after appearing on the show as an original and main cast member has decided that the time has come for her to hand back her Atlanta peach and bid a farewell to the show after 7 years.


That’s right, she’s leaving, she’s taking her wigs and her edges and is off to better things guys.


In an interview with PEOPLE magazine the reality star speaks on her decision to leave,


This was definitely a hard decision for me. Me and my husband have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”


Since appearing on the reality series the 47-year-old Glam’Ma has definitely used her popularity on the show to the best of her advantage.

The doors flew wide open for her, adding actress to her ever-growing resume after her successful stint on the Broadway production for Cinderella and her recurring role in Glee as Coach Roz Washington.


It is clear that aside from filming Real Housewives that Ms. Leakes is booked and has no worries of having too much spare time on her hands.

Since revealing her decision to say goodbye to reality television it has been reported that she is set to appear alongside Betty White in ABC‘s revival of 50’s game show To Tell the Truth.


“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” she tells PEOPLE. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”


The big question on everyone’s lips is, what does this mean for RHOA and will this effect ratings? There is no denial that Nene keeps the viewers tuned in episode after episode with her shade-filled confessionals and disagreements with cast members past and present.


It has to be said that in season 7 the former Glee actress didn’t seem all too present in the show, well at least not as a collective part of the group. This wasn’t at all a complete fail for the season, but she was missed so there may be hope yet. Maybe?


The news of Claudia Jordan being fired from RHOA may not be as much of a disappointment, if any at all for fans of the show in comparison to the loss of the only cast member to have the best one liners.


It will be interesting who they will bring onto the show to replace the two ladies, and can they carry on the torch? Can Kandi Burruss Tucker‘s blended family issues carry the show? Are we done with Kenya Mooore and her questionable boyfriends? What’s next for Phaedra Parks as a now single mother?


Surely we all want the inside scoop of how Cynthia Bailey deals with accusations of her husband Peter Thomas alleged infidelity, after the ever so suspect video of him in the club with a mystery woman went viral! Bring on season 8 as only time will tell on the future of our favourite series from the Bravo franchise.


Lest we forget Miss ‘I’m rich b***h‘ is not only booked but has also been added to $85 million Kim Kardashian Hollywood app, she is booked in reality and the virtual world *Nene finger snap*


If there was any chance that you were hoping for a return from the Broadway actress, give it up as she told a TMZ photographer that it is not going to happen, at least not for season 8 anyway.




Was that a glimmer of hope we felt all around the world?






Do You Think RHOA Will See It Through Without Nene Leakes?