'The door is closed' on NeNe Leakes returning to RHOA, according to Kenya Moore

Celebrities Visit V-103 Atlanta - February 1, 2024
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Although there's been speculation about whether or not there might be a NeNe Leakes return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta in the works, Kenya Moore has now revealed that while she "doesn't hate the idea," it's just not going to happen.

Kenya Moore made an appearance on Atlanta's V-103 radio station for The Big Tigger Morning Show to promote her upcoming Lifetime movie, Abducted Off The Streets: The Carlesha Gaither Story, and gave the inside scoop on what to expect from the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta -- including whether or not fans can expect to see NeNe Leakes back on their TV screens.

Unfortunately for fans that were hoping she was going to be coming back to Bravo, Kenya Moore said "the door is closed" and said that NeNe "didn't just burn a bridge, [she] blew it up" in regards to NeNe's lawsuit.

"I don’t hate on the idea of it because I’ve been very vocal about the fact that I think she was great for the show, but in reality how do you recover from suing your bosses and the network and saying all the things that she said? You didn’t just burn a bridge, you blew it up."

In case you somehow missed it, Kenya Moore is referring to the 2022 lawsuit that NeNe Leakes filed against Bravo, Andy Cohen, NBCUniversal, and the production companies and producers of RHOA.

The lawsuit, which was dismissed by NeNe Leakes later in the same year, claimed, "NBC, Bravo and True foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated -- if not, encouraged."

Unfortunately for fans of RHOA, Kenya Moore said she was going to have to wait for the official announcement before she shared who would be returning next season and stayed hush-hush, not confirming or denying any of the host's other questions about the cast of the upcoming season.