Despite the rumors that Kenya Moore is the newest addition to “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe Leakes said taping for season 5 has begun, and she hasn’t seen the model yet.
“I don’t know where all those rumors came from. I haven’t seen her,” NeNe told Wendy Williams, asserting that she doesn’t even know Kenya.
Surprisingly, NeNe said she’s also unsure about whether her friend, Marlo Hampton, will be on the upcoming season of the show.
“I don’t know if Marlo’s still involved or not,” NeNe said. If Marlo was returning to the series, NeNe would more than likely be aware, since Marlo was rarely seen without NeNe during season 4.
Although NeNe wasn’t sure about Marlo or Kenya, she confirmed that she is returning for season 5, despite her blossoming acting career.
The reality star has been a regular guest star on Fox’s “Glee” and will also be on NBC’s new series, “The New Normal.”
Although Wendy suggested that NeNe has outgrown the hit reality series, NeNe said loyalty is one reason she remains on the show.
“The ‘Housewives’ platform has been a great platform for me," she said. “I love the people at Bravo and I have to tell you this, I’m very loyal. So, I’m back to give it to Bravo one more time,” said NeNe, suggesting that maybe season 5 will be her last.
If NeNe calls it quits after the upcoming season of the show, she will be joining alumni Lisa Wu Hartwell, DeShawn Snow and Sheree Whitfield, who NeNe does not consider a close friend.
“It’s probably a good thing that she left,” NeNe said about Sheree.
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—Tracy L. Scott