There’s a good reason why Marlo Hampton isn’t in any of the cast pictures for "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 4.
Despite the fact that Marlo’s been spotted shooting scenes with Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield and Phaedra Parks, it seems Marlo is not actually part of the cast.
A source told StraightFromTheA.com that Bravo did give Marlo an official contract to join "RHOA." The network opted not to ink a deal with Marlo because it was unaware of her extensive criminal record (she’s been arrested six times for various offenses).
It didn’t help matters that Marlo was also "highly inaccurate" about her relationship with NFL player Chris Grant. Initially, she told the network that she was his fiancée. However, there’s word that Charles never popped the question to her and that he’s refusing to back up her claims that they are engaged.
This might explain why she and NeNe, who has also been romantically linked to Charles in the past, are so friendly now. Of course, the pair will have at least one onscreen run-in.
With the status of her relationship in question, a violently shady past and seemingly no high-profile career of her own, Bravo decided that Marlo didn’t make the cut this cycle.
The network only came to this conclusion after Marlo went overseas to South Africa, where the cast shot episodes for season 4. It’s not clear at this time whether her scenes will be cut from the show, but find out when "RHOA" returns November 6 at 9 p.m EST on Bravo.