Bravo isn’t letting go of the self-proclaimed "realest" Atlanta housewife, NeNe Leakes.
After shots of Marlo Hampton palling around with Phaedra Parks and Ms. Lawrence hit the Web earlier this week, whispers surfaced that the network was axing NeNe from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
"RHOA" fans can rest easy, though, because NeNe’s not going anywhere.
"I’m happy to report that NeNe Leakes is still gainfully employed by Bravo as a cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’," a rep for NeNe told E! News. "In fact, after the finale of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’, NeNe spent some time in New York shooting scenes for the upcoming season."
The source didn’t say, however, whether viewers should definitely expect to see Marlo as a permanent fixture on the show. She’s engaged to NFL player Charles Grant, who NeNe was rumored to have dated after things went south with her husband, Gregg Leakes.
— Sonya Eskridge