One of the Queens of Reality TV Bows Out: ‘I Feel a Weight Has Been Lifted’

Jun 30, 2015  •  Post A Comment

One of the big stars of reality TV is exiting the show on which she has been a central figure for almost eight years. People magazine reports that NeNe Leakes is leaving Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

“Leakes, 48 — arguably the network’s biggest star, who’s been with the show since its inception — will not be returning for season 8. She says there comes a time when enough is enough,” People reports.

Leakes told the publication: “This was definitely a hard decision for me. Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] 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.”

Leakes, who reportedly already has a new series in the works, is also quoted in the story saying: “I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.”

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