Roommates, following the sad news that NeNe Leakes will not be apart of the upcoming 13th season of the Bravo hit series “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo head honcho Andy Cohen has broken his silence regarding her exit. Andy posted a very heartfelt message about NeNe’s absence from the show this season and also looked into a hopeful new future for the two.
There is no doubt that NeNe Leakes is an absolute icon when it comes to reality TV—and she was also the only remaining original cast member on the show that she helped build and make a bonafide hit. To not have her on the series anymore is not only the end of an era, but completely changes the show as a whole. Andy Cohen promptly spoke out about NeNe’s exit in an Instagram post.
Andy wrote the following message:
“Nene Leakes is an icon of the genre. She is a gif and catchphrase machine. In 11 years of #WWHL, Nene has been our most frequent guest, and she is always A BLAST. Nene nicknamed me “Buttercup” the first day we met, and still calls me that today. Through her whole run, she has always had a serious concern and drive to maintain the success and well-being of #RHOA. I am going to miss Nene on the show, but I’m hoping we work together again soon and will remain in each other’s orbits forever.
As we previously reported, NeNe announced that she wouldn’t be returning to the show in a video on her YouTube channel. Season 13 is currently filming.
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