‘RHOA’: Andy Cohen Breaks Silence After Nene Leakes Announces She’s Leaving The Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nene Leakes and Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen is now reacting to the information that Nene Leakes is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Bravo persona was one in every of many celebrities which can be dedicating a post on social media to the long-lasting housewife. Leakes introduced her departure from the fact sequence after contentious negotiations which resulted in not reaching a deal for her return to RHOA.

Nene Leakes and Andy Cohen
Nene Leakes and Andy Cohen | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

What did Andy Cohen say?

Cohen is the daddy of the Housewives franchise and is the face of Bravo, internet hosting the late-night present Watch What Happens Live. After Leakes launched a video on YouTube the place she confirmed she was leaving her peach behind, Cohen shared a candy message on Instagram.

“Nene Leakes is an icon of the genre,” Cohen shared. “She is a gif and catchphrase machine. In 11 years of WWHL, Nene has been our most frequent visitor, and she or he is all the time A BLAST.”

Cohen goes on to share that Leakes nicknamed him “Buttercup” and continues to name him that now.

“Through her entire run, she has all the time had a severe concern and drive to keep up the success and well-being of RHOA,” Cohen added. “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.”

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Why is Nene Leakes leaving?

Leakes had been holding off on revealing what her future on RHOA was. Even although her followers saved asking her on social media if she had signed as much as do season 13, the “tastiest peach” had remained silent on the difficulty. Leakes promised her followers to remain tuned as she would personally ship the information to everybody.

On Thursday, September 17, Leakes lastly confirmed she wouldn’t be coming again to the present that made her a family identify.

“I’ve made the very arduous and troublesome choice to not be part of Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13,” the star mentioned on YouTube. “It wasn’t an easy decision for me… It was hard.”

The Fashion Police alum was a breakout star when RHOA bursted onto the fact present scene. She held a peach for the present’s first seven seasons and made a visitor look in season 8. Leakes returned as a full-time housewife in season 10 and held onto her spot for 3 extra seasons.

“You could’ve never told me that I would star on this little and it’s still been going strong 13 years later,” Leakes mirrored. “I’m just so happy that I can say that I was a part of a genre that opened up doors for black ensemble reality shows to step up and be a part of what we now love so much, reality TV.”

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