Is NeNe Leakes Quitting ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’?

After 11 seasons, it looks like NeNe Leakes is thinking about ending her run on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

This past season has been pretty hectic, especially with all of the drama Leakes has been at the center of.

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NeNe Leakes| Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

With the drama added on to her strained relationship with the rest of the cast, many are certain NeNe is done with the Real Housewives franchise for good.

A recent Instagram post has fans worried

The Real Housewives of Atlanta fans who’ve watched the final episodes of Season 11 know just how much drama has been taking place on the show recently.

Leakes ended the Season 11 in a pretty bad place with the rest of her co-stars, following the drama surrounding former cast member Kenya Moore making a cameo on the series.

That came after she got physical with a crew member on the production, ripping his shirt on camera.

At the season 11 reunion, co-stars Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss claimed that Leakes’ altercation with the crew member was far worse, claiming the man ended the night in the hospital, missing a tooth.

After a very heating reunion and being called out for her actions, the reality star is at her wits end with the franchise.

Since the reunion, NeNe Leakes has stayed quiet about her future on RHOA, but her recent Instagram post has fans thinking Season 11 is going to be her last.

Just last month, the reality star posted a cryptic Instagram captioned, “Nawww Happiness over everything #byeforever #putsomerespekonmyname.” 

Many were thinking the Leakes was insinuating that her time on RHOA has come to an end and she is choosing to not to be part of the drama any longer.

Is NeNe being forced to sit out of the upcoming season?

Along with NeNe Leakes Instagram post, gossip sites such as LoveBScott reported that the reality star was being forced to “sit out” filming the first half of season 12.

With production just recently kicking off, many of us started to believe that the reports were true, but Leake’s reps made sure to set the record straight.

Earlier this week, her representative told ET, “I can say with authority that there is absolutely no truth to this. The only reason why she’s not currently shooting is because she is still in active negotiations with her contract.”

Though NeNe is still negotiating her contract, the reality star is not rushing to get back to filming mainly because of the drama she still has with the cast.

Seeing as though NeNe Leakes ended Season 11 not on the best of terms with her co-star, she is making sure she keeps herself at a distance from everyone for a while.

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Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Eva Marcille, Shamari Devoe| Photo by Alex Martinez/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Along with the drama between NeNe and the other ladies, the show producers are definitely interested in filming NeNe for season 12.

Back in late April, a source close to RHOA told HollywoodLife that producers tried to move up the June filming date “so they can capture the ongoing drama between Porsha and NeNe, as well as the drama between NeNe and Cynthia.”

As for NeNe quitting the show altogether, we can assume she’s not going to give up on the show that’s been part of her life for so many years that easily.

Though NeNe is faced with a ton of drama at the moment, RHOA wouldn’t be the same without her if she up and quit.

We still have a few months until Season 12 premieres and many of us are confident that NeNe Leakes will not let the show go on without her.