There are some people that are staples on their shows. This is especially true with certain real housewives. The Real Housewives franchise is only as good as the women that are chosen to go on each season.
In Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson is the staple. She is one of the original housewives who has stuck through season after season, regardless of the drama.
In New York City, Bethenny Frankel is the staple. She makes the most money of any of the women and always has a snarky comeback ready to go. When she left the show, it wasn’t the same. Which is probably why Andy Cohen ended up bringing her back.
In Atlanta, Kandi Burruss is the constant.
How long has Burruss been on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’?
In 2009, Burress joined RHOA in its second season. Since then, she has become a Bravo staple. The network loves her so much that they have offered her spin-off after spin-off.
Her first show, The Kandi Factory, was the RHOA’s second spin-off series. It premiered in 2012 and showed Burruss and the rest of her music producer team as they tried to help young artists launch their music careers. The show only lasted one season.
In 2014, Burruss landed another television show, Kandi’s Wedding, which showcased her marriage to Todd Tucker. The wedding special was the highest in the franchise, topping ratings of NeNe Leakes’ and Kim Zolciak’s spin-offs.
Burruss’ third spin-off was Kandi’s Ski Trip, which followed the housewife’s crazy family on a vacation.
Has Burruss been involved in drama?
Burruss has had her fair share of drama with the ladies of Atlanta, but no incident was as serious as her season nine feud with Porsha Williams.
During the season, Williams claimed that someone told her that Burruss and her husband tried to drug her in order to get her to be intimate with them. Burruss denied the claims and pressed Williams to tell her who she heard those rumors from.
At the reunion, it was revealed that it was actually fellow cast member, Phaedra Parks who made those accusations. Parks was then removed from the cast list.
Is Burruss leaving ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta?’
Recently, Burruss was asked if Parks was coming back to the show during an interview with The Breakfast Club.
Burruss denied the rumors that the former cast member would be returning and said that if Parks did somehow come back, she would take a break from the show.
“In real life… if somebody says to you or says about you that you tried to drug somebody and sexually assault them… and it comes back that person was lying on you, would you want to work with that person?” Burruss said. That’s how I feel about it.”
“That’s kind of scary to me. Because in the future when things are happening, you don’t even know why it’s happening. But then you find out it’s a person off in the corner that’s been doing all these things. That could happen again. And they could do it better next time because then they know not to tell anybody else that could really let the cat out the bag.”
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