‘RHOA’: Andy Cohen Talks About NeNe Leakes Quitting ‘Housewives’ Rumors

NeNe Leakes has been absent from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The OG star missed out on the first two episodes as negotiations for season 12 of the show were prolonged. Even after Leakes made her comeback, she has not been heavily featured like other seasons. The latter has propelled fans to believe that she is on the verge of quitting the Bravo series.

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Wendy Williams revealed on her show that Leakes had texted her and said she was quitting RHOA. The talk show host did not reveal why the reality star wanted to leave but advised her to stay.

After weeks of rumors, Housewives father Andy Cohen is reacting to Leakes possibly wanting to leave.

“A lot of people have been talking about NeNe [Leakes] texting Wendy Williams, saying that she quit the Housewives,” Cohen told Entertainment Tonight. “I was telling someone, look, I get text messages from Housewives all the time saying, ‘I quit! That’s it. I quit!’ So, I say, OK, let’s take a pause. Let’s talk tomorrow, because maybe if we talk tomorrow, you won’t feel as heated as you do today about it, so it’s a natural process of the evolution of being a Housewife that you quit to me several times.”

NeNe Leakes feud with Kenya Moore

Leakes has been clashing with her RHOA co-stars, especially Kenya Moore. The latter returned to the reality series after taking a season off and her relationship with Leakes is turbulent.

“I had a high-risk pregnancy, that I wanted my entire life, she never once called me,” Moore told Williams last year about where the animosity with Leakes started. “When I did show up, she never checked on my child. She never said, ‘Is everything okay?’ when she learned I wasn’t going to be on the show. She never said, ‘Are you okay girl, do you need anything?’ And then when she did see me eight months pregnant, she called me a monster and said that my child was a buffalo and she was hurling insults.”

The encounter between Leakes and Moore was heightened when the former tried to spit at the former beauty queen. Fans will be able to see the drama unfold as RHOA cameras caught the conflict.

“She tried to act like she was going to spit on me,” Moore revealed saying that the OG of Atlanta was “hawking up” her saliva. “You will see that on the show.”

Wendy Williams makes an appearance on ‘RHOA’

Williams has been caught in the middle of all the RHOA drama and will make an appearance on the show.

“I’m on the phone with NeNe and I knew that I was being recorded,” Williams revealed on her show.

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The former radio host said that Leakes had initially invited her to appear on camera but she declined. However, she did authorize cameras to record her call with Leakes.

“Give these girls friendship and love,” Williams is heard advising Leakes.

As the drama on RHOA continues to unfold, fans will witness the division in the cast. The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.