‘RHOA’: Kandi Burruss Talks Nene Leakes, Is She Coming Back for Season 13?
Kandi Burruss has been outspoken about her return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13. The Grammy-award winner was one of the first cast members confirming she was going to hold a peach once again. Nene Leakes, on the other hand, has been coy about her comeback and ahead of filming, Burruss talks.
Is Nene Leakes coming back to ‘RHOA’ Season 13?
Leakes has been the most prominent member of the RHOA cast since the beginning. The “tastiest peach” rose to fame thanks to her outspoken persona on the Bravo reality series. However, her time looks like it might be coming to an end. She has been the only peach that has not said if she is returning to the show.
“So it’s my time to speak out and speak my truth, so I’m going to do that,” she told her fans recently on Instagram Live. “I’m going to do that with the support of a lot of people behind me that’s going to help with me speaking out. A lot of people have been asking me a lot of stuff, asking me about The Real Housewives of Atlanta every day on my social media.”
Fans have been eager to know if the Glee alum would be holding a peach once again but she said an announcement would be coming soon.
“There are so many false reports out there,” Leakes continued. “I have remained quiet, I haven’t said anything about it as of yet. It’s coming, I will be speaking soon.”
Kandi Burruss stars filming Season 13
Burruss and Leakes had a massive fallout following production of RHOA. The two went back and forth taking digs at each other and are seemingly in bad terms. With Burruss having started to film season 13, she was recently asked if she knew Leakes was returning.
“I don’t know what Nene’s doing,” Burruss told Entertainment Tonight. “I just started taping, so I’m not sure who’s in and who’s out. They don’t let us know, normally. Typically the way it works is, in the beginning of taping we just see more [of] my own personal life and story and eventually you start trickling in scenes with other people.”
According to The Masked Singer winner, she doesn’t know if Leakes will be back or not. Things are especially complicated since Burruss and Leakes drifted apart and are not seemingly friendly with each other.
Path to reconciliation?
When RHOA Season 12 wrapped, Burruss talked about her relationship with Leakes and recalled that she was the only one that wanted to film with her.
“I’m the only one who wanted to film with her at the beginning of the season,” Burruss told ET in March. “Like, I was the one who was trying to get everyone back on the same page with her. So, I don’t know how she changed that into trying to make people believe that I have something against her. I honestly feel like it’s just because I’m friends with Kenya Moore.”
Leakes and Burruss have feuded before and the latter feels like their differences are not that deep, leaving a path open for reconciliation.
“I don’t even feel that our drama is even that deep,” Burruss said during an Interview on Instagram. “I feel that we go through this every few years. In the beginning, it was a consistent thing, she and I would always shade each other. We stopped for a while and we was in a decent place and now we have reverted back to the past.”
Bravo has yet to confirm when RHOA Season 13 would air on the cable network.