RHOA Season 12 begins filming…without Nene Leakes

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta are two weeks into filming season 12 but the OG has been benched from filming.

LoveBScott is reporting “NeNe Leakes Forced to Sit Out for AT LEAST the First Part of ‘RHOA’ Season 12 Filming After Getting Physical with Crew & Poor Behavior + Producers on the Hunt for a New Housewife”

If you haven’t been keeping up , at the most recent Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion some major tea was spilled about Nene’s physical altercation with a camera man. Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss told viewers that one of the production team members ended up in the hospital. We can’t say she knocked his tooth out but somehow during the altercation he ended up missing a tooth.

Apparently Nene has been a pain to work with. Sources told ” that NeNe has been forced to “sit out” for at least the first part of the season — maybe longer — as the ladies begin filming.” Nene has been very clear that she does not want to film with Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore. Leakes feels the two women are feuding with her for a story line

How will this effect next season? It might not even matter. Kenya Moore is set to return back to the series. Tanya Sam and Marlo Hampton who were “friends of” last season have been reportedly been handed a peach. The current cast is filming is:

  1. Cynthia Bailey
  2. Porsha Williams
  3. Kandi Burruss
  4. Eva Marcille
  5. Tanya Sam
  6. Marlo Hampton
  7. Shamari (who has been demoted to a “friend of”)

Kim Fields has also been begging to return, but she’s not the only Kim who might make a comeback. Kim Zolciak made up with Nene Leakes, but with Nene not filming who knows if Kim will be back on the reality series. Rumour has it Bravo wants a big name housewife to join the cast. They have reached out to the TLC members, both declined the offer.

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