Shooting begins for season eleven of the Real Housewives of Atlanta in just two weeks, but it looks like Kenya Moore will not be returning as a full-time housewife. Producers have not been happy with Moore since she refused to allow Bravo cameras at her surprise wedding to Marc Daly last summer, and since then she has not included her new husband on the show. But, will she end up staying as a “friend” on the show?
According to Radar Online, Bravo executives aren’t sure if Moore will be a “friend” next season, and it isn’t clear if she would even accept the demotion. Sources say that the former beauty queen didn’t deliver anything people wanted to watch last season, and her baby news failed to snag her a callback for next season.
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There are also rumors that that Moore lied about being pregnant on the recent season ten reunion, and when she missed a “mandatory cast meeting” for season 11, producers confirmed that they didn’t invite her back.
But, this past week, Moore went on Instagram and denied that RHOA had fired her. She also attacked the other rumors swirling about her.
“Fake Husband. Fake Pregnancy. Fake Boyfriends. Fake Storyline. Fired. Fake Divorce. At least be effing original with your hateful lies. I’m used to you all making up stories to get clicks off my name but LEAVE MY FAMILY ALONE,” she wrote.
But then, the 47-year-old deleted a baby bump pic without explanation, possibly because she is tired of the rumors, and comments from fans could be getting under her skin.
Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield will also not be returning next season, and two new cast members will join NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, and Kandi Burruss. Eva Marcille, who will soon be marrying Michael Sterling, will be joining the cast full-time along with one other woman.
The show has been hunting for fresh faces, but it has struggled to find new cast members in recent years. Since Moore and Williams joined the show back in the fifth season, RHOA has promoted just two newbies to full-time status, Kim Fields and Claudia Jordan. But, both only lasted one season.
They have also had friends of the show – Shamea Morton, Demetria McKinney, and Marlo Hampton – but producers never promoted any of them.
New episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta will return to Bravo later this year.
Kenya Moore has not commented on her status on the show.