Cynthia Bailey’s New Post Seemingly Addresses Whether or Not Tanya Sam has Upgraded to Housewife Status: ‘Secured’

If there were any doubts that Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams or Tanya Sam won’t be back on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” next season, the model’s new Instagram post is putting those to rest.

On Instagram Wednesday, Bailey uploaded a selfie posing with Williams and Sam and included the simple caption “Secured🍑”

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(From left) Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams and Tanya Sam. (Photo: @cynthiabailey10/Instagram)

The April 24 message appears to confirm that she and Williams will remain official housewives on season 12, which is said to begin filming this summer. It also indicates that Sam is resuming her role as a friend of the show of the long-running Bravo series. But the caption has left fans wondering if Sam, a registered nurse turned tech leader, has been upgraded to a full-time housewife, as the official cast literally holds out peaches during the opening credits of the show.

“[Tanya] got a peach?”

“So do that mean Tanya have a peach now 😂😂😂”

“@itstanyatime she gotta peach 🍑 ? Awesome 💯💯👏🏽”


“@bravoandy wth does Tanya have a peach 🙄🙄🙄 she don’t bring Ish!!! Oh Cynthia need friends.”

“Tanya is f—ing irritating affff she don’t need no f—ing peach.”

If Sam does, in fact, hold a higher title on the show, that would nix what frienemy Nene Leakes said about Sam being able to earn a spot as a housewife.

“You gon’ have to beg for that peach,” Leakes said during part 2 of the “RHOA” reunion. “You gon’ have to stick that peach up that p—y. You will never get it from me, honey.”

Sam was initially rumored to be joining “RHOA” last summer when she was filmed at Leakes’ couples dinner that was taped for the series in July 2018. While Sam was photographed for the official cast photo, which was a composite of different shots of the cast that were fused together, she ultimately did not come on board as a full-time cast member.

Meanwhile, it seems Sam, Williams and Bailey had a night out of bonding, as Williams also shared Bailey’s photo to her own Instagram account. She captioned the post, “C L I Q U E #Alliance 🔥🍑 #LoveandLight.”

The first hashtag conjured up thoughts of Bailey’s alleged alliance with Kandi Burruss that Leakes accused the pair of having when she failed to be alerted that Kenya Moore was showing up to Bailey’s Seagram’s Escapes event.

Sam also shared the photo and captioned it, “Three the hard way 👑.”

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