On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Leakes’ good friend talk show host Wendy Williams claimed that the “RHOA” actress texted her in the morning and said she was leaving the show’s amid its current season.
“I took a break between commercials, my office is right there behind the set. I had to go to the bathroom and so I looked at my phone between commercials. And Nene texts, I’m quitting,” Williams vented to her special guest Jerry O’Connell on her show.
Leakes later said on Instagram, “Sometimes our biggest blessings are wrapped up in a goodbye,” and seemingly confirmed her friend’s claims.
However, moments later Leakes seemingly backpedaled on her indications and uploaded a photo of herself with the caption, “WHO SAID DAT!?!?! #SMH”
Her rep also seemingly confirmed the “RHOA” veteran wasn’t leaving the show, telling TooFab, “It’s been an especially difficult couple of weeks for Nene, and she was venting to her friend in private correspondence. Nothing has been confirmed or officially decided for next season.”
Leakes started off as an original cast member of the Bravo series in 2008, but left the show after season 8. She returned full time to “RHOA” for season 10 and has remained on the show since.
Williams feels Leakes should stay on the show and use the platform for a secret she’s supposedly hiding.
“I know something about Nene that you all will cry, be sad and feel bad for her,” the talk show host added. “Forget arguing with them broads — you’ve got that secret, and that secret is going to melt their hearts. … Because when she shared it with me, I cried with her.”
Following Leakes and Williams’ recent crossed signals, “RHOA” fans have had mixed reactions.
“Well nene needs to stop venting before she be off the show for real 🤷🏽♀️. Wendy needs to mind her own fr fr 😂😭”
“She’s in her feelings because they are barely showing her this season. I called cap. She started the atl branch. She’d be a fool to leave.”
“Not again at this rate Lanethia can leave. She wants everyone to bow down to her anyway.”
“I was about to have my last season of the show because Nene the only reason I watch..’the other girls don’t look friendly..sitting there smiiizing’ 😂”