After a series of cryptic posts on social media, reality star Nene Leakes has deleted her Instagram account following allegations that she will not be returning to season 13 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 25, fans noticed that the 52-year-old was missing from the social media platform — although her Twitter account is still active. Shortly before deleting her Instagram account, the reality star slid over to Twitter with a message that read, “Support Black Women, Protect Black Women!” She added, “You have no idea what they’ve been thru or the WEIGHT they have carried on their backs silently for yearsssssssssss. Thank you! Bye.”
Nene’s IG disappearing act comes after a former “Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge claimed on Tuesday, Aug. 25, to have heard that the Atlanta OG peach holder would not be coming back to the franchise. The spilled tea came amid Tamra saying farewell to “Real Housewives of New York” star Dorinda Medley in an Instagram post —Dorinda is also leaving the franchise. Tamra hashtagged several of the stars from different cities that were no longer part of their individual reality shows. Nene was among the names, but Tamra later removed the tags after fans called her out on adding Nene’s name to the list without the star’s confirmation.
None of the other “RHOA” ladies seems to know the status of Nene’s return. Co-star and friend Cynthia Bailey revealed that she hadn’t seen the star. On Monday, Aug. 24, Cynthia told US Weekly, “I know she’s dealing with some contract stuff.” She added, “That’s not my business. I hope they work all that out.”
Nene recently has expressed several times on social media that her contract for the new season was still being negotiated, although production has resumed. On Thursday, Aug. 20, she shared two messages on Twitter that alluded to her parting ways with the reality show. “You do somebody wrong but want them to be quite [sic] about YOUR wrong doings! How does that work,” the first tweet read. In a follow-up tweet, the OG Housewife retweeted a fan who claimed she wouldn’t watch the show if she left. “If you leave we leave you forever,” the second message read.
Nene has starred on all but one season of “RHOA” since the show’s premiere in 2008. However, she had noticeably less screen time during season 12 and even walked out early during the reunion.