You read it here first that Marlo was going to be a new edition to the RHOA cast and she was often seen taping with the ladies over the summer.
Marlo even traveled with the ladies on their South African get-away, so we all just KNEW she was made in the shade. Even the AJC fell for it…
But as I said in my first post, no papers had been signed so Marlo was merely being tested and apparently she failed… miserably!
Marlo may tell you differently (she’s been telling everyone she talks to that she’s a Real Housewife of Atlanta) BUT rewind… pause… backup!
Since I never want to be accused of spreading the wrong information, I want to be the first to set the record straight about Marlo Hampton!
[Sidebar: Praying… please Lord, don’t let this heffa come after me with a knife like she did that po girl in Florida!]
My source told me that Bravo decided to ditch the high fashion diva (who has been photographed with several of the ladies rocking All GUCCI everything) all because of her shady criminal past and “highly inaccurate” account of her relationship status with NFL baller Charles Grant.
As you know, Marlo represented herself to Bravo as “engaged” to the baller that was formerly linked to NeNe Leakes, however word on the curb is that Marlo was pulling “stunts” and was NEVER engaged to Grant (no ring, no engagement, no nothing!)
Marlo was brought on to inflame NeNe, but apparently Ms. Leakes already knew the tea, which is why the two “stunt queens” hit it off so well.
Instead of battling with the ladies, Marlo decided to befriend NeNe, Phaedra, Cynthia (Hell ANYONE! Even a blogger or two) so that she could make the cut.
But it didn’t work.
In essence, Marlo didn’t have ANY of the qualifications that Bravo requests for inclusion on the show, i.e. married, divorced or in a long-term relationship with a baller/well-to-do mate, career, kids.
Bravo execs claim that they didn’t know about her violent history (something I find hard to believe) and my source says it was the blogs that alerted them to it.
Whatever the case, Bravo doesn’t want to be held accountable by any of the other cast members if Marlo decides she wants to ‘slash a bish’ in the face…. again.
Oh… and what did Marlo get out of all of this?
Photoshoots, VIP status around town, designer clothes and services from folks who just want to be associated with the show in some way.
Oh! And I almost forgot… she got a walk on role on the highest rated show on television to kiss NeNe Leakes’ “A”zz and free trip to South Africa.
Way to go Marlo!
The Real housewives of Atlanta is the highest rated of all the housewives franchises and it’s looking like this season will be the best yet!
Season 4 of RHOA begins November 6th at 9pm/8pm Central (click HERE for a preview)