The ‘OG’ housewife made her highly anticipated return last week during the last few minutes of the show (click HERE if you missed that), but reports are that it’s questionable if she’s back for good.
Apparently the network wants Leakes under contract as a FULL-TIME housewife and with all the other jobzzz on deck, the veteran ‘housewife’ reportedly isn’t ready to commit. Now Bravo is reportedly turning up the heat by getting their parent company involved.
According to RadarOnline, Real Housewives of Atlanta producers want NeNe Leakes to return full time next season, but the diva is refusing. Now insiders have revealed that her bosses are threatening to cut Nene’s involvement from Fashion Police as punishment!
Leakes’s involvement with Season Eight of the hit Bravo show was minimal, but still translated to higher ratings. Now, “Bravo execs want to bring NeNe back full time next year,” an insider told Radar.
“The fans miss NeNe and even though there is tons of drama this year without her, with her back, it would just take the show to the next level.”
The parent company of Bravo, NBC Universal also oversees E!, the home of Leakes’s new gig Fashion Police. And according to the source, they’re considering yanking her spot there if she won’t do RHOA.
“NeNe loves being a part of Fashion Police, but the network is ready to cut ties if she doesn’t agree to their terms,” the insider told Radar.
“NeNe seems to think she is better than doing reality television and has moved on from RHOA,” the source claimed. “Going back would be a step back in her plan to become a global brand. She has a clothing line, and no longer wants to be associated with a reality show.”
As you know, Leakes, 48, returned to RHOA during season 8, episode 11 and is working to mend her friendship with Cynthia Bailey in the aftermath of season 7.
The Atlanta franchise of the popular reality show is Bravo’s ‘cash cow’ and reports are that the network is doing all it can to keep Nene on the show.
Interesting… Sounds like a great position to be in if you ask me. CUT THE CHECK Bravo… 🙂