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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star NeNe Leakes planning to leave the hit Bravo reality show?
According to her recent interview with Zap2it.com, the 42-year-old reality TV star is uncertain about her future with the franchise.
“I’m not really interested in joining the next season,” Leakes confessed. “I’m just not really interested right now.”
Leakes went on to tell the web portal that she wants to “focus on being an independent woman.”
The married mother of two said she’s currently developing a shoe line, working on a handbag line, appearing on her local Atlanta entertainment segments and plans to go behind-the-scenes producing radio and TV shows.
In 2009, there was buzz the both Leakes and co-star Kim Zolciak could be leaving the show due to contract negotiations. (Read: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta: Nene Leakes & Kim Zolciak May Not Return for Season 3.’) In the end, contract negotiations worked out.
Attorney Phaedra Parks and model Cynthia Bailey were ultimately added to season three; joining Leakes, Zolciak, Kandi Burruss and Sheree Whitfield.
BlackVoices.com reached out to Leakes directly about her future with the show. At press time, she had not replied.
Season three of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ will wrap on Jan. 23.
The two-part cast reunion will air on Jan 30 and Feb. 6.
Leakes will be among the contestants on season four of Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ beginning in March.