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Did Nene Leakes have anything to do with Sheree Whitfield leaving the “Real Housewives of Atlanta?”
Rumors have been circulating that Nene was responsible for her co-star’s departure from the show after its fourth season, however during a recent radio interview, the “I Dream of NeNe” star said that is not true.
“Honestly, I did not,” the reality star said during a sit down on Sway in the Morning. “I was the first housewife in and I think that’s why people assume that.”
“I was the very first housewife and I referred Kim and Sheree and DeShawn Snow; that was season one,” she added. “I don’t have nothing on Bravo. They do their own hiring and firing, so I had no hand in that.”
She went on to leave a special message for all the haters: “I am the last original housewife standing, so that should tell you a lot!”
We aren’t mad at you, Nene! Check out the video footage below and tell us what you think.
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Photos: ‘I Dream of NeNe’
NeNe Leakes’ fans will get a front-row seat to her wedding when “I Dream of NeNe” premieres on Bravo, September 17. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store with these new photos from the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. Take a look.
“Each episode follows NeNe as she plans the wedding of a lifetime and puts her team of experts to the test in executing her dream vision. Alongside NeNe is her bridal party, including Laura Govan, Jennifer Williams, Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton, who bring a fair share of drama and fabulousness to the classy affair,” read a Bravo press release.