AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is not the same without NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams, some fans believe. The two former Bravo stars' names are trending on Twitter as fans petition to have them back on the hit reality TV series.
After "RHOA" aired its third and final part of season 14 reunion on Sunday, September 25, fans quickly took to social media to express how they wanted a cast shakeup. "Wrap it up for good...cause no Phaedra Parks, no porsha, NO NENEEE," one user tweeted.
Another fan wrote, "Bring back nene and porsha im bored." YouTuber Jessie Woo also echoed the sentiment as she tweeted, "Bring back Porsha & NeNe please. I don't care what it takes. This season was tragic."
A fan also believed that NeNe "is the only thing that could save this show !!" Another person noted, "Porsha trends literally every week. There's no reason she should not be in RHOA next season."
Finding this season's reunion boring, someone else wrote, "Not gonna lie, I couldn't get through #RHOA reunion, part two is still on pause. Idk but something was missing. Sorry to say, they need Porsha back, she added certain fun to it that's missing." Of NeNe, a person said, "Would LOVE to have her back. Her wit was unmatched."
Porsha confirmed last September that she would not be returning to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" after nine seasons. "After ten life-changing, gratifying, incredible years, it is finally time to begin my next chapter. Next season, I will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise," she wrote at the time.
"This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with. It's one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it's the right one," Porsha continued, before thanking "Bravo, Truly Original, and Andy Cohen for this opportunity, and all the show's producers, editors, and assistants, for working tirelessly every day to create our show. I have so much love and endless gratitude for my Bravo family and supporters."
As for NeNe, her departure from the show was full of drama. It was previously reported that NeNe and Bravo didn't reach an agreement ahead of season 24 which explained her absence.
NeNe then decided to sue Bravo and Andy in April, accusing them of "encouraging" racism on the show. The star, who is black, claimed that she faced years of "racially offensive and stereotypical" remarks from her white former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann. Despite her complaints about the matter, they "did not terminate their relationship with Zolciak-Biermann, nor take any other meaningful action to put an end to her racially-offensive behavior" and rewarded her own spin-off series instead.
Later in August, NeNe filed on Friday, August 19 to dismiss the case and "all claims asserted by [her] without prejudice." The court documents also stated, "All Parties consent and stipulate to the foregoing dismissal. No party will seek recovery of costs or attorneys' fees in any submission to this Court." As this situation is a joint stipulation dismissal without prejudice between all parties, NeNe can reopen it at a later time.