AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen is not sure whether NeNe Leakes could ever return to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". The executive producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise addressed the matter at BravoCon on Saturday, November 4.
"I'm a nostalgic guy. She and I came up together and there's always room in my heart for, you know, everybody," the 55-year-old told a fan after revealing that the show now has a "growth opportunity." Once the fan asked if NeNe would rejoin the cast, he replied, "Who knows? I mean, she asked me a few years ago to keep her name out of my mouth, so I try to respect that."
In April 2022, NeNe sued Bravo and Andy for allegedly "encouraging" racism on the show. The TV personality, who is black, claimed that she faced years of "racially offensive and stereotypical" remarks from her white former co-star Kim Zolciak, but the team ignored her complaints.
The "Glee" alum, however, dismissed the case and "all claims asserted by [her] without prejudice" in August of the same year. "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," court documents obtained by PEOPLE read.
NeNe herself has divulged whether she's open to returning to "RHOA". When asked if the popular series needs her and Kim back on the show, NeNe told TMZ, "I would say check the ratings... That should give you an answer."
During the interview, NeNe suggested that she's ready to return to the show if that's what fans want. "The fans are the ones that love me. They're the ones that love to see me in that position, and I would do anything for them," she told the paparazzo.