NeNe Leakes saying goodbye to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Jun. 30, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NeNe Leakes is moving on from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
The Bravo channel said that Leakes won't return for the reality show's eighth season this fall. She's been with the series about the lives of women in Atlanta since it began in 2008.
In an Instagram post Monday, Leakes called the show an "amazing platform," adding that she's decided to step out, in her words, "on faith and not fear."
Andy Cohen, executive producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise, tweeted that Leakes is a "Real Housewife forever" and is always welcome back.
The 48-year-old Leakes parlayed her reality TV fame into an appearance on "Celebrity Apprentice," roles on shows including "Glee" and "The New Normal," and a fashion collection.