LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – NeNe Leakes won’t be saying “girl bye” to RHOA, or “bye Felicia” to Bravo anytime soon. NeNe Leakes’ absence from the second RHOA trip this week is not an indication that she is leaving the show. Rather, Leakes has missed other international trips RHOA has taken in previous season. Leakes, in turn, had other prior commitments, including Broadway, that resulted in her inability to travel overseas. But LALATE can exclusively report that NeNe’s absence from the trip will become a major storyline during the two-episode trip arch that will conclude the 2015 air dates for RHOA. And the storyline will be feature the women chatting about much they are getting along without NeNe around. Bloop.
NeNe Leakes is not leaving RHOA, but simply could not make the RHOA trip this week. But if you want it check it, boo, there is no mention of “Nene Leakes” in pictures by stars of RHOA this week tagged instead as their “cast pictures”. In arguably throwing some IG captioning shade, Kenya Moore shared one picture today, first taken with Claudia Jordan’s camera. Kenya captioned the picture “the girls of #RHOA”. The spot where Nene usually stands, stage center as the show’s “star”, was filled instead with a tall man who is grey and losing his hair.
Ironically, just as the “girls of RHOA” shared the picture featuring them all in smiles, without NeNe along, BravoTV aired an old RHOA rerun today. In it, Mama Joyce asks NeNe why she is not traveling with the (then) cast to Africa. NeNe simply said she was not interested. Leakes was then accursed on camera by Sheree of not having any international stamps on her passport and accused Leakes of thinking Miami is an international trip. Ironically, the season after that, NeNe made the same accusation against Kim Zolciak when Kim vowed to not make an international trip. Kim quit the trip and eventually quit the show.
Meantime, recently Kenya Moore accused NeNe of being of being on an isle by herself. This month, Kenya is correct. NeNe is on the island of the Manhattan without the RHOA cast preparing for Broadway. Twirl on that.