The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Season 7 cast was announced on Wednesday, and while all of the show’s season six stars are returning, Porsha Williams will be seen only in a limited role.
Returning to the series alongside Williams are returning housewives NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey, who will all resume their full-time roles on the show. Williams, however, will be taking a slight break from reality to focus on her career.
“After creating a stir on season six of the show, Porsha Williams is not returning in the upcoming season as a main cast member,” Us Weekly reported on Oct. 1. “Instead, she will have a recurring role on the series, which will chronicle her newly single life as she takes up a job as a gossip reporter.”
During The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Season 6 reunion, Williams and Moore engaged in a full-on brawl while cameras rolled. Following the incident, it was reported that Williams, who was deemed the aggressor, would “likely” be fired from the series. Weeks later, TMZ claimed the rest of the cast was threatening to walk from the series if that were to happen. The site also claimed Leakes and Parks were attempting to have Moore fired.
Joining the returning wives for season seven of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are media maven and model Claudia Jordan, a close friend of Moore’s, and Demetria McKinney, an actress and singer. Jordan has been brought aboard the series as an official wife and McKinney will appear as a “friend of the housewives.”
“Season seven storylines previewed by Bravo include Atlanta’s longest-running Housewife, Leakes, juggling her growing career as an actress and performer,” Us Weekly continued. “The show will also follow Parks dealing with the aftermath of her husband Apollo Nida’s incarceration, after he was sentenced to eight years in prison this past summer for fraud.”
Although it has not yet been confirmed, rumors have been swirling, claiming Season 7 will be the last for Leakes, who has been with the series since it began in 2008. Over the summer, Leakes took to Twitter where she vented about a co-star, telling fans she “can’t wait 2 be outta this circle.” Then, this month, she fueled rumors once again when she spoke of moving on.
“Sometimes n life u have 2 just move on! 4 growth, 4 sanity, 4 healing!” Leakes wrote to fans on Sept. 28. “It’s a sacrifice! Pray about it.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 premieres on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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