Cynthia Bailey joined the Real Housewives of Atlanta in season 3 and perhaps was the closest cast member to NeNe Leakes right up until “bitch-gate” in season 6. NeNe broke the internet last week when she announced she would be departing RHOA after 7 seasons. While at the Essence Festival Cynthia had these remarks for E! News.
“Well the show has never been about one person. It’s just not what makes it work. Sometimes you gotta change it up and mix it up. I look forward to a really great drama-filled season.”
Cynthia elaborated on her thoughts revealing she wasn’t surprised at her former BFF’s departure.
“You know, I wasn’t super surprised because I used to be very close with NeNe so I knew that at some point, she wanted to do other things and rightfully so because I think she has had a great run on the show. In my opinion, she will always be the original Atlanta Housewife and I wish her well.”
Bailey then continued on her thoughts for the upcoming season:
“I am just excited for someone to come in who is a spit fire, someone who is not just gonna come in and check things out. I don’t know who yet but whoever you are, please audition for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We need you!”
So Cynthia basically confirms that she is indeed returning. Looks like that publicity stunt with Peter rubbing on that ladies titty at the bar worked out and she snagged a last minute contract. Filming begins this week.