Will Nene Leakes Leave Real Housewives of Atlanta? "It Can Be Very Negative and Draining"

The fan favorite Housewife, who is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars, sounded off on the Bravo reality hit's violent reunion brawl on The Arsenio Hall Show

By Tierney Bricker Apr 24, 2014 3:19 PMTags
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While both Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams' future on The Real Housewives of Atlanta are up in the air after the shocking brawl that went down between them during the reunion special, another Housewife may not be returning next season.

Fan favorite Housewife NeNe Leakes, who is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show on Wednesday night, and was pretty honest with Arsenio Hall about her mixed feelings regarding her future on the Bravo reality hit.

When asked by the late-night host if she ever thinks about not coming back to the show, NeNe admitted, "I usually think that every season. I do! But then I end up coming back!"

While NeNe said the show can be "very negative and very draining," she acknowledged that her time on RHOA has opened many doors for her, including plum acting gigs on Ryan Murphy's Glee and The New Normal, as well as her current gig on DWTS.

"Every season, I think, 'Oh my God, this is driving me insane!' Because here's the thing: For me, It's like a blessing and a curse. It has definitely opened up so many doors and opportunities for me. I have been able to do some of everything just from being on this platform," she explained. "But at the same time, it can be very negative and very draining and all of things. But also, it can put a lot of money in my pocket. Not just the show, I'm saying, other things come to you."

A topic NeNe had decidedly less mixed emotions on? Kenya Moore, who filed battery charges against Porsha Williams after their shocking fight during part one of the RHOA reunion special.

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When Arsenio argued that Kenya is both a "blessing and a curse" because she brings the drama as well as ratings, NeNe was quick with her rebuttal.

"Oh please honey, we had eyeballs before Kenya came around! It's the truth, we did," she said. "We've always been the No. 1 show in the franchise." 

A source close to the show told E! News that it's "highly doubtful" that both Kenya and Porsha will both return next season, but added that producers had yet to make the decision on who will be the one to leave. (Bravo isn't commenting.)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion continues on Sunday, at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)