The filming for ‘RHOA’ has begun but a source close to the production says Nene hasn’t yet signed her contract. The 52-year-old Bravo star has suggested that she hadn’t been treated fairly by the other stars, sharing posts on Instagram, complaining about the network.
Apparently, her behavior is making her co-stars “roll their eyes,” mentioned the source: “The ladies are a little annoyed that Nene hasn’t signed her contract yet. They feel she does this every year and puts herself on this pedestal and they just roll their eyes a bit over it.”
Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, and Kandi Burruss are not surprised to see Nene delay her appearance. Although Drew Sidora will join the RHOA cast on the 13th season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the other women still want Nene to return, added the source. “They’re very excited to have Drew join them on the cast and there’s a lot of chatter of one other lady potentially joining as well,” said the insider.
Last month Nene talked about signing her contract in an Instagram Live video, saying that she has no fault for not signing the contract: “I know a lot of people think it’s [my fault I haven’t signed my contract]. Nene is not doing that. I’m still in a holding pattern. Let me start there. I also want to say that it’s not me, it’s them.”
On June 17, NeNe’s representative Steven Grossman explained that Nene has not been fired, instead “it was made abundantly clear prior that she will always be welcome on the series as long as she wants to be. We are having on-going bigger picture conversations with NBC Universal and have not made any decisions regarding next season specifically. Any speculation or sources trying to create controversy by stating otherwise are incredibly inaccurate.”
A source close to the show said that Nene feels like she deserves more than what she was offered, adding that it was also about getting support so that the work environment won’t make her feel like she is “attacked just for good TV.” Season 13 of ‘RHOA’ will most likely return next year.