Nene Leakes was one of the co-stars of the third installment of the reality TV franchise, “The Real Housewives.” She was arguably one of the most iconic cast members of the “Real Housewives Of Atlanta.”
She started with the show in 2008 and appeared in seven straight seasons before taking a break to feature as a supporting cast member. She then came back as a full housewife from the tenth season and was featured till the twelfth.
In 2020, the “Glee” star announced that she wouldn’t be returning to the show for its thirteenth season. This came after a futile negotiation and a series of accusations made by Leakes against Andy Cohen and Bravo.
A year after leaving the show, Leakes is considering returning to the show to regain her spot. Recently, Cohen was asked about his opinion on Leakes’ decision. Keep scrolling to see what he had to say.
Leakes Wants To Return To ‘RHOA’
After appearing in 12 seasons of RHOA, Leakes announced her departure from the show. At the time, rumors were flying around that she was returning to the show, but she did not disclose any information.
Something was going on before Leakes announced her departure, but it was not clear to the public. Fans didn’t know what her exact demands were, but it involved issues around racial inequality.
It is already a year since the star left the reality series, and she is surprisingly open to returning. Leakes said she wouldn’t mind returning to the franchise when she appeared on “The Real.”
She noted this, saying that as long as she and the organizers can sort out a few things, then she’ll be back. She also said that she has unfinished business with other co-stars confirmed to be on the show.
As it appears, just a conversation with Cohen is enough to make Leakes return to the show. However, Leakes and Cohen’s relationship isn’t as smooth as it used to be, but it is an opportunity to iron things out.
Andy Cohen’s Reaction Leakes’ Decision
Cohen is one of the executive producers of RHOA and a close friend of Leakes. He constantly got in touch with her when she lost her husband, Gregg, to cancer. Till the news of Leakes’ loss, he didn’t address her issue on any of his shows.
Even then, he still wrote a heartfelt message to Leakes’ family on one of his shows. The TV show host went about promoting his new book and he was stopped by fans who were asking him about Leakes’ return.
Cohen answered that he is entirely focused on filming the next season of the “Real Housewives Of Atlanta.” Later on, he said more on his Sirius XM show that he doesn’t want to get into a public saga with her.
He also said that he feels Leakes will be okay with him not discussing anything about her. And that it is honorable to avoid dragging her name on the internet.
Kenya Moore’s Opinion On Leakes’ Return
Kenya Moore was a co-star on the Bravo franchise alongside Leakes. The stars were often at odds during their time on the show, although they later became friends after Leakes’ husband’s death.
Moore was asked about Leakes’ choice on returning to RHOA for its next season, and she was neutral in her reply. She said she doesn’t know much about it, but she is certain that Leakes has many fans rooting for her.
She also asserted that the “Glee” alum had made an unforgettable mark on the show, and fans will gladly welcome the idea of her return. In an interview with Daily Pop, the housewife admitted that Leakes wants to come back.
What she is not certain of is the available space for her, considering her networking leverage. It seems Leakes will have to contact people in the higher ranks to make her coming back possible.
Leakes Opens Up About The Death Of Her Husband
Leakes continued to mourn the death of her husband as she organized a repast which she used to reunite with some of her co-stars from the franchise.
She discussed her grieving process when she made an appearance on “The Real.” Her husband died of colon cancer which she tried so hard to hide from the public because she was protecting his image.
She missed so many things about Gregg, and part of it was his listening ears whenever she had problems. She mentioned that he was a man who was ready to give advice when necessary, and now she doesn’t have him by her side again.