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'RHOA' Star Cynthia Bailey Reportedly Being Replaced By Phaedra Parks

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By Ryan Naumann

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey is reportedly being fired and replaced by her former costar, Phaedra Parks.

According to The Sun, producers have been in contact with Phaedra to return to the show for season 13. Her original run on the show lasted from season 3 until season 9.

At the time, Phaedra was allegedly fired from the show after spreading rumors about Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker. It looks like show producers are ready to bring those vibes back to the reality show.

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A source told the outlet, “Phaedra is in talks to come back to the show. RHOA is still the highest-rated Housewives series, but producers feel it hasn’t been as interesting so they want Phaedra to return.”

Earlier this week, Tamra Tattles reported Cynthia is being replaced as a main housewife on the show. Producers have offered her a reduced role as a guest or friend at a much lower pay rate.

The report stated show execs reached out to Cynthia to break the news. They asked her if she would be willing to come back with less screen time. Sources told the outlet Cynthia is till considering the deal on the table.

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Cynthia posted a cryptic message on Instagram after news broke, “The strongest people are not those who always win, but those who don’t give up when they lose.” #motivationmonday #modelmonday.”

Producers’ decision to fire Cynthia comes they shook up the cast of “Real Housewives of Orange County.” They fired OG cast member Vicki Gunvalson along with Tamra Judge to liven up the reality show.

Cynthia's storylines this season included her engagement with Mike Hill, fighting with NeNe Leakes, and being the center of a secret recording talking trash. The reunion looks to be explosive despite being taped virtually. Cynthia has yet to comment on the alleged firing.

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