Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield have finally issued statements confirming their exits from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Multiple outlets have reported the cast shift for months — and the two Bravo peaches finally cosigned the reports to US Weekly, on Monday.
Sheree, 48, shared her thoughts about the update — pointing to life after Housewives.
“I’m in a new chapter in my life and I’ve decided not to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta so that I can focus on myself and my businesses, spend more time with my family and explore new endeavors,” the clothing designer commented. “As promised, please stay tuned for She by Shereé to launch; we’ll be accepting pre-orders soon! I wish all the ladies the best!”
Sheree began as a 2008 Real Housewives of Atlanta original, left the series after Season 4, and returned as a full-time cast member in Season 9.
Kenya Moore’s Bravo story has been raising eyebrows, ever since she married Marc Daly in a top secret St. Lucia ceremony, in June 2017. She dropped a pregnancy bomb on the cast during the April 2018 reunion taping, but not all fans believe that her baby bump is the real deal.
Kenya implied that she called her own shots — and simply made a decision to step down for Season 11.
“I have decided to take this season off to focus on my high-risk pregnancy in a healthy and drama-free environment. I thank Bravo for this amazing platform that has allowed me to grow, flourish and appreciate the value of what is truly important in life,” Kenya announced on Monday.
Kenya’s carefully crafted statement does not align with her extensive online effort to hang onto her peach. The former Miss USA launched an aggressive social media crusade over the summer, pushing for her return, after Bravo froze her out of the Season 11 filming schedule.
Bravo production reportedly made the decision to cut ties with Kenya, 47, after she shut them out of the early months of her marriage.
Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams and Eva Marcille will return to the franchise, with newcomer, Shamari DeVoe, rounding out the cast.
Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres on Sunday, November 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.