Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is rumored to be leaving the show after she has refused to film with Porsha Williams or Kenya Moore.
Producers of the show have taken notice and reportedly hired a friendly face to keep Leaks company on camera, Gail ‘Yovanna’ Momplaisir.
The ladies reportedly starting filming the upcoming season in early June and NeNe is happy to have a friend with her after she walked off stage during the season 11 reunion.
“Everyone, including Nene, felt that Nene really needed someone in her corner and an alliance, so producers heard her and now Gail will be joining the ladies which Nene is really excited about,” an insider tells Hollywood Life. “The two have been good friends for awhile.”
According to the report, the cast is getting quite the shakeup, being that Shemari DeVoe is going from being a main cast member in Season 11 to a recurring role in Season 12. “Shemari has been downgraded to a friend status for now, however, producers have made it clear that that can change,” the source added. “She’s been trying to get pregnant for awhile now and even may be already, so that could really help swing in her favor.”