Earlier this week, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, respectively, began trending as possible cast members for the upcoming season of the popular CBS reality game show.
But sources close to each of the ladies said Thursday that neither would be appearing on the reality series' third installment, which is set to premiere early next month.
Erika is still a full-time cast member on her respective Bravo show, which is still shooting Season 12 following a COVID-related shutdown.
Additionally, the estranged wife of disbarred attorney Tom Girardi is still in the thick of all her marital, financial and legal woes.
Tom's former clients believe he used millions of dollars from their settlement funds to pay the bills of the reality star's elusive company, EJ Global. She is also facing a $25 million lawsuit as part of the law firm's bankruptcy.
Erika continues to deny she had any knowledge of her estranged husband's alleged misdeeds.
Meanwhile, NeNe's love life seems far busier than her work life these days.
Following the fall 2021 death of her longtime husband, Gregg Leakes, the Linnethia Lounge owner debuted a new boyfriend, Liberian fashion designer/businessman Nyonisela Sioh.
Apparently caught off guard by the public relationship, her alleged sidepiece – a much-younger barbershop owner/promotor named Temper Boi – "leaked" intimate photos and videos of the alleged pair. He claimed they were together as recently as two days before she went pubic with Nyonisela.
So while both Erika and NeNe would have been highly entertaining HouseGuests, we'll have to keep up with their drama in other ways.
Another person who won't be joining the CBB3 cast despite rumors is one-time Olympic favorite Sha'carri Richardson.
"Sha'Carri was contacted months ago to be on Big Brother and declined," the track and field sprinter's rep said on Thursday. "All coverage on her participating are false and simply just rumors."
Other names that are floating around are Alexa Penavega, Curtis Stone, Erin Brady, Hope Hicks, Jillian Michaels, Jerry Trainor, Lamar Odom, Ne-Yo, Todrick Hall, Tiffany Pollard, Shangela and Tyler Cameron.