'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Cast Reportedly Getting Major Shakeup, Not Everyone Will Return In Starring Roles
The Real Housewives of Atlanta won't all be holding peaches come Season 14.
At least that's what a source told theJasmineBRAND on Tuesday, two days after the third and final episode of the Season 13 reunion aired on Bravo.
According to the insider, showrunners are taking into consideration the season's dip in ratings and vocal disappointment from fans by committing to a cast shakeup.
"The ratings weren't the best this past season, so they need to do something to help get more viewers," said the source.
Indeed, Season 13 saw the lowest ratings in RHOA history, with 489,000 fewer viewers than that which the Season 12 premiere garnered. Furthermore, TV Deets reports that the Season 13 finale and subsequent three-part reunion were the series' lowest rated ever.
The source also claims that while contracts have not yet been signed, at least one full-time cast member is in danger of getting her role reduced to that of a cast "friend." As for fresh faces, the insider said fans can expect to see a few of those, too.
After all, the current cast is on the small end, with only veterans Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and newcomer Drew Sidora in starring roles.
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During Season 13, viewers were also introduced to "friends" (though not with each other) LaToya Ali and Falynn Guobadia, and continued to get to know the OG "friend of," Marlo Hampton.
It's unclear whether LaToya, Falynn and/or Marlo will be offered full-time positions, but we are fairly confident Porsha's engagement to Falynn's very recent ex-husband, Simon Guobadia, will be a topic of discussion.
Porsha darn-near broke the internet when she posted a Mother's Day photo series showing her smiling and standing in between Simon and her baby daddy, Dennis McKinley. She also had a massive diamond ring on that finger.
Following a wave of immediate speculation, Porsha and Simon revealed they had been dating for a month and were, indeed, engaged.
To make the already dramatic situation that much more messy, Kandi, Kenya and Cynthia have all seemingly declared their allegiance in the matter – to Falynn.
As for fans, they'll never stop begging Bravo to bring back series OG and the self-appointed HBIC, NeNe Leakes, but after she up and left mid-Season 12 reunion, it doesn't seem like a likely scenario.