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No-Show NeNe! The Secret Reason Leakes Didn’t Film ‘RHOA’ Premiere

NeNe Leakes’ Absence From ‘RHOA’ Premiere Explained: Secret Reason She Didn’t Film
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Nov. 5 2019, Updated 11:48 a.m. ET

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Did she drop her peach?

NeNe Leakes, the OG of the ATL did not appear on the Season 12 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and RadarOnline.com has the exclusive details behind the secret reason for her absence.

“NeNe was refusing to film with Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams and she will not appear on the first two episodes of the show,” an insider snitched to Radar.

While she was in the opening credits holding a peach, NeNe was conspicuously absent from the show as viewers caught up with Kenya, Porsha, Kandi Burruss, Eva Marcille and Cynthia Bailey.

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“NeNe was furious that Kenya was coming back,” the source spilled to Radar.

“And she was adamant that she didn’t want to spend time on camera with her at the beginning of filming.”

When Kenya was banned from multiple episodes in Season 10 before she was fired, the production company docked her pay when she didn’t appear on the show, but that was not the case with NeNe.

“NeNe is getting paid for the first two episodes of RHOA even though she isn’t on the show,” the source insisted to Radar. “Bravo didn’t want to punish her because they knew how mad she was about Kenya coming back.”

As Radar exclusively reported, NeNe is the highest paid Housewife on the entire network, pulling in a whopping $2.85 million in a three-season contract that she inked before Season 12.

Scroll through the gallery for the exclusive details about NeNe not appearing on the season premiere of RHOA.

Grand Entrance

NeNe Leakes’ Absence From ‘RHOA’ Premiere Explained: Secret Reason She Didn’t Film
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“NeNe will be back in the third episode and she is bringing all the drama,” the insider told Radar.

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Massive Brawls

NeNe Leakes’ Absence From ‘RHOA’ Premiere Explained: Secret Reason She Didn’t Film
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“Kenya and NeNe’s explosive fights ended the season,” the source told Radar about the two women and their epic brawls. “NeNe thinks Kenya is lying about her relationship with Marc Daly,” a source told Radar about their bad blood.

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Cashing In

NeNe Leakes’ Absence From ‘RHOA’ Premiere Explained: Secret Reason She Didn’t Film
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NeNe’s raise was a stunning $100,000 over her previous season paycheck a source previously told Radar.

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Down Not Out

NeNe Leakes’ Absence From ‘RHOA’ Premiere Explained: Secret Reason She Didn’t Film
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“NeNe will be back as good as new,” the source told Radar about her two-episode absence.

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Cat Fight

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“NeNe and Kenya are not talking and they’re probably going to have a huge fight at the reunion,” Radar previously reported.

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I’m Sorry

NeNe Leakes’ Absence From ‘RHOA’ Premiere Explained: Secret Reason She Didn’t Film
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NeNe and Porsha made up during filming when NeNe insisted their “Come to Jesus” moment would be caught on camera, an insider explained to Radar.

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