Which star is still holding a peach?
Porsha Williams’ dramatic fight with her baby daddy and money issues are expected to be part of a storyline on the upcoming season of RHOA, but an insider snitched to Radar that her job might actually be in jeopardy over the situation.
Kandi Burruss’ worst nightmare had the potential to become a reality with the return of nemesis Phaedra. Radar readers recall Phaedra was fired from the show after spreading a bizarre rumor that Kandi and her husband wanted to drug and sexually assault Porsha. Following the drama, Phaedra apologized for her comments and even met with Bravo executives to try to win back her peach.
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Phaedra hustled to get back on Bravo’s highest rated Housewives franchise, but an insider told Radar that all her efforts failed, much to Kandi’s relief.
“Phaedra isn’t coming back to the show,” the source snitched to Radar. “She had no storyline. If ex-husband Apollo Nida had gotten out of prison this year it might have worked, but he isn't.”
Porsha’s blowout with Dennis McKinley started filming for season 12 with major drama, and Radar exclusively reported that she was hit with a $240,000 tax lien in March 2019 that was “released” as of May.
“Porsha’s job could be in jeopardy this season if she doesn’t deliver authentic stories,” the insider told Radar. “She can’t act like Kenya and hide things from the show. If she does, she could lose her status as a full time housewife, which would cost her a lot of money.” Radar reported that she was pulling in a whopping $1.3 million for the upcoming season.
Kenya is back with a vengeance, but she took a $1 million pay cut to return to the show for just $500,000 next year.
“Kenya has to really show up this season,” the source told Radar. “She hopefully learned her lesson from before when she got fired, but there are no guarantees as to how much screen time she will get.”
NeNe has no allies after her season 11 reunion fights and bitter exchanges with Porsha on social media, so she pitched both Phaedra and Sheree's return to the execs.
“NeNe really wants Sheree back, she is one of her only friends,” the insider said.
Sheree was “ready to go,” the insider said. “She would love to be back on the show and would do whatever she could to stir up drama.”
RHOA star Sheree Whitfield sent emails to the judge begging to get her prison boyfriend released early RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
Cynthia was helpful in brining Kenya back, a move that NeNe considered a betrayal before she showed up at the end of season party.
Kandi was thrilled when Phaedra was fired after starting the rumor that she wanted to drug and rape Porsha, so her return was not welcomed. “Kandi is a professional. She would film with anyone, but she did not want to film with Phaedra,” the insider explained.
With their combined salaries hitting $10 million the ladies of RHOA are expected to deliver all the drama they possibly can.