Drew Sidora, YouTuber Latoya Ali join ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
The news comes amid rumors that NeNe Leakes has been given the boot for continuously acting reckless on the hit Bravo series.
Actress Drew Sidora and Canadian YouTuber LaToya Ali are officially joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season.
The news comes after reports that series OG NeNe Leakes has been given the boot for continuously acting reckless on the hit Bravo series.
Producers reportedly want to appeal to younger viewers, according to media outlet Love B. Scott, which is why Sidora and Ali — known by fans as LaToya Forever — have been tapped to join Season 13.
Ali has over 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube and combined with Sidora’s Black Girl Magix, producers are hopeful they will help RHOA to start “trending younger.”
Ali is the mother of three who confirmed in June that she and her husband Adam are calling it quits after six years of marriage. She is also pals with longtime cast member Kandi Burruss.
In related news, Sheree Whitfield teased a potential Season 13 return in an interview with Hollywood Life.
“Listen, I’m an original, so you never know! You never know. I can come in, come out, you never know. I have a good time when I’m there. Will just see what God has planned for me. You’ll just have to stay tuned…[the door] is open, possibly,” she teased.
“I know my worth and what I bring and just to be fair,” she said, noting that the series “definitely needs an older name to come back.”
“People don’t want so many new people coming in. I like Phaedra. I’m not in agreement with what happened and what she did but I think when she was on, she was fun.”
And when it comes to NeNe Leakes… according to B. Scott, she “is still fired for allegedly continuing the same behavior she exhibited last season,” the outlet writes.
Here’s what Leakes had to say about that in a social media post: “If I told you the way I was treated, you would not believe it. Same with Tamar,” she told her followers during an Instagram Live session on Saturday, July 18.
“I’d love to say more but I’m afraid it won’t be received well then I won’t get the support I need,” she added.
“I have remained quiet. I haven’t said anything on it but it’s coming. I will be speaking. I have the right people to speak. Wait for it.”
Meanwhile, Kandi Burruss has confirmed that she, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams — dubbed the “core four” — are already filming the new season.
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