Thursday, July 26, 2018

Kenya Moore Is Leaving The Real Housewives Of Atlanta After ‘Messy’ And ‘Lengthy’ Contract Negotiations; Sources Say!

Multiple sources reveal that Kenya Moore will not be on the upcoming eleventh season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta after a messy, lengthy contract negotiation that left her and the Bravo on opposite sides of uncrossable battle lines, according to PEOPLE.

Both production and Moore wanted her to return as a full-time cast member but according to the insider, the former Miss U.S.A.wanted more money than they were offering, and they wanted her to film all parts of her life — including her personal time with husband Marc Daly — that were previously off-limits.

Moore came under criticism by producers, fans and her castmates last season because she hid so much of her life. She and Daly famously got eloped in June 2017 when the Bravo cameras were down, without telling producers. He only appeared on RHOA once during season 10, for a quick scene.

The couple are expecting their first child together now, due before the end of the year, but Moore kept her entire fertility treatment away from show. She also didn’t participate in last season’s cast trip to Barcelona, having guest co-stars Shamea Morton, Marlo Hampton and Eva Marcelle attended alongside the rest of the full-time cast.

“Everyone wanted to have Kenya back, but they wanted to have the old Kenya back — the one who isn’t afraid of the cameras,” a source close to production told PEOPLE. “You can’t have secrets and be on reality TV. Especially when other Housewives are showing all of their lives — the good, bad, and the ugly. They need to see your life.”

The insider explains that Moore was still being offered other options as of last week, but those talks are now done.

Filming had already begun on some scenes without her, including a cast trip to Miami where Bravo cameras captured the ladies in support of NeNe Leakes' grand opening of her new clothing boutique, but the insider reveals that there was always a chance that Moore could come in. She even recently spent time with Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burrus and Porsha Williams to keep the relationships going in case she returned.

“They were at a stand still for so long,” the source says. “Everyone was rooting for her and wanted to see her back, even women like NeNe and Porsha who haven’t always been on ‘Team Kenya.’ The cast, producers, Bravo — they all know she’s good for the show. But it got messy. She just refused to compromise.”

Moore hinted her future in multiple tweets she made on Twitter this week.


"Nope... was never offered a friend role, just friend 💲to do the same job and show family and baby story. 🤔 No movement in negotiations but not to worry... a girl has options just in case 💅🏾 👸🏾"


"I feel you, as a fan I wholeheartedly agree this would be the pinnacle of my tenure on the show. The fans deserve to see my happy ending... unfortunately, it's not up to me. Maybe I should have committed some crimes  😏"


"To be honest yeah it does. A dream would be to have everything aligned for once in my life... falling in love, getting married, having a baby, businesses thriving and work life... all at 47 🤷🏾‍♀️ God will have my back"

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