The ninth season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is lest than 2 months from its debut on Bravo, but casting rumors are still rolling in. Did Porsha Williams get replaced for ‘RHOA’ Season 9? Will the reality star be back, or is this new bombshell Hazel Renee filling her shoes?
Let For starters, at least two new faces will join the cast, according to sources close to camp. At this point we all know that Kim Fields will not be coming back for another round and we can now confirm that Nene Leakes is no longer on the table. Also, we introduced you to an all-new face, Lena Chenier, who is expected to marry celebrity R&B singer R.L. Huggar from the 90’s band “NEXT” on the show.
It’s not clear who the “peach-holders” will be especially since Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and Phaedra Parks are rumored to have already signed their contracts while the fate of Porsha Williams is still on the table.
Honestly things got even more strange this week when Nene Leakes confirmed her non-existent role on the show and spilled the tea on both Kim Zolciak making a return and Sheree Whitfield holding a peach!
Now, we’ve got some exclusive tea on an all new “friend to the show” that just may be our new favorite. Judging by her instagram, this bombshell is talented and has the body of a goddess! Meet the latest girl to join the Real Housewives of Atlanta Hazel Renee!
Real Housewives of Atlanta Hazel Renee
Ok. I will admit that I do not know much about Hazel at the moment but here is what I do know! She is fiiiine! Young & definitely likable.
According to Hip-Hop Wired, Hazel traveled the world at a young age because of her Army brat upbringing, but found her bearings in Michigan where she began entering pageants.
She was crowned National American Miss Teen Michigan in 2004, and has been making a steady climb towards the spotlight ever since. This may explain this post from our favorite Ms.America of the Ms. Universe of the USA, Kenya Moore from her Instagram.
Now a resident of Atlanta, Hazel has appeared in VH1’s Single Ladies, USA’s Necessary Roughness, and season two of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood.
NOW FILMING: Hazel Renee for Season 9?
Yesterday evening, pictures from Kandi’s Showcase event for her music group Glamour, surfaced but we put little thought into the woman on the flyer. It was later confirmed that the woman was infact Hazel Renee and the event was being filmed for the show. Maybe that’s why FreddyO hasn’t released those exclusive photos just yet!
RHOA Season 9 Casting Shakeup
This casting tea coming as rumors of a casting shakeup has plagued the show for the last few months. While ratings did just fine without Nene Leakes for most of season 8, our insider says, “Bravo as a network does not want to be associated with physical violence on their network like VH1.” and “they are looking to naturally evolve the show in a way that the fans will stay loyal to.”
Still, all hope is not lost for Williams, who joined the show in season five along with Moore.
Porsha’s social media following, fan base, and viewer likability are her only saving graces. So don’t be surprised if there are 2 new housewives next season, and a rearrangement of the peaches!