“Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 6 just had a big casting scare for Porsha Stewart. Veteran cast member, NeNe Leakes, made it clear on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen that it was Porsha she was referring to when she mentioned in the “Real Housewives” reunion that someone needed to be replaced for season 6.
When Andy asked her in an interview if she was specifically referring to Porsha Stewart, NeNe was upfront in her answer.
“Yes, I did feel that Porsha at that time needed to leave the show because there was something – I’m a good judge of character; I’ve been blessed, child, I’ve been given a gift – and I kept feeling like Porsha and Kordell were not being real enough.”
Given the fact NeNe Leakes said it was “at the time” in her statement, it means things have changed somewhat. Since the taping of the RHOA reunion, the two have gotten closer.
“I’m definitely blessed to have a strong support system around me,” Porsha told PEOPLE magazine recently. “NeNe, she’s been through a similar situation in her past. She’s telling me to take care of me right now, and that’s what I’m doing.”
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 5 reunion taping happened at the beginning of April and divorce headlines about Porsha and Kordell Stewart came a few weeks after. Prior to that, rumors hadn’t surfaced yet that their marriage was in that much trouble.
It seems that Porsha is safe for season 6, but nothing is set in stone quite yet. At least it looks like NeNe Leakes won’t discourage Bravo execs from keeping on the show.