NeNe Leakes Leaving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta' After 7 Seasons

NeNe Leakes is leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

The reality star's rep confirms to E! News that the original cast member is not coming back to the Bravo series next season.

"This is so hard for me to type! I cry as I do so! I am so Grateful for all the love and laughs!" Leakes wrote on Instagram. "Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! With lots of thoughts and prayer I've decided to step out on faith and not fear. #nomoRHOA4me"

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Leakes made her Broadway debut in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” last year, starring as Cinderella’s stepmother Madame.

People was first to report the news of her departure from the Bravo show.

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