The Real Housewives of Atlanta may be Bravo’s top show, but if new reports about all the behind-the-scenes drama are true, it won’t be on top for long.
Radar Online reports that not only is the show pushing for fake relationships in order to up the ante, but NeNe Leakes‘ feud with one of the executive producers has apparently gotten so bad that she’s planning to leave the show for good.
An insider told the outlet that Leakes and executive producer Carlos King have gotten so “ridiculous” about their bickering that they don’t even try to hide their dislike for one another.
Leakes isn’t a regular cast member this season, but she is making guest appearances. Still, even that is apparently too much given the amount of fighting going on between her and King.
“NeNe returned to film the cast trip in Jamaica and Carlos was unaware,” the source explained. “He did not know and he freaked out. He’s the reason NeNe refused to come back full time this season.”
And while King may not be loving the off-camera drama that involves him, he’s all for any and all drama in front of the camera.
In fact, he’s so intent on pushing for higher and higher stakes that he is reportedly pressuring some of the ladies to fake relationships.
“Bravo told the single women, Porsha [Williams] and Kenya [Moore], that you have to have a man to stay on the show,” Radar Online‘s source told the outlet.
Adding, “They said if you don’t have a man on the show, you are not coming back, or you’re going to be a friend of the housewives.”
This prompted Williams to bring on NFL player Duke Williams, while Moore “dated” Eugene Casciaro.
All the drama apparently has the network “going bananas,” though there has yet to be a solution to all of the show’s problems.