Real Housewives of Atlanta announces cast roster for upcoming season after Williams and Bailey release

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Real Housewives of Atlanta announces finalized cast roster for upcoming season after stars Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey exit










The Real Housewives of Atlanta have announced their finalized cast list for the upcoming season of the show.

Kandi Burruss will return for the 12th time while Kenya Moore will return for their ninth consecutive season.

Newcomer Sanya Richards-Ross will join as Marlo Hampton has gone from friend to teammate.

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Drew Sidora will return for his second outing. Sheree Whitfield, who starred in the show’s early seasons, will return for his sixth season as a member of the main cast.

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Two new main actors have also been added to the series. Marlo Hampton, who appeared on the show as a friend for several years, will finally take on the lead actor role.

Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross will also join the cast. Although she had never appeared on RHOA before, she had her own reality show called Sanya’s Glam and Gold which only lasted for one season.

Oldest actor: Kandi Burruss will return for his 12th consecutive season

Oldest actor: Kandi Burruss will return for his 12th consecutive season

Back: Kenya Moore, seen here in 2020, will return for its ninth season

Back: Kenya Moore, seen here in 2020, will return for its ninth season

So much fun, she had to do it again: Drew Sidora will return for his second outing

So much fun, she had to do it again: Drew Sidora will return for his second outing

The space for Richards-Ross and Hampton, however, was only made possible because two fan-favorite cast members decided the show’s time was over.

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Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey have been the two mainstays of the series for several years. Bailey joined the series in season three while Williams joined season five.

The two stars announced their departure from the show in separate social media posts late last month.

Adding an Olympian: Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to join the cast

Adding an Olympian: Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to join the cast

Sitting out season 14: Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey, seen from the right side of the sofa, have both announced that they will not be returning for season 14 of the show

Sitting out season 14: Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey, seen from the right side of the sofa, have both announced that they will not be returning for season 14 of the show

Ready to move on: Cynthia Bailey has said she wants to quit the show for

Ready to move on: Cynthia Bailey said she wanted to quit the show to “embark on new adventures”

Bailey decided to quit the show after a decade of being on the show.

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“I am so grateful to have had this amazing trip, and I look forward to embarking on new adventures,” the star wrote in her social media post. “Most importantly, thank you to my fans! I couldn’t have done it without your blessings, love and support.

Williams also thanked his followers in his outing post, writing, “You’ve made the last decade a really special one. One where I’ve faced incredible ups and downs, and I can honestly say I would not have survived some of them without the unconditional love and support I have received from all of you.

'A really special": Porsha Williams thanked her supporters for her last 10 years on the show, calling it a 'special' decade

‘A truly special’: Porsha Williams thanked her supporters for her last 10 years on the show, calling it a ‘special’ decade

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