AceShowbiz - It has been rumored that Kenya Moore will be back to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" following her appearance in season 11 finale. Her return was welcomed by most of her former castmates except NeNe Leakes, who is currently beefing with Cynthia Bailey for feeling blindsided over Kenya's shocking arrival.
"Kenya Moore is really excited to be returning to 'RHOA' next season as the deal is almost done," a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com. "She really wanted to make this happen. She's been spending a lot of time in L.A., but will but will be in Atlanta full-time once filming begins in June."
Kenya is not the only one excited for that as "the other ladies are excited to have her back as well," according to the source. "Cynthia, Porsha (Williams), Eva (Marcille) and Kandi (Burruss) will be returning. However, Sharmari (Fears) will either be out or back as a friend, that's still being decided. Tanya (Sam) may also finally get her peach, which excites her while Marlo (Hampton) will also be returning as a friend," the insider adds.
Meanwhile, NeNe is allegedly "isn't too thrilled about Kenya's return." The source says, "She's very nervous how this is all going to go, especially because she hasn't spoken to her other cast members in some time."
Moreover, Kenya raised tension between NeNe and Cynthia as NeNe accused the latter of setting up Kenya's appearance. During the last part of Reunion episode, Cynthia insisted that it was not a betrayal.
However, NeNe begged to differ, saying, "It looks like betrayal so stop trying to act like it ain't." Before the episode concluded, NeNe shared that she and Cynthia "are good" now, though it didn't seem sincere given the sarcastic tone.
Despite everything, that doesn't mean that NeNe will back off from the show. "She loves the show and wants to do it. She also knows Kenya's good for TV, so she gets it," claims the insider.