Earlier this year, fans of the Atlanta-based VH1 sitcom “Single Ladies” were disappointed to discover that show’s lead actress, Stacy Dash, was departing the show to spend time with her children. Now, after months of speculation about who would take Dash’s place, VH1 has announced that actress Denise Vasi, who’s previously acted on the defunct soap opera “All My Children,” has joined the cast in the lead role.

According to AccessAtlanta, Vasi will come on board the show in the role of Raquel, a savvy businesswoman who is a close friend of Keisha Greene (LisaRaye McCoy). Raquel comes from a prominent Southern family and, like Val, is on a quest to find true love in Atlanta. It’s unclear as to how the show’s writers will deal with the departure of Dash’s character, Valerie “Val” Stokes.

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