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Kandi Burruss to exit ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ after 14 seasons

Actress-singer says she will remain in contact with her girls
Photo credit: / Quinn Jeffrey

After 14 seasons of holding a peach, Kandi Burruss is set to leave Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Burruss broke the news while talking to “Entertainment Tonight” on the red carpet at the 66th annual Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 4.

“I’ve been going back and forth and I think because they gave us such a long break, I had a lot of time to do other things and I’ve got some big announcements to make coming soon, so yeah,” Burruss told “ET.” “I mean, I love the girls, they’re my friends, I’m still gonna see them and hang out with them. And Bravo is my family, I love them as well, but you know.”

Having joined the Atlanta franchise for season two in 2009, Burruss holds the record of longest-running housewife for any of the shows on Bravo.

After a dip in ratings last season, the series was given an extended hiatus last airing in September 2o23. Executives are said to be using the extra time to retool the show and figured out where it’s headed while rumors have begun to circulate of a possible major reboot similar to the “RHONY” franchise.

While addressing Burruss’ departure on his SiriusXM show, series Executive Producer Andy Cohen had nothing but glowing things to say about the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter.

“She was always very true to herself. She always wanted to be the best,” Cohen exclaimed. “She has been one of my favorite people to work with in my whole time — first as an exec at Bravo and then as an EP of the “Housewives” and just hosting “Watch What Happens Live.” I love how competitive she is. I love how thoughtful and smart she is.”

“Bravo will be in business with [Burruss] for a long time,” he continued. “They’ve got other things in development. She is a talent that they’re not going to want to let go.”

Cohen also made sure to note that he told Burruss the door to “Housewives” is always open for her to “drop back in, in a year or two.”

Season 16 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has yet to receive a production date at this time.

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