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Another ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member quits

Hampton’s exit comes amid multiple changes to the once-thriving Bravo TV series
Marlo Hampton
Marlo Hampton (Image source: YouTube/Jason Lee Show)

Marlo Hampton, who worked feverishly for years to get her peach on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is quitting the show not long after she finally became a full-time cast member.

Hampton, 48, said she is throwing the peach away and will not return for season 16.

“My contract with ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ ended when season 15 wrapped. This break from ‘RHOA’ is a fresh start, allowing me the space to participate in new creative entertainment projects focused on my future, and not reliving my past,” Hampton told People magazine. 

Marlo Hampton wants to be a role model for her young relatives

“My nephews are transitioning into pivotal stages of their academic adolescence, and I am focused on my representation in their eyes and getting back to showing my multifaceted lifestyle of philanthropy, fashion, and fabulosity! I am thankful for this amazing platform of Housewives, which has allowed me to bring awareness to foster care, my non-profit Glam It Up, Inc., and showcase my fashion showroom, Le’Archive. I look forward to my continued relationship with Bravo and NBC Universal.”

According to the publication, Hampton first found fame back in season 4 as a friend of former cast member NeNe Leakes. She then returned to ‘ROHA’ during seasons 6, 8 and 9 as a guest. She was elected to friend status in seasons 10 through 13.

After much fan support, Bravo finally caved in and gave Hampton her peach, signifying her status as a full-time member of the show. She sat down with People in 2022 to convey her excitement at the promotion.

“It’s still surreal to me.” Adding that she wouldn’t feel like the role was “really real” until she watched herself on the show. “I have this peach … I’m just excited.”

Marlo Hampton’s exit among a string of changes for RHOA

Hampton’s exit comes amid a sea of change at the popular and longstanding Bravo reality TV series. Kandi Burruss, who revived her career at RHOA beginning in season 2, exited the show on her terms after season 14.

Meanwhile, Porsha Williams, who left the show after getting married to businessman Simon Guobadia, is returning for season 16. This comes amid her announcement that she is filing for divorce after just 15 months of marriage. Moreover, Guobadia faces almost certain deportation to his native Nigeria after his application for U.S. citizenship was rejected again due to corruption that dates back to the 1980s.

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