EXCLUSIVE: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Kicks Off Filming of Season 8 with a Party and Fight!

by Emily Krauser 9:00 PM PDT, August 07, 2015

Things are heating up once again in the ATL!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta began filming season eight Friday night, kicking off the next batch of episodes with Cynthia Bailey's eyewear launch party.

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The big news is that even though Nene Leakes and Claudia Jordan won't be back, Cynthia, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore have all returned.


Porsha Williams, Sheree Williams and Marlo Hampton were also spotted at the event, which means we'll be seeing more of them when RHOA returns. This is specially since they've already made their presence known -- Portia and Marlo got into an argument with Cynthia's husband Peter Thomas at the party!

Sheree and Keyna didn't let them hot the entire spotlight, however -- they also got into a huge fight, with one throwing water at the other.

There's no rest for the catty!

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There's no word yet on if Facts of Life alum Kim Fields is officially joining RHOA, despite the rumors currently going around that she'll be a part of the cast. Then again, there have also been rumblings that Nene will pop up here and there during this next season, and who can argue if that happens?

Well, the ladies of RHOA just might…

Burruss recently announced that she's pregnant with her second child. Find out more in the video below.