After enjoying the spotlight for years as arguably one of the biggest stars on Bravo's hit reality series The Real Housewives of Atlanta
, NeNe Leakes
is stepping away from the franchise and won't be returning for season eight.
"With lots of thoughts and prayer I've decided to step out on faith and not fear," Leakes captioned in a photo of herself on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, tagging the pic "#nomoRHOA4me."
Leakes said that the decision was a hard one, writing that she was crying as she posted the news.
"I am so Grateful for all the love and laughs!," Leakes shared. "Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform!"
The news comes two days after Kim Kardashian revealed that Leakes would be joining her popular mobile game, Kim Kardashian Hollywood.
The Real Housewives
brand has lost a number of big names in recent months. In early June it was announced that Kim Richards would not be returning
to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.