EXCLUSIVE: Nene Leakes Might Return to 'Real Housewives,' Sources Says 'That Door is Definitely Still Open'

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Nene Leakes made several appearances on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, but does that mean she’s coming back for good?

A source close to the 48-year-old reality star told ET on Thursday that “after making appearances this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise if she came back in some capacity. That door is definitely still open.”

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The source also told ET that while none of the Atlanta housewives have been officially confirmed for the show’s upcoming ninth season, no one would be surprised to see Leakes return to the franchise full-time. The actress was a regular on RHOA’s first seven seasons before returning as a guest in the current eighth season.

housewife Cynthia Bailey recently spoke to ET about all of her co-stars, opening about the possibility that Leakes might return to the show.

“I don’t know,” Bailey admitted. “I think she’s open [to it]. She has a lot of things coming her way as well, but I think there’s something about her coming in and out, at least, that’s nice.”

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star Kim Fields, who joined RHOA as a main cast member last season, announced on Monday that she would not be returning to the franchise. See more in the video below.

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