After the end of season 4 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
, original cast member Sheree Whitfield announced she had decided to leave the show
(among allegations that she was actually fired
, but that's a whole other story).
It didn't take long for rumors to start circulating about her replacement. At first, Kenya Moore
, the 1993 Miss USA was said to be joining the cast. But according to Straight From the A
, Keshia Knight Pulliam is the one to fill the coveted spot.
Intel at Straight From the A also suggests that all of the full-time cast members from last season will be returning, including NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and Kim Zolciak (though her part will be limited due to her current pregnancy). There is still no word on whether Marlo Hampton will be back next season.
Keshia is most known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show
. She has also appeared in multiple movies and TV shows within the last 20 years, including a regular role on House of Payne
. Her ties to Atlanta go back to when she graduated from Atlanta's HBCU Spelman College. Keshia also started Kamp Kizzy
in Atlanta to help girls "from all socioeconomic backgrounds to learn from each other, grow with each other and empower one another." RHOA
fans may remember Keshia from the episode where NeNe was visiting L.A. to audition for Glee
. She is also no stranger to Bravo, having appeared on Watch What Happens Live
There has been no official update from Bravo on the casting rumors, but there has been an updated response from Keshia.
"I am NOT joining the cast of RHOA
this season... next season or any season. I honestly don't know where this rumor is coming from!!!" Keshia tweeted this morning
We can only hope Miss Pulliam is throwing us off the scent, because we think she would make a great addition to the cast. Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of IMDB.com)