Ever since Real Housewives of Atlanta
original cast member Sheree Whifield announced that she would not be returning for another season
, casting rumors have been spreading like wildfire. Now it seems in addition to rumored new housewife Kenya Moore
, Bravo plans to add another personality into the Atlanta mix.
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According to Straight From the A
, Porsha Williams Stewart will be joining the cast for season 5. This news comes after rumors of Keshia Knight Pulliam
being the newest addition were nixed, although according to the source, she did end up filming scenes with the ladies.
Porsha is the granddaughter of the renowned civil rights leader Hosea Williams
and is married to former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kordell Stewart
. She is an Atlanta native, a mom, and very active in her church and giving back to her community, often volunteering at her church's women ministries as well as child development centers.
As for which of the other cast members will be returning, Kim Zolciak has already confirmed that she will be back for another season, although according Straight From the A, she will have a limited role due to her pregnancy and still very young baby K.J. who kept her from participating in a lot of the group events and trips.
The source also claims that Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss, and Cynthia Bailey will all be back to join new housewives Porsha and Kenya. NeNe Leakes also said that she wants to keep being a housewife
, despite her busy schedule filming Glee
and her new show The New Normal
As for NeNe's fellow "Tall," Marlo Hampton, her future on the show seems unclear. It seems that if she has a role on season 5 at all, it will be very small. Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Straight From the A)