'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Adds Phaedra Parks for Season 3?
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Remember when Lisa Wu-Hartwell hinted that The Real Housewives of Atlanta is adding a new mystery housewife for the third season?  Well another person has confirmed the news and this time it's Kim Zolciak's former publicist, Jonathan Jaxson.

"Phaedra Parks will join the cast this season as the sixth housewife," Jonathan Jaxson, told E! News in a Tuesday report.

Parks, for those who are not familiar, is a famous entertainment attorney who previously represented Bobby Brown and Jermaine Dupri. She is also a producer credited for the first season of BET's Tiny and Toya. Moreover, her husband, Apollo Nida, had spent nearly six of the past 12 years behind bars for two unrelated crimes though is presently on parole.

Phaedra Parks's colorful background appears to blend well in the Real Housewives of Atlanta scene but there's twist. She won't just be a sixth housewife for long since one of the five original housewives will be leaving the show for good.

"I know from multiple cast members that she was added and now there will be six, but they plan to slowly weed out one of the women by the end of this season," Jaxson revealed.

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If Bravo renewed The Real Housewives of Atlanta with Kim Zolciak, Kandi Burruss, Lisa Wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, and Sheree Whitfield all onboard, then which housewife is making her exit? Shortly after the show wrapped up its second season, rumors surfaced that either NeNe or Kim is leaving due to contract issues but considering that these women are pretty much the life of the party, it's not likely for these girls to bid farewell, at least not anytime soon.

Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes Not Coming Back?

Ironically, the first one who hinted about the new cast member (and who seemingly acted nonchalant about the whole thing)  is also the one reportedly leaving. According to Jaxson, Lisa will be leaving the show because she currently resides 40 minutes outside of Atlanta, which is apparently a problem for production.

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