We already knew that the entire cast from season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is returning for season 7. But now the cast is rumored to be growing even more.

According to Us Weekly, Demetria McKinney will be joining as a full-time housewife and Claudia Jordan will have a “friend of the Housewives” role on the upcoming season. 

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The whole cast was photographed at Demetria’s birthday celebration in Puerto Rico. Phaedra Parks was there as well, regardless of the rumors that she’d take some time off filming to focus on her family after her husband was sentenced to eight years in prison.

“I Love My Life! Performed #100 and celebrated my birthday in style and beauty with these ladies!” Demetria posted to her Instagram.

Demetria is an actress, best known for her role on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and a singer/songwriter. Claudia is a former beauty queen and has appeared on Deal or No Deal and twice as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.

And, of course, there are already rumors about who is going to be on whose side. According to S2Smagazine.com, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey and the new cast members will butt heads with NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks. While it was apparent after season 6’s reunion that NeNe and Cynthia seemed unlikely to reconcile, it still seems surprising that Cynthia would dash right over to Team Kenya. Not to mention, NeNe has never really seen eye-to-eye with either Kandi or Phaedra.

Porsha is also returning, amid rumors that she might be fired after she dragged Kenya Moore by the hair at the season 6 reunion taping.

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Gina Pusateri

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV