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“I Know My Value”: Real Housewives Of Atlanta Sources Confirm Kenya Moore Won’t Be Returning For Season 11

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Reality TV star, #KenyaMoore, will not be returning to tape season 11 of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and it’s not because she’s been fired.

According to People Magazine, multiple sources close to Bravo shared that the former Miss U.S.A. will not be on the upcoming season after a messy, lengthy contract negotiation which Kenya and the network could not reach an agreement on.

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According to the insider, “Miss Gone With The Wind Fabulous” was to return as a full-time Housewife, but she wanted more money than the network was offering, and they wanted her to film all parts of her life—including her personal time with newlywed husband, Marc Daly, which were previously off-limits. 

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Last season, Kenya was criticized by producers, fans and her castmates for being so discreet with her love life. She and Daly famously got eloped in June 2017 when the Bravo cameras were down, without telling producers. Later, Daly only appeared on RHOA once during season 10, for a quick scene—which apparently wasn’t good enough.

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The couple are now expecting their first child together, due before the end of the year, but Moore kept her entire fertility treatment away from show. She also didn’t participate in last season’s cast trip to Barcelona along with the entire cast and friends of the cast.

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“Everyone wanted to have Kenya back, but they wanted to have the old Kenya back — the one who isn’t afraid of the cameras,” a source close to production disclosed to People Magazine. “You can’t have secrets and be on reality TV. Especially when other Housewives are showing all of their lives — the good, bad, and the ugly. They need to see your life.”

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The insider also explained that Moore was still being offered other options as of last week, but those talks are now done.

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“They were at a stand still for so long,” the source said. “Everyone was rooting for her and wanted to see her back, even women like Nene and Porsha who haven’t always been on ‘Team Kenya.’ The cast, producers, Bravo — they all know she’s good for the show. But it got messy. She just refused to compromise.”

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While another source close to Kenya, informed outlets that she “knew her worth,” “had her priorities set” and wasn’t interested in bending to producers’ “insulting” offers.

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“Kenya really loves her life with her husband. She’s always wanted to be a wife and a mother, and she’s put all of her focus into her growing family,” the source explained. “She’s not going to jeopardize that for some television show.”

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“Marc isn’t comfortable being on camera, and Kenya respects that. Relationships go both ways and she respects her husband,” the insider added. 

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“He loves her. They’re having a baby. That’s the priority — not fighting with some women for ratings.”

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Miss Kenya herself has had several words regarding her involvement on RHOA these past few months. In June, she posted a video on Instagram of her favorite moments on the reality show, with a caption targeting gossip reports that her role as a housewife had been demoted “#FakeRHOANews.”

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“No one has EVER asked me to be a friend to show,” she continued. “#Fact: I am THE housewife that has had THE highest rated episodes the past 3 seasons… even last year having missed 3 episodes.? #Fact: The Barcelona New Lineup didn’t work…The fans have spoken. I’ve never been called boring ?? #Fact: Love me or hate me I may not be the ‘fan favorite’ (my sister @kandi is and well deserved) but thank you for being invested in my life and continuing to contribute to the success of #RHOA and my success in my career on all levels”

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“Don’t worry #teamtwirl you will get to see #babytwirl and all that I’m experiencing as a new wife and mother-to-be one way or another,” Kenya added. “You will see my raw truth… the good the bad and the ugly one way or another ☺.”

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“#Fact: I am good effing TV! ❤ #Fact: I will be a HW or nothing at all. ? #Fact: I don’t discuss business but know that I know my value,” she concluded, hashtagging the post, “#queen #truth #shadequeen #shadeassassin #blameitonmyhormones #letaBishknow.”

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Let us know, will #KenyaMoore be missed on #RHOA? Comment below!

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