AceShowbiz - The official cast for season 14 of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is finally here. On Monday, October 25, Variety revealed that in the upcoming season of the Bravo reality TV show, a few cast members will be returning, while a familiar face is coming back.
The new season will also see Marlo Hampton being promoted. The longtime "friend" of the "RHOA" ladies has finally gotten her peach to become an official member of the cast. Also among the cast members for the new season is Sanya Richards-Ross. The four-time Olympic Gold medalist will be joining the show as a full-time cast member.
Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey, meanwhile, will not be seen in season 14. The two announced their departures from the reality TV show earlier this year. Cynthia revealed that she was not happy when she was offered a "friend" role, rather than being in the main cast.
"It was time, it was honestly time," the supermodel shared. "I had been thinking about it for a while, just the whole transition. I knew it wasn't going to last forever. I knew I didn't want to do it forever."
As for Porsha, she decided to quit "RHOA" amid her controversial relationship with former co-star Falynn Pina's ex-husband Simon Guobadia. "Next season, I will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise. This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with. It's one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it's the right one," Porsha wrote on Instagram at the time. The TV star, however, will greet fans in a new spin-off series based on her family.
"Friends" from last season, including Tanya Sam, Latoya Ali and Falynn will also not be back this season.