REAL Housewives of Atlanta producers are reportedly begging Nene Leakes to stay in the show, despite Wendy Williams revealing that she was quitting.
It seems like RHOA executives don't want Nene to go because she's the one fans want to see.
According to a source close to the production team, producers don't want the OG Housewife of Atlanta to leave the show so the ratings don't plummet.
The source told RadarOnline.com: "Show execs do not want Nene to leave.
“Nene is the driving factor in ratings. Her big blowout in Canada was the first episode to hit over two million for the season."
Fans will remember that there was a showdown between Kenya Moore and Nene over a supposed secret recording of Cynthia Bailey talking about Nene.
The source continued to explain the producers' logic behind not wanting to let Nene go.
The informant said: "The network does not want to let her go because it is her drama that everyone tunes in for."
The producers have some serious damage control to do after Wendy revealed on her show that Nene had texted her that she was quitting.
She told her show's audience
Nene's best friend continued: "I'm surprised I even got it because I have no service in my office. I have to say something but I'm not going to say a whole lot.
"I know something about Nene that will make you all cry, be sad and feel bad for her. She's carrying a huge weight on her shoulders."
The news were met with outcries from the audience but a few hours later, Nene's reps addressed the rumors.
Her reps told the media: "It's been an especially difficult couple of weeks for Nene, and she was venting to her friend in private correspondence.
"Nothing has been confirmed or officially decided for next season."
On Instagram, she wrote: "Who said dat?!"
And on Twitter, she wrote: "Private conversations should be left in private! What are girlfriends for if you can’t vent to them on those type of days."
But it doesn't seem like all is done for between Nene and Wendy.
According to TMZ, Nene really is hiding a huge secret from her fans and Wendy knows all about it, even if she won't tell her audiences ... yet.
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