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Shamari Devoe is the newest housewife on the Bravo hit series Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Well now she's hit with a scandal. People close with Shamari - who knew her for years - believe that she may be lightening her skin.

MTO News spoke with two of Shamari's old friends from the music industry, and both believe that that the reality star is lightening her skin. One former friend explained, "Shamari was never that light. I think she's bleaching."

Skin bleaching is a popular treatment among celebrities. Notable celebrities that are believed to bleach their skin include Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.

And just this week, social media star Blac Chyna began endorsing the new skin bleach - Whitenicious.

So far Shamar has not addressed the claims of her alleged skin bleaching. But we managed to get an old pic of her and her husband - and she is noticeably darker in the pic.

Here's what Shamari looked like before undergoing the alleged lightening procedure:

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This past week Shamari made her national TV debut and here's what Kandi had to say about her: “What I like about Shamari is she’s a fun person,” costar Kandi Burrus explained. “She’s not the type of person who’s trying to put on airs for other people. She’s going to be herself no matter what.”

Shamari burst onto the scene back the late ’90s as Shamari Fears — who, alongside Brandi Williams and Natina Reed, formed the trio Blaque. Signed to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ production group, the group released their self-title debut album in 1999. It went platinum thanks to the strength of their first single, “808” (which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard charts) and “Bring It All To Me,” which hit No. 4.

Shamari and Ronnie wed in 2006. “Me and my husband, we met during the Janet Jackson Icon Awards in 2001,” Shamari said on RHOA. “The next day, we got together and we had sex. A lot of times people say, you know, you have sex the first night and you ain’t gonna be with the guy. And I’m still with him 17 years later. So you can’t alway believe what you hear.”