Producers at Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta have demoted Shamari Devoe - she lost her peach and will be a 'friend" to the show next season. And yesterday, fellow castmate Marlo Hampton confirmed the news.
MTO News first broke the story that producers were considering demoting Shamari - from full time "housewife" to a part-time "friend" role. According to our sources, Shamari was not "interesting" enough for the show producers.
Well, Marlo just confirmed our reporting. She and Shamari have been fighting all season. And Marlo happily spilled the behind the scenes tea last night.
Here's Marlo confirming what we've been saying for weeks. Listen closely as Marlo calls Shamari "peachless."
Reports are also saying that that in order for Kenya to snag her full-time spot on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ again, Shamari Devoe had to be demoted.
Although earlier reports stated that Kenya was on the outs with producers, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss’ plan worked! The audience responded so well to Mrs. Daly’s surprise appearance, Bravo just had to get her back.
Straight From the A, the blog that broke the news that Kenya got the boot in the first place, exclusively reports: “I was told by several sources that Cynthia hoped to shoot a few scenes with Kenya and baby Brooklyn last season, but production said “no”. Her final option was to include Kenya on the guest list for her Peach Bellini party, which just so happened to be the season finale. Cynthia and Kandi’s plan worked, as Kenya’s presence was a defining moment that not only revealed their intricate plan, but sparked a huge blow out between Bailey and her former BFF, Nene Leakes.”
It’s being said that Shamari was offered the role of a ‘friend’ but hasn’t accepted yet because her husband Ronnie Devoe sees it as an insult.
Devoe was recently seen hanging out at the WEtv headquarters along with Phaedra Parks.
Shamari is married to New Edition star Ronnie Devoe. The pair discussed having an "open" marriage last season on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Marlo Hampton is believed to be the leading candidate to take Shamari's peach. She's been a "friend" to the Bravo hit show for 7 years now.