Cynthia Bailey Shuts Down ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Firing/Demotion Reports “We Have Not Started Contract Negotiations”

Posted May 6, 2020

Each year around or following ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ reunions, there is the annual talk of who’s staying and who’s leaving the show. Firings, hirings, demotions are always the talk of the show.

This week was no different when various unconfirmed reports surfaced suggesting that Cynthia Bailey is being demoted for season 13 and being replaced with fan fave Phaedra Parks. The reports from Tamar Tattles suggested that Cynthia was offered a “reduced” role or “friend of the show” contract.

Generally, casting decisions aren’t made until right after the reunion airs, so the reports were a little presumptuous. While we do expect Phaedra to make a return in some capacity next season, Cynthia has shut down the report that she is losing her peach with The Shade Room:

“I have no plans to leave RHOA at this time. Every year there are rumors saying that I am getting fired, or not returning,” she says. “I’ve been a peach holder consistently for 10 years now. I love my cast, and my Bravo family. I am looking forward to next season.”

Sources have also come out to claim that if Cynthia is not being fired, she is being offered a “reduced role” by the CEO of the production company, and at a much lower rate than her part as a main housewife. But, Cynthia says whoever the source has it all wrong.

“That is completely false,” she says. “We just recently filmed the reunion, and have not started contract negotiations yet.”

Part 1 of RHOA’s virtual reunion airs this Sunday on Bravo.

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