Bravo officially announced on March 30 that The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 15 is happening, though Kandi Burruss had already spoiled the news. During a September 2022 appearance on Amazon Live, Kandi was asked about the seating during the Season 14 reunion with Andy Cohen, per Deadline. Her answer ended up revealing some key details about the show’s continuation.
Fans assumed that because Kandi was seated at the end of the couch (furthest away from Andy), that suggested that she was “at the end of the road,” as one fan commented, and “must not be coming back” for Season 15. Kandi was quick to shut down those rumors. “The seat next to Andy is not about who has the most seniority, or who’s making the most coin, or who’s the most important,” she said. “It’s about who was in the most mess that particular season.”
Then Kandi hinted that not only is she in Season 15, but they already have a filming schedule. “First of all, I was at the end [of the couch] the season before. Did you not see me back last season, Season 14? And guess what? You will see back for Season 15,” she said. Then she claimed that filming is “starting again soon,” so fans should be prepared to “get sick of me.”
Now that Bravo has confirmed Kandi’s announcement, here’s everything else we know about RHOA Season 15 so far.
RHOA Season 15 Cast
Along with Kandi, the rest of the RHOA Season 14 cast — Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton, Shereé Whitfield, and Sanya Richards-Ross — are all returning for another round of drama. The women’s new cast photos also hit the web on March 30.
“The first time we all got together — it was only a week into shooting — and it was just all kinds of crazy drama,” Kenya teased to Hollywood Life in January 2023. “This one was getting into it with this one. I had somebody’s boyfriend getting into it with me. It was explosions going off everywhere I looked. And I was like, ‘What the hell is happening?’”
RHOA alum Cynthia Bailey will also return for Season 15 in a friend role. “I can say that I am going to play with the girls a little bit this season, maybe some future seasons — but only as a friend,” she confirmed in a December interview, per ScreenRant. Kenya also confirmed that Kandi’s friend Monyetta Shaw-Carter filmed scenes as well, and the women took a cast trip to a “fabulous” international location.
In addition to Cynthia’s guest appearances, fellow RHOA alum Kim Zolciak will also return to the show, along with other familiar faces, including Lisa Wu, and DeShawn Snow. They’ll also be joined by a new supporting cast member, Courtney Rhodes.
Will Drew And Ralph’s Divorce Be Shown In RHOA Season 15?
After nine years of marriage, Drew’s husband, Ralph Pittman, filed for divorce on Feb. 27, listing a separation date of Feb. 23, according to court documents obtained by People. “Love is a beautiful thing,” he said in a statement to the magazine. “Unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to move on to our next chapters, independent of each other. Drew and I have decided to file for divorce. We have three amazing young children, and their mindset and growth is what is most important. As we navigate this difficult time, I ask that you please respect our privacy.”
Shortly afterward, the magazine also revealed that Drew had filed her own divorce petition an hour before Ralph. In a March 1 amended complaint, the RHOA star alleged that her estranged husband’s “cruel treatment” had “accelerated and gotten progressively worse” last month. She also claimed that Ralph committed “repeated uncondoned adultery during the marriage,” further alleging that he got “physically aggressive” and inflicted “mental abuse.” (Bustle reached out to Ralph’s rep but did not receive a response at the time of publishing.)
Though filming reportedly wrapped in late January, production sources told TMZ on March 5 that Bravo brought cameras back out to film Drew explaining what led to the split. The website further reported that her fellow cast members also shot new confessionals to share their reactions to the news, but Ralph has not filmed anything. Because reunions typically tape after seasons begin airing, host Andy Cohen will almost certainly broach the topic during the end-of-season cast sit-down, too.
RHOA Season 15 Trailer
Bravo dropped the RHOA Season 15 first look on March 30, confirming that Drew will discuss her and Ralph’s divorce on camera. Other storylines will include Marlo, Shereé, and Kenya navigating their respective dating lives, the September 2022 shooting at Kandi and husband Todd Tucker’s Blaze Steak & Seafood restaurant, a cast trip to Portugal, Sanya’s family issues, and plenty of heated arguments, of course. Fans also got a sneak peek at Cynthia’s comeback, along with Kim filming a scene with Shereé and others.
RHOA Season 15 Premiere Date
Bravo revealed that RHOA will return on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET.
This article will be updated as more information about RHOA Season 15 becomes available.
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