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Everything We Know About RHOA Season 14

Get ready to meet a new Housewife and say goodbye to two others.

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Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Drew Sidora, Kandi Burruss at the 'RHOA' Season 13 reu...
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta may be on a break, but fans can rest assured that the show is returning to screen. Though ratings reportedly took a dip in Season 13 — which also drew some unusual criticism from fans — the series remains one of the highest-rated unscripted shows on cable in recent years, and Bravo has confirmed a 14th season is happening.

“People gave us a hard time, but people don't realize how hard it was to film,” RHOA star Kandi Burruss told Entertainment Tonight in April. “Normally we have a lot of events where we invite a lot of friends, do a lot of stuff like that. We weren't allowed to do any of that this year … and it took a long time before the season actually got jumped off because we didn’t really know who was going to be a part of the new season. So I’m like, yeah, guys, this was a different type of year, so don’t be so judgmental.”

Here’s what we know about Season 14 so far.

The RHOA Season 14 Premiere Date

New seasons of RHOA typically premiere in November. Season 13 had a slight delay due to COVID, but the show premiered in December, only about a month behind its normal schedule. However, Variety reported that production for Season 14 only began in late October 2021, so a mid to late 2022 premiere is most likely.

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The RHOA Season 14 Cast

Season 14 includes a lot of shake-ups to the cast. While Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, and Drew Sidora are all set to return, a number of new and familiar faces are joining the series. Marlo Hampton, a longtime “friend” to the RHOA women, has finally been promoted to an official Housewife, and Shereé Whitfield is returning after leaving at the end of Season 10. Season 14 will also introduce a new Housewife: track star Sanya Richards-Ross, a four-time Olympic Gold medalist.

Meanwhile, two longtime stars have departed the show: Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams. Bailey announced her exit via Instagram in September, writing that she’d “made the very difficult and heartfelt decision” not to return “after much thought and consideration.” Per Variety, Bailey later said that she’d been offered a “friend” role rather than one in the main cast and decided it was time to go.

“Thank you to my Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible & UNFORGETTABLE memories! I am so grateful to have had this amazing journey, and I am anxiously waiting to embark on new adventures,” Bailey wrote on Instagram, seemingly hinting at a spinoff. “It’s time to move on to my next chapter, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.”

On Sept. 30, Williams also announced she was leaving RHOA. “After ten life-changing, gratifying, incredible years, it is finally time to begin my next chapter. Next season, I will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise,” she wrote on Instagram. “This was a difficult decision to not only make, but also come to terms with. It's one I have put a lot of thought into and because of that, I know it's the right one.”

She then thanked Bravo, Andy Cohen, the show’s producers, and fans. “You’ve made the past decade a truly special one. One where I've dealt with unbelievable highs and unbelievable lows, and I can honestly say I would not have made it through some of them without the unconditional love and support I have gotten from all of you,” she continued. “Don't worry though, I’ll be back on your TV very soon.”

Indeed, Williams made good on her promise: her spinoff series Porsha's Family Matters is set to premiere on Nov. 28, offering fans a deeper look at her family and her polarizing engagement to Simon Guobadia.

Guobadia’s ex-wife Falynn, who appeared on Season 13 of RHOA, will also not be returning to the show, nor will “friends” Latoya Ali and Tanya Sam, the latter of whom disappeared from filming mid-season after she was accused of having a threesome with Williams and Bolo the stripper.

The RHOA Season 14 Trailer

Bravo typically releases a trailer for the new season about a month prior to the premiere date. This post will be updated as more details become available.

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