"Real Housewives of Atlanta" fans had a lot to say about the most recent season on social media. Casting has been a controversial topic. Season 14 came with the departures of Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey. Cynthia was reportedly offered a friend contract and turned it down to start a new chapter outside of Bravo. As for Porsha, she wanted to take a break and focus on her own show, "Porsha's Family Matters." It was also suspected that Porsha wanted to step away from RHOA because she didn't want her engagement to become a hot topic on the show. She is currently engaged to Simon Guobadia. And he is the former husband of Falynn Pena, who was a guest on a past season and introduced on the show as Porsha's friend.
Marlo Hampton was promoted to a peach holder. Sanya Richards-Ross joined the show as a new peach holder, plus viewers saw the return of Sheree Whitfield. Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore as well as Drew Sidora returned in main roles.
When it comes to the season, some fans were happy with the cast. Others have been asking for Porsha, Cynthia, Phaedra Parks, and NeNe Leakes to return. So there have been rumors floating around about casting for Season 15. Some have even suspected that producers could be in talks with Porsha to come back since it is more likely she'd be back before Phaedra or NeNe would.
Porsha Williams wanted to step away from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" to focus on "Porsha's Family Matters." After confirming her controversial engagement, Porsha figured fans would be happy to see more of her personal life outside of the other housewives. However, her show was controversial as well. And some viewers were critical of her treatment of Dennis McKinley. After things became violent, some RHOA fans figured it was best that Porsha was no longer on the show. However, her fans were hoping she could make a return for Season 15.
Andy Cohen even said that Porsha is just taking a break from RHOA.
It was also recently rumored that Porsha was in talks with producers to come back to the show.
Interestingly enough, blogger B Scott is reporting that Porsha is not in talks to return for the upcoming season. Nor has she been approached. And producers have decided to bring back all of the peach holders from Season 14. So that means Marlo Hampton, Sheree Whitfield, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Drew Sidora, and Sanya Richards-Ross are all returning with peaches.
B Scott also said that filming for the new season will start very soon. And next Saturday the ladies will film at Aaron Ross' 40th birthday party. As far as newbies are concerned, Janell Stephens is rumored to up next. She is the founder of the natural haircare brand, Camille Rose Naturals. No word yet about if she will be full-time or a friend. That decision will probably be made as filming progresses.