Credit: NeNe Leakes Twitter Photo: NeNe Leakes Gets Ready to Visit Anderson Cooper on November 14, 2011

We’ve been hearing rumors for weeks, but the news is now official: Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes will be the newest guest star on Glee.

Glee darlings Lea Michele (Rachel) and Chris Colfer (Kurt) confirmed the news during the season finale of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday, December 19.

Lea and Chris confirmed what we’d heard already, that NeNe will play a swim coach named Roz Washington in an upcoming Season 3 episode.

Credit: via Lea Michele's Twitter Photo: Lea Michele and Chris Colfer Visit Bravo’s Andy Cohen in New York, December 18, 2011

So yes, she will be spending a lot of time with Sam (Chord Overstreet) after he joins the synchronized swim team in an effort to win back his ex-girlfriend  Mercedes (Amber Riley).

But just how long will NeNe’s Glee stint last? From what we’ve heard, she'll be in both the show’s Grease-themed episode, January 17th's "Yes/No," and the Michael Jackson tribute episode set to air January 24.

And if things go well? We might get to see even more NeNe on Glee! The length of her arc is still up in the air right now, but judging from the way Chris and Lea were gushing about her to Andy Cohen tonight… we’d say she’s already got quite a few fans on set.


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