NeNe Leakes is the only original cast member still standing on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but will she be sticking around for much longer? The Atlanta franchise's biggest star recently spoke with Essence, where she claimed that she has no plans to go anywhere right now, but that she also knows she won't be on the Bravo hit for the rest of her life.

When the interviewer asked NeNe about her plans for next season, NeNe shared her gratitude for the show.

"This has opened up so many opportunities for me that I'm really grateful for. And I will say that I will continue to do it for as long as I can. I don't really know when that will be. But I know that I won't be doing it forever," she concluded.

Indeed, being a Hotlanta Housewife has opened more doors for NeNe than any of the other women across the Real Housewives franchises. Not only is she currently a contestant on Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars, but she also appeared on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, when she surprised fans by quitting before the Donald had a chance to fire her.

More importantly, NeNe landed a true acting gig when she scored a recurring role on Ryan Murphy's Glee, as well as a series regular spot on his sitcom, The New Normal. Unfortunately, the latter show was canceled after only one season, but we're guessing we haven't seen the last of NeNe's acting career.

Still, we hope she stays on RHOA for many years to come.

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Source: Essence