Credit: Talking With Tami Photo: Marlo Hampton and Charles Grant at the Atlanta Botantical Gardens

It looks like there’s no doubt that Marlo Hampton is the newest member of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bravo’s been keeping mum about persistent rumors that the fiancée of Chicago Bears star Charles Grant had joined the cast for Season 2, so Wetpaint tracked Marlo down through her store, the Red Carpet Boutique in Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall.

Well, it turns out that the store is temporarily closed and calls are being forwarded straight to Marlo’s cell phone. When we left a message about Housewives, Marlo’s publicist called us back, so we asked if Marlo had indeed made the cut.

“Contractually, I can’t confirm or deny that right now,” the rep told us. Then we wondered how long Marlo’s store had been closed. “It’s been closed for about a month.”

Then we wondered why? Laughing, the rep replied, “Marlo’s working on some other projects, which I can’t go into right now.”

OK, Bravo. Time to make that announcement!