Kandi Burruss Opens Up About RHOA Exit On The ‘Tamron Hall Show’

Kandi Burruss appeared on Tamron Hall’s daytime talk show on Thursday and opened up about her decision to depart from Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA).

The former RHOA star revealed that while she is no longer a cast member on the show, after 14 years, she teased that she still has some projects with Bravo coming up.

“We’re still doing some things together outside of the show, so I’m still a part of the Bravo family, things that we haven’t announced. We’re still going to do things together,” Burruss shared.

Beyond Housewives, the Xscape member has worked with Bravo on six other series, including The Kandi Factory, Kandi’s Wedding, Kandi’s Ski Trip, Xscape: Still Kickin’ It, Kandi Koated Nights, and SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B. Her acclaimed Vanderpump Rules-inspired series Kandi & The Gang has long been rumored to have a second season.

She went on to say that while she was making “hefty coin” on the show, she said that she was “really kind of over it” after a prolonged break in between seasons.

“It just really came to the point where, for the last few years, I had been trying to figure it out, but this year, I just said, you know what? I’m going to take that leap of faith and just see if I can have this time off, [do] all the things that I can make happen, because there are some really big opportunities that I had to pass up on because I was doing the show. And I’m like, if I’m not doing the show this year, let me see how it can work and still have a happy, peaceful life.”

Kandi first announced she was leaving RHOA while walking the red carpet at the 2024 Grammy Awards in February. “I decided I’m not coming back this year,” she told Variety. “I’m going to take a break, I’m going to take a moment… I’m not coming back this year.”