Say it ain't so!

NeNe Leakes has confirmed that she is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta to pursue other projects in the entertainment industry.

Nene said in a statement:
    "After seven seasons of being part of Real Housewives of Atlanta, I can confirm that I am not going to be returning to the show for Season 8. I am grateful to Bravo, Andy Cohen and True Entertainment for giving me the opportunity to show the world NeNe Leakes and sometimes to show them NayNay. Being part of RHOA has been a big part of my life but I’m excited for new the beginnings I am pursuing and embarking upon. Thank you so much to everyone who has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform. With lots of thought and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear."

Leakes has been with the show since its first season, and her co-star Claudia Jordan will be leaving as well. So what's next for the star? After appearing on NBC's The New Normal, Leakes seems to want to book more acting gigs. She'll also be working with Kim Kardashian on an upcoming project.