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NeNe Leakes just cannot quit The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Even if NeNe Leakes recently said that she quit The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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It’s unclear just how much of Leakes we’ll on Season 8 of this believed Bravo franchise, but the network itself has confirmed that she’s coming back.

And TMZ has reported that she shocked fellow cast members by showing up for a retreat in Jamaica.

None of the ladies knew Leakes was coming, many of them reacted in speechless shock and there you have it. That’s exactly what producers were aiming for, we’re sure.

“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes told People Magazine in June of her departure, explaining:

“Me and my husband [Gregg] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time.

"This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

Leakes, of course, has enjoyed extended roles on programs such as The New Normal and Glee.

She’s one of the most successful Real Housewives cast members of all-time.

But that doesn’t mean she can stay away from the Bravo spotlight, especially not when faced with some cold, harsh cash to make an appearance.

According to TMZ, producers called in NeNe with a major offer because storylines for Season 8 were so boring without her.

She accepted because, again, money. But also because shooting did not interfere with her new game show role.

Look for her episode to air toward the end of the season.