The Real Housewives of Atlanta EXCLUSIVE: Will Tanya Sam Stick Around?

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Tanya Sam is a brand new face on one of television's oldest shows.

The director of partnerships at TechSquare Labs, a technology startup hub and venture capital fund, this good friend of NeNe Leakes' first appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta last month.

Tanya Sam Picture

For how long will she be sticking around the franchise?

Who among the regular cast does she like best?

And what has it been like to be among these famous (and occasionally cantankerous) Housewives?

We sat down with Sam for the following exclusive Q&A...

How did her friendship with Nene come about?

I would pop into Nene’s store every now and again, and we became friends. She introduced me to the other girls and here we are! 

What can we expect from this new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta?

This season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been an exciting ride. We have done it all together. We’ve traveled, laughed, cried and grown some amazing friendships. 

This is like any other family, there are some good days and bad days.

Or with this group, some days are sunny but some days are SHADY.

Tanya Sam Selfie

Who does she get along with best on the show? Least?

I like all the ladies! I have spent months and months getting to know them. Nene has been great at helping me learn the ropes on the show. 

Kandi is a business boss that I respect a lot. She has offered some great advice around how to balance business, relationship and filming the show. 

I definitely knock heads with some of the girls at times but like any sisterhood that happens.

I tend to forgive small things quickly and move on. I love peace and kumbaya more than anything but don’t sleep on Canadians, we bite if we have to.

Tanya Sam

How does she feel about being apart of the Housewives franchise?

I love being on the show and hanging out with all these ladies.

I was busy working on our companies but now I see how exposing more women and minorities to entrepreneurship and technology can help inspire more women and to build their own businesses and pursue STEM.  

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Will she be offered a full-time Peach?

I’m really enjoying my time with the ladies. It’s been so much fun, and they definitely keep life interesting amongst the rest of my business life.  We have so many companies and entrepreneur programs that we run that it keeps me quite busy.

This year was a good balance.

We’ll see what the next several years have in store. I don’t plan on going on anywhere.

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[to Kenya Moore] You best hope nothing happens to me, because you might not have a job. I'm your storyline. I sustain your career . . . I built you, so stop playing games.

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[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

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