The Real Housewives of Atlanta are nearly back in our lives.
Season 11 of this beloved Bravo franchise kicks off on Sunday, November 4 at 8/7c.
Who is coming back?
Who is bringing the drama?
Who is bringing the pain and sadness?
Who will be facing a major life crossroads?
Scroll down for storyline scoops, spoilers and the most explosive secrets from the season ahead...
Who is in the Cast?
Veterans Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes and Eva Marcille are prepared to bring the intensity -- and they will be joined by new Housewife Shamari DeVoe.
Wait.. No Kenya Moore?
Nope. After six seasons, Moore will not be returning for the upcoming season, telling The Daily Dish: "I have decided to take this season off to focus on my high risk pregnancy in a healthy and drama free environment. I thank Bravo for this amazing platform that has allowed me to grow, flourish and appreciate the value of what is truly important in life."
Speaking of Pregnancies...
After numerous IVF attempts, the former singer husband Todd Tucker will be contemplating surrogacy, much to the dismay of Burruss’ daughter Riley, 16 (with ex Russell Spencer).
Explains Kandi to Us Weekly:
“Riley feels like we have a lot going on. She doesn’t want me to stop working. She’s like, ‘You don’t need any more kids.’ ” Still, Burruss teases, “you will see us move forward with trying to expand our family.”
Speaking of Pregnancies... Again
Porsha is expecting her first child with fiance Dennis McKinley, which has caused the 37-year-old to become rather "emotional," by her own admission. That word is my "middle name," Williams has joked to Us Weekly.
How Else is Pregnancy Affecting Porsha?
She is telling it like it is these days... at all times; “I’m such a truth teller right now because I want to make sure we’re good, or if we are on a bad note, where are we? This baby is like truth serum!"
What About Cynthia?
She's in love! Since meeting Fox Sports host Mike Hill on Steve Harvey’s show in April, the 51-year old “seems like she’s so in love,” says NeNe Leakes. “He’s super nice. She’s met his parents. He’s met hers."
But Is There Cause for Concern?
Yes, Bailey’s friends are worried she’s fallen too deep, too quickly. Here is Leakes again: "I have to scale her back some days. I want her to take it slow.”
Eva is a Full-Time Cast Member!
But might she actually regret this decision? “Because it was her first year last year, she was able to cruise through a lot,” previews Burruss. “This year, people are calling her out.”
She's Also Married
To Michael Sterling. However, this union will stir up some "stressful drama" for Eva, claims Kandi, adding: "She’s going through that process where you lose friends and gain friends.”
Very Tough Times for NeNe
Leakes will be dealing with her husband, Gregg, undergoing cancer treatment, as she tells Us Weekly the whole thing is “like a roller coaster,” the 50-year-old tells Us. “We have good days, then we have bad days. I feel alone.”
In her worst moments, she will turn to costar Bailey and close friend Marlo Hampton. “I need a f-cking support system,” she says. “Sisterhood, you really see it. We have an amazing bond this season.”
Shamari DeVoe Picture
Who the heck is newcomer Shamari DeVoe?!? The lead singer of a group called Blaque, for starters. “She’s extremely honest and doesn’t bite her tongue,” Kandi Burruss says.
With Whom Will She Clash?
Hampton, actually. “They have moments! I can’t give away everything," Burruss also says.