RHOA season 8
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The Real Housewives Of Atlanta season 8 will premiere without two of the show's most important housewives, NeNe Leakes and Claudia Jordan.

According to a report in Ok Magazine, original housewives Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks are all on board for season 8.

The report claims Porsha Williams will also be sticking around for season 8. Williams was made a friend of the housewives in season 7 and it is likely she was promoted as a full-time housewife to fill the void left by Leakes and Jordan.

"Porsha is getting her peach back," the source said. "They see her much more as an asset now than in previous seasons."

People Magazine reported that Kandi Burruss is returning for the show's 8th season, and her pregnancy will be part of the main storyline.

Burruss also revealed that filming for RHOA is underway and it will chronicle her pregnancy. "We just started taping. Obviously you will get to see a lot of our journey through this pregnancy, but other than that it will be drama as usual," the star noted.

NeNe Leakes announced that she is leaving the reality series in June. She told People, "I'm actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend," NeNe said. "All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives."

The reality stars were important to the show, because of their long-standing fights and numerous arguments. But can the five original housewives fill the gap left by Leakes and Jordan?

Bravo is yet to announce a premiere date for season 8 of RHOA.