Former Olympic gold medalist sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 14.
Sources tell lovebscott.com exclusively that Sanya, 36, is joining the cast as a “friend” of the show.
Producers plan to offer Sanya a peach if things work out with the other cast members.
The producers have reportedly “gutted” the cast and are auditioning for fresh new faces to fill all 7 slots.
Back in July, lovebscott.com revealed exclusively that Porsha Williams is not likely to return to the series.
“The network loves Porsha and wants her to stay, but Porsha reportedly doesn’t want to deal with the negativity surrounding her soon-to-be husband. Her concern is that, for example, producers and/or the other ladies will bring other women to the show that Simon has allegedly been involved with.”
B. Scott also revealed that Cynthia Bailey is out as a cast member, and original cast member Shereé Whitfield is returning after more than a decade.
Marlo Hampton, a longtime friend of the show, is rumored to be getting her own peach as a full-time cast member.
And restaurateur Kandi Burruss, who joined RHOA in season 2, was shown the door.
B. Scott writes:
“Production is aggressively interviewing new prospects in hopes of filling all seven slots. They’re specifically looking for ladies with husbands and/or significant others.”
Sanya met her future husband, Texas Longhorn cornerback Aaron Ross, while attending the University of Texas. The two were engaged in 2007 and married in 2010.
Their wedding was featured on an episode of Platinum Weddings. Aaron Ross later played for the NY Giants of the NFL. They welcomed their first child, Aaron Jermaine Ross II, in 2017.
In her memoir “Chasing Grace” Sanya revealed she had an abortion back in 2008 prior to the Olympic Games.
In 2013, Sanya premiered her WE tv reality TV show Glam and Gold, which was filmed at their home in Austin, Texas.