Sanya Richards-Ross Exits ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ After 2 Seasons, Andy Cohen Confirms

Sanya Richards-Ross Exits ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ After 2 Seasons, Andy Cohen Confirms

The shakeup for Real Housewives of Atlanta continues.

Bravo exec Andy Cohen has confirmed that Sanya Richards-Ross is not returning to the series ahead of its 16th season.

Andy Cohen dropped the news during a recent installment of his SiriusXM show and asked guest Mariah Smith, 

“How do you feel about Kandi, Sanya, and Marlo leaving the show?”

Andy casually announced Sanya is leaving #RHOA although it was never officially announced in the press. ??

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Sanya Richards-Ross has not spoken publicly on leaving the show yet.

She starred in seasons 14 and 15 of the popular reality series, where viewers saw the Olympic gold medalist and her husband, former NFL star Aaron Ross, share the ups and downs of their personal life, which included navigating tough dynamics such as her family living with her and healing from a traumatic miscarriage. The pair share 6-year-old son Aaron Jermaine Ross II (aka Deuce) and welcomed baby number two, son Asani Legend Archibald Ross, in December. 

During her stint on RHOA, Sanya Richards-Ross also bumped heads with a number of her co-stars like Drew Sidora, and grew close with Marlo Hampton and Shereé Whitfield. 


Andy Cohen’s revelation comes after Marlo Hampton and Kandi Burruss also announced they are leaving the show. Marlo Hampton, a long-time friend of the show officially got her peach and became a full-time cast member in season 14. Kandi Burruss’ departure is the end of her era as the longest-running Housewife after she joined in season 2.

Kandi Burruss, Marlo Hampton

Porsha Williams also announced she is returning for season 16, after leaving the show ahead of season 14. She first joined RHOA in season 5.

Porsha Williams

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Authored by: Char