Cynthia Bailey says cast additions from RHOA season 16 bring ‘new blood’

Cynthia Bailey Teases Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 16 Cast Additions Bring New Blood

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta got some much-needed “new blood” for season 16, according to the returning favorite Cynthia Bailey.

“We’re in week No. 3 and these girls are already ready to get their hands dirty,” Cynthia, 57, told exclusively We weekly bee Gurus #30Voices30Days magazine launch party on Saturday, June 1. “I think you’re in for a treat. I think three of them bring just the right amount of new blood that we needed for the sweet 16 season.”

She continued, “So it’s going to be sweet and maybe bittersweet, but I think you guys are going to like it.”

While Kenya Moore, Porsche Williams And Drew Sidora will all be keeping their peaches for season 16, a whole bunch of new faces will be joining them. Bravo confirmed this earlier Brittany Eady, Kelli Ferrell And Angela Oakley have joined the cast. Shamea Morton Mwangifor her part, was upgraded to full-time housewife after previous guest appearances.

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Cynthia, meanwhile, was an OG star between seasons 3 and 13, eventually leaving the show in 2021. She returns to RHOA season 16 as a ‘friend’.

“Honestly, there was a little bit of fear, just because it’s such a short time in my life,” Cynthia said. Us during Saturday’s event, which was held at the Godfrey Hotel Hollywood. “I’m older and definitely one of the older ladies on the show. I just do myself and choose love and peace.”

She added, “I don’t really want a lot of drama in my life. However, I have a lot of history with some of the ladies who are still on the show and just with the show in general. So I feel like I can hopefully navigate the roads with caution at this point. I’m just excited to see Atlanta back on top.

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Cynthia, who has been bicoastal between Los Angeles and Atlanta, has a storied history with Kenya, 53. The two women mostly feuded during Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip season 1, airing in 2021.

“We were good. We got past it girls trip,Cynthia said Us. “We took a break from each other, a break that I definitely initiated because I wasn’t happy afterwards Girls trip. Were good. We respect each other’s friendship boundaries. I love her forever and we are in a great space.

According to Cynthia, she’s spending “a little more time” in Atlanta while she films RHOA.

“I spend most of my time about 50-50,” she explained.

With reporting by Mike Vulpo