NeNe Leakes Announces her Return to Real Housewives of Atlanta

According to People, NeNe Leakes is returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta for its upcoming 10th season.  The 49-year-old star tweeted the news on Wednesday, accompanied by a shot of herself in a cleavage-bearing top and crown holding a champagne glass and a peach.

“It’s been a long process but we’ve finally reached an agreement!” Leakes wrote, the new later confirmed on Bravo’s website. “All hail the Queen for season 10 of #RHOA. #thethreatisback.”  

It is not known whether Leakes will be returning as a full-time Housewife, friend of the Housewives, or guest in season 10. She has been a fixture on RHOA since it first premiered on Bravo in October 2008, leading the franchise — Bravo’s most successful of all their Housewives — for seven seasons and appearing as a guest in season 8.

Though she’s been off the show for the past two years, Leakes has never stopped talking about it or the drama between cast mates — albeit on Twitter or during her many infamous appearances on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.  

Filming for RHOA‘s 10th season is expected to begin soon. While no casting decisions have been announced yet, Burruss, Williams, Kenya MooreCynthia Bailey and Shereé Whitfield are all expected to return — while Parks will not.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann — a frenemy of Leakes and fellow original RHOA Housewife — is said to also be returning to the show next season, a source confirms to PEOPLE.