Leakes, one of the Bravo reality show's original cast members, has opted not to return for Season 13, announcing the news in a YouTube video. "Thank you to all of you guys that have been showing me a lot of love and support as of late. I feel you, I hear you," she said. "I have been on an extremely, extremely long, exhausting, tiring, emotional negotiation. There has been a lot of emotion flying on both sides," she said in the video. "It has been hard, and I have made the very hard and difficult decision to not be a part of Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13."