The Bravo TV series has just announced new members of the cast as well as others leaving the show. It is the second time that an actress is part of RHOA after Kim Fields appeared in season 7.
The reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has recently announced that 35-year-old actress and singer, Drew Sidora, will be joining as the newest cast member of the series for season 13.
Drew Sidora attends the CrazySexyCool Premiere Event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on October 15, 2013 in New York City. I Image: Getty Images.
After previously being rumored that she will become part of the show, Sidora will finally join current and strong personalities like Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore.
The news comes following the announcement made last June by former cast member and America’s Next Top Model alum, Eva Marcille, that she will not be returning to the show after appearing in the series for three seasons.
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According to a statement given by Marcille, she feels thankful for the experience she lived in RHOA. However, at this point she believes in focusing on other projects to accomplish new things in her career.
Nene Leakes is another cast member that will possibly not be on the series for the upcoming season. There have been several speculations about her getting fired but so far, neither she nor directors from the show have officially declared anything about it.
Besides Sidora, it has been announced that 33-year-old Canadian YouTuber, LaToya Ali, best known as LaToya Forever, will also appear on RHOA’s season 13. However, it is not yet clear whether she will join as a cast member or as one of the friends of the show.
Ali, whose YouTube channel has over 1.4 million subscribers, has just split from her husband, Adam Ali after a 6-year marriage. Apparently, her estranged husband does not want to be part of RHOA since he would not like some personal issues, including their children, to be filmed.
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Born in Chicago in 1985, Sidora’s career started on the Disney Channel series “That’s So Raven.” Years later she starred in the 2006 movie “Step Up,” and portrayed Tionne Watkins in the film “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.”
The actress also has credits on “The Game,” “Girlfriends,” “Wild Hogs,” “White Chicks,” among many others. Sidora is also a singer whose songs have been featured in soundtracks of the films “Step Up” and “Three Can Play That Game.”
The soon-to-be RHOA member has been married to Ralph Pittman since 2014, with whom she shares two children: 5-year-old Machai and 2-year-old Aniya. Sidora is also the mother of Josiah, who was born in 2011 from a previous relationship.