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7 Real Housewives Who Have Bravely Shared Their Health Struggles

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Real Housewives Who Have Bravely Shared Their Health Struggles

Originally posted 10/09/2015 05:50PM

Fans of the Real Housewives franchise were shocked and concerned when Kim Zolciak-Biermann was hospitalized in late September after having a mini stroke.

Though the scare forced the Atlanta-based mother of six out of the competition on Dancing with the Stars, Zolciak-Biermann has been making a full recovery in recent weeks.

Of course, Zolciak-Biermann is far from the first Housewife to endure a difficult health crisis or face down a terrifying diagnosis.

In the years since the franchise first began, fans have watched and supported their favorite stars through their battles with chronic illness and scary hospital stays. And in many instances, the wives themselves have stuck by one another through all manner of horrific health struggles.

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NeNe Leakes on Kim Zolciak's Dancing with the Stars Elimination: 'Rules Are Rules'

NeNe Leakes on Kim Zolciak's Dancing with the Stars Elimination: 'Rules Are Rules'

Originally posted 10/09/2015 04:00PM

NeNe Leakes isn't dancing around this subject: Rules are rules.

PEOPLE caught up with Leakes while she celebrated the Barefoot Wine Bear Garten Pride Celebration event in Atlanta on Thursday, and the reality star touched on her former Real Housewives of Atlanta costar Kim Zolciak-Biermann's recent Dancing with the Stars gig, which ended when she was eliminated after suffering from a mini stroke.

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Watch Kim Fields in the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 8 Trailer

Originally posted 09/28/2015 08:55PM

When NeNe Leakes said goodbye to the Real Housewives of Atlanta last year, the reality TV veteran left some big shoes to fill, but former Facts of Life star Kim Fields is ready to step into the spotlight.

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PHOTO: See RHOA's NeNe Leakes in a Teeny Bikini

See The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes in a Teeny Bikini (PHOTO)

Originally posted 08/03/2015 01:15PM

NeNe can definitely rock a bikini! Bloop!

When it comes to Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes' bikini body, the 48-year-old isn't shy about showing off her assets.

"Just living the beach life," Leakes captioned an Instagram snap showcasing her shape in a bright yellow bikini.

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NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann's Bravo Reality Show Isn't Happening

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NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann's Bravo Reality Show Isn't Happening

Originally posted 07/14/2015 04:45PM

Say it ain't so!

The blonde moment we've all been waiting is no more.

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta frenemies NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who were all set to team up for a hilarious new Bravo road show The Road to Riches, won't be hitting the road after all.

"The network is not moving forward with the show," a Bravo spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

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RHOA's Claudia Jordan on Reports She Was Fired Amidst NeNe Leakes Drama: 'We'll See What Happens'

RHOA's Claudia Jordan on Reports She Was Fired Amidst NeNe Leakes Drama: 'We'll See What Happens'

Originally posted 07/05/2015 02:50PM

Despite reports that she's been booted from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan maintains her future with the Bravo show is still up in the air.

"No one called and said, 'Hey, it's a wrap.' It didn't happen," Jordan told PEOPLE Saturday after her Essence Festival Empowerment panel in New Orleans.

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BLOOP!: NeNe Leakes May Be Leaving RHOA, But We'll Always Have Her Gifs

BLOOP!: NeNe Leakes May Be Leaving RHOA, But We'll Always Have Her Gifs

Originally posted 07/01/2015 06:00PM

The Real Housewives of Atlanta" said goodbye to its original peach on Monday, when NeNe Leakes told PEOPLE exclusively that she won't be returning for season 8 of the reality show that made her a household name.

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NeNe Leakes' First Gig After RHOA Is ...

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NeNe Leakes Books ABC Game Show with Anthony Anderson and Betty White for First Post-Real Housewives of Atlanta Gig

Originally posted 07/01/2015 05:30PM

NeNe Leakes is not the type to play games. Or so we thought …

In fact, that's exactly what she'll be doing in her first gig booked after exiting The Real Housewives of Atlanta, According to The Hollywood Reporter. Leakes is headed to ABC's To Tell the Truth – a reboot of the 1960s hit in which three people all claim to be the same person while celebrity panelists try to figure out who's the real deal.

Leakes – who announced to PEOPLE on Monday that she is quitting RHOA – will serve as a panelist on the show alongside Betty White, and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson will host.

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NeNe Leakes Reveals What She'll Miss Most About RHOA

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What NeNe Leakes Will Miss Most About Real Housewives of Atlanta

Originally posted 07/01/2015 02:45PM

Despite the fact that she "feels free" after announcing to PEOPLE on Monday that she is not returning for season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, star NeNe Leakes does have a few fond memories.

"It's been bittersweet for me," Leakes, 48, tells PEOPLE of her Housewives journey. "I've been there since the very beginning. When I started, my youngest son was in third grade, now he's in the 11th!"

While she's happy to be done with the drama, "I'll miss some of the laughs that I've had on the show over the years," says Leakes.

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NeNe Leakes on RHOA Exit: 'I Don't Know If the Show Will Survive Without Me ...'

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NeNe Leakes on RHOA Exit: 'I Don't Know If the Show Will Survive Without Me ...'

Originally posted 06/30/2015 03:10PM

The star has left the building!

At least that's how NeNe Leakes feels about her grand exit from Bravo's hit Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Leakes will not return for the show's eighth season, she announced to PEOPLE exclusively Monday.

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