Listen Live
Black America Web Featured Video

Mother's Day Fibroid Awareness Brunch Hosted By Cynthia Bailey & Kym Lee

Source: Paras Griffin / Getty

Get ready, RHOA fans. HB has some piping hot tea just for you.

Bravo has finally unveiled the official Season 16 cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and it’s a blend of familiar stars and fresh newbies. Serving a new plate of peaches this time around, Bravo’s new cast confirms several rumors about shakeups and cast updates.

Some familiar faces – announced previously, such as Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore – lead the cast, along with returning favorites and exciting rookies. With this dynamic mix of personalities, Season 16 promises to be a wild ride. 

RELATED: Porsha Williams Will Return To ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’

Expect luxurious parties, heart-to-hearts (that might turn heated), hilarious shade-throwing sessions, and, of course, some epic meltdowns.  This new cast is ready to show the world what Black excellence, Black girl magic, and a little healthy competition look like. 

What’s more, these ladies will show how Atlanta does it. Keep scrolling to learn more.

Which familiar faces will show the newer ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ ladies how it’s done?

First up, we have the OG of comebacks, Porsha WilliamsAmid a tumultuous divorce and some public scrutiny, Porsha is back for another round. Fans are ready for her to bless their screens with her clapbacks, fashion lewks, and entrepreneurial ventures.  


Kenya Moore, the queen of shade herself, is also returning to keep things spicy. We know she’ll bring the drama and those iconic one-liners that leave us saying, “Whew, chile!” With her Season 16 run, the hair care line-owner remains the “longest-standing peach” on the show. 

RELATED: Kenya Moore Twirls Back Into Season 16 Of ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’

Drew Sidora, who starred alongside Kenya in Season 15, also returns to the cast. Her official return may surprise some who noticed the mention of ‘RHOA’ removed from her bio. Regardless of a profile update, Drew is back with a compelling story of managing motherhood, career, and messy relationships. We’re ready to see what she brings this season.


While fans will miss RHOA veterans like Kandi Burruss, Marlo Hampton and Sheree Whitfield this season, our good sis Cynthia Bailey is returning as a “friend of the cast.” Known to work a runway and camera angle, Cynthia will undoubtedly serve iconic slays while giving the newbies advice.

RELATED: Kandi Burruss Says She Is Not Returning To Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta

So, who are the new ‘RHOA’ peaches?

What is most exciting about Season 16’s cast are its newest additions! Talk about hot tea! We’ve got Porsha’s bestie, Shamea Morton Mwangi, finally getting her peach alongside Brittany Eady, Kelli Ferrell, and Angela Oakley

As we get ready for the season’s airing in 2025, HB has pulled the Instagram profiles of the newest RHOA cast members.

The Peaches Are Picked: See The Official ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Season 16 Cast  was originally published on

1. Cynthia Bailey

We had to start our list of “new” cast members with a nod to OG Cynthia Bailey. The supermodel, actress and super mom returns to the cast after starring in the Bravo franchise during Seasons 3-13. Fans will remember her as one of the “original members” of “the Talls.”

2. Shamea Morton Mwangi

Shamea Morton Mwangi, a longtime friend of the show and Porsha’s confidante, is finally getting her peach!  Now, we see Shamea step into the spotlight and bring her brand of fabulousness to the group. 

3. Brittany Eady

This boss babe is a podcast host and entrepreneur, so you know she’s bringing the brains and the beauty. Get ready for Brittany Eady’s business chat, candid conversations on the mic, and flawless style.

4. Kelli Ferrell

Calling all foodies, meet Kelli Ferrell! This fashion killa, restaurateur and Food Network alum is joining the cast, and we can’t wait to see how she incorporates her culinary skills (and maybe some kitchen shade) into the drama.

5. Angela Oakley

The wife of NBA legend Charles Oakley is bringing her basketball wife energy to Atlanta. Will she integrate seamlessly with the group, or will her baller cred create some tension? Only time will tell.