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From Black Voices — BV Buzz can report exclusively that ‘Real Housewives of ATL’ star Lisa Wu Hartwell is leaving the hit Bravo reality series.

Speculation that the originating cast member from the ‘ATL’ franchise was leaving the show began earlier this spring when talk that she was only shooting on a limited production schedule surfaced online.

Now BV Buzz has learned that the 38-year-old real estate mogul, who is currently married to retired NFL star Ed Hartwell, parted with Bravo “amicably” over “creative differences.”

“They basically wanted to script elements of Lisa’s life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn’t with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn’t enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go,” a source close the production told BV Buzz.

Hartwell, the ex-wife of R&B singer Keith Sweat, will be featured on “as many as three” episodes of the new season; however she will not be featured in the season three photos and opening visuals.

“The part where the ladies hold the peaches when the show opens up, she didn’t participate in that shoot,” the source added.

Hartwell I’m told “feels good” about leaving the show – though her rep would not comment on our story – and apparently already has several post-‘Real Housewives’ gigs lined up.

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  • All that over the top drama is unnecessary anyway. Good for her!

  • shalonndramarie

    That whole show is about to be off. The remaining original cast have gotten the big heads,nene has just about ruined it for anybody else to be happy if it has nothing to do with her. It probably started going down when they got rid of the Deshawn Snow and then put her relationship woes on blast. Anyways I will try to catch it,if it’s not on one of my work nights. Peace

  • Beef Bacon

    That dress is so nice. Anyway….she will probably be better off. These reality show are so far from reality its crazy.

  • She is gorgeous. Didn’t need the show anyway. At a certain point all the drama has to get tired!

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  • Penny

    I tried to support the show and most of the episodes in the first two seasons but I never really liked the show. (Lisa looks fab in this dress though) It did just what I thought it was going to do, show us acting an a** on TV. We don’t need anybody adding to the sterotype of drama filled black women always be catty and looking for a fight. It gets tiring. A lot of what they showed you was some BS. How about some truth of what is really going on with these ladies? This is, after all, reality TV.