Kenya Moore‘s decision to join “Dancing With the Stars” pissed off her bosses at the network where she got famous — so much so, they tried to force her into a very tough decision.
Sources connected to ‘Housewives’ production tell us … when ‘DWTS’ approached Kenya months ago about being on its new season, she immediately ran it up the flag pole at True Entertainment, the production company behind “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and there was no issue.
However, the problems started when we broke the story Kenya was officially signed on for the 30th season of ‘DWTS.’ We’re told that’s when Bravo came to Kenya and told her to choose one show or the other.
What’s bizarre about that is … lots of other Housewives have done ‘DWTS’ before without Bravo raising a stink. Erika Jayne, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Nene Leakes and Lisa Vanderpump were all on the ABC show … and Lisa even filmed for ‘RHOBH’ during the dance competition.
Ultimately, we’re told Bravo blinked in the standoff with Kenya, and relented she could do both shows, but with one condition — there won’t be any crossover, a la Vanderpump.
Bravo won’t feature Kenya’s time in L.A. shooting for ‘Dancing’ when the new season of ‘RHOA’ begins.
Kenya’s been killing it with her dance partner, Brandon Armstrong, but once her ballroom time is up … our sources say she’ll be back in Atlanta to shoot for the 14th season of ‘RHOA.’