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Report: Marlo Hampton not a ‘Real Housewife of Atlanta’ after all

Miss Lawrence and Marlo

Miss Lawrence joined Marlo Hampton at the W Hotel in Midtown at a charity event Hampton hosted called "Glam It Up" for teen girls in July, 2011. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/

In July, I attended a charity event hosted by Marlo Hampton. Marlo who, you may ask?

I was intrigued because the press release stated that the former boutique owner was the newest cast member of Bravo’s hit show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

When I started an interview with Hampton stating that she was a new “Real Houswife,” she stopped me and said that wasn’t necessarily the case. Nonetheless, there was a lot of winking and nodding going on.

As taping of the fourth season of  “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” continued through the summer, Hampton was seen with the regular cast members quite often. Photos were taken of her and NFL player Charles Grant, who allegedly used to date NeNe Leakes.

Straight From the A, an Atlanta-based gossip news site which originally broke the news of Hampton’s arrival, last week said that the unmarried Hampton was merely being tested as a possible cast member but did not make the cut. The site speculates that Hampton will be a recurring character when the show returns November 6 even though she even flew to South Africa with the gang.

Why did she not make the cut? That’s mere speculation at this point.

Indeed, Hampton is not in any promotional photos of the upcoming season. It’s the same six women from season three.


But she does show up in this trailer:

Hampton, who owned Red Carpet Boutique at Perimeter Mall for three years (now closed), had a spotty past that was aired out on the gossip sites. She was arrested at least seven times between 1998 and 2003, including aggravated assault.

Hampton’s publicist (I know, why does she even have a publicist?) texted me a “no comment.” No word yet from Bravo.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

41 comments Add your comment

Holden Magroyne

October 21st, 2011
11:47 am

What a waste of space Rodney!!!!


October 21st, 2011
12:07 pm

that was a great teaser video.. i don’t even watch this show and I wanna watch it now

Rodney just proved that...

October 21st, 2011
12:53 pm

…with this article, he is the pimp for the ho’s of RHOA…

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October 21st, 2011
2:50 pm

We let Troy Davis be killed while these “women” get to stay? Unfair!

Mr. Ed

October 21st, 2011
2:59 pm

Sadly, these women don’t grasp the fact they are mere animated buffons exploited by the Bravo Network. I’m not a “hater” though. I enjoy watching this train wreck in all it’s glory. Especially,our newly minted peroxide blonde NeNe.


October 21st, 2011
3:15 pm

I can’t wait for this show to come back on! Question: Who told NeNe her hair was cute blonde? NOT!!! I was hoping she changed her hair color but other than that all the ladies look GREAT!~


October 21st, 2011
3:17 pm

I saw NeNe’s son Bryson working at a “We Buy Gold” kiosk at Discover Mills. Didn’t he get arrested for shoplifting? How did he get a job in a mall?


October 21st, 2011
3:20 pm

Hot a$$ mess x 6. Try being a HOUSEWIFE first!

Real Talk

October 21st, 2011
3:22 pm

@Kristie, what’s really important is that the young man has a job. Why question how or why he got a job, sounds like hate to me…Grow up


October 21st, 2011
3:26 pm

It’s time for Ne-Ne to SIT-DOWN!


October 21st, 2011
3:50 pm

You all can hate this show or love this show. But as for me, a real House-wife; I find it to be one of the best Soap Operas on TV…right now anyway.

Ron Burgundy

October 21st, 2011
3:55 pm

Smelly pirate hookers ahoy!


October 21st, 2011
4:03 pm

@ darb – You can get that by watching the other Real Housewives shows……

Charlotte, NC

October 21st, 2011
4:16 pm

Yall can always hit I-85 north if Atlanta is too much. lol

Fan Man at Bowe / Holyfield Fight

October 21st, 2011
4:28 pm


Who Cares???? Anyway

October 21st, 2011
6:52 pm

@Fan Man at Bowe / Holyfield Fight– who cares about a black man dating a sista? A serious brother is not going to be swayed by stupid woman regardless of her color. By the way a successful black man is not the only qualified man to “date” me! Which I am an educated, witty, beautiful black woman. Thanks for your nonsense. Don’t lump all sista’s in the same group as these dumb broads.

Jaki Joe

October 21st, 2011
8:42 pm

Clearly FanManBowe is not speaking on behalf of successful black men. One would not use this trashy show to judge us. Doubt they even know about or watch any of the many Housewives shows.


October 21st, 2011
9:30 pm

I wonder if anyone knows there are some white women in Atlanta too.

In Search of Intelligent Life

October 21st, 2011
9:44 pm

@Fan Man at Bowe / Holyfield Fight … Any man who is silly enough to believe that all or the majority of “ebony sistas” — as you call them — behave like the characters on this show isn’t worth dating at all. Please use your intelligence.

that guy

October 22nd, 2011
2:23 am

question: are any of these women married? if not how are they housewives? oh and by the way i’ve seen that white chick in person….she looks like the leaning tower of pisa her boob job is waaaaay to big for her body. then again i guess it goes with her fake hair and face. i feel so sorry for brody croyle he doesnt know what he’s gotten himself into. well he’ll be about 10 million poorer when she decides to divorce i guess.

that guy

October 22nd, 2011
2:26 am

fed up—-this is the black mecca of the universe of course there are no white people here. its a shame this town should be the 2nd best city on the east coast instead its a dump. not pointing fingers but its pretty obvious why its a dump……….


October 22nd, 2011
4:44 am

@that guy. Kim has a baby by kroy bierman not brody croyle. And to darb, if you want to see more white women on real houswives how about try watching Real Houswives of New York, Beverly Hills, Orange County, or New Jersey. I believe all of them are white


October 22nd, 2011
4:49 am

@ that guy. If you feel atlanta is such a dump you know you can leave at anytime! Ever heard of I-75, 85, or 20? Those highways are always available 24 hours a day. Try finding one and riding until you are far far away. I’m sure you will not be missed.

Vote For Obama Because He's Black

October 22nd, 2011
7:09 am

Why are all the sistas on this show wearing weaves ? Trying to be white ? At the end of his run,Michael Jackson so wanted to be white too,getting his skin bleached,straightening his hair,getting his nose straightened out.
I don’t see anyone around here or on TV that’s white trying to wear a jeri curl or getting their skin dyed black ?
The people with the brains and money @ Bravo have really done a number on the fans of this show. These white people who own this network are getting rich by exploiting these silly fake sistas!


October 22nd, 2011
7:19 am

I have been married 25 years and scrubbing toilets…doing laundry and grocery shopping, raising a family. I think I would qualify as a real housewife…not these chicks

C. Tampa Ironworse

October 22nd, 2011
8:13 am

My questionis….what is a Miss Lawrence (pictured)? I don’t watch, but I assume it’s a sterotype black gay character?


October 22nd, 2011
8:38 am

Trash is trash is trash. It all belongs in the dump.

Rule .303

October 22nd, 2011
2:43 pm

To quote Anthony Bordain “I look at him and I think to myself, ‘Man, I’m glad I’m not him’”


October 22nd, 2011
5:37 pm

They’ve done this on other shows- put recurring characters that may or may not end up being official Housewives. Everyone wants to get on the show now to promote their other businesses or create a career…and they all know they need to up their drama or Bravo has already shown they will be shown the door. Sonya on NY first was recurring and then became an official WIFE…In Beverly Hills this year ,they’re showing Brandi and Dana who may or may not become official HOUSEWIVES but also give Bravo the flexibility and negotiating power to say to the other cast members – we can fire you easily -we’ve got replacement ready for our fake drama. Atlanta already is going to lose Kim Z who is taping her own spin off so its not unrealistic to think Bravo may be wanting to recast or add new members- esp with rumors that people like Nene have gotten too big for their britches


October 22nd, 2011
5:38 pm

a bad stereotype at that.


October 22nd, 2011
7:34 pm

Why is it everyone wants to know why there are not more white women on RHOA but not why there are not more black women on the 100 other housewife shows? Hmmm…BTW you can take them all off the air.


October 23rd, 2011
9:27 am

Atlanta “wifes’ are nothing but shank hoes, and that includes the sole white trash, but I guess that what sells. Certainly wouldnt be the same with “normal” folks like the vast majority of Atlanta residents.

[...] Straight From the A, an Atlanta-based gossip news site which originally broke the news of Hampton’s arrival, last week said that the unmarried Hampton was merely being tested as a possible cast member but did not make the cut. The site speculates that Hampton will be a recurring character when the show returns November 6 even though she even flew to South Africa with the gang. [source] [...]

girl six

October 24th, 2011
10:27 am

@Fan Man at Bowe / Holyfield Fight= SABB

Cookie of Decatur

October 24th, 2011
12:44 pm

I am FULL, put a fork in all the HOUSEWIFE Shows they are FOOLISH. Cat fights, bed hopping, and poor example of mothers.


October 24th, 2011
3:27 pm

Now which one of the RHOA cast members is married?


October 25th, 2011
10:58 am

@ Vote For Obama. Wearing weaves or lightening one’s skin means they want to be white???? Well, how about the numerous white folks that lie in tanning booths (putting themselves at great risks for all types of cancer) just to obtain that beautiful bronze skin…Based on your moronic logic, apparently they want to be Black. Or maybe they simply find that white, pasty skin to be rather disgusting to look at….


October 27th, 2011
9:17 am

@C. Tampa Ironworse bahahahahahahahahaah what is a miss lawrence bahahahahahah

Nene Says

October 27th, 2011
9:18 am

“Is yo wig squeezin’ yo brain too tight, heffa?”


October 27th, 2011
11:28 pm

Dang you all are some touchy people. It’s just a show; that’s all. It’s called entertainment. If the show was anything less or perhaps really showed real housewives you know good and well that you wouldn’t watch it. And for the folks complaining about there being no white women on this show they should ask why there are no black women or any other ethnicities on all of the other real housewives shows…on another note I cannot wait for this season!