The Real Reason DeShawn Snow Was Fired From Real Housewives

Although we often see the glitz and glamour of the ladies of the Real Housewives universe, being a Real Housewife is still a career. Despite the simplicity, there are only two ways to screw up your 15 seconds of fame: not bringing the drama to the show, or bringing entirely too much drama that's too hot for TV. The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise is quite familiar with both scenarios. 

If you haven't been living under a rock, you remember RHOA alum Phaedra Parks' infamous allegation about Kandi Burruss and hubby Todd Tucker conspiring to drug and rape cast member Porsha Williams. The rumor backfired, resulting in Phaedra being fired by Bravo. While Phaedra's case is more extreme than others, some housewives didn't bring enough oomph to the show. One specific OG housewife couldn't keep up with her co-stars: DeShawn Snow.

Read on to find out why this one-season housewife got the boot from Bravo.

DeShawn Snow's storyline on 'RHOA' was too wholesome

Considering the drama-packed first season of RHOA — more so the dramatic friendship triangle featuring Shereé Whitfield, NeNe Leakes, and Kim Zolciak — DeShawn Snow's social events and (formerly) solid marriage to Eric Snow being the center of her storyline just didn't make the cut with Bravo. Per an Essence interview in December 2009, DeShawn found out about her scheduled exit from the show through a phone call from one of the producers.

Prior to the phone call that DeShawn said "hurt her," she recalled speaking to producers within the same month about the second season of the show. "[One of the producers] called and said that I was 'too human for a circus show' and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn't think that I would fit in," DeShawn claimed.

DeShawn did find some good in her exit. After being fired, she was able to focus on the end of her marriage amidst rumors that her then-husband had an affair with a woman he knew from college. According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, DeShawn is happy her divorce played out off-camera.

Although she didn't expect to be cut from the show, she doesn't regret being part of the Real Housewives franchise: "At the end of the day, I was the same person throughout the show. I never changed. I was authentic and true to myself and I can't control what other people do."