I just received the official cast photos for RHOA and Tanya Sam was NOT in the official photo. So I got on the horn with my Bravo source who says that ultimately it was decided that six peaches was enough.
Unlike the RHOBH cast photo shoot that had a diva holdout, the RHOA were all taken individually via green screen. Both Marlo and Tanya were photographed.
Ultimately, the above composite was decided on. The whole “pass the peach” game was crazy as usual this season. After the Tokyo trip where production felt that something Tanya Sam disclosed was “so compelling she needed to be fulltime” they worked to include her in previous episodes more prominently.
As it turns out, that was easier said than done. So, we are back to six full-time housewives. Tanya Sam and Marlo Hampton are friends of housewives. However, as I said before, Marlo is getting paid like a full-time housewife, she will be in all the episodes and the only difference between Marlo and the other full-timers is she will not hold a peach and the contract will list her as recurring. This is allegedly for insurance reasons due to Marlo’s numerous felonies in her background.
With the official photos being released, it appears the game of “pass the peach” is over. Probably. Maybe. I thought it was over two weeks ago. Who knows?