REPORT: Marlo Hampton Was a No-Show at RHOA Cast’s Self-Funded Promo Shoot, Find Out Why as Ladies Take Marketing Into Their Own Hands

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REPORT: Marlo Hampton Was a No-Show at RHOA Cast's Self-Funded Promo Shoot, Find Out Why as the Ladies Take Marketing Into Their Own Hands

A new promotion for the upcoming 14th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta recently began making its rounds on social media. But despite what one might assume, it was not released by Bravo.

Ahead of Sunday night’s premiere, it is being reported that the ladies of the show, including Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton, Sheree Whitfield, Drew Sidora, and newbie Sanya Richards-Ross, actually “self-funded” the promo after reportedly feeling they needed to take the marketing of the show into their own hands.

“A lot of people are asking me about the [RHOA] promotion. It’s true that the women funded this themselves, Bravo had nothing to do with it. In fact, Bravo had no clue they were doing it,” Anthony Dominic, formerly of TMZ, explained, adding that the women of the show “felt they needed to take marketing/pr into their own hands for the upcoming season.”

While all six of the women, including the newly-upgraded Marlo, who recently said her co-stars were not “happy” about her full-time role on season 14, were featured in the cast photo, Anthony said Marlo wasn’t actually present for the shoot.

“Marlo canceled last minute, that’s why she’s not in the video promo but was photoshopped into the photo,” he explained. “The ladies felt other franchises, like [RHOBH] get new promos/photos and theirs are refreshed every 3 to 4 years. And that’s why [RHOA] stays top-tier!”

Marlo Hampton Canceled Last Minute Amid RHOA Promo Shoot

When an RHOA viewer then questioned Anthony about Marlo’s apparent snub, he said it was rumored that she had an issue with wardrobe.

“She canceled last minute and the rumor was due to her wardrobe but she knew the event was taking place,” Anthony replied. “It’s unfortunate because they missed it being a cohesive group but glad she took photos herself so she could be added.”

In another post, Anthony explained why Marlo had shared a different image than her co-stars, noting that the photo she posted with the gray background was allegedly used against one particular cast member.

“Also, Marlo is the only housewife who posted this grey photo on IG,” Anthony continued. “All the women agreed the peach one was the one they wanted and there was retouching done with it. Marlo did it to spite a certain housewife.”

As for the video, Anthony said fans will get a look at their “self-funded promo” soon.

“The ladies of [RHOA] also shot their OWN self funded promo. It’s coming soon,” he teased. “You’ll still get the Bravo one that is old videos of the returning ladies and new videos for the new ladies. Again, took it into their own hands. I love these ladies!”

RHOA Cast Takes Promo for Season 14 Into Their Own Hands

The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 14 premieres Sunday, May 1, at 8/7c on Bravo.