'RHOA' Star Shamari DeVoe Will Not Appear as a Series Regular in Season 12

Gabrielle Bernardini - Author

Mar. 18 2021, Updated 1:16 p.m. ET

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"Somebody in this room is the f-----g snake!" Kenya Moore yells at her fellow co-stars in a brand-new trailer for Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Bravo ladies are back for an all-new season and let’s just say… it’s going to be explosive. Catfights, name-calling, accusations, and lots of tears — it’s just another day in the life of these Atlanta peaches. 

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One noticeably absent cast member from the RHOA trailer was last season’s newbie Shamari DeVoe. Unfortunately, the Bravo star was reportedly demoted for Season 12. A source told Radar Online, “She was offered a daily rate to make appearances as a friend.” Adding, “The producers told Shamari that she’s not getting a peach.”  

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Though she is no longer a series regular alongside Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille, Kandi Burruss, Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams, and Kenya, we are hoping the mother of two makes a few appearances on the hit Bravo show. So, what has Shamari been up to since Season 11 of RHOA

Shamari DeVoe from RHOA is a marriage ambassador.

The Atlanta native and her husband Ronnie DeVoe, from the R&B group New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe, are ambassadors for the organization Married 4 Life. Professional life and marriage coaches Martez and Woodrina Layton counsel couples on strengthening their relationship or working through marriage and infidelity issues.

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Most recently, Shamari and her husband of 13 years participated in an event in Chicago in August. “The #WindyCity was the perfect place for us to extend our reach and continue to touch, inspire and encourage marriage, family and community. Our hope is that every couple will remember to, ‘Never Let Go of the Hand You Are Holding,’” she captioned an Instagram post from the event.  

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She’s busy raising her adorable twin boys.

Ronald III and Roman recently turned two! Shamari recently celebrated her sons’ birthday with a Sesame Street party. “You’ve finally entered the ‘Terrific Two’ stage of your life! Mommy and daddy are so proud of you... Special shouts to those that continue to support, pray for, and speak life into our family!” she captioned the pic of her beautiful family.

Besides regularly posting snaps of her twins, the toddlers have their own Instagram account. Boasting more than 50,000 followers, Devoe Twins features adorable home videos and funny pics of the boys. Basically, they’re baby models in the making!  

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You may recognize Shamari from the hit film Bring It On.

Already known as a member of the popular R&B trio Blaque, in the late 90s, Shamari got her first acting gig with a little movie called Bring It On. The cheerleading classic, starring Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and Eliza Dushku became an iconic teen flick.

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Earlier this year, Shamari spoke with Bravo about her time on the set of Bring It On. The singer revealed that Blaque did not have to audition for the film. “We went away to cheerleading camp for two weeks,” she said, explaining how she learned the East Compton Clovers’ routines and stunts. 

The performer also revealed that she and co-star Gabrielle got along “really, really well.” Adding, “I was like her little sister.”

Catch the Season 12 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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