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Friday 20th April 2018

'Real Housewives' Star Reportedly Used 'Last-Ditch Effort' to Avoid Being Fired

Producers are said to be "watching her carefully."

Kenya Moore's pregnancy may be what's keeping her afloat on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The reality star's decision to keep her surprise marriage off camera didn't go over well with producers this past season.

With her time on the show rumored to be ending if they couldn't develop an exciting storyline for her, Moore's announcement that she's with child seems to be exactly what was needed to keep her around for more episodes.

Read more: Real Housewives Star Reportedly Fired From Franchise

The 47-year-old came forward with the news during the RHOA reunion taping, telling Andy Cohen that her and husband Marc Daly "will definitely be welcoming a boy or a girl late this year."

According to Radar Online, Bravo is set to keep Moore on for season 11, but not without having her agree to a few terms.

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"Kenya was offered another contract but not necessarily as a full-time housewife," a source said to Radar.

"The producers still don’t really believe that she is pregnant so until filming happens, and the story unfolds, they’re not guaranteeing her anything."

The source added that having a baby was Moore's "last ditch effort to keep her job."

In fact, producers are said to keeping an eye on the RHOA star, "watching her carefully to see what she delivers."

Read more: Kim Zolciak 'Desperate' to Make Full-Time RHOA Comeback

While Moore is set to return, one of her co-stars will not be invited back for filming next season.

Shereé Whitfield, an original cast member from the first season of RHOA, has been fired from the franchise, according to Us Weekly.

Whitfield was said to have been told about her dismissal after the reunion was filmed, leaving her "very upset" by the news.