WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Every 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star who only appeared in one season

Kim Fields, DeShawn Snow, and Claudia Jordan.
Kim Fields, DeShawn Snow, and Claudia Jordan all appeared on "RHOA" for one season.Bravo/Getty Images; NBC/Getty Images; Bravo/Getty Images
  • "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" has been on the air for 15 seasons since premiering in 2008.

  • Four of the seventeen full-time housewives only appeared on one season of the reality show.

  • DeShawn Snow now works in real estate, and Claudia Jordan co-hosts a talk show on Fox Soul.

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" premiered on Bravo in the fall of 2008 and was the third franchise in the "The Real Housewives" universe following "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "The Real Housewives of New York City."

Since then, the show, now airing its fifteenth season Sunday nights on Bravo, has had 17 housewives come and go, four of which have only lasted one season.

Throughout fifteen seasons, four housewives have appeared for only one season.

The current cast of "RHOA."
The current cast: Drew Sidora, Marlo Hampton, Shereé Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, and Sanya Richards-Ross.Bravo/Getty Images

There are many reasons why a housewife might appear on their respective show for one season. Perhaps they left on their own accord, or, more likely, they were fired for lack of drama or storyline.

Post-"Real Housewives," many cast members pursue other business ventures and focus on their families off-camera.

Here are the four "RHOA" housewives who lasted one season on the show and what they are up to today.


DeShawn Snow appeared in the first season of "RHOA."

DeShawn Snow appeared on the first season of "RHOA" alongside Lisa Wu, Nene Leakes, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and Shereé Whitfield.

On the show, she gave viewers a look into her family life which included her marriage to ex-NBA player husband Eric and their three sons, EJ, Darius, and Jarren. She was also in the midst of building a new home during the season.

Family life aside, Snow didn't get too involved with drama involving her costars but focused on her charitable efforts.

In the 14 years since Snow was in front of the Bravo cameras, a lot has changed in her life.

In 2010, she and Eric divorced after 12 years of marriage, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "In hindsight, I don't know if I would have wanted to go through that on camera," Snow told MadameNoire about her divorce in 2019.

That same year, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Snow was accused of "fraud surpassing $157,000" in a civil lawsuit. In a statement to the publication, Snow called it a "bogus lawsuit to harass me and discredit my name and good standing within the business community." It is unclear where that case stands now.

Today, Snow works in real estate, per her LinkedIn profile, and published a children's book series geared toward young girls.

Claudia Jordan was only a housewife in season seven.

Claudia Jordan at "WWHL" in 2023.
Claudia Jordan at "Watch What Happens Live" in 2023.Bravo/Getty Images

Claudia Jordan was already an established media figure before joining the show for its seventh season in 2014, with several acting jobs and hosting gigs under her belt.

Her storyline on the show revolved around moving to Atlanta and working on the "Rickey Smiley Morning" radio show.

During her season, Jordan remained close to Kenya Moore, whom she knew before the show, and clashed with Nene Leakes and Porsha Williams. Williams and Jordan got off to a rocky start after a perceived slight occurred at the "Rickey Smiley Morning" show, where Williams also worked.

Jordan's most explosive moment came in an argument with Leakes in Puerto Rico. The two got into it after Claudia spoke up after a fight between Phaedra Parks and Demetria McKinney.

Since her exit, Jordan continues to host on TV One's "The Next 15" and as the host of the "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" season three reunion. She also cohosts a weekly talk show on Fox Soul called "Cocktails with Queens."

Also, Jordan no longer lives in Atlanta and has moved to Dallas, per her LinkedIn page.

In 2020, Jordan jokingly told PeopleTV that she would return to "RHOA" if she could "bring a lot of weed."

Demetria McKinney only appeared in season seven and was supposed to be a full-time housewife.

Demetria McKinney on "RHOA."
Demetria McKinney was an actress before being on "RHOA."Bravo/Getty Images

An honorable mention for one season appearances is Demetria McKinney.

The "House of Payne" actress and singer was added to the cast of "RHOA's" seventh season along with Jordan.

According to E! News, McKinney was initially slated to be a main housewife, with Jordan only joining the show in a friend capacity.

While she didn't hold a peach, she did have an integral role in the season's storyline, but her castmates traveled to Puerto Rico to see her perform.

The show chronicled her relationship with movie producer Roger Bobb, her music career, and her rocky relationship with costar Phaedra Parks.

Despite appearing throughout the season, McKinney was not present at the reunion, and it was even rumored that she was barred from coming.

McKinney dispelled those rumors in a 2015 statement to HelloBeautiful: "I was not 'banned' from the reunion set nor was I fired from the show."

Despite asserting she was not fired, McKinney did not return the following year.

These days, McKinney continues to act with a recurring role in the "Supernatural" prequel, "The Winchesters."

Kim Fields was a cast member on the eighth season of the show.

Kim Fields in 2023.
Kim Fields was known for her acting roles prior to being a housewife.Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Kim Fields was a bona fide celebrity before throwing her hat into the "RHOA" ring in 2015.

Known for playing Tootie on the 1980s sitcom "Facts of Life" and Regine on the 1990s show "Living Single," Fields was a reality TV novice.

Fields tried to rise above any drama during the season and avoided gossip. Family was her main focus, and she filmed scenes with her husband, Christopher, and sons, Quincy and Sebastian. However, she got into several verbal sparring matches with costar Kenya Moore.

The most fiery fight between Moore and Fields occurred during the season's reunion when they went back and forth over Moore interrupting the other women.

Despite seemingly not fitting into the show, Fields says she has no regrets about participating.

"I don't do regrets for any of it, and I don't put any highlight on any one area that was any end-all or be-all," Fields told HollywoodLife in 2019.

In the years since, Fields has continued acting and can be seen on Netflix's "The Upshaws," a family comedy starring Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes.



Shamari DeVoe joined the cast for season 11.

Shamari DeVoe from "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Shamari DeVoe was a singer in a girl group before "RHOA."Bravo/Getty Images

Like Jordan and Fields, Shamari DeVoe was in the entertainment industry before her stint on season 11 of "RHOA" in 2018.

In the late 1990s and early aughts, DeVoe was part of a girl group called Blaque. The trio's popular songs included 1999's "Bring It All To Me" featuring NSYNC and "808."

She also played Lava, a cheerleader, and friend to lead Gabrielle Union, in the 2000 cheerleader hit "Bring It On."

DeVoe's role on the show was notable because it came after a significant cast shakeup as veteran housewives Shereé Whitfield, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, and Kenya Moore left the show after its tenth season.

DeVoe's relationship with her husband and New Edition member Ronnie DeVoe took center stage during the season. The couple's openness about their open relationship provided a lot of fodder for the other ladies.

Regarding conflicts, the main one DeVoe found herself in was with Marlo Hampton, a friend of Leakes.

Regarding her exit from the show, DeVoe seemingly blamed production.

"There's a lot in editing, so they make you look like something that you're not," DeVoe told The Jasmine Brand in 2021.

Post "RHOA," DeVoe has continued working in reality TV. She and Ronnie appeared on the second season of "VH1 Couples Retreat" in 2022 and "BET Presents: The Encore," a 2021 show about 1990s R&B girl groups reuniting to record an album.

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