For the thirteenth season, four of the six cast members from the previous season returned. Eva Marcille departed the series while NeNe Leakes departed the series for a second time. Actress and singer Drew Sidora joined the show's main cast. Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam appeared again as friends of the cast alongside newcomer LaToya Ali.
Cynthia and her fiancé, Mike Hill, face some challenges before the wedding, the future of Kenya's marriage to Marc Daly still remains uncertain after their split last year, Kandi and her husband, Todd Tucker expand their businesses, and Porsha's relationship with Dennis McKinley has taken a backseat.