Plus: Why is Kenya Moore back on 'RHOA' this year?

on Feb 3 - The Dish

Ever wonder why Kenya Moore and NeNe Leakes got to sit directly next to Andy Cohen at last year's Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion? And who chooses the seating charts for every other reunion, anyway?

In the latest episode of Ask Andy, our host reveals what's behind the decision making. "Usually, we put two women next to me who had big stories that year or who have a lot to say or who are in, you know, any kind of conflict with each other and have a lot going on and we're going to be coming to them during the show," he says. "We talk about it a lot. We tinker with it a lot. And it's one of my favorite conversations, by the way."

In fact, the seating arrangement discussion has led to some heated conversations among the Housewives—especially when it came to this year's RHOM reunion. For some stars of the show, they take it as a sign of bad things to come should they not be seated at Andy's right (or left) hand. "Someone from the Miami reunion was furious that she wasn't sitting next to me and she said, 'Fire me now, fire me now. It means I'm getting fired,'" Andy says.

Andy's assistant Daryn Carp also takes the time to query her boss with other fan-submitted questions. And speaking of Kenya Moore, one reader wanted to know why she was asked back on the show this season. "Why wouldn't she be?" Andy asks. "She's quite entertaining. She's mixing in with the women in interesting ways. For me, it was a no-brainer."

Who do you think should be seated next to Andy for the upcoming RHOBH and RHOA reunions? Tell us in the comments.

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