It has been a tortuous couple of weeks for reality TV star and radio personality Claudia Jordan.
First, the Atlanta import had her Georgia “Peach” snatched from her and then she was unceremoniously tossed onto the reality show garbage heap — just when she was reportedly negotiating a new contract with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Now, sources close to the radio show said she has been fired from her second gig here in Atlanta, the prized co-hosting spot on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” an insider told this writer at the Atlanta Daily World.
Jordan had just moved to Atlanta last year from her stomps in Los Angeles specifically for these two jobs, and now her magic carpet ride has crashed and burned on famed Peachtree Street.
To be fair, Jordan continues to say she may still return to RHOA, that she has not necessarily been completely banished from the reality show.
As far as the RSMS is concerned, Jordan took to her social media page to corroborate the news to her fans that her tenure on the RSMS has abruptly ended, though the open letter is configured in a way to insinuate she is leaving on her own accord.
Take a look:
“Hey friends and fam. I just wanted to make an announcement here for all that have been supporting me in all of my jobs, ventures and adventures. After working on The Rickey Smiley Show for a year I am moving on to more opportunities. There are a whole lot of things I want to do that will better showcase my talents, personality, intelligence and wittiness and I’m ready to pursue them! I’m grateful to Reach Media and to Mr. Smiley for giving me the opportunity which in turn helped me have a reason to be in Atlanta to be on the Real Housewives of Atlanta which was another amazing opportunity that has brought me nothing but more exposure, more checks and more opportunities in film and many other things. To those that rode with me through the storm when I was trying to adjust on the show with conflicting advice coming at me from all angles-I thank you. To my critics-I thank you also because you pushed me and motivated me to do better. I know I’m the second female co-host to depart in a year but I have total confidence that they will fill that spot with someone that will do the damn thing and be able to stay forever! I’ll miss the crew and made some real friends on the RSMS and I wish them the best.I also want to publicly say THANK YOU to Ebony Steele who was a total class act to me when I first started and has continued to check up on me and has truly shown me sisterhood despite everything. I can not wait to see her next move also. She’s talented and a radio star! But lots of things are cooking as we speak and I’ll post where you can catch me next REAL soon!”