The Real Housewives of Atlanta is shaking things up for season 13 with two new housewives. In the absence of OG Nene Leakes and Eva Marcille, singer and actress Drew Sidora is an official new cast member.

Love B. Scott notes that Sidora has been a longtime contender for a peach, even filming scenes as far back as 2015, but things did not pan out. She’s finally on board and is filming with her husband and three children. 

The Chicago native’s breakout role was as Chantel in Disney Channel’sThat’s So Raven. Prior to That’s So Raven, Sidora made her television debut in the FOX television move Divas alongside Nicole Arie Parker and Khalil Kain.

From there, Sidora had a string of guest roles in shows and films including Girlfriends, White Chicks, and Never Die Alone. One of her first major lead roles was in the 2006 dance flick Step Up. Her most notable role was as herself in The Game. She also starred as TLC’s lead singer T-Boz in the group’s VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool. 

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A talented singer, Sidora had two songs featured on the soundtrack for Step Up: “For The Love” and “Til The Dawn.” She also sang the title track on the soundtrack for “Three Can Play That Game.” 

In 2019, Sidora took her talents to the stage, starring in the stage adaptation of Set It Off as Jada Pinkett Smith’s character Stoney. 

From the previews for the upcoming season of RHOA, Sidora’s storyline will focus on her getting to know the ladies, as well as potential marital issues with her husband Ralph Pittman, who she’s been married to since 2014. In the trailer, Sidora confronts her husband for going missing for days at a time and opens up to her co-stars about the impact it’s had on their marriage. 

RHOA premieres Dec. 6 at 8 pm on Bravo. 


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