Can you believe it’s been nearly 10 years since Lisa Wu left Real Housewives of Atlanta? The 47-year-old mother of three — Justin Sweat, Jordan Sweat, Edgerton Hartwell, Jr. — disassociated from the series in 2009, citing that she parted “amicably” due to “creative differences” with the Real Housewives producers. But thanks to Bravo running a marathon of the first few seasons recently, Lisa Wu has entered fans’ minds once again, and everyone is wondering what Lisa has been up to since she left the show.
Lisa’s departure wasn’t without its scandalous rumors (as Housewives departures nearly always are). Wet Paint reported that Lisa decided not to return in Season 3 because she wasn’t happy with how much producers were attempting to “script” her storyline.
So what’s up with Lisa these days? According to the former reality star’s Instagram bio, a lot. She lists “a lil’ bit of acting, producing, writing…and brokering to sell [you] a house in between,” her account promises. She also lists a website on her Instagram — however, the link leads to a defunct page.
During Lisa’s seasons of RHOA, fans saw the mom running multiple businesses — jewelry, a baby clothing line, and an adult clothing line — as well as a real estate company on the side. Now, each of those businesses has unfortunately dissolved, though Lisa still dabbles in real estate. At the time of the series, Lisa was also married to NFL player Ed Hartwell, but that marriage has since ended. The former couple split up back in 2011, and their divorce was finalized in 2012.
But don’t think that Lisa’s leaving RHOA has affected her relationships with the girls from the show. Lisa is still tight with bestie NeNe Leaks, Kandi Burruss, and Porsha Williams. In fact, Lisa was present for NeNe Leaks’ 2013 nuptials, even making a brief re-appearance on Bravo for I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. Other than those brief appearancs, Lisa has also been busy with other projects. In 2010, Lisa co-authored a book When the Cake Was Made. She’s also made acting appearances in The Internship and Meet the Browns.