ABC News reached out to the 46-year-old actress' rep and was told that Fields finds all of the speculation "intriguing, but since there's actually no deal, it's just all rumors."
"I have done so many other things [since Tootie], whether comedy, dramas, spoken word, appearing in films and directing, and people are still following my career," she told ABC News is December 2013, days before giving birth to her second son following her surprise pregnancy at 44. "That's a blessing. I don't take that for granted, and I'm grateful every day."
Leakes, who has starred on the Bravo series for seven seasons since its inception, also expressed her gratitude to fans and people associated with the show while confirming that she would not be returning for season 8.
"Being part of 'RHOA' has been a big part of my life but I’m excited for new the beginnings [sic] I am pursuing and embarking upon," the 47-year-old reality star said in a statement Tuesday. "Thank you so much to everyone who has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform."
"With lots of thought and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear," she added.
Leakes teased that she'll be filming a new primetime television show with "a big legend" but left the door open to make an occasional appearance on "Real Housewives."
"I'm not saying I'm gone forever," Leakes told People magazine. "I'll probably pop up and play with those girls every now and then."