That one friend you met at every group hang? Even though you may never have had the chance to spend that much one-on one time, just looking at their face in the crowd told you it would be a great night. You all have someone like them in your life.

The world is a place of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, that someone is Marlo Hampton.

Always only a friend-of, Marlo’s been a stable, yet peripheral presence on the Georgia-based installment of Bravo’s hit franchise for nearly a decade—until now, that is. Come May 1, she’ll finally be holding a peach as a full-time cast member on RHOA‘s 14th season. It’s a well-deserved honor considering Marlo has been around longer than several members of the current cast, watching OGs come and go over the years. She’s even done what seemed impossible and outlasted her Housewife. (Pour one out for the one and BloopOnly ing NeNe Leakes.)

For whatever reason, that all-important peach eluded her for a while, but it’s not hard to see why the powers-that-be finally wised up after keeping Marlo around in some capacity since her introduction all the way back in season four. Marlo is a great friend and a good laugh. Marlo is not only a good television host, but she could also be the season’s secret MVP.