The Atlanta housewife attended a Dancing Stars of Atlanta Benefit event Sunday night along with her fellow castmates and the photos tell it all. While Nene has yet to publicly comment on her plastic surgery, she looks noticeably different in the face. There are also rumblings that she had more than her nose done. You can see more photos of Nene below.
Nene who was in attendance with her husband Gregg despite separation rumors, was actually at the event to support her fellow housewife Sheree Whitfield, who danced at the charity event which raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Also in attendance were Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak’s wig, and new housewife Cynthia Bailey. Photos below are courtesy of FreddyO.
According to Radar, Nene’s marriage to Gregg Leakes is in “crumbles.” As we pointed out in our last report, Nene never denied being separated from her husband Gregg.
To make matters worse, Radar is also reporting that Nene’s alleged new beau, Charles, is set to stand trial for manslaughter. The 6-foot-3, 290lb former New Orleans Saints defense linesman was apparently indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter back in Feb 2008, after his then pregnant girlfriend, Korynda Reed, 23, was shot to death outside a Blakely, Georgia, nightclub.
While Charles maintains he is innocent of this horrific crime. His trial is set to begin May 3. According to a source, “NeNe and Charles met at a fundraiser for him and they have been involved for over a year and a half now.” The source continues, “Gregg and NeNe split up a few months ago and she is still living in the family home while her husband comes and goes.”
The source also claims Gregg knows about Nene’s affair with Charles, but still loves her and wants to save their marriage.
Nene has reportedly fallen hard for 31-year-old Charles, who has told her he is innocent of the shooting of Reed and her unborn child. The source adds: “NeNe believes that somebody is innocent until proven guilty and she is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.”
UPDATE: Nene Leakes has released the following statement denying an affair with Charles, however admitting some marital troubles with husband Gregg.
“Greg and I are still together – not separated or divorced. I have not left my husband for NFL player Charles Grant, and I don’t know how those rumors started. Charles Grant is no more than a casual acquaintance of mine since hosting one of his charity events in Atlanta about a year ago. I really have not had any contact with him since the Super Bowl, where I congratulated him for his big win along with other fans. I have never cheated on my husband, and reports of infidelity on my part are simply untrue. Like any married couple, we’re going through some marital problems, and working toward a path of recovery that’s personal and private. Our marital issues have nothing to do with infidelity on my behalf.”
If you recall, we reported last month that Nene and hubby Gregg Leakeswere experiencing marital problems, made worse by her son’s recent arrests. According to a report this week, Nene reportedly left her husband for Charles, a player for the New Orleans Saints, and was also recently photographed without her wedding ring.
The rumor seemed somewhat believable as this isn’t the first time Nene has been leaked to the NFL player. Nene has however taken to her twitter to deny the news. She posted the following on Friday:
“Y r people saying i’m wit Charles Grant! I hosted his charity event last year & now were dating! How’s that possible when we don’t even talk
@WendyShow sorry girlfriend! Ur investigation is WRONG! I’m a very smart girl & my happiness is everything 2 me
@WendyShow I don’t date Charles Grant! If I did, I would tell’ya! PS: just because a person is mild manners means what? “
Nene’s wording is rather interesting, as she doesn’t deny a split from her husband Gregg. Makes you wonder…
RadarOnline is reporting that former enemies Nene Leakesand Kim Zolciakcame together last Friday and decided to confront honorary 6th housewife Dwight Eubanks, leading to a very nasty war of words and chair throwing between the parties.
“Dwight was at the hotel for what he thought was going to be a casual meeting,” a source tells Radar. “But instead the producers had their own plans as they brought in Kim and NeNe to confront Eubanks about several issues, only for Dwight to call them out. NeNe and Kim came storming into the hotel and got straight in Dwight’s face, accusing him of spreading lies about them and making up rumors.”
The source continues, “It was absolutely crazy! NeNe and Kim were both screaming at him, and he gave back as good as he got. Dwight started yelling at NeNe that she was nothing but a common prostitute and that she had hooked up with a married man, and he totally trash talked Kim too.”
The rumor now is that Nene’s husband Gregg Leakes was still married when she met him, while dancing at a strip club. “NeNe lost her temper and attacked Dwight with a chair, breaking off a leg and Kim threw a vase at him! It was like a scene out of some crazy movie!,” continued the source.
Access Atlanta was able to get ahold of Dwight, who confirmed the events did indeed take place. “It was real… she bruised me up a little bit,” said Dwight. When asked if there was any permanent damage, he said, “I’ll survive. We’re fine.”
In other Atlanta news, all of the housewives including the two newest housewives, Cynthia Bailey and a very pregnant Phaedra Parks were all in attendance at a listening party for Kandi Burruss, who is currently working on her new album. Photos of that below -
However just a week after coming out, the 31 year-old reality star announced her split from girlfriend DJ Tracy Young, then going on to claim the lesbian relationship was only a fling and nothing serious. Kim even went as far as to publicly call refer to Tracy as ‘crazy,’ ‘obsessed,’ and a ‘stalker.’
DJ Tracy has mostly remained silent until now. The DJ gave an interview to blogger Jonathan “JJ” Jaxson, who also happens to be Kim’s former publicist, and dished on details of her relationship with Kim including how they met and fell in love.
On how and when Kim and Tracy first met… “Kim got in touch with me and said she was coming to LA to be performing on the Ellen Show and she wanted me to go with her. I was confused but decided to go along. We immediately connected and later on that night was when she text me from the back of the SUV we were riding in to say that she thinks she likes me.”
And exactly what happened from there… “I literally spent the next three months with Kim. Within a week of being together she mouthed the words ‘I Love You’ to me. I was practically living in her Duluth townhouse along with her two little girls. We all spent the Christmas holiday together in the Bahamas and we rarely spent a moment away from one another.”
On rumors about the two to wed on Season 3 of the “Real Housewives Atlanta…” “Kim begged me to come on the show and be her girlfriend on the new season of her show. I told her absolutely not that I didn’t want that kind of attention. I would have been on just as a friend or music producer/DJ. She also asked me to come out with her on a cover of a tabloid, saying she could get $400,000 thousand for it. Again, I said that wasn’t the best.”
When the two called it quits… “We never really broke up. She just lied to me and said she was going to Mexico alone with two of her best friends and they were paying for it. We didn’t talk really the whole time she was there and I knew something was weird and didn’t match up. This all happened after she had to fly out to Mexico, I was off back home to LA and her daughters just found out that we were more than friends.”
According to Jonathan, Kim was paid by Life&Style magazine for her coming out story, somewhere in the ballpark of $20,000. Jonathan also claims Kim tried to get back together with Tracy even after publicly trashing her.
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The surprise however comes in the form of Cynthia Bailey, a model who has also been cast. This brings the total number of Atlanta Housewives to a large seven. The five returning housewives brought us so much drama last year, one can only imagine what the addition of two new women will bring.
As for what is known about the ladies, Phaedra is a high power celebrity attorney that has represented celebrities such as Jermaine Dupri and Bobby Brown. She recently got married to Apollo Nida, and according to various reports, her husband has a rather impressive criminal background, and reportedly did a couple of years in prison.
As for Cynthia, she has a daughter with actor Leon Robinson aka Leon, and apparently has a lot of celebrity friends. She is reportedly best friends with actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.
This is a smart move on Bravo’s part as there had been rumors the five returning Atlanta housewives were all getting along, so these two new additions to the cast should shake things up a bit. After all, we would not want to watch an entire season about the women being nice to each other right? Anyone remember the infamous boring season 2 reunion?
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Bryson, who has made several appearances on the Bravo hit show, was released from a Gwinnett County Detention Center at 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday. “The charges are possession of a controlled substance and weapon by jail inmates,” according to law enforcement. “That means he had a weapon with him when he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.”
This is Bryson’s second arrest in a span of one month. He was arrested on March 7 for possession of marijuana and failure to show up to court.
At the time, Nene called the arrest a “family issue,” releasing the following statement – “Like any parent, I am disappointed with the actions and arrest of my son, Bryson. My son is not the first young adult to experiment with marijuana, and he certainly won’t be the last. Still, as parents, this is a chance for us to have an open dialogue with him about the dangers of any substance abuse. I realize as a parent that my job is never done. And as I’ve tweeted, tough love was in order.”
A source told Radar the situation was complicated because Kim is still involved with ‘Big Poppa. The source continued, “He’s still married and he has played a big part in Kim’s life in recent years and she owes him a lot. She even has his initials ‘LN’ inked on her ring finger.” The source also revealed Big Poppa is a real estate tycoon with connections in the music industry, and is helping Kim make her music nightmares dreams come true.
Fast forward to a few days later, and RadarOnline is now reportingTracy has dumped Kim because she feels Kin is unwilling to totally commit to her.
Apparently Tracy was tired of Kim going back and forth between her and Big Poppa. “Tracey is about to move from Los Angeles to New York and she wanted Kim to make more of a commitment but she was unwilling to do so and they have broken up as a result,” the source added. “They are trying to remain friends but it looks like a long-term relationship between the pair is not going to pan out.”
Hmm, wonder who is leaking these exclusive stories to RadarOnline. Kim also tweeted this morning, revealing she begins filming the 3rd season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta today. Her love life will reportedly play a big story line.