It's been a year of ups and downs for Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes. She remarried husband Gregg and seems happier than ever, but she was also recently hospitalized for blood clots in her lungs.
It's hard to imagine the Neenster serious about much. After all, she's famous for her "bloop" and her "Close your legs to married men…WIG!" (That one gets me every time.) Of course, if there was ever something to be famous for, a great tagline is definitely up there in reality stardom!
Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes may be super rich y'all (and boy does she like to tell us about it!), but that doesn't mean she's immune from the clutches of Uncle Sam! These housewives are so predictable, right? When they're up, they're selling cookbooks and doing spin-offs, but when their down, it's all about the tax liens!
Now, just because NeNe has been slapped with a pesky lien doesn't mean she isn't still rolling in the dough…but it's dough that got her into this mess in the first place–pizza dough, that is!
Aren't you just so relieved NeNe and Greggre-tied the knot in a lavish, over-the-top, old Hollywood themed… production? Mental breakdown moments before and all!
"This has been an amazing journey! It came full circle just like I prayed for! I went through so much to get to this point and going through is what brought me through," theI Dream Of NeNe star reflects in her Bravo blog. "I can't tell you how it made me feel to have both my boys walk me down the aisle!"
Last night was the event you've all been waiting for with baited breath. Yes, that's right. NeNe Leakes finally walked down the aisle and married her groom Gregg. Again. Thanks, Bravo, for treating us to two full hours of I Dream of NeNe. Two hours, really? I kind of wish you had dragged out her nuptials even longer. I do wish I'd played a drinking game with myself though and taken a sip every time some famous face was shown. I mean, in the first five minutes of the finale, NeNe lunches Vivica Fox while Gregg hangs with groomsman Al Reynolds! On second thought, I'd probably have gotten too drunk to type this…
Gregg is being fitted for his tux, and he's super nervous to learn that his suit won't be completed until the day of the wedding. What is with these Bravo wedding specials leaving everything for the last minute? It's been in the works for ages! NeNe is also helping her ill prepared aunt shop for something to wear to the wedding, as she arrived in Atlanta with nary a dress. Jennifer Williams is along for the ride helping NeNe with some last minute details with her family. Gregg bows out on his fitting to go meet Tony to check on the venue. The ballroom looks like a construction site as Tony and his team prep to hang 60,000 crystals from the ceiling. Somewhere, Spencer Pratt just got really excited!
The family is all coming together for a low-key celebration dinner, and it's nice to see NeNe and Gregg's adult children finally getting along. Gregg is precious with his step-granddaughter. Brentt seems thrilled at the prospect of a better relationship with his half-siblings, and NeNe feels content that all of the children have all come together. The following day, NeNe is spending time with her oldest son Bryson. She wants him to walk her down the aisle, but given that he's on crutches, she doesn't want her dress to get ripped. During their conversation, NeNe is sidelined by an e-mail from her father bailing on her big day. She can't believe he didn't have the decency to at least call her.
Last night on I Dream Of NeNe, "bridemaid" drama continued between Marlo Hampton and Diana Gowins, except Diana got the memo loud and clear that she better shape up and get on Team Worship NeNe Leakes! The ladies also traveled to Cancun for NeNe's bachelorette party. Of course no one behaved accordingly.
Things started out fine. In the van from the airport everyone was joking around pretending to smoke twizzlers and then deep throat them. Marlo excelled in that arena. Once they arrived they discovered a soccer team was sharing their resort which was fine for some of the ladies, namely Dawn!
The jollies continued as the ladies participated in the nipslip olympics. First was some sort of pseudo surf waves which caused Jennifer Williams (I forgot how lovely she is) and Diana to lose precious small bits of bikini coverage over and over again. Thank you for blurry modesty bars. From the sidelines the other ladies cheered and snickered. Diana is really working overtime to prove she isn't the "president" but merely a humble servant. And she's fun too!
Did anyone think NeNe installed some sort of zapper in Diana and whenever she didn't follow the rules NeNe shocked her? She had a personality 180 this episode…
I'm just going to dive right into last night's I Dream Of NeNe because y'all are going to love this. In the throws of planning this wedding, Gregg Leakes has decided to focus his energy on a new venture–a luxury barbershop! Can you blame him? He's just as disturbed as I am that NeNe wants to send an evite for their big day. I'd find something else to garner my attention, too! NeNe doles out Gregg's to-do list, and he is vetoed when he suggests alternatives to the $15,000 cake that is arriving in Atlanta via a first class flight. Poor Gregg always flies coach, I assume. This episode is off to a fabulous start!
The couple goes to check out the gardens where NeNe wants to wed, and Gregg is equally excited about her vision. New wedding planner Tony arrives to rain on her parade. With the wedding in three weeks, Tony can't make the space work with so many guests without three extra weeks, some construction permits, and a lot of extra dough. NeNe refuses to change the date, so she's going to have to change the venue. She isn't happy about this turn of events. Tony was supposed to be able make things happen! And he can…he just needs more time (No time, there's never any time! I don't have time to study plan a wedding, I'll never get into Stanford!). Looks like NeNe's getting married at a hotel, y'all! She's appalled by this turn of events. Really? But the evites are the height of class?
This week on I Dream Of NeNe we all saw what looked like an inept wedding planner badly boggling NeNe and Gregg's re-wedding of the century. Of course NeNe had to keep the lady in check by firing her a$$. Bloop! TIffany fired back however – with a lawsuit. Among the allegations she makes is that NeNe and the network used her to create controversy for the show and that she was nothing but professional and competent. I believe it!
In her Bravo blog, NeNe discusses the Tiffany situation and continues to complain about her "bridemaid-zillas". "The Wedding Planner: I don't have much to say about this, because what you saw is what it is!," NeNe snaps. "If you are following the blogs, you should know that Tiffany Cook is suing me! Blank stare! OK, now moving on!"
It's nothing but drama with a capital NeNe "D" as NeNe and Gregg Leakes attempt to make it down the aisle yet again on the Bravo wedding spin-offI Dream Of NeNe. Last night's episode focused on mayjah issues with an obstinate wedding planner, but Gregg's jokes made the whole hour bearable. Pass the Lawry's, won't you?
After instigating the fight to end all fights among her bride-maidzillas in Los Angeles, NeNe has brought Diana, Lexis, and Marlo Hampton together back in Atlanta to work through their issues. Above everything else, these ladies need to know that above all, they are supposed to be supporting the Neenster. It's going really well, I tell ya! NeNe is tired of playing referee between Team Neenster Diana and Team Gregg Lexis.
Marlo then compares Diana's looks to that of a security guard, but quickly covers by saying that Diana has been a security guard for NeNe's friendship. Nice save! NeNe feels badly for her old pal, but she can't help but laugh. Marlo forces Diana to hug it out, and here's hoping the bride-maids can be drama free for at least an episode.