A week after MediaTakeOut first reported that Nene Leakeswas about to become a grandma courtesy of her son Bryson Bryant, RadarOnline is now confirming the story.
According to Radar, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star “flipped-out” after she discovered son Bryson had gotten his girlfriend pregnant. “NeNe threw a ‘real hissy fit’ when she found out and she really laid-into Bryson,” a source close to the family tells Radar.
Nene, 42, and Bryson, 20, have endured a strained relationship following Bryson’s two arrests this year including an arrest for possession of marijuana while visiting an inmate at the Gwinnett County Jail in Atlanta.
“Not only does she hate the idea of becoming a grandmother in her forties, she believes that she will be left picking-up the tab for the baby because her son still lives at home and does not have a steady income. Bryson is still dating the girl, who is a local from Atlanta, but by no means is it a steady and secure relationship,” says a source.
The source adds that “NeNe believes that neither of them is mature enough to be parents but it’s understood that the girl is definitely going to have the baby.”
Nene is now reportedly demanding Bryson’s girlfriend take a paternity test because she’s not convinced the child is actually his.
Following her huge popularity on the 1st season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, fan favorite Nene Leakes saw her popularity take a huge hit when she showed her true colors on the second season. However with her marriage on the rocks in addition to the backlash she received last year, Nene seemed a bit more humbled when the 3rd season of the RHOA began. Fans, I included, started to like Nene again. But I must say after last night’s episode and watching her on WWHL, I am no longer Team Nene but more on this later.
On to the recap. The 11th episode this season begins with Sheree Whitfield paying her hair stylist/BFF Lawrence a visit at the hair salon he works at. We find out Lawrence stayed late to service Sheree’s two toned weave, well because Sheree made certain to let us know. “I am Lawrence’s best and favorite client so I certainly expect him to stay after hours just for me,” she said. The topic of Kim’s lesbian lover DJ Tracy Young is brought up and Lawrence makes a joke as he wonders if Kim’s kids call her “Daddy.” How dare Lawrence make such an inappropriate funny politically incorrect joke? As I hold my head down in shame from laughing, Sheree receives a phone call and learns she has been accepted into the People Store talent agency. For once, Sheree actually seems excited about her acting passion. Nene reads my mind as she states in her interview that Sheree getting an agent isn’t much of a big deal as most agents would accept her because of her “name.” Actually booking paying jobs on the other hand should be an interesting task for She by Sheree.
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While her supposed “divorce” from husband Gregg Leakes remains up in the air, Nene Leakes seems more than content with milking the story for all it’s worth.
And why not? After all, Bravo has spent a good portion of the Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s third season focusing on her “divorce” storyline. In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Nene, 42, touches on the divorce drama and had some choice words for her co-star/frenemy Kim Zolciak.
When asked about her current status with Gregg, Nene shared, “Obviously it’s hard, I’ve been with Greg for 14 years. So, its hard, he’s my friend, we have a family, we have a son.”
But don’t you dare think for one second that this marriage might actually have a fighting chance as Nene makes it very clear it could come crashing down at any second. “We’re legally married. We’re in the same home. We’re legally married and that can mean whatever you want it to mean,” she continued. “We’re legally married today, it does not mean I’m [going to be] legally married next week or next month.”
When it came to her costar Kim, Nene didn’t mince her words. “I’m done with Kim. I never have to see her again,” she snapped. “It really doesn’t matter, I’m totally done with Kim, like done.”
Perhaps Nene’s words might have to do with Kim’s comments in her latest Bravo blog. An excerpt is below -
“The next day I called NeNe over to my house for some wine and girl talk. NeNe always keeps me laughing, but it made me furious to hear that, “The jury is still out” as to how my girls will end up when they’re older. Hasn’t her son been to prison? Sorry, Boo, but the JURY HAS SPOKEN! My girls will be fine. “
Moving right along. Nene also appeared on Lopez Tonight during which she revealed she would love to appear on Dancing With The Stars. “Absolutely. They need a black girl like me. They really do,” Nene said. “They need a black girl like me to keep it real on the show.” Nene will be appearing on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice, currently slated to air in March.
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On the all new episode titled ‘Auto-Tuned-Up,’ the ladies all meet up to watch Kandi and Sheree go head-to-head in a drag racing competition, but when Kim brings her “special friend” Tracy along, tongues wag as to just how close the two really are.
And tensions rise between NeNe and Cynthia’s fiancée Peter after the race when NeNe confronts him for being rude to her – is NeNe cramping Cynthia & Peter’s relationship during her own marital troubles? Find out tonight at 10/9c on Bravo!
In other Atlanta news, according to a new report by MediaTakeOut, Nene Leakes, 42, will soon become a grandmother.
The site states that Bryson Bryant, who has been shown on the Bravo show as having no job and dropping out of school, has gotten his girlfriend Ashley pregnant. The source of the story isn’t the most credible so only time will tell if the story is indeed true. Photos of Bryson with his reported pregnant girlfriend were also posted. Those are below.
Watch What Happens Live - The guests tonight will be Sheree Whitfield and Tabatha Coffey. A preview clip of the Atlanta Housewives is below -
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On the episode which was filmed months ago, Nene was shown visiting a divorce attorney and threatening to file for divorce from her husband of 13 years, Gregg Leakes. However, as written in our recent recap, there have been zero reports of a divorce filing in the press. So did she really file? Is she still with Gregg? Well, Nene answers all those questions in an exclusive interview with Essence.com.
Excerpts are below -
ESSENCE.com: There’s been so much scrutiny on your marriage lately. What has that been like?
LEAKES: I was having a really rough time because I wanted to speak out on that and I wanted people to understand that Gregg didn’t take me out of a strip club, let’s be very clear about that. We got together when he didn’t have a thing so I don’t know who the heck these people are out here saying this stuff because when we got together I was the breadwinner. I started a business and I brought Gregg on board and we became a couple later. And when we were able to live a comfortable life, it wasn’t because of what Gregg had done, it was because of what we had done together.
ESSENCE.com: When did you see the divorce lawyer?
LEAKES: You guys saw me sitting in the parking lot outside the attorney’s office which Bravo played backwards. In real life it didn’t happen that way. I filed months ago, before that audio even came out. When the audio did come out it just reassured me that I was doing the right thing. It bothered me because I had filed, but I was trying to work it out and he and I had just come back from a trip we had taken. Like two days after we came back, the audio came out.
ESSENCE.com: Are you scared of being on your own?
LEAKES: I am scared, but I’m taking baby steps. I’ve been with Gregg since I was 28, and I’m now 42. I thought I was a woman when I got with him, but I’m really a grown woman now. I’ve been with him for some of the best years of my life so it is scary for me to be like, ‘I’m gonna be on my own.’
ESSENCE.com: So are you and Gregg still together?
LEAKES: We are still together. We are in the same house and we are still legally married. But that’s not to say we won’t be unmarried.
ESSENCE.com: How is your relationship? Are you cordial?
LEAKES: We are cordial, and it is very much of an up and down thing. One day is good, the next day is bad. That’s what I’m really tired of. And I’m very aware that the 40s for me, are the new 30s and that I need to be happy because life is very short.
ESSENCE.com: What do you think Gregg is going through right now?
LEAKES: He’s going through a lot because he doesn’t want a divorce. He says he’s very much in love and he wants to stay married.
Must say Nene’s interview doesn’t help quiet the rumors that she might have played up her marital problems at the request of Bravo. Though she does state that she filed for divorce in the interview, nothing about a filing has been reported in the press. Perhaps the press just missed the news. Lisa Wu Hartwell has also claimed that she quit the show because Bravo “basically wanted to script elements of [her] life and make her amp up the drama.”
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According to Radar, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star who recently announced her three months pregnancy with NFL dummy boyfriend Kroy Biermann, would like her reality show to showcase her wedding and new baby, though she’s yet to be engaged.
“Although the pregnancy was not planned they are ‘thrilled’ about the news,” a source tells Radar. “Kroy really loves Kim and he wants to get married before she has her baby and that is something that she would be happy to do.”
The source adds that Kim, 32, is seeing this whole pregnancy thingy as a means to earn dollars! “Kim knows that having this baby represents a great opportunity and she is already in talks about her own reality show spin-off starring Kroy.” Perhaps Kimmy is on to something. Having a baby did seem to work wonders for Bethenny’s brand.
“Obviously, this would represent a real problem for Real Housewives of Atlanta because they wanted her baby and any wedding for their show, so, at the end of the day; it will all come down to money,” states the source. It gets even better as Kim reportedly believes her show will be a hit because “she already has a big fan base and [Kroy] does as well because he is a NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons.”
The source, which might or might not be Kim herself, also tells Radar that co-star Nene Leakes is not happy about Kim’s pregnancy news. “In public NeNe is supporting Kim but in private she has told some people she believes that Kim got pregnant on purpose. For whatever reason – NeNe’s nose is a little out of joint over this.”
Also the Life & Style magazine article states that both of Kim’s daughters Brielle, 13, and Ariana, 9, are from a previous marriage, though there have always been rumblings that the girls have different dads. If true, this means Kim would have 3 children by 3 different men. It is however a fact that at age 17, Kim had an affair with Windsor Locks Connecticut Police Sergeant John MacDougald (a 24 year veteran of the force) that ultimately resulted in his firing. The affair became public knowledge when she was 19.
What we also know is that Kim married her ex-husband Daniel Toce in 2001 and divorced him in 2003. Kim, who might or might not be a pathological liar, had claimed in the past that she married her high school sweetheart but Daniel is 37 and 5 years older than Kim so we’re not exactly sure how that would make them high school sweethearts.
Also, Daniel’s father, Daniel Toce Sr, is said to be a multi millionaire, with some reports stating he is a billionaire. It was reported a while back that Kim gets over $30,000 in monthly child support payments with $250,000 a year in alimony payments though Kim told Life&Style last year that she receives no child support or alimony from her ex. Hard to believe a gold digger would not take her ex to court for child support but that’s what Kim is claiming.
The latest episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta brought us some awkward sex talks and a slightly uncomfortable scene involving the always classy Phaedra and some pickles.
With the said, let’s get right to the recap! The episode begins with Kim Zolciak being yet again late to another event. This event in particular is Kandi’s web talk show titled Kandi Coated Nights! Following yet another scene with Kim berating her assistant Sweetie, she finally finds her way to Kandi’s studio, and the topic of conversation is Cheating! Something Kim knows an awful lot about despite trying to pretend her relationship with the still married Big Poppa has no cheating element to it.
“I only know what Papa tells me,” is Kim’s argument. Perhaps Kim should invest some time in using the google search engine as a quick search on Big Poppa will clearly let her know he is still married and living with his wife and kids.
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The episode starts out with Nene Leakes paying a visit to her plastic surgeon with her BFF Diana, whom we’ve never seen on the show before. Nene is determined to get her happy back, and what better way to do that than with new boobs, a new nose and a new stomach. Oddly enough, Nene doesn’t discuss a nose job with the Surgeon though she does hint to the doctor that she might decide to do something else on the day of the surgery.
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