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Nene Leakes

Following the last episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, many fans of the show have been wondering about the marital status of Nene Leakes.

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.

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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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In not so shocking news, RadarOnline is reporting that Kim Zolciak is now angling for her own spin-off show a la Bethenny Frankel!

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.

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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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It’s a wedding! It’s a circus! Oh, it’s just the ridonkulous “Southern Baby Shower” of Phaedra Parks on the Real Housewives of Atlanta episode 4.

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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The Real Housewives of Atlanta 3

An all new episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta coming tonight!

On the 4th episode this season, titled ‘Petty Boughetto,’ Cynthia and her boyfriend Peter join Phaedra and Dwight for a day at the Steeple Chase, but before they can even arrive, Cynthia and Peter are put on the spot on the future of their relationship.

And it is a true down south, ladies-who-lunch celebration when the day of Phaedra’s baby shower finally arrives! But when some of the other ‘wives continue to chatter about Phaedra’s less-than-perfect father-to-be, will it spoil the special day? Also, former housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell makes a special appearance at Phaedra’s baby shower.

We will also get to see Nene Leakes as she undergoes her nose job. The new episode airs tonight at 9/8c on Bravo.

In other Atlanta news, Bravo announced today that starting November 7, the Real Housewives of Atlanta will move to Sunday nights at 10/9c. Watch What Happens Live will also be making the move to Sunday. No reason was given for the change in schedule.

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Nene Leakes Plastic Surgery

In the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine, Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, is finally revealing all of her plastic surgery secrets and buckle up folks, it isn’t just a nose job!

“I admit it: I’m vain,” reveals the 42-year-old Atlanta housewife, who is surprisingly very honest about all the work she has had done in the article.

“I wanted a tune up,” said Nene, who went under the knife in April for three plastic surgery procedures: a nose job, a breast lift, and liposuction.

Nene shares that the nose job was done to narrow down her nostrils which “bothered me for years.” Nene was however unhappy with some of the backlash she received when she stepped out with her new nose, with some saying her new nose “looks Caucasian.” Nene adds, “I love what I did. I didn’t want to change my looks. I wanted to look like the black woman I am. Only a better version.”

Along with the liposuction, Nene also lost 15 pounds. “I couldn’t be happier,” she tells the mag. The timing of this PEOPLE article is not a coincidence as the Monday night episode of the Atlanta Housewives will tackle Nene’s nose job.

A before and after shot of Nene’s nose is below, as well as the scanned article from PEOPLE. Photographer credit – Robert Ector.

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Just days after it was reported that Nene Leakes had joined the new cast of Celebrity Apprentice, a new report is now revealing Nene’s diva behavior on the set of the show.

According to TMZ, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has already earned a reputation for being the “difficult one” just nine days into filming.

The tipping point came this weekend after an incident over her makeup. Sources tell TMZ that Nene threw a temper tantrum because she hated the way her makeup was done for the show’s opening interviews. She then had the makeup artists start her makeup over again, except she still wasn’t satisfied.

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Following two makeovers, Nene decided to take matters into her own hands, doing her makeup by herself.

In other news, the always outspoken NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel is back at it yet again. Bethenny, who is mostly admired by her fans for her brutal honesty, took a jab at the Atlanta Housewives during her recent appearance on the Rachel Ray Show.

While attempting to make fun of her spotlight-loving dog Cookie, Bethenny said the following: “I think she has an agent. She literally hams it up for the cameras,” Bethenny said of her dog. “She’s like … one of the housewives of Atlanta. Every time the cameras are on she’s, like, doing something.”

Some are now saying Bethenny was comparing the Atlanta ladies to dogs, but knowing Bethenny, she more than likely didn’t mean it in that manner.

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Time to recap the 3rd episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta titled ‘White Hot.’

This episode brought us fame monsters, threats to unborn babies and the magical appearance of Sheree’s eldest daughter. The episode starts out with Kim Gaga verbally abusing her assistant Sweetie, while also packing for her big live concert in front of the biggest gay dance party in the universe. Evidently, lip syncing to an auto-tuned backtrack takes a lot of preparation.

Nene takes her youngest son Brent out for a walk in the park. The two share a tender mother and son moment during which Nene brings up the topic of Bryson’s arrest. Nene states in her interview that she did not want to go into the arrest details with Brent due to his young age, but something tells me at age 11, Brent is well aware of all that is going on around him.

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