According to Radar, theReal Housewives of Atlantastar has been spending a good amount of time in Los Angeles recently, and has yet to be seen wearing her wedding ring.
This doesn’t some as a surprise as Gregg made recent headlines when an audio tape of him trashing Nene leaked online just weeks ago. Gregg has since apologized for the things he said about his wife. Multiple media outlets had reported a strain in the Leakes’ marriage stemming from her son Bryson’s recent arrests and rumors of an alleged affair with NFL player Charles Grant.
A source told Radar: “NeNe has admitted that it’s over between her and Greg and she was not wearing her wedding ring recently.
“She is worried that Greg might go public about some of her secrets because she has admitted that she has some ‘skeletons’ in her closet. Also Greg has indicated that he might want some alimony payments from her should they get divorced, so, the situation could get really messy.”
According to the source, Nene, 42, also fears Gregg might try to cash in on the demise of their marriage. “And he may try and cash-in on her fame by writing a book or giving interviews about their life together,” added the source.
NeNe and Gregg met while she was working as an exotic dancer called Silk at an Atlanta club. They have been married for 14 years.
In the audio, which his lawyers are now calling an unauthorized recording, Gregg can be heard bashing the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, saying she has let the Housewives fame go to her head. “I put $300,000 of my own money for [NeNe] to become a housewife. Without that, she wouldn’t be sh*t . . . She’s going to give me every dime of my $300,000 back,” said an angry Gregg.
As we reported last week, Gregg was secretly recorded by radio host Corey King, during what he thought was a private phone call between the two. The reason King decided to tape Gregg’s conversation? Well allegedly, Gregg owes Cory some money and began avoiding Corey when he couldn’t pay him back.
In a new statement released through his lawyers at The Gardner Law Group, Gregg apologizes to his wife and acknowledges the two are having marital problems. The statement also claims Gregg’s conversation with King took place after an argument with Nene.
Excerpts from his statement below -
“On June 2, 2010, an unauthorized audio taped conversation between Mr. Gregg Leakes and Mr. Corey King was made privy to the public by Mr. King and Large FM. While Mr. King touted an “exclusive interview”, the taped recording was obtained by fraud and deception. Neither Mr. King nor Large FM were granted consent to interview Mr. Leakes and an interview never occurred.
Throughout the duration of the call with Mr. King, Mr. Leakes was under the impression that he was simply confiding in a friend after an argument with his wife. However, Mr. King has demonstrated through this blatant disregard of Mr. Leakes’ privacy that he does not even comprehend the word “friend”. The audio recording was deceptive and the release of it was nothing short of malicious.
It is not a secret to anyone that Mr. and Mrs. Leakes are facing marital challenges, a situation common to many couples. However, there is no doubt that Mr. King’s intentions were dishonorable, hateful, and inexcusable. His deceptive act was committed without any regard to Mr. or Mrs. Leakes.
Mr. Leakes has apologized privately to his wife and he offers a sincere apology to the others mentioned in the audio. Any further discussion of the matter should be amongst Mr. Leakes and those individuals, privately.”
TELL US: DO YOU THINK GREGG AND NENE’S MARRIAGE STANDS A CHANCE AFTER THIS INCIDENT?
Jill, who’s popularity has taken a huge dive this season, all thanks to her mean girl behavior, simply refuses to be un-liked. And just how far is Jill willing to go to get you the viewer to like her again? Well according to the new UsWeekly cover story, Jill went as far as to hire 4, yes 4 media consultants to try to help her repair her tarnished image. The US article reveals Jill even had the “four media related people sleep over at her house to prep her for the reunion show.”
So what does it mean when one woman has 4 media consultants helping her? Well it means 99.98% of what she says and does is contrived and calculated, whether it be asking her former BFF to be her friend again just two weeks after calling her wedding a “circus,” or even leaking out a story to the press to falsely proclaim she and the said former BFF are friends again.
And just this weekend, Jill, who according to the UsWeekly article uses her mean girl behavior to overcompensate for being unpopular in High School, posted the following message on her twitter and facebook-
“I will not tolerate haters on my my Facebook and Twitter accounts anymore. The show is now OVER. I will be blocking anyone following the serious haters as well. Dina gave me good advice. You know who I mean. Haters come with being a celebrity..we all have them but I will do my best to block them and their followers. Peace and Love…not hate. If I blk you by accident. post on jillzarin.com and I will get it.”
It seems Jill and her co-star Kelly Bensimon are very fond of the word “hater.” And its safe to guess that a “hater” in the eyes of Jill is anyone who is critical of her vile bad behavior this season. Oddly enough, Jill/Susan Saunders was caught earlier this year, harassing and threatening someone on Amazon.com who gave her book a bad review.
Jill, who got a lot of sympathetic comments on her facebook (but then again if she got negative ones, we would have no way of knowing considering she reportedly pays someone to delete negative comments) decided to turn it up a notch just hours later, posting the following -
“So..we are being harassed and threatened by a family from chicago and Alabama. We have contacted authorities. I will block anyone who is linked to them per postal service law enforcement until they finish investigation. This is a serious crime and all evidence has been handed over. If you are involved in anyway..I sugg…est you stop. Enough is enough. It is NOT funny or a joke.”
What’s interesting is celebs or people in the public eye are always told to NEVER publicly discuss or announce to the public that they are being threatened or harassed. One of the main reasons for this rule is to not encourage other nutjobs to do the same. And by the way, getting threats or being harassed is very common for celebrities, reality stars included. What is rare however is deciding to announce it to the world.
Jill, being the crafty one that she is, however is more concerned with manipulating getting the fans to feel sorry for her than following proper protocol. And considering the long list of Bravo Housewives who are not too popular with the viewers, it’s highly unlikely Jill is the first one to receive threats or be harassed. She is however the one to announce it to the world. But then again, perhaps it’s not Jill’s fault. Maybe one of the four media consultants she hired advised her to do so. Ahh that crafty Jill!
TELL US: DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR JILL? OR SHOULD SHE LEARN TO LIE IN THE BED SHE MADE HERSELF?
According to theybf.com, Greg borrowed some money from one of the radio show hosts Corey King. The money helped Greg take he and Nene’s house out of foreclosure. Greg however began avoiding Corey when he couldn’t pay him back. This led to Corey calling Greg and secretly taping their convo out of revenge. The coversation was then leaked online yesterday.
In the phone conversation, Greg shares that he plans on divorcing Nene and that the Atlanta Housewives fame has gone to her head. “I put $300,000 of my own money for [NeNe] to become a housewife. Without that, she wouldn’t be sh*t . . . She’s going to give me every dime of my $300,000 back,” said an angry Greg.
It seems Greg also intends to get spousal support from Nene, who is now the breadwinner of the family, thanks to her Bravo income.
Greg also phoned in to Kandi Burruss’s internet radio show yesterday night, and admitted it was him on the tape. Theybf sources share that Nene heard the conversation yesterday and was livid. She’s apparently planning on beating Greg to the divorce filing.
The reality star had remained mum on the nose job issue until now. Nene appeared on the The Ricky Smiley Morning Show and gave a non denial statement on her recent nose job -
“You shouldn’t believe everything that you hear. Don’t worry about what I’m doing over here. I am very recognizable; don’t believe everything that you hear. Understand that a lot of the pictures are photoshopped and the pictures that I saw of me [were] from Sheree’s “Dancing with the Stars” night and we were wearing fun make up. I had make up on the top, I had make up on the bottom, I had make up on my nose and all of a sudden my nose is very very small. My nose was contoured at the dancing event and everyone is making a big deal out of it.”
Is she really expecting us to believe she did not have a nose job? Can’t make much sense of the above statement so will move on. A report by RadarOnline also claims this is actually Nene’s third nose job. Nene also states that she and hubby Gregg Leakes are doing fine despite separation rumors. As for her son Bryson Bryant, who has been arrested twic this year, she says he’s doing fine as well and is back to club promoting.
In other Atlanta Housewives news, those pesky rumors/stories that Lisa Wu Hartwell is leaving the show refuses to go away. The latest is now that Bravo is planning on phasing Lisa out of the show this season.
“The producers of the show wanted to weed someone out, that person being Lisa Wu Hartwell, as they have added the two new cast members. She isn’t filming as regular as the other ladies of the show and will appear only on minimal episodes, as opposed to the other ladies… It wasn’t Lisa’s choice to end her contract, it was the producers as she no longer lives any where close to the city of Atlanta and her character on the show was quite a bore last year!”
If this story is true, must say it makes sense. Lisa was a bit boring last season. The third season of the Atlanta Housewives is still being filmed.
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.
Jill Zarin, star of the Real Housewives of New York City, continues to prove that she is her own worst enemy. Just 2 weeks after amazongate, during which the housewife was caught threatening someone on Amazon.com who left her book a bad review, and then making up a fake name to give her book a good review, Jill seems to have found another shocking way to top herself. We shall call this ‘Babygate.” By the way, the above picture of Jill was taken just yesterday. That looks like a genuine smile no?
And no, this isn’t a Bethenny Frankel is a saint and Jill is evil story, but to be quite frank, Jill’s behavior both on and off the show, has been downright nuts and sometimes ‘evil.’ On Friday, Bethenny went into labor, a month earlier than expected. This was reported by several reliable media outlets and even confirmed by Ramona Singer, who said she spoke to Bethenny.
Hours later, a nut who goes by the twitter name of Tweetmaxine, posted that Bethenny had delivered a baby boy. Shortly after, Jill posted a congratulatory announcement on her facebook page congratulating Bethenny on delivering a baby boy. What really drove me nuts about this was that Jill did not have to mention the sex of B’s baby, but of course being the gossip monger that she is, and in her pathetic attempt to gossip and scoop the press, she had to include the baby was a boy.
After hearing of Jill’s post, I searched all over the internet Friday night, visited PEOPLE.com and all the major websites, only to find absolutely nothing on Bethenny giving birth. Not one single story from a major site. Visited PEOPLE.com because Bethenny announced her engagement and pregnancy through them last year, and logic told me she would likely do the same with her birth. My thought process at the time was that perhaps Bethenny did give birth to her baby on Friday, but why is Jill the first/second person to announce it before her? Shouldn’t Bethenny be the first to do this? And my instincts were right as Bethenny did announce the birth of her baby girl with PEOPLE on Saturday morning.
The main question on my mind is what the hell is Jill thinking? I’m guessing Jill’s thought process was, “Okay, I have to be the first person to congratulate Bethenny on her delivery. Hopefully when people see this, they will think that I’m not so awful, the press will include my congratulatory message in her delivery news. Hopefully the fans will like me again. Plus I get to prove I’m still “in the know” by knowing this, and I get to win cookie points with fans by scooping the press and breaking this news to them.”
Yes that’s what I believe was going through Jill’s head, all very irrational thinking, without even considering that no official announcement had been made by Bethenny herself. And as we all know now, Jill couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only did Bethenny not give birth on Friday, but her baby was a girl. Jill posted the following explanation on her facebook on Saturday:
“Yesterday [my daughter] read a tweet and blog that Bethenny gave birth. We were excited and congratulated her obviously prematurely. I should have waited until B announced it herself. Sorry.”
Yes Jill, you were really that happy, overjoyed and excited for Bethenny that you couldn’t wait to inform the world of her false delivery. Must say Jill is a pretty amazing person to be that overjoyed for someone who wants absolutely nothing to do with her. And oh yeah, for someone, who just a month ago, referred to her wedding ceremony as being “circus like,” must say Jill is truly amazing, almost saint like to be that excited for Bethenny. Now some feel she is throwing her daughter under the bus and using her as an excuse, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. And as for her daughter reading the story on a blog? Absolutely false. The only blog that posted the story on Friday, did so after Jill’s facebook message and used Jill as a source. The worst part about this is that Jill forcefully and selfishly inserted herself into the biggest news of Bethenny’s life and now most of the stories out there about Bethenny’s delivery, including ours, includes Jill Zarin, all thanks to Jill Zarin of course.
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.”