VIDEO: NeNe Leakes And Tony Dovolani’s Rumba Ends With A Kiss

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It's week three for NeNe Leakes on Dancing with the Stars. NeNe and Tony Dovolani dance the Rumba, dedicated to NeNe's most memorable year.

NeNe chooses 2013 because it's the year she remarried Gregg Leakes

"The first time I got married to Gregg we were really stuck on attraction," says NeNe. "Our relationship started to really fizzle. We were not seeing eye to eye and we were arguing all the time.  That doesn't work for me.  I'm a really good communicator, like, I like to talk about everything. Gregg – not so much. For a long time we were not even speaking.  I never stopped loving Gregg, so when we broke up, the connection was still there." 

NeNe adds, "Gregg Leakesssss, this Rumba is for you. There is a little bit of grinding, honey, but don't worry. You know I'm coming home to you." 


There's a bit of grinding – but there is also a bed, NeNe straddling a shirtless Tony, and a kiss on the lips! The stars and pros in the skybox love it! Gregg comes down to the dance floor to hug and kiss NeNe and to shake Tony's hand.  I wasn't impressed with NeNe's dance, especially compared to Danica McKellar and Meryl Davis, but I'm glad she dropped the silly faces this week.


Len Goodman admits the bed, a half-naked Tony, and a shoeless NeNe led him to expect the worst. "I was pleasantly surprised," he adds. "It wasn't overly raunchy, it had sensuality about it, it had flow going on, it was very tasteful."

Bruno Tonioli calls NeNe a Southern siren.  "Rumba is very very difficult to maintain the flow of movement, especially for a non-dancer, and you did that very well." Bruno adds a bit of constructive criticism – NeNe takes it well.

Carrie Ann Inaba drools all over a shirtless Tony. Girl needs some Bedroom Kandi. Somehow, Carrie Ann manages to add, "The passion that's so alive between you two brought out such a beautiful sensuality in your movement."

Robin Roberts says to NeNe, "You have this enormous personality but you let us see a different side of you tonight – it was so sensual and so beautiful." 




WARNING: includes elimination spoilers! 

Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 39

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 36

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 36

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36

Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 35

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 32

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 30

Billy Dee Williams: dropped out for health reasons

Next week, the stars and pros switch partners for a week, and Julianne Hough guest judges. Did you vote for the switch up? 




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