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NeNe Leakes Says Her Late Husband Gregg Leakes Gave Her His Blessing To Date After His Passing

When former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes revealed in June of 2021 that her husband, Gregg Leakes’ cancer had returned, it was heartbreaking for everyone in the Bravo-verse.

Gregg was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He underwent chemotherapy and announced in May of 2019 that he was cancer free. But on September 1, 2021, Gregg passed away after a long and hard-fought battle with colon cancer.

Gregg was a beloved member of the RHOA cast and was respected by everyone. There was an outpouring of love and support for NeNe and Gregg’s family from the Bravo-verse and fans.

NeNe shared how she was putting her life back together in an Instagram Story. “I have good days and bad days, but they say it’s normal,” NeNe explained. She shared Gregg’s final words during their last conversation. “I’m not going to leave you. God is going to bless you,” Gregg told his wife.

In another Instagram Story in October of 2021, NeNe commented on all the support she was receiving, and singled out a few special supporters. “Thank you to everybody. All the gentlemen that have been in my DMs, thank y’all too,” NeNe remarked. “But anyway, hey, I love reading the messages. They are inspiring to say the least. Thank you,” she added.


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One former Atlanta peach, Phaedra Parks, has been rooting for NeNe to start dating again. “If NeNe wants to find love, she is gorgeous, and she’s got a great body. So I say, go after it, honey,” Phaedra said.

It looks like NeNe decided to take Phaedra’s advice. TMZ reported that NeNe has a new man. His name is Nyonisela Sioh, and he is originally from Liberia, Africa. He owns a couture company in Charlotte, North Carolina that makes suits. A source claimed that Peter Thomas, Cynthia Bailey’s ex-husband, introduced NeNe to Nyonisela. It isn’t clear how long the couple has been dating. As you may recall, Cynthia is still NeNe’s ex-friend because she didn’t show up after Gregg’s death.

NeNe posted photos from her birthday celebration at Linnethia Lounge. NeNe’s nearest and dearest were there to party. RHOA alum Porsha Williams was pictured, as was Nyonisela. The party was thrown by NeNe and Gregg’s son, Brentt Leakes.


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Page Six reported that NeNe told the Shade Room that she had Gregg’s blessing to move on. “I will love Gregg forever & ever! Grieving is hard!” NeNe explained. “Even harder & depressing alone.”

The actress added, “Gregg and I had a very tearful conversation before his passing. His words to me were ‘be happy, keep smiling and he who finds you, has found a good one.’”

Everyone experiences grief differently. Best wishes to NeNe as she embraces this new chapter in her life.


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