Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is embarking on her new chapter after the death of her beloved husband, Gregg Leakes. Gregg was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. Sadly, Gregg passed away on September 1, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. Bravo-lebrities shared their condolences and love for Gregg on social media. It was a heartbreaking loss.
Even RHOA star Kenya Moore, who clashed with NeNe constantly, stated of Gregg, “Honestly, he is one of the nicest men I’ve ever met in my life.” NeNe slammed her former friend and co-star Cynthia Bailey for not showing up after Gregg’s death.
NeNe shared her experience with grief. She said, “I have good days and bad days, but they say it’s normal.” NeNe also gave a humorous thank you to all the men giving her some online attention. ”All the gentlemen that have been in my DMs, thank y’all too,” NeNe commented. “But anyway, hey, I love reading the messages. They are inspiring to say the least.”
Now NeNe seems to be following RHOA alum Phaedra Parks’ advice and hitting the dating scene. Peter Thomas, Cynthia’s ex-husband, reportedly introduced NeNe to businessman Nyonisela Sioh. He is originally from Liberia, Africa but currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nyonisela celebrated NeNe’s birthday at her Linnethia Lounge along with family and friends, including Porsha Williams.
NeNe revealed that Gregg gave her his blessing to find love again. “I will love Gregg forever & ever! Grieving is hard!” NeNe told The Shade Room. “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,’” she added.
Now NeNe is marking another milestone in her journey. BET reported that NeNe has sold the home that she shared with Gregg. On September 21, 2021, NeNe put the mansion, which is in Duluth, Georgia, on the market. NeNe originally listed the 10,000 square foot home, where she lived with Gregg for 7 years, for $4 million. NeNe slashed the price of the home twice before finding a buyer who paid $3.495 million.
The listing touted the mansion’s “West Coast vibes.” The home has 5 bedrooms along with 7 bathrooms. One bathroom features double vanities and a free-standing bathtub. It also has a pool, waterfalls, and a covered, wraparound patio. Nice!
It seems that NeNe may also be eyeing a RHOA comeback. In a clip from The Real shared by Queens of Bravo, NeNe discussed a possible return. She stated, “I’m okay with returning to the show as long as we can work through a few things. I’m happy to return to the show.”
But it doesn’t sound like Andy Cohen is ready to hand NeNe a peach. When contract negotiations failed, NeNe quit the show and lashed out at Andy. “If you don’t have anything positive to say about me working for your network for 13 years, stop bringing up my name on your show to help your ratings,” NeNe remarked. The clip was shared by Queens of Bravo on Twitter.
Andy responded by stating, “I think she would probably prefer that I keep her name out of my mouth and that is what I’m going to honor.” Bloop!
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