These days, NeNe Leakes talks about how much money she has almost as much as she shades Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey while pretending to be unbothered by their existence. However, that wasn’t always the case. During the beginning seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe’s husband Gregg Leakes was the breadwinner in their relationship. However, that changed when RHOA’s popularity skyrocketed. NeNe’s one-liners and her feuds with Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield gave her a lot of notoriety…. and the paycheck to buy much better wigs. Well, sometimes anyway. We all know that wig selection isn’t exactly NeNe’s biggest strength, no matter how high her budget is.
Anyway, in a recent interview, NeNe spilled some of the details about the start of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. I will never forget Kim texting NeNe “you are a low budget bitch” back in Season 1. But, you know what: Kim wasn’t too far off about the financial situation. The salaries on the show were not nearly as high as they are today.
On last night’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta we finally caught up with Nene Leakes, who is now producing PSAs for the American Cancer Society about how hard it was for her to be married to a man who had cancer. I really just think Bravo should leave cancer alone, and I really also think the American Cancer Society needs to better in their vetting of spokespersons.
Now that Gregg Leakes is cancer-free and isn’t requiring NeNe to ‘care’ for him and uphold those wedding vows she took (twice!), she’s eager to rebuild their marriage. I’m frankly sick of Gregg being so phony. Look, I know he has to rely on NeNe for his living expenses because Senior Living Communities are depressing and don’t come with Bentleys, but honestly the way he goes overboard praising NeNe for her support and kindness while he was battling for his life, and it was frankly unbelievable.
NeNe Leakes returns on tonight’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta and it doesn’t seem like anyone is happy to see her!
Nene isn’t the only one making a comeback though. Marc Daly visits Atlanta, supposedly to reconnect with his wife, Kenya Moore and daughter Brooklyn, but the real reason is that he may be scouting locations for a new restaurant. When the visit doesn’t go as planned Kenya confides to her family that her marriage is on the rocks.
When you think about it, Bravo really changed the face of reality television. Sure, Bravo didn’t invent the genre, but over the years, the network has taken risks to start a wide variety of reality themed shows–from real estate to yachting and more. Many of these shows have been very successful and have been game changers in the reality television world.
Of course, the franchise Bravo is probably best known for is the Real Housewives. Who knew in 2006 that the franchise would still be going strong in 2019. From the original Real Housewives of Orange County, the show has landed in cities from New York to Dallas to Beverly Hills. One of the most successful spin-offs has been the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Recently, Peter Thomas, who used to be a regular on the show when married to Cynthia Bailey, shared his thoughts about how the men on the Housewives shows are portrayed.
Should we all just give this a “Sure, Jan” now and call it a day? Of course not! Real Housewives of Atlanta grand dame, NeNe Leakes is
once again addressing her absence from the first two shows of the new season. There has been much speculation about why such an important part of the series was missing at a particularly crucial time.
The rumor mill had a lot to work with. After NeNe’s short temper and hateful moments were dismissed as a result of depression, nothing could really excuse her reasoning behind getting physical with production. People have been dismissed from Bravo for less, yet NeNe still retained her peach. When filming began for the new shows, NeNe was a no show. Viewers
hoped wondered if she was facing punishment for getting handsy with the camera guy. Or maybe NeNe’s co-stars didn’t feel like being yelled at for the duration of their scenes with the star. Now NeNe tells us what really happened, and sets the record straight once and for all. Sure, Jan!
This season of Real Housewives Of Atlanta features a group of women who are softer, stripped down, and far less pretentious. Maybe it’s all the babies? Because right out of the jump we are tackling real issues, although something about the way it’s being presented seems mighty producer-driven…
Mostly I’m talking about Cynthia Bailey bobbing for rings and the insincere appearance of Sincerely Ward. But first the positive!
Kenya Moore has undergone a metamorphasis. And I love it! Since having daughter Brooklyn, now 7 months, Kenya’s entire personality has been given the FaceTune ‘more smooth’ treatment. She is infused with motherly love and patience. So patient that Kenya is willing to live halfway across the country from husband Marc Daly as he builds his business empire in NYC.
Bravo’s southern ladies are back tonight for season 12 of Real Housewives Of Atlanta. And oh boy does this season look JUUUUICY!
We all know Kenya Moore is back, this time with her husband Marc Daly and her daughter Brooklyn who will be making her first ever debut on Bravo. But things are all peaches and cream for the Daly’s. Kenya struggles to maintain a long-distance relationship with her husband while she reconnects with her Atlanta roots (aka moves back to film).
It looks like NeNe Leakes might tackle an ongoing issue impacting Real Housewives of Atlanta. An issue important to society, politics, and our children. That issue is bullying. NeNe might know a thing or two about this topic.
None of us will forget when NeNe was bullied by a Bravo camera guy, forcing his way into her closet. And we all remember where we were when Eva Marcille bullied the OG by getting married when NeNe was having a bad day. The pièce de ré·sis·tance, NeNe’s husband, Gregg Leakes. Gregg viciously bullied NeNe by getting cancer and interrupting her lifestyle. Now NeNe wants vengeance and exposure for all bullies! Beware
Kenya Moore cast of RHOA Season 12, NeNe has her evil eye on all of you!