'RHOA' star NeNe Leakes reveals 'cheating' husband Gregg's cancer has returned
During an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand, former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star NeNe Leakes dropped an explosive bombshell from her personal life. The reality star revealed that her husband Gregg Leakes' cancer has returned. She shared that Gregg has 'been in the hospital for a week', and is currently recovering from surgery.
Gregg was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. Fans got a peek of Gregg's diagnosis and treatment during Season 11 of 'RHOA'. The diagnosis put a huge strain on the couple's relationship which was documented extensively on 'RHOA'. During the live session, NeNe revealed how it's 'difficult' for her. She said, "I'm sure he'll be home in about a week or so. It's difficult..... If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different." The last time that NeNe had to be a caretaker for Gregg, the couple almost came close to calling it quits.
Fans got a peek into just how bad things were between the couple during an 'RHOA' reunion. When Andy Cohen asked the couple if they both wanted to save their marriage, Gregg responded with a firm yes, but the housewife wasn't entirely sure about it. When Andy asked NeNe if Gregg's cancer diagnosis put a strain on their relationship, the housewife clarified that it was more than that, and claimed that their relationship wasn't great and they didn't even sleep in the same bedroom anymore.
Things only went downhill since then. During an interview, NeNe alluded to how Gregg's cancer diagnosis could be a result of 'karma' for cheating on her. She said, "I'm talking about a caretaker, caretaker. Maybe you're getting it back from that time you cheated on me. You don't never know. You don't ever know." NeNe and Gregg's relationship has been through several highs and lows.
The couple tied the knot in 1997 and divorced in 2011. They remarried in 2013. NeNe was a 28-year-old exotic dancer when she first met Gregg, During an episode of 'RHOA', the housewife revealed how Gregg and she exchanged numbers. "You and me exchanged number, and he left me a voicemail and he was like, 'Give Big Daddy a call.' And I was like, 'Oh, hell, no!' He said, 'I'ma marry you one day.' I said, 'Uh uh uh!' He did not ask me to sleep with him. Actually, I was thinking to myself, like, 'Now, what's going on?' And from that point on, I was just in the bed with no clothes on," she shared.
"I have been with Gregg since 1996 so it's been about 20 years or so," NeNe told TV One's Uncensored in 2018. "Gregg and I went through a bumpy road I would say for about two years. I was very young when I started dating Gregg and he had been married before. I had never been married before and he had children from his previous marriage and I had one child. So we got engaged really quick, like six months in, and we were married like a year later," the housewife added.
Hopefully, NeNe and Gregg will manage to fight cancer together as a team.