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‘RHOA’ star NeNe Leakes’ son Brentt comes out as gay, elated fans say ‘we already figured’

The Internet, along with NeNe Leakes, was extremely supportive of Brett Leake's announcement
NeNe Leakes is happy with her son's decision to come out as gay (Instagram/@neneleakes)
NeNe Leakes is happy with her son's decision to come out as gay (Instagram/@neneleakes)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Brentt Leakes, the son of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star NeNe Leakes, announced on the social media platform TikTok over the weekend that he is gay. The 23-year-old has faced a number of challenges in recent years, including the loss of his father, Gregg Leakes, to cancer in 2021, and a stroke and heart attack in 2022. He used a viral trend on TikTok as a way to confirm his sexuality and came out of the closet.

Brentt's followers were quick to respond with support and encouragement for his decision to reveal his sexuality. Some even noted that they had already figured out that he was gay, but were happy that he had publicly come out. Brentt's mother, NeNe Leakes, who is a former star of Bravos' Atlanta series of 'Real Housewives', also showed her support by responding to a post on Instagram with clapping emojis.


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Brentt Leakes comes out as gay

The announcement was met with wholesome support by Brett’s followers on TikTok. Quite a few fans referenced his mother in their reactions. One fan wrote, “I’m proud of Nene for being an accepting and loving parent, if your son is gay he’s gonna need your love now more than ever cuz his life is gonna end up being way more difficult, he’s gonna need mama by his side.”

Another claimed that Brett would no longer struggle with behavioral issues, “This be explaining why kids sometimes struggle with behavioral issues. Gotta be free!” One viewer claimed that they already knew Brett was homosexual, “Oh baby boy we already figured but happy coming out publicly day,” Another viewer said, “Make sense now…way to come out.”

(TikTok, @KingBrentt)
Brett used a viral trend on TikTok as a way to reveal his sexuality (TikTok, @KingBrentt)

NeNe Leakes herself reacted to the news on Instagram with support. On a “The Neighbourhood Talk” Instagram comment about her son, NeNe responded with clapping emojis. Fans commended NeNe as well, with one viewer claiming, “That’s right! As long as my mom loved and accepts me I wouldn’t give one F**K about anyone else."

Many of NeNe's fans responded with words of encouragement for her accepting her son's sexuality, noting that he will need her love and support now more than ever as he navigates life as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Brentt has undergone significant life changes after suffering a stroke in 2022 that left him hospitalized in a coma for months. He has since been focused on improving his health and showed off his 100-pound weight loss on Instagram in early 2023. In November, NeNe posted happy photos and videos of her son after he was discharged from the hospital, thanking God for his progress.

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