RHOA: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Gregg And NeNe Leakes’ Relationship
Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta have watched former star NeNe Leakes go through many ups and downs with her husband, Gregg. The two separated in 2010 and divorced in 2011 after 15 years of marriage only to get back together and remarry in 2013! They’ve now been together for 20 years and are still going strong! Even though these two have shared a lot with fans already, there are still a few things we don’t know about the reality couple! Here are 8 things you probably didn’t know about NeNe and Gregg Leakes’ relationship!
8. Their First Marriage
NeNe and Gregg first got married in 1997 after meeting in 1996. They have one child, a son named Brentt. The two shared a successful marriage for a long time, but things started going downhill in season 3 and 4 of RHOA. There are many reasons why their relationship began to crumble — firstly, Gregg has five children from a previous relationship and NeNe has publicly stated her relationship with them is strained and Gregg was suffering through serious financial issues. The final straw was when Gregg spoke badly about his relationship with NeNe on the radio, but later claimed he didn’t realize the conversation he was having with a friend on the phone was being recorded. After they divorced, Gregg claimed he invested $300,000 in NeNe’s career and that “fame got to her head.”
7. Why NeNe Leakes Agreed to a Second Chance at Marriage
In an interview with Pose magazine, NeNe addressed the burning question of why she chose to get married to Gregg again, and revealed that she believed their relationship needed that break. “I have been with Gregg for 18 years now, since 1996. We broke up for a year and a half and I always say that was a great year and a half for us. We needed that breakup. When we met that day in 1996, we’ve been together every day since. We needed to break up. I needed to see what else was going on. He needed to see what else was going on. I think we both learned a lot and I’m happy we found our way back to each other,” said NeNe.