Nene Leakes’ husband, Gregg Leakes has died. Suffering from colon cancer, he succumbed to the disease on September 1st.
Nene Leakes Publicly Revealed That Gregg Was Transitioning To The Other Side
Nene Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta is mourning the death of her husband. Gregg Leakes has died of colon cancer at 66 years old.
Just this past weekend, Nene let everyone know that she was going through a really tough time.
During a live event, she took the mic and revealed that her husband, Gregg, was indeed ‘transitioning to the other side”.
Nene Receives Condolences From Several RHOA Castmates
Never reducing what she was going through, Nene went through a depression of her own. As reported, she says when her husband got cancer, everything changed. It was like her whole house got cancer.
Upon hearing the news of his passing, celebrities took to social media, including several of her castmates from RHOA, express their condolences.
Cynthia Bailey, one of her closes friends on the show, expressed that Greg did many things to bless her life, adding –
“My heart and prayers go out to @neneleakes and her family. Greg was a good man, so kind & so loving. I will miss him, and will always honor his memory with love. #RIP, #greggleakes #heartbroken” – Cynthia Bailey
Another castmate, Porsha Williams, who had a love/hate relationship with Nene, added warm words –
“…Truly heartbreaking news. Love and prayers for dear Nene & the Leakes family. #Speechless #We love you Greg, #FuckCancer” – Porsha Williams
Also adding to the outpouring of love for the Leakes family, Kandi Burruss says –
“My prayers go out to @neneleakes & her family. @greggleakes was an amazing man who always brought love & great energy to any room he walked into. “I’m grateful for the great memories I have of him. Rest in peace, Gregg”
“Sending love and strenghth to Nene and the entire Leakes family. Gregg was an amazing and extraordianry man. Broken hearted.” – Eva Marcille
Married for over 20 years, much of the marriage of Nene and Greg was televised on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Married since 1997, they once divorced but remarried and the wedding was covered on a spinoff of RHOA.
More recently, many watched as she battled with caring for her husband while he was in the fight of his life.
At one point his cancer had gone into remission. But, later returned.
Another colleague that offered condolences was T.V. host and Executive Producer of Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen, posting –
“I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man. I jokingly called him “Pastor Leakes”, but in truth he was a strong voice of reason & commanded great respect among the entire #RHOA team. I am sending love and streghth to @neneleakes & the entire Leakes family” – Andy Cohen
At the time of his death, he was reportedly surrounded by his wife and family. Together, they share a son, Brent. Gregg also has 4 other sons and a daughter.
According to TMZ, sources disclosed that per Gregg’s request, there will not be a funeral. However, at some point, there will be a celebration of life.
RIP Gregg Leakes. Prayers go out to Nene and her entire family.