‘I Cannot Believe My Life:’ Nene Leakes Discusses Her Steady Climb To The Top And Remarrying Greg

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February 13, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When most people think of Bravo’s hit reality show “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, the über fabulous, stunningly stylish, platinum-haired “Glam-mother”, Nene Leakes is usually the first person that comes to mind. Since her 2008 debut on the show, Ms. Leakes has seemingly won over the hearts of millions and accomplished what most reality television stars have been unable to, which is break into entertainment’s mainstream arena. From her recurring role on Fox’s Glee to her regular role on primetime NBC series, The New Normal, it’s quite obvious that Leakes has embarked upon a major milestone in her career and it appears that she doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. In a recent interview with Katie Couric, the 45-year-old sensation discussed her swift rise to stardom and how she sometimes finds it all to be unbelievable. Check out some of what she had to say.

On finding her new reality difficult to fathom at times:

“You know, when you’re working and you’re doing stuff over and over and over again, you you hardly get a chance to sit a chance to sit and be like ‘Oh, thank you Jesus,” because you’re going from one thing, to the next, to the next. But, I do have those moments where I’m home and I’m like ‘I cannot believe my life,’ like I went from there to there all in a second.”

On why she’s the last original housewife on the show:

“Many didn’t have their options picked up again… When people watch the show, they only see what’s happening on the show, so they don’t they don’t really get to see what’s going on behind the scenes. There’s a lot of things that are happening behind the scenes and the only thing that I can say is that it was meant to be and those girls that left, they deserved to go… A piece of me feels bad when each girl leaves the show.”

On why the Bravo franchise’s Atlanta spin-off is so successful:

“Well we’re Atlanta girls. We’re the Georgia peaches and we are the only brown girls in the franchise so we are veryyyy different.”

On divorcing and remarrying Greg:

“I’m very excited about it [remarrying]. That [the divorce] was to teach Greg a lesson… I think he learned something. Today, a lot of women let men do things that they shouldn’t let them do.

 

Oh, Nene!

Check out footage of Nene’s interview on the next page. Has she evolved into a ridiculously fabulous human being or what?

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  • kickash

    I have to say I like Nene a lot more than I did when I first started watching RHOA. She’s growing and trying to stay out of the bs

  • Skyler Shakes

    I kid you not when the show first started, I hated this lady with a passion and couldn’t stand her at all… From the way she talks, to how highly she thinks of herself. And I even thought all the beef with Kim was simply because she was a hater and jealous of Kim…. But I absolutely adore NeNe… Everything about her. I have no clue how that even happened but I think she’s just hilarious and endearing. Just from what I see. She stands up for herself, and yes at times she can be a bully but I love this woman. Very happy for everything going on for her and I wish her many many more success so she can use the phrase, “I’m rich bytch” once again… lol. Bravo NeNe

    • Beejcee

      And she was exactly right about Kim!

  • TallGyal7

    I am a fan of NeNe. I love her style and how she was able to turn one opportunity into a career. Go NeNe! Let me know when the jewelry lines come out girl!

    I also liked what she said about her relationship with Greg. We as women, sometimes we don’t stand up for ourselves. Growing up, I saw my mother be a victim of not standing up for herself. I think it damaged her in many ways. I learned from seeing what she went through.

  • Ms. Kameria

    She has come a long way. I’m happy for her.