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