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Earlier this week rumors of an alleged prenup between Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and ex-hubby-turned-fiancé Gregg Leakes began to circulate. According to reports, NeNe is demanding that Gregg sign prenup before they jump the broom (again) and Gregg isn’t too happy about it. During a recent interview with USA Today, the very rich Glee actress confirmed that there will a prenup signed prior to her upcoming nuptials and went on to express that she doesn’t really understand why people are making such a big deal about it.
“Yeah, I’m definitely going to have a prenup. I think any businessperson that is smart will have a prenup and that’s why I don’t even understand why people are talking about me having a prenup. I don’t really understand it. A lot of people have prenups, I don’t know why my situation is any different than anybody else’s.”
The New Normal star also revealed that the fabulous “couture” wedding gown that she’ll be exchanging vows in costs a grip.
“I’m going with something a lot different than I wore the first time. This dress is stupid expensive. It’s a big splurge, I could tell you that. It’s couture. “
We’ll all get a glimpse of NeNe saying “I do” in her “stupid expensive” dress in front of family, friends and her gang of reality TV bridesmaids when her wedding special I Dream of NeNe:The Wedding airs on Bravo this fall.
Turn the page to watch NeNe’s interview. Do you think people are making too much of a fuss over her decision to go the prenup route?
This season of Real Housewives of Atlanta showed a very in love NeNe and Gregg taking the steps to show the world that their bond has only become tighter after officially divorcing in 2011. And this was proven when Gregg proposed to the burgeoning actress and reality TV queen a second time around (and she of course said yes). And now things seem to be going in a great direction. They’ve got their own reality show about the preparation of the wedding in the works (I Dream of Nene: The Wedding), NeNe received a huge raise for the next season of RHOA, and she’s already picked some of her bridesmaids, as we reported earlier today. But according to reports, before we can say the couple will be “happily ever after,” they’ve got to come to an agreement. Aka, somebody (Gregg) needs to sign a prenuptial agreement. A family friend says they’re bumping heads about him signing one. The source had a lot to say.
“NeNe loves Gregg and hopes their marriage will last this time, but if it doesn’t work out she wants him to walk away only with what he’s bringing into it. She says she earned what she’s got by herself, and is demanding Gregg sign a prenup or there won’t be a wedding.”
But according to the same source, Gregg is a bit disappointed that she would want him to sign a prenuptial agreement since he doesn’t think he has taken advantage of her in any way in the past to warrant such a move:
“He feels he has always supported NeNe. Their divorce was not about spending too much or stealing from her, so he doesn’t think he needs a piece of paper to show he won’t take advantage.”
But yet and still, NeNe doesn’t want to play the fool. “The prenup is not up for discussion. If Gregg doesn’t sign on the dotted line, NeNe won’t be saying ‘I do.”
Well, we will see about all that, because Leakes hasn’t confirmed or denied any of this information. But with all that she has going on and all the money she has been raking in recently, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea (especially since they have already divorced once). And since Gregg, a real estate investor and businessman, was struggling with his money not too long ago, it seems she just wants to take some precautions since she’ll clearly be the one bringing home a majority of the bacon. So what is a gal to do?
Do you think she should make him sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle with Gregg again?
After much speculation, hint dropping and ear hustling, Bravo has officially announced NeNe Leakes’ spin-off show. I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding will document the Real Housewives of Atlanta star as she prepares to say “I do” (again) to her ex-husband-turned-fiancé, Gregg Leakes. The platinum-haired glammother took to her Twitter page yesterday to share the good news.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will of course, feature NeNe’s hubby-to-be Gregg, celebrity wedding planner Tiffany Cook and NeNe’s RHOA pals Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton, who will both be bridesmaids in the ceremony. The series is scheduled to premiere in the fall and is a product of True Entertainment and NeNe Leakes Productions for Bravo.
US Weekly is also reporting that the spin-off will document NeNe as she attempts to smooth things over with her estranged father and Gregg’s children from a prior relationship. This should be very interesting, as the troubled relationship between NeNe and her stepchildren has played out quite publicly. Back in 2011, Damian Leakes, NeNe’s stepson told Radar Online that the very rich reality star pretends that Gregg’s five other children don’t even exist.
“We are the forgotten side of the family. There’s so much talent with the kids he left behind. She knows us and she knows we have issues from about 15 years ago and it’s time to address them. She’s become a household name with our last name, but we’re non-existent.We need some closure. We need to know what did we do to cause this? What did we do to get Gregg to say ‘I’m going to abandon this family! I’m not going to try to be your friend or work with you or understand!’ We knew she [NeNe] didn’t like us– maybe he had too many kids. We didn’t know what her actual ordeal was.A TV show could be building process for Gregg and his kids because no one ever knew he had kids. There’s a lot of healing that needs to go on and a lot of animosity.”
Damian also said that NeNe probably wants to keep her distance from them [he and his siblings] out of fear that they may spill some damaging secrets about her.
Will you be watching I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding when it airs?
If you’ve been following Wendy Williams over the course of her career, you’ve probably realized that she sometimes appears to have no control over her mouth. It seems that she’ll even gossip about her mama if given juicy enough tidbits. The same reckless mouth that landed her a daytime television gig has also landed her in hot water with one of her pals. During yesterday’s episode of The Wendy Show, during her “Hot Topics” segment, Williams added her two cents about Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes’s relationship with her ex-husband turned fiancé, Gregg. She chatted it up about the couple’s chemistry and threw a little shade in there, hinting that the lovers seemed more like friends. Williams went on to say that NeNe should not do a television wedding.
Why Wendy would even go there with NeNe, the world may never know. Especially since the two appear to be friends. Just a few months ago NeNe tweeted that she would be inviting Wendy to her wedding. She also often refers to the media maven as her “big sis.”
Big sister or not, nobody messes with Gregg. When NeNe caught wind of Wendy’s comments she was quick to offer a rebuttal via her Twitter page.
In other words, shut your trap Wendy!
Do you think Wendy’s comments got her crossed off of the guest list?
Check Out The World’s Wackest Male Strippers: Ellen Throws Bachelorette Party For NeNe Leakes And Dancers Drop It Low
You know, there’s just something about some male strippers that is just more comical than hot. Some can be very alluring, but many, with their crotch popping and tacky a** costumes just make you want to laugh sometimes. Case in point, the very animated fellas Ellen DeGeneres enlisted to perform for bride-to-be (again) NeNe Leakes.
On her show today, DeGeneres talked to Leakes about her upcoming nuptials with ex-husband Gregg Leakes, and what she hoped for their wedding ceremony to be like the second time around. After saying that they initially went for something traditional, she said this time around she wants to do something big, over-the-top and almost fairytale-like. Well, you can’t have a huge wedding without having a big ‘ol scandalous bachelorette party now can you? (Well, of course you can, but for effect in this story let’s just pretend you can’t.) To help her celebrate her upcoming nuptials a little early, Ellen brought out four very interesting dancers to pop that thang on the Real Housewives of Atlanta and The New Normal star. Too bad they were a little wack-tastic. From the guy in the front trying to vibrate every five minutes in busting it open in front of NeNe, to the dude on the side humping and doing the body roll on the couch, and the two dudes in the back basically being hype men, Leakes couldn’t even fully enjoy her dance. Why? Because she spent the whole time laughing. In the end, even Ellen had to jump up and do a dance or two.
On an interesting side note, Leakes (a former stripper) and her man Gregg actually just opened their own strip club in West Hollywood last week, called The Cake Factory, according to The Daily Mail.
Check out the video for yourself and let us know if you think the dancers did the damn thing, or if they’re Chippendales rejects. Either way, it was very hilarious.
“They Did Something That Was Unethical To Our Franchise”: NeNe Leakes Speaks On Kenya And Walter’s “Relationship”
While doing her usual promo rounds (you remember that she was just on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Thursday, right?), Leakes, but this time with her man Gregg, sat down with Wendy Williams to talk about everything from their relationship, a possible spin-off, and more. But the most interesting tidbit of information Leakes dropped was that she does feel, despite what Kenya Moore says, that homegirl’s relationship with Walter Jackson was a fake, and that she finds it awful that they were possibly fronting for the cameras.
When asked what she thought of last night’s episode drama between Kenya and Walter, after Wendy Williams said Walter acted like a female during the “couple’s” conversation at the fishing hole, NeNe didn’t hold back her opinions on their “good acting.”
“…I would have to say that it was a good scene…a good acting scene. I almost believed them, but it was like, where’s the script!? I’ve been a housewife of Atlanta for five seasons, going into my sixth season, and everything we do on the show is legit. We’re not scripted, we’re real, what you see happen is what really happens on the show. So, to look at Kenya and Walter and to know that they did something that was unethical to our franchise, I think it’s awful.”
She didn’t really leave it as an allegedly they lied type of thing, but rather, she seemed very sure that they were out in these Anguilla streets living a lie on TV. But then again, NeNe was one of the first people on the show in general who was calling them out about a possible fake and phony relationship when Moore was being a bit frisky with everybody but “her man.”
They also asked her if she would be back for future seasons, as most assumed that with her Hollywood success, she would be trying to leave the whole reality TV thing alone:
“The platform of the Real Housewives of Atlanta has given me so much and opened up so many huge doors of opportunity for me. I can’t see myself just really leaving. I also see myself as the mom, and I’m the only original housewife that is left, so I don’t really feel like I want to leave…I also have to be there to protect and make sure people aren’t coming on with phony stories, honey!”
On top of that spicy conversation, Leakes also touched on the divorce rumors about Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks (she finds them to be a real couple, and congratulated them on the new baby, especially since she’s a woman over 40 and it can be hard to get pregnant), doing a spin-off (she said she’s not sure if she wants to do it, and she’s been approached about doing one before and always said no), as well as the EBONY mag cover controversy (“Yes we did get a lot of negative feedback from people, but just as much negative, we got just as much positive!”). The couple even played an “I Do Part II” game where they tried to figure out how much they knew about each other as a couple (Gregg does the dishes, he’s a freak in the bedroom, and they’re split on who pulls out their check to pay for dinners), and NeNe talked about her business with John the pizza czar, who she was seeing last season, and Gregg hilariously commented that he got free pizza out of their fling.
Funny couple these two are, and is it just me, or with the more I see NeNe on different talk shows eloquently and maturely expressing herself on different topics and issues, I like her more? Either way, she’s winning big time. Check out the clip from the episode and let us know what you think of her comments.
NeNe Leakes Confirms That She’s Getting Married, Again, And Talks Donald Trump Claiming He Started Her Career
After 17 years of knowing each other, money coming in and money going, stardom coming for NeNe and sista girl taking the lead in her relationship, and Gregg claiming fame went to her head, things obviously got messy between NeNe and Gregg Leakes. After 13 years of marriage, it seemed the reality TV curse hit and before you knew it, the two were divorcing in 2011. But if you follow Real Housewives of Atlanta, you know that the two have been getting cozy with one another once again. In the latest season, Gregg seems to be head over heels for his ex, and we even had to bear witness to a conversation about whether homeboy loved her or not. Leakes made it known in a recent interview that she felt like Gregg wanted to run around and sow his oats, and once he realized he was missing out on a good thing (her), he came running back. The two are clearly so much in love once again that reports said that Gregg proposed to NeNe, possibly on New Year’s Eve, hoping she would say yes a second time around.
But it wasn’t until an interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night that Leakes actually opened up about the proposal, and confirmed that she was indeed going to be a bride once more. When asked if she was engaged, homegirl said, “WELL, a little after midnight, I was asked this beautiful question: ‘Will you marry me–again?’” And of course, she said yes. Looking very cute in her tweed-ish dress on Fallon’s couch, she lit up when talking about Gregg and their romantic New Year’s Eve, which included rose petals on her beach condo floor, as well as strawberries, wine, and a heart made out of stones on their bed. It’s good to see that they’re looking to work things out, but hopefully Gregg will be more secure with NeNe’s fame, because she only seems to be going up from here…Congrats again!
And on a side note, NeNe also chatted with Jimmy about folks like Donald Trump and Andy Cohen coming on his show claiming they started her career and helped to make it what it is now. When Fallon told Leakes about how Trump said such a thing, and then Andy Cohen came on his show claiming that Trump was confused, and that HE made Real Housewives of Atlanta, and in turn, shaped her career, she politely shut all that down. “Well, you know I’m friends with both Andy and Donald Trump, I’ve worked with Donald for a long time and I’ve obviously worked with Andy Cohen, but uh, NeNe Leakes started NeNe Leakes’ career.” Well, if you didn’t know, now you know!
Check out video below of her conversation with Jimmy and let us know what you think below!
Watching Nene and Gregg rekindle the love that appears to have only been lost for about a split second has been adorable on this latest season of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Nene has been putting her ex-husband through the ringer and he’s been eager to meet every challenge — and more importantly get back a key to her house and most likely her heart. As of now, it appears his hard work has paid off because according to Nene’s twitter timeline she’s about to become Mrs. Leakes all over again.
Nene tweeted a few pics showing the romantic evening Gregg planned out for her, starting with lining the hallway of their beach condo with roses.
Later, she tweeted that they had a romantic nightcap fit for two, in which Gregg (or somebody he paid) spelled out their names in Hershey kisses.
The chocalatey goodness carried on into the bedroom, where there were Hershey’s laid out on the bed in the shape of a heart, to which Nene responded, “It’s on now!’
It appears she got more than a romp in the hay though. Twenty minutes after posting the bed pic, she tweeted:
I’m pretty sure she wasn’t just talking about him asking can he get some. When you think about the couple’s interactions this season, this really doesn’t come as much surprise. In fact, most people didn’t even believe the two had gotten divorced because they’ve been seen out together all the time. Earlier this year, Nene told Ebony of their split:
“It hurt me to file for divorce, but I had to see it through. I let him know you’re going to be my husband and you’re not going to be somebody else’s anything, but if you plan to be somebody else’s anything, then we can’t be together.”
That clearly was not his plan because he seems to want to be Nene’s everything right about now — and that appears to be alright with her too. She just told Sister 2 Sister in their latest issue:
“When we broke up, Gregg moved out for a year. We divorced while Gregg was out. Then, once we divorced, we found ourselves being friends. And there was nothing left to fight about.”
Kudos to Nene for standing her ground and showing Gregg he had to prove himself if he wanted that old thing back. Looks like there will be another RHOA wedding on the next season. Congrats to the Leakes!
If you’ve been watching the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” at all this season, you’d notice that Gregg is falling all over himself to make his reunion with Nene official — house keys official. Many viewers are confused about the two spending so much time together, though, as they look more like two people falling in love (or one person chasing and trying to convince the other to love him back) rather than recent divorcees. But there’s a reason for that, Nene told Ebony magazine in their December/January issue which she covers, she didn’t want to get divorced to begin with.
“It hurt me to file for divorce, but I had to see it through,” she told Ebony, according to Sister 2 Sister. “I let him know you’re going to be my husband and you’re not going to be somebody else’s anything, but if you plan to be somebody else’s anything, then we can’t be together.”
Sounds like typical Nene. It also sounds like Gregg’s been listening. He’s practically been tied to Nene’s hip this season, even telling her he was thinking about opening an office in LA — obviously to be closer to her when she’s working on her acting roles. It appears Nene knew exactly what she was doing when she signed those papers because Gregg got his act together quick and in a hurry.
“Gregg needed to feel what it was like without me,” she said. “I wanted to let him see if the grass was really greener on the other side. He brought is a** back because the grass is very brown over there.”
OK Nene! Kudos to her for making Gregg work to earn her affection all over again. She clearly has him wrapped all the way around her finger.
Nene and Gregg Leakes have had one of the most amicable splits on reality TV, considering no one really even knew they officially divorced until Nene made the announcement on the last season finale—and a website dug up their divorce documents. But just because the couple has separated legally doesn’t mean they’ve remained any less close in proximity. Often the pair is seen out and about together, and according to WetPaint that’s because things aren’t exactly over.
“Gregg has been taping regularly for season five,” a show insider told the site. “He’s not missing in action at all. He’s definitely part of the new season.”
“I think this season will be make or break for them,” the insider continued. “They’re going to see if they’re better off apart or together. That will be a big part of Nene’s storyline on the show — whether or not she and Gregg get back together.”
Nene has always maintained that she and Gregg still love each other so it’s not a far stretch to see them trying to work things out after they signed those papers—even if it is for the sake of a story line. I do wonder what Nene’s white suitor/business partner will think about all this though. He might want to think about scaling back on those random red bottom and Rolex gifts.
Do you want to see Nene and Gregg get back together?
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