On Thursday, June 14, NeNe Leakes revealed to fans that husband Gregg has been battling with cancer. Immediately afterward, she received an outpouring of support and love from a number of people. It was so much that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star decided to take the time out later that day to thank everyone and offer an update.
“We have been so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, support, thoughtfulness & prayers. Some of you have educated us on cleanses, diets & holistic healthcare. We wouldn’t know some of these things if it wasn’t for the reach we have been blessed to have,” she wrote. “So far, Gregg is doing great! He feels good with the exception of not being able to eat a lot. The cancer was removed! Now we have to decide whether we do chemo or not? Would you?”
She also thanked, in particular, most of her RHOA cast mates. Surprisingly, Kim Zociak was named as someone who reached out to NeNe.
“Thank you so much to the ladies i work with and have worked with in the past for sending gifts, love and just good ole words of encouragement @CynthiaBailey10 @kandi @marlohampton @porsha4real @thekenyamoore @PhaedraParks @EvaMarcille @shameamorton @lisawu and yes @Kimzolciak. We hope you all know that this really means a lot.”
NeNe and Kim have been on-again, off-again friends for years, but their issues hit a ceiling during the latest season of RHOA, when the whole “Roachgate” drama happened. However, in very serious situations like this, it’s good to know that hurt feelings could be put to the side to offer support in a time of need — and that NeNe was receptive to it.
Marlo Hampton has also had her ups and downs with NeNe over the last few years, but she too reached out, going as far as to send a beautiful gilded Bible to Gregg:
Andy Cohen sent Gregg some really good books to check out while he rests and recovers:
And Cynthia Bailey sent over some candles from her line:
Glad to see everyone coming together to encourage Gregg. Here’s to a speedy recovery.