NeNe Leakes’ latest Instagram photo has people talking — and not because of its caption.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared a selfie in which she looks completely unrecognizable, seemingly because of whatever filter she used. While the caption says she’s “pushing thru” since the death of her husband, Gregg Leakes, the commenters mainly focused on her look.
“NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Where is Ne Ne?” asked one follower.
“Who is this in the picture?” asked another. “That’s not nene?”
“Nene this picture scared me,” commented one fan. “I didn’t recognize you. All love ❤”
“I’m sorry but this is the strangest picture ! Who is that ? What happened?” asked another.
Perhaps the answer lay in her Instagram Stories, where Leakes opened up about her grief while using the same filter. In the top corner of some of her videos where she failed to crop out a logo, Asian symbols and the word “cam” can be seen, giving away her filter of choice.
It also appears Leakes, 53, noticed the more negative discussion taking place in her feed because she chose to limit the comments on the photo.
The Bravolebrity, who notably has blond hair again, took to her Stories to explain her transformation decision.
“So I played in dark hair long enough. Now that I’m having to adjust to my new life. My new normal. I thought I’d go back to blonde,” she began, before diving into how her support system is keeping her distracted.
“I have a whole group of people that’s coming to my house everyday doing different stuff with me. So. Trying to keep my mind off of… you know. Events that recently happened,” she shared. “Love you guys. I’m OK and I’m pushing through.”
Gregg lost his battle with colon cancer on Sept. 1 at age 66.