FORMER Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes revealed her husband was diagnosed with colon cancer
Here’s everything you need to know about her husband’s battle with the disease.
Who was Nene Leakes’ husband Gregg?
Gregg was a real estate investor who was born in New York in 1954, before later moving to Atlanta.
The 66 year-old left college without any formal qualifications to his name, before going on to make a successful career in business.
Gregg was featured alongside Nene on Real Housewives of Atlanta, and has also appeared on MasterChef Celebrity Showdown and Tag Team challenge.
What cancer did he have?
Gregg was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018.
The businessman had been in remission since 2019, but Nene announced in June 2021 that her husband’s cancer had returned.
In July, Gregg returned home after spending six weeks receiving treatment for his cancer.
However, Nene announced at the club she owns in Georgia that Gregg was dying at home after customers accused her of being rude for failing to wish someone a happy birthday.
The TV star said: “My husband is transitioning to the other side.”
She added: “So, when people approach and say ‘you’re rude because you don’t want to say happy birthday’ – my husband is at home dying.
“My husband is losing his life right now.”
As of September 1, 2021 a longtime a family friend announced Gregg had passed away from his battle with colon cancer.
When did Nene and Gregg Leakes marry?
Nene and Gregg first tied the knot in 1997.
But 14 years later following turbulence in their marriage, the pair divorced in 2011.
However, the couple reunited and married each other once again in June 2013.
Their lavish Atlanta ceremony was attended by co-stars including Kim Zolciak, Phaedra Parks and Portia Stewart, with the wedding officiated by TV judge Greg Mathis.
Do they have any children?
Nene and Gregg have one child together, Brentt, who was born in February 1999.
Nene has another son, Bryson, who was born in December 1989 from a previous relationship.
Bryson featured regularly on Real Housewives of Atlanta, which showed him being thrown out of the house when he was arrested, and later fathering a child with an ex-girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Gregg has five children from previous relationships; Katrina, Damian, Dexter, Daryl and Denton.