NeNe Leakes Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) alum spoke on her husband’s ‘transitioning to the other side’ amid a cancer battle.
NeNe was recorded telling clients of her Atlanta lounge, The Linnethia, that husband Gregg Leakes could be losing his battle with cancer in late August 2021.
Is Gregg Leakes Dead Or Still Alive?
Gregg Leakes is no longer alive. On 1st Sept 2021, insiders revealed that he has passed away from Colon Cancer at his home while surrounded by his family.
Ernest Dukes, Gregg’s friend, confirmed the tragic news. The statement read, “Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones, and wife Nene Leakes”
It continued, “We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”
NeNe took to her Instagram on 30 August 2021 with a mysterious “BROKEN” with “🙏💔”. In the comment box, she wrote, what looked like condolences to her and her family.
In the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta in November 2018, NeNe confirmed that her husband Gregg Leaks was going through a health condition. He suffered from stage 3 colon cancer.
RHOA showed an emotion-filled scene where Gregg met his family and close friends to discuss his health crisis. He exchanged how to doctor’s “we need to do surgery on you tonight or you ain’t going to make it” — he was like — “And so I went over and prayed to God and I told Him, ‘If it’s time, let’s go. I don’t fear death, I don’t want to go. If my work here is finished here, take care of them, let’s go.”
Previously in June the same year, the married couple publicly revealed his health crisis for the very first time.
In April 2019, Gregg celebrated on successful completion of six months of chemo.
He and the family shouted out about being Cancer free. Later on, they realized that cancer had gone into remission. This way cancer returned for 2021 as well.
In a video collected by It’s OnSite, NeNe was seen revealing to the customers who called her “rude” for not acknowledging a birthday in the crowd with —
“My husband is transitioning to the other side. You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now. We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business. So, when people approach and say, ‘you’re rude because you don’t want to say happy birthday,’ my husband is at home dying. I don’t want to say ‘happy birthday,’ okay?”
His Age, Birthday
Celebrating his birthday each year on the 18th of August making him a Leo, Gregg Leaks reached the age of 66 in 2021.
Gregg Leakes Parents, Siblings
Gregg Leaks was born ‘Gregory Leon Leakes’ in Atlanta, Georgia.
Details on his parents and siblings remained absolutely obscure as of this writing. While RHOA fans and news outlets wanted to know more about his family, they remain completely anonymous as of the time of this writing.
Speculations have been made his parents were no longer alive and had at least one sibling.
Gregg Leakes Height
Height-wise, Gregg Leaks stood as tall as his wife NeNe who is 5’10” or 1.77 meters.
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His Instagram, Facebook
Until 30 August 2021, Gregg Leaks flaunted 214K followers on his Instagram (@greggleakes).
At the same time, Gregg enjoyed 61.8K followers on his Twitter (@greggleakes).
He also could be found on his ‘Gregg Leakes’ Facebook that has 201 friends on it.
Gregg Leakes Career
By trade, Gregg Leakes was an American real estate investor. His career in real estate spanned more than twenty years as he actively invested in the real estate market of Atlanta, Georgia.
As a reality television personality, Gregg became known to a bigger mass thanks to his relationship with RHOA alum NeNe Leakes.
Further, IMBD credits him for his work on MasterChef USA (2010), I Dream of Nene: The Wedding (2013), and The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008).
Gregg appeared on the series from 2008 to 2013 and again from 2018 to 2019. While NeNe was the star of RHOA from 2008 to 2020 (except season nine).
How Much Is Gregg Leakes Worth?
Gregg Leaks had a net worth of $4 million as of December 2020.
While his wife and reality television personality, actress, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, NeNe already had $14 million by March 2010.
Before leaving RHOA in 2015, NeNe was earning a salary of $1 million per season, making her the highest-paid housewife on all of Bravo at the time.
Gregg Leakes And NeNe Leakes: Wedding, Divorce
Reportedly Gregg Leakes and NeNe’s marriage has been worsening as NeNe took on her new role as caretaker and they were also forced to address Gregg’s past infidelity at the most recent RHOA reunion.
So not long ago they also discussed considering divorce for a second time.
They married in 1997 and divorced in 2011 before remarrying in 2013. Bravo had filmed their famous second-time wedding planning and ceremony for a spin-off entitled I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. They had remarried on June 22, 2013, at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.
That been said Gregg and NeNe’s marriage had never been perfect. There had been many controversies surrounding the two.
But then again, Gregg did not fail to write “I Dream Of Nene” along with “Husband, Dad, Grampa, Uncle, Motivational speaker, Blessed” as his bio on Twitter.
Gregg Leakes Children
Together with NeNe, Gregg Leaks only had a son named Brentt Ahmad Leakes (born on 22 February 1999).
Then, as per IMBD, Gregg had five other kids — sons, Daryl Leon Leakes (b. September 1, 1976) and Damian Bernard Leakes (b. September 3, 1977), daughter, Katrina LaShawn Leakes (b September 10, 1982), and sons, Dexter Lewis Leakes (b. April 1985) and Denton Gregory Leakes (b. January 19, 1990) with his ex-girlfriend.
Upon his youngest one Brentt’s graduation in 2017, Gregg had taken to his Instagram to reveal that he has not always been the best dad. “for that I must improve” he wrote, ending the note with an “Its sooo rewarding to be called and be able to answer to Dad…”.
Gregg’s son Dexter is the co-owner of Fleet Ga Radio and state manager at Fleet DJs of Georgia. He also co-founded and co-owned Major Monstar LLC.
Damian is a chief executive officer at Leakes Entertainment.
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Last modified: September 27, 2021