Gregg Leakes Biography – Gregg Leakes Wiki
Gregg Leakes was the husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes. He appeared on Bravo’s “RHOA” alongside his wife in more than 80 episodes of the reality show from 2008-2019. In addition to being a reality TV personality, Gregg Leakes was a real estate investor.
Nene Leakes Husband Gregg
Gregg Leakes was the husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes. The couple was married in 1997 and divorced in 2011. However, they reconciled and remarried in 2013. Their wedding planning and ceremony were filmed for a Bravo spinoff, titled “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.”
Following Gregg’s colon cancer diagnosis, fans witnessed the toll the illness took on their marriage during the 11th season of Real Housewives of Atlanta. At one point, NeNe even admitted she was considering a second divorce because of his attitude toward her while going through chemotherapy.
“It’s been a big transition for Gregg and I and our entire family,” she told PEOPLE in November 2018. “To learn that Gregg has cancer? Our lives just changed that day. Our whole routine changed. Just … everything changed. I don’t have cancer. Gregg has cancer. But I feel like our whole house has cancer.”
“He’s a changed person, his attitude changed,” she added. “I feel like that day I lost my husband. Our whole dynamic changed. Sometimes I forget that he’s sick and I need to remind myself because he’s so on edge. He’s not nice, but he can’t help it.”
Gregg later publicly apologized to his wife on Instagram, writing: “We always hurt the ones we Love.. because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back. I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together…She’s done NO wrong… this is ALL on me……Cancer WILL change your Life…”
Gregg Leakes Children
Gregg and NeNe Leakes share a son, Brentt Leakes, and also have children from previous relationships. NeNe has a son, Bryson Bryant, from a previous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Bryant, while Gregg had five other children: Denton, Daryl, Damian, Dexter and Katrina, from his first marriage.
Gregg Leakes First Wife
Gregg Leakes had been married to his first wife for almost 20 years before he wed Nene. In a 2013 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nene talked about her Bravo docuseries “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding” and revealed Gregg’s previous marriage.
“We’ve talked about a lot of stuff in my marriage on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but you’ve never met Gregg’s children,” she said at the time. “People never knew that Gregg had five children — he’s been married before for almost 20 years.”
“It was difficult for us to blend our families,” she added. She also revealed that Gregg and his ex-wife went through a “very bitter divorce” and their kids were put in the middle of it.
“She literally picked them up for her weekend visit and never brought them back,” Nene said of Gregg Leakes’ first wife. “Gregg didn’t fight her. He just disconnected. And when Gregg would try to connect with his children, he would call up his ex-wife and ask if he can see the children, she would say no. It was a bitter war.”
She also confirmed that she had no relationship with Gregg Leakes’ first wife, saying at the time: “In my entire life of being with Gregg … I’ve only met that lady twice.”
Gregg Leakes Death
Gregg Leakes died on September 1, 2021, at the age of 66 at home, surrounded by family following a battle with cancer, his family’s publicist and longtime family friend Ernest Dukes confirmed in a statement to Variety. Publicist Ernest Dukes said in the following statement: “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. We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family and allow them to mourn in private during this very, very difficult time.”
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes addressed Gregg’s health over the weekend to patrons at her bar, The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, saying, “My husband is transitioning to the other side.” The following day, she also shared an image of the word “Broken” on Instagram with the prayer and heartbroken emojis.
Andy Cohen, executive producer of the “Real Housewives” franchise, paid tribute to Gregg Leakes, writing: “I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man. I jokingly called him ‘Pastor Leakes’ but in truth he was a strong voice of reason and commanded great respect among the ‘RHOA’ team. I am sending love and strength to NeNe Leakes and the entire Leakes family.”
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey tweeted: “Heartbroken. So many good times & so many amazing memories. Gregg was always so loving, funny & kind. So blessed to have had him in my life. Sending my heartfelt condolences to NeNe Leakes and her family. Thinking of you & my heart and prayers are with you.”
Gregg Leakes Cause of Death
Gregg Leakes died from colon cancer.
Gregg Leakes Cancer
Gregg Leakes was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in May 2018. NeNe revealed his official diagnosis on the season 11 premiere of RHOA. After undergoing chemotherapy for six months, the cancer went into remission the next year. In June, NeNe revealed he was hospitalized and recovering from surgery following the return of his cancer.
She said during an Instagram Live at the time: “It’s difficult. He’s super small. If you’ve ever been around somebody who’s had cancer before, he’s different. He’s different.”
In July, NeNe gave another update on her husband’s condition after canceling a guest-hosting appearance on The Talk. She wrote on Twitter: “I was suppose to be hosting the talk today but i got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks.”
Gregg Leakes Age
Gregg Leakes was born on August 18, 1954. He died on September 1, 2021. He was 66 years old.
Gregg Leakes Career – Gregg Leakes Occupation
NeNe Leakes’ husband Gregg Leakes was a real estate investor and a reality TV personality.
Gregg Leakes Net Worth
What is Gregg Leakes’ net worth? Gregg Leakes had an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Gregg Leakes Height
Gregg Leakes was slightly shorter than NeNe Leakes, who stands at a height of 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm).