The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is well-known in the reality television world. According to IMDb, she also starred on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and as Roz Washington on the television program “Glee.” Fans of “RHOA” like NeNe for her candid, outspoken style as she navigates life’s ups and downs, so it was disappointing when she left the show in 2020. The entrepreneur explained her decision to leave at the time to her fans via her YouTube channel, saying it wasn’t an “easy decision.”
NeNe sadly lost her husband, Gregg Leakes, to colon cancer a year after leaving “RHOA.” According to US Weekly, he was diagnosed in 2018 and was in remission for two years until the illness returned in June 2021. The day after Gregg passed away, NeNe posted a video of the pair dancing and singing together on Instagram. She captioned the picture with a series of broken heart emojis. Fans extended NeNe their love and sympathy in the comments as she started her mourning journey.
Fans questioned whether NeNe was seeing someone new when she tweeted a picture from her 54th birthday celebration in which she was snuggling up to a male.
NeNe Leakes celebrated her birthday alongside her new beau.
After her birthday celebration in Atlanta on December 15, NeNe Leakes posted numerous pictures from the event on Instagram. The former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” actress posed next to her new lover in one of the pictures, placing her arm around his shoulder. NeNe noted in the caption that even though she wasn’t in the mood for a big celebration this year, her son nonetheless threw her a surprise birthday party.
According to people close to the pair who spoke to TMZ. Other than the fact that he is from Liberia in Africa and runs his own couture suit business in Charlotte, North Carolina, not much is known about Nyonisela or his burgeoning connection with NeNe. The two allegedly got to know one another through Cynthia Bailey, “RHOA” star Peter Thomas’ ex-husband.
Fans were shocked to learn that NeNe was dating again after watching her lose her husband of 20 years, Gregg Leakes, to colon cancer just three months prior. The reality television star opened up to People about the event after his death on September 1. She said that they “made peace with what was occurring” and that the final few days of his life were “wonderful.” It appears that Gregg’s last request was for his wife to find a new partner following his passing. Before Gregg passed away, “He said he wanted [her] to move on with [her] life,” NeNe recalled to People.