Gregg Leakes, NeNe's husband, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
According to a family rep, the star of 'RHOA' has lost his husband of more than 20 years. According to the family, "Today's Leakes family is in deep grief with a broken heart." Gregg Leakes, after a long fight with cancer, has died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, his close friends, and his wife Nene Leakes.
"We ask you to pray for peace and strength over their families & allow them the space to grieve in private during this very difficult time."
According to family sources, there will not be a funeral. This is Gregg's request. According to NeNe, he requested that he be cremated. However, our sources confirm that there will be a celebration-of-life ceremony at some point in the future.
Gregg was on almost every season of 'Real Housewives,' which NeNe aired before he left the series. The series covered Gregg's colon cancer diagnosis in great detail. It was very moving to watch him fight.
Gregg and NeNe were first married in 1997, but they divorced in 2011. They got married in 1997, but divorced in 2011. They share their son, Brent (who is in his 20s), and have children from previous relationships. They were a blended family, putting on a great show while the cameras rolled.
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NeNe mentioned Gregg's death just last weekend. A video of Gregg at a Georgia lounge went viral because she called out a clubgoer for not publicly wishing them happy birthday.
She did end up giving the birthday shout out, but not before telling them Gregg was in his final days at home.
Gregg Leakes' passing has left me devastated. He was a great man. He was what I called Pastor Leakes, but he was actually a strong voice of reason and commanded great respect from the #RHOA team. I send love and strength to @neneleakes and the entire Leakes family Andy Cohen @Andy September 1, 2021
Andy Cohen, RHOA's honcho, commented on Gregg’s passing, sending NeNe "love, strength", which he had not always had the best relationships with.
Gregg was 66.