Gregg Leakes Biography
Gregg Leakes is an American Real Estate Investor and Consultant. He is best known as the husband of a “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star “Nene Leakes”.
He gained popularity as a reality star by being the voice of reason on the same show in which NeNe participated for continuous 8 years. When Bravo TV covered the re-marriage of the duo, Leakes’ career as a reality star again got back on track. In 2017, Gregg took part in the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown and also in the Tag Team challenge.
Gregg Leakes Age – How old is Nene Leakes’ Husband?
He was born on August 18, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 64 years old as of 2018.
Gregg Leakes Height
Leakes stands at a height of 182 cm (1.82 meters).
Gregg Leakes Wife
Leakes is married to NeNe Leakes (Linnethia Monique Leakes). Th couple tied the knot on in 1997. Leakes and his wife separated in 2010, and NeNe filed for divorce on April 29, 2010. The divorce was finalized September 29, 2011, after season four of The Real Housewives had finished shooting.
Gregg Leakes and NeNe reunited and announced that they were engaged in January 2013. Bravo filmed their wedding planning and ceremony for a spin-off entitled I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.
The couple remarried on June 22, 2013, at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. The reason of his breakup with NeNe in 2010 is still not very clear.
Gregg Leakes Children – Gregg Leakes Kids
Leakes is a farther of five sons and one daughter. He has two sons from his marriage with NeNe; Bryson Rashard Bryant born in December 1989 and Brentt Leakes born on 22 February 1999.
He has sons named Dexter, Daryl, Damian, and Denton from his previous various relationships. He also has a daughter called Katrina from one of his previous relationships.
Gregg Leakes Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $4 million. His wife, NeNe, has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Gregg Leakes Cancer – Gregg Leakes Health
Nene confirmed her husband’s cancer diagnosis in June 2018; it was later revealed he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.
“Our New Normal and the fight begins👊🏾,” Nene posted on Instagram with a photo of Gregg sitting in front of a computer screen that read “Cancer” with a red line through it on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
Gregg’s health issues were also documented on a November 2017 episode of RHOA when he was hospitalization for a “dangerously low” heart rate.
Gregg Leakes Chemo
Gregg Leakes made the emotional decision not to undergo chemotherapy after having part of colon removed in the wake of his stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis.
His wife NeNe explained, “Chemo is not something that Gregg is thinking about doing at the moment. Obviously we hear all the report of people doing chemo and being very sick. So he feels like if there’s any other options that can take, I’d rather take those options and let chemo sit on the back burner for now.”
Though imaging tests showed the good news that there was no evidence cancer remained in Gregg’s body, Dr. Kopetz explained that Gregg was still at risk.
“There other areas of cancer that may still be in the body that we just don’t know about. Microscopic cancer cells floating around somewhere in the body that, if we don’t do anything for those, will grow back and show back up as cancer,” he told Gregg. “I would use chemotherapy at this point to try to reduce that risk of the cancer coming back. What we do know is that chemotherapy can reduce that risk of the cancer coming back by about half.”
Asked about alternative medicines, Dr. Kopetz revealed that none of those “have been studied in a more rigorous way,” or have been found effective. “We’re certainly supportive of patients who want to think about how to integrated that,” he said. “Unfortunately, there’s nothing that we have that I can recommend in lieu of the chemotherapy that we know could help reduce that risk.”
“I don’t want to miss out of the big picture, which is this is something we can fight,” Dr. Kopetz stressed.
Despite doctor’s orders, Gregg stuck to his guns.
“If the cancer was more active, I would entertain chemo a lot quicker,” Gregg told pal Cynthia Bailey.
“I’m deciding to really take my life and use it as a mouthpiece for other people,” he said. “I just want to use my life in a way to help someone. So I can say I’m Gregg Leakes and I have cancer, but I will be a survivor.”
NeNe agreed. “I’m very much on the same page as Gregg,” she said. “I’m not sure I would do chemo. We’ve watched chemo destroy people, so it’s not something that he is even interested in.”
“Gregg is definitely on a rollercoaster. His emotions are all over the place. He cries, he’s short patience, he’s frustrated,” she added. “I feel like because he is weak at this moment, he needs someone who is going to be strong, so I feel like I have to be his rock as he has been my rock for so many years”
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Gregg Apologizes for Being “Mean” Amid His Cancer Battle
Less than two months after NeNe Leakes slammed her husband Gregg Leakes for being “mean, grouchy and evil” during his cancer battle, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s spouse took to Instagram to apologize.
“We always hurt the ones we Love..because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back,” he wrote on Tuesday alongside a picture of his wife. “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 also acknowledged the hurt in a separate post.
“I wish I could get it right everyday & not be mean to my wife, doctors or anybody else,” he wrote alongside a selfie of him wearing a “cancer sucks” hat. “It’s NOT my intentions to be so. I stand in the ‘need’ of Prayer…You can’t help but wonder what’s around the next turn for yourself. Forgive me Hunni, forgive me America….. #neverbeenherebefore #nevergiveup#Imscaredtoo.”
At the end of November, the Bravolebrity blasted her husband after he posted an inspirational message on Instagram about life lessons, including loving those who practice kindness, forgiving quickly and always thinking before acting out in anger.
“Well u need to do everything you posted! Practice what you preach,” NeNe replied in a since-deleted comment. She also added the following: “You need to pray for yourself! This mean, grouchy, evil stuff u pulling these days are NOT cool.”
After a follower called her a “cool piece of work” and noted the “tables can easily turn,” NeNe clapped back.
“Chileeee shut up!” she replied. “Gregg has done so much s–t. It didn’t just start! While u commenting saying s–t to me, ask him what has he done! Oh, and by the way, Gregg isn’t bed stricken and needing daily help! You got it twisted.”
In addition, NeNe vented her frustrations on Twitter.
“I would just think if I have or had cancer, I would see life so differently!” she tweeted. “Not being mean, grouchy and evil for no real reason! But that’s me. Pray for me.”
She also claimed she was “ALWAYS the bad guy.”
NeNe revealed her husband’s cancer battle in June and confirmed it was stage three colon cancer during her show’s season 11 premiere.
“Being a caregiver—it’s a difficult role to play,” she said on a recent episode of her Bravo show. “Gregg having cancer—he’s grouchy, he’s sad, he’s depressed. He puts all that energy on me. Like, I’m the closest thing to him. So, if he wants to vent, or yell or be mean, I’m the person that he’s doing that to. It really has been difficult for me.”
However, like any couple, it looks the spouses have their good days and their bad ones. Yesterday, for instance, NeNe took to Instagram to post about her husband having some fun at the casino.
“@greggleakes Happy [you’re] out in the casino doing what you love to do because for some strange reason, people seem to think your like stuck in a bed or hooked up to some sort of machine when that couldn’t be further from the truth!” she wrote on Instagram. “Enjoy your day and bring home some of that money hunni.”
However, she seemed to reflect a different tone earlier this week after an episode about her being a caretaker aired.
“Sometimes the wrong person gets accused!” she wrote. “I’m pushing thru tho because I know what you don’t know #itsmylife RHOA.”
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019