Heartbreaking loss. NeNe Leakes‘ husband, Gregg Leakes, has died after a protracted battle with most cancers. He was 66.
“In the present day the Leakes household is in deep ache with a damaged coronary heart. After a protracted battle with most cancers, Gregg Leakes has handed away peacefully in his residence surrounded by all of his kids, very shut family members and spouse Nene Leakes,” a publicist for the Bravo alum informed Leisure Tonight on Wednesday, September 1. “We ask that you just pray for peace and power over their household & enable them to mourn in personal throughout this very very tough time.”
The Actual Housewives of Atlanta alum, 53, and Gregg initially tied the knot in 1997, two years earlier than welcoming son Brentt. NeNe can be the mom of son Bryson Bryant from a previous relationship, whereas Gregg had 5 further kids: Denton, Daryl, Damian, Dexter and Katrina.
After 14 years of marriage, the Glee alum filed for divorce from Gregg, and the proceedings have been made remaining in 2011. Nonetheless, the pair finally reconciled, tying the knot for a second time in 2013.
The New Regular alum revealed through Instagram in June 2018 that Gregg was recognized with stage III colon most cancers. 4 months later, NeNe admitted that Gregg’s well being journey had “been like a roller-coaster” for them each.
“Actually, it’s a very powerful time. Like, it’s actually arduous, you already know? I by no means knew that most cancers might come into our lives and alter it the way in which that it has. It’s been actually arduous for me, it actually has,” she informed Us Weekly solely in November 2018. “There are days the place we have now good days and Gregg has good days, then we have now dangerous days and, you already know, I really feel alone, he feels alone. … I really feel just like the day they informed me that he had most cancers, I really feel like I misplaced my husband.”
On the time, the Broadway star informed Us that she and her husband have been sleeping on completely different flooring of their residence. “He sleeps downstairs, I sleep upstairs,” she mentioned. “Out of all of the years we’ve ever been collectively, we’ve by no means executed that earlier than.”
Gregg seemingly responded to his spouse’s feedback through Instagram two months later, writing, “I’m bored with hurting my spouse who is just making an attempt to take excellent care of me and desires solely the very best for me too. She deserves far more for her arduous efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it collectively..”
Gregg was in remission for 2 years earlier than his most cancers returned in June. Whereas talking with company who accused her of being standoffish on the Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, months later, NeNe acquired emotional about Gregg’s battle.
“My husband is transitioning to the opposite aspect,” she mentioned in August. “You don’t know what we’re coping with proper now. … So, when individuals strategy and say, ‘You’re impolite since you don’t wish to say comfortable birthday,’ my husband is at residence dying. I don’t wish to say, ‘Completely satisfied birthday.’”
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