NeNe Leakes has given an update on her husband Gregg‘s health.
This past Saturday, the 53-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta alum informed her guests at her Duluth, Georgia, lounge The Linnethia how her “husband is transitioning to the other side.”
Leakes made a few comments after she was critiqued by the guests a the venue for not wishing a visitor a happy birthday, as seen in footage obtained by It’s Onsite. Nene was there with her son and requested graciousness.
“You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now. We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business,” she told patrons. “So when people approach and say, ‘You’re rude because you don’t want to say happy birthday,’ my husband is at home dying. I don’t want to say ‘happy birthday.’ “
“So please, give us some respect. Give us some love,” NeNe added.
Gregg, who was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2018, had been in remission for two years. This past June, NeNe revealed he was hospitalized and recovering from surgery following the return of the cancer.
“It’s difficult,” she said during an Instagram Live at the time. “He’s super small. If you’ve ever been around somebody who’s had cancer before, he’s different. He’s different.”
This past July, NeNe shared another update on her husband’s condition after canceling a guest-hosting appearance on The Talk.
“I was supposed [sic] to be hosting The Talk today,” she tweeted. “But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks.” However since then, things have taken a turn for the worst.
The pair, who wed in 1997, divorced in 2011 before remarrying again in June 2013. They share one son together, Brentt Leakes, 22.
After Gregg’s diagnosis with colon cancer, many witnessed how it affected their marriage during the 11th season of RHOA. NeNe even admitted at one point how 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 continued. “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.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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