Nene Leakes is a former cast member of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA), the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise. This chapter premiered on October 7, 2008, with Leakes as a main cast member.
Since its first release, it has produced thirteen seasons with a total of 285 episodes. Across all seasons, we have seen stars like Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Claudia Jordan, Kenya Moore, and Kim Zolciak-Biermann.
The reality television show focuses on women residing around Atlanta and Georgia in the United States of America. The upcoming season will feature some recurring stars and new ones.
Recently, Leakes lost her husband, Gregg Leakes, to colon cancer. She hosted a repast following his death where she reunited with some co-stars. However, Cynthia Bailey didn’t make it to the gathering, and Leakes called her out when asked about it in an interview.
Read on to know what Leakes said about it Bailey’s absence.
Nene Leakes’ Profile And Her Appearance on ‘RHOA’
Linnethia Monique Leakes is an American actress, businesswoman, presenter, author, and TV personality born on December 13, 1967, in New York City, United States. She was born in Queens but raised in Athens, Georgia, and she is best known for her appearance on Bravo’s reality show.
Before then, she has appeared in some blockbuster movies like the comedy/drama series titled “Glee.” She portrayed the character Roz Washington. She also acted as Rocky Rhoades in a sitcom titled “The New Normal,” which was canceled in 2013.
In 2008, Leakes made her debut as a cast member on RHOA. The TV personality was part of the main cast for seven straight seasons. She also co-wrote a book with Denene Millner during that period.
Fast-forward to 2015, Leakes said she wouldn’t return to RHOA for the eighth season, but she was later featured for a supporting role. She came back to the show as a housewife from the tenth season to the twelfth before leaving finally.
Leakes Talked About The Reunion
In a recent interview at a radio station in Atlanta, the former RHOA star discussed her meeting with other co-stars. She said that every housewife from each of the installments showed up to greet her after her loss.
She said that Zolciak-Biermann kept reaching out to her since Gregg died, and she feels like they are on good terms. Sadly, it wasn’t the same when the interviewer asked about Bailey, whom people knew as her former best friend.
Leakes said Bailey didn’t show up at the repast but later stopped by at her lounge a week after the whole thing. When she was asked about Housewives, she compared it to a dysfunctional family.
The “Never Make The Same Mistake Twice” also spoke about how some co-stars altogether sent a bouquet instead of individual gifts. She thought they were comfortable enough to enter a store and get something different.
Leakes Heard Gregg’s Final Words Before He Died
Leakes spoke about her husband’s final words in an interview. She told People magazine that she and all of Gregg’s children were around during his last days. She also stated that his best friends and friends of the family were present.
She said Gregg knew he would die soon, so he dropped instructions for her concerning some tasks to do when he is no more and regarding their finances. The “RHOA” star said she was there when her husband passed away.
She revealed that he took a deep breath then she held and kissed him. She had thought she would be scared, but somehow, she didn’t lose it.
Leakes and Kenya Moore’s Relationship
During Leakes’ time on RHOA, people knew that she was very close to Bailey, although things are now different. Recently, it has been evident that friendship isn’t what it used to be.
On the other hand, Leakes was always at odds with Moore. After the death of her husband, she opened up about her friendship with the co-star, saying that they were on good terms.
Before Gregg’s death, she said she wasn’t certain about their friendship, but there was no bad blood between them.
She also stated that Moore commended her for standing by Gregg during his last days in an Instagram video. In the video, Moore noted she has a new principle about life, and she believes ‘you have to move on with your life while having good thoughts for people to whom you are not close to.’