Following the passing of her husband of over a decade Gregg Leakes in September, NeNe Leakes is back on the dating scene.
Leakes has a new black stud in her life, and the two are not afraid to publicly display their affection.
For those wondering if it may be too soon for the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum to move on, she said her late partner gave the go-ahead.
Nene Leakes’ New Relationship Was Approved By Late Gregg Leakes
Leakes officially confirmed to The Shade Room that she is seeing a new man, and her deceased husband gave her his blessings to do so.
The TV personality told the outlet that she is in a relationship with Nyonisela Sioh, a menswear designer, adding, “We’re dating! We’re friends.”
Leakes expressed that she will love her late partner forever, but grieving is harder and depressing alone. She noted they had a tearful talk before he passed.
The 54-year-old said the last words from the father of her second son, Brentt, were “Be happy, keep smiling and he who finds you, has found a good one.”
Leakes and Sioh made their romance official on social media when a clip of them making out passionately during his birthday party spread like wildfire on Instagram.
The Reality Star And Nyonisela Sioh Display PDA in Miami
On the night of Sioh’s birthday, on December 17, Leakes went on a date with him to Mr.Chow in Miami. The lovebirds also showed some PDA as they were leaving, TMZ reported.
Leakes turned heads in a show-stopping leopard print catsuit as she held hands with the celebrant whose other palm gripped a stogie cigar.
The eye-catching black beauties were all smiles as they exited the celebration venue and were seemingly not put off by the paparazzi.
Speaking of birthday celebrations, Leakes and the business mogul first sparked dating speculations at her birthday bash in Atlanta last week.
The outlet revealed that the two beaus were seen dancing together and sticking to each other at the party that night.
The couple was reportedly introduced by Peter Thomas, who knows the high fashion suit company founder from North Carolina.
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“The Apprentice” Star Details Receiving Gentlemen’s Advances Upon Husband’s Passing
A mere month after the Leakes household lost Gregg, following his brave battle with Cancer, a hoard of male admirers flocked into his surviving partner’s DMs to console her.
The Blast shared in October that the “To Tell The Truth” star thanked her fans for the flood of support and love via her Instagram Story.
It was during the appreciation session Leakes revealed that, while in her mourning period, some fellas have been showing her love too.
After giving thanks to her fans and colleagues and shouting out to musical personality CeeLo Green, the mother-of-two hinted that she has been receiving advances. The “Fashion Police” alum concluded with,
“Thank you to everybody and all the gentlemen that have been in my DMs, thank y’all too!”
Before falling for Sioh, Leakes rejected the advances by stating that she was “doing me right now.”
Despite her lack of interest in entering the dating pool at the time, the TV personality thanked the gentlemen and called their messages inspiring.