Gregg Leakes, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star and NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Dies at 66
NeNe Leakes’ husband, Gregg Leakes, 66, has died.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes,” publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes said in a statement. “We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”
NeNe Leakes, 53, revealed over the weekend to patrons at her Atlanta bar, The Linnethia, that her husband was “transitioning to the other side” amid his cancer battle. Gregg Leakes was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018. After undergoing chemotherapy for six months, the cancer went into remission the next year. NeNe Leakes confirmed in June that his cancer had returned and worsened.
Gregg was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018.
The couple married in 1997, divorced in 2011 and then remarried in 2013. They have one son together.NeNe, who starred on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has yet to publicly address her husband’s death. Gregg appeared on 12 seasons of the hit show alongside his wife.
Andy Cohen, executive producer of the “Real Housewives” franchise, paid tribute to Gregg Leakes, writing, “I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man. I jokingly called him ‘Pastor Leakes’ but in truth he was a strong voice of reason and commanded great respect among the ‘RHOA’ team. I am sending love and strength to NeNe Leakes and the entire Leakes family.”