You must know Gregg Leakes is the husband of Nene Leakes. Here are facts about the star including his criminal record and net worth.
Who is Gregg Leakes
Being a fan of Nene Leakes who stars in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you must know her husband, Gregg Leakes. Mr. Leakes is a famous reality star who rose to fame for being the husband of the Nene Leakes. He is a real estate investor and a voice of reason in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Gregg Leakes didn’t go to college to get a degree in business but despite him lacking formal education, Nene Leakes’s husband didn’t stop from achieving his dreams. Leakes was born in a struggling family and had a humble upbringing. Anybody can achieve his dreams if he puts much effort and hard work in it. Gregg Leakes did that exactly, but he wasn’t successful as a businessman in his early life. Mr. Leakes’s fate changed when he married Nene Leakes after he found her stripping in a club. At the time, they were still struggling and how they survived is still a mystery. Nene Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes were signed for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2008, and the rest is history.
Facts about Nene Leakes’s husband
He got divorced with Nene then married her again
Before they got divorced, Gregg Leakes exposed his differences with his wife on the radio. Nene felt that her husband wasn’t as supportive as she wanted. Gregg Leakes then told a friend that he didn’t know that he had been exposed to the whole world through radio. Nene Leakes was very mad and Kicked Mr. Leakes out of her house before divorcing him in 2011. In 2013, they announced that they were getting married again and a TV show named “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding” was created by Bravo TV to follow their wedding. “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding” helped Nene and her husband Gregg Leakes have their own audience.
His kids are not on good terms with Nene Leaks
Mr. Leakes has five kids from his previous marriage. He has 34-year-old twins Damian and Daryl, Katrina, 27, Dexter, 25, and Denton who is aged 21. The kids’ relationship with Mr. Leakes’s wife is not that great, and Leakes even sat them down in one of the episodes of their TV show. Damian told Radar that his father kicked them out of their house when he married Nene. His younger siblings went to their mother while Damian and his twin started a new life. They were really pissed that their father had brought home a stripper and chased them out. It’s probably the reason why they are not on good terms with Nene Leakes.
Gregg Leakes suffered a stroke
Over the summer of 2017, Gregg was checked into a hospital, and his wife revealed that he was dealing with a serious health issue. She asked their fans to pray for her husband and hoped that it would be well for him. Three months later, Mrs. Leakes gave an update on her husband’s health stating that he was already doing fine. The production insider from RHOA revealed that Mr. Leakes suffered from what they believed was a stroke over the summer of 2016. The whole incident was filmed including Gregg being taken to the emergency room and the aftermath. His health is the major storyline of season 10 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Nene Leaks posted on Instagram that Gregg was her everything and they had been together for over 20 years. She also wrote that without Mr. Leakes, her life was incomplete.
Gregg Leakes has a criminal record just like his wife
In the past when Nene was grinding to make ends meet, and she was striping to earn a living, there were reports that she had been involved in a theft. It’s been the same case for her husband Gregg Leakes. Mr. Leakes was arrested back in 2002 for writing bad checks, assault, shoplifting, and also holding stolen property. It probably didn’t occur to him that it would affect his success later life after becoming a celebrity.
Gregg’s cheating rumors probably caused Leakes’ divorce
In an interview with Radar, Nene Leakes opened about why she divorced her husband shortly after the couple split up in 2011. She believed that Gregg Leakes was seeing another woman behind her back. Mrs. Leakes revealed that it hurt her to divorce the man she loved, but she had no other option than to divorce him. She wanted to show him that he could be her husband as long as he didn’t see someone else, and if he chose to be with someone else, then he would have to leave Nene.
His Net worth
Being the husband of Nene Leakes has helped Mr. Leakes become famous and successful as a reality TV star and also helped his real estate business flourish. Gregg is estimated to have a net worth of almost $4 million. His wife, on the other hand, has a net worth of $12 million. Nene ventured into business and owns a boutique. Most of her income is from her career as an actress, reality TV star, and her memes.
It was probably an unforgettable year last year for Gregg Leakes. Now that his health has improved, his fans hope to see more of him this year.