NeNe Leakes is giving hope to ladies of The Real HousewivesÂ franchise. Aside from Bethenny Frankel, NeNe remains one of the few ladies to actually turn table flipping and cocktail party fights into a legitimate career. Take note, Bravo housefraus! Someone is doing this whole reality TV platform right. But the mother of two is further cementing her ascent intoÂ legitimateÂ acting by echoing the relationship patterns of one of the greats: marrying her ex-husband.
NeNe is pulling anÂ Elizabeth Taylor and giving her ex-husband Gregg Leakes a second shot at those nuptials. (Although I suppose that would be a semi- Elizabeth Taylor given that the pair aren’t necessarily divorcing a second time). NeNe confirmed the New Year’s Eve engagement onÂ Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, evasively answering questions about engagement-y tweets. How coy can you really be when confronting a blow by blow recounting of a rose petal lined hallway?
Us Weekly reports that the Leakes originally went theirÂ separateÂ ways, after 13 years of marriage, for money reasons:
Gregg, who was plagued by financial problems, claimed he had invested $300,000 in his wife’s career and said “fame got to her head.”Â
A couple stints on shows likeÂ The New Normal and Glee and I guess debts like that are settled pretty easily. Marrying your ex-husband. The true marker of a booming successful career.
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