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Gregg Leakes

Rajesh Published On Fri Aug 18 2023   Modified On Fri Aug 18 2023
Gregg Leakes


    Gregg Leakes

    Gregg Leakes was the husband of NeNe Leakes, a former star of the TV show "Real Housewives of Atlanta." He was an American who worked in real estate and appeared on the show. People liked Gregg because he had a funny and clever way of talking. He was also really caring and helpful to his wife NeNe.

    Know About NeNe Leakes Husband Gregg Leakes

    Gregg Leakes was known for being a real estate investor and appearing on a reality TV show called The Real Housewives of Atlanta with his wife NeNe Leakes. He was born on August 18, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City.

    Gregg Leakes was well known appearing on reality Tv show.
    NeNe Leakes Husband Gregg.
    SOURCE- Instagram- @greggleakes

    Growing up wasn't easy for Gregg. His dad drove trucks and his mom took care of the family home. They all lived in a small apartment in Brooklyn, and Gregg had to work early on to help out. But Gregg did well in school and finished high school with honors. 

    Gregg went on to college at Clark Atlanta University, where he studied business. After college,  moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he got into real estate and did really well. He ended up becoming a very rich person.

    Gregg & NeNe Leakes  Were separated During their Married life

    During their marriage, Gregg and NeNe Leakes went through a period where they separated. They officially asked for a divorce in April 2010, after being together for 14 years. However, they got back together and even got married again in 2013.

    Gregg & NeNe Leakes  Were separated During their Married life.
    Gregg & NeNe Leakes on their wedding.
    SOURCE- Instagram- @greggleakes

    NeNe explained that she wanted a divorce because she felt like Gregg wasn't treating her the right way, and she wasn't happy with how things were in their marriage. Gregg was surprised by her decision but respected it. He wanted to make their marriage better and was glad they could fix things and be together again.

    Even though Gregg and NeNe had some tough times, they managed to figure things out and support each other. Their relationship had its ups and downs, but they always found a way to make it work.

    Gregg Leakes' net worth At the time of his death: How much is his wife NeNe's Net Worth?

    When Gregg Leakes passed away, his net worth was estimated to be $4 million. His wife, NeNe Leakes, has even more money, with a net worth of about $14 million. NeNe Leakes is famous for being on reality TV, acting in shows and movies, and running her own business.


    You might know her best from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she's also been in other stuff like The New Normal and Glee. Most of NeNe's money comes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, where she reportedly got paid $1 million for each season she did. 

    NeNe Leakes Husband Gregg Funeral: He Died Due To Cancer

    The funeral for Gregg Leakes took place on September 6, 2021, at NeNe's Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia. The ceremony was attended by his family, friends, and people he used to work with on The Real Housewives of Atlanta show.

    Gregg while Suffering from cancer.
     Gregg's port was removed during his  Final Surgery. 
    SOURCE- Instagram- @greggleakes

    Gregg Leakes, who was married to TV personality NeNe Leakes, passed away on September 1, 2021, after battling colon cancer. He was 66 years old. In 2018, Gregg got diagnosed with colon cancer same as Shannen Doherty Shares Her Battle With Cancer: 

    He had surgery and chemotherapy and got declared cancer-free in 2019. Sadly, the cancer came back in 2021, and he passed away not long after. NeNe Leakes shared the news of her husband's passing on Instagram.

    "We're so thankful for the big love and support from so many people. Gregg was an amazing husband, dad, brother, uncle, and friend. He kept fighting and never gave up. I'll miss him forever."

    Gregg Leakes Final Movements With NeNe Leakes

    Gregg Leakes spent his last moments alongside his wife, NeNe Leakes, who was by his side.  As we already mentioned above he passed away peacefully in his sleep in 2021, after fighting colon cancer.

    Gregg And his wife NeNe on the 2020 New Year.
    SOURCE- Instagram- @neneleakes

    Here are some of the things that NeNe Leakes has said about Gregg's final moments:

    "We were talking and laughing just hours before he died. He was at peace and he knew he was loved."

    "I am grateful for the time I had with Gregg. He was my best friend and the love of my life."

    "Gregg was a fighter and he never gave up. He fought until the very end."

    "I will miss Gregg every day, but I know he is in a better place."

    Gregg has Son With his Wife NeNe Leakes

    Gregg Leakes and NeNe Leakes have a son named Brentt Leakes who was born on February 22, 1999. Brett is currently studying at Howard University, focusing on business administration. He sees both his parents as his closest friends and has a strong bond with them.

     Gregg has other children also from his previous marriage.
    Gregg & NeNe Leakes  Son Brentt Leakes.
    SOURCE- Instagram- @neneleakes

    Brentt is also close to his older half-siblings, Damian, Dexter, and Denton, from Gregg's previous marriages. Besides his studies, Brentt is a talented artist, musician, and athlete. With his intelligence and determination, Brentt is destined for success in his future endeavors.

    Gregg Leakes Relationship history: he was married Thrice

    Before marrying NeNe Leakes, Gregg Leakes had been married two times similarly, Jody Morrill Wolcott's husband was married four times. His first wife was Deborah Cox, and they got married in 1979 and divorced in 1982. They had a daughter named Damian Leakes.

    Gregg and NeNe Leakes.
    Gregg with his Wife NeNe leakes.
    SOURCE- Instagram- @neneleakes

    Gregg's second wife was Lola Sims. They got married in 1989 and divorced in 1994. They had a son named Dexter Leakes and a daughter named Denton Leakes. Dexter has been on The Real Housewives of Atlanta too.

    Gregg's third wife was NeNe Leakes. They got married in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They got married again in 2013 and stayed together until Gregg passed away in 2021. Overall, Gregg had four kids from his marriage, and he was a caring and loving dad to all of them.

    Know About Gregg's Wife NeNe Leakes

    NeNe Leakes is originally named Linnethia Monique Johnson, who was born in 1967 in New York City. At 13, she moved to Georgia with her brother due to family challenges. After high school, she chased her acting dreams, scoring minor roles in movies and shows. 

    NeNe's big break came in 2008 with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," where her bold personality and catchphrases made her a standout. Despite leaving the show in 2020, NeNe remained active in the entertainment world, taking on TV, film, and business ventures like fashion and real estate.