NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes have put nearly every aspect of their relationship in the limelight as they let cameras film everything from the happy days of their first marriage to their grueling divorce and most recently, tying the knot again. Despite all of the reality TV transparency, many fans still believe that that couple faked marital drama on camera for ratings. But during a recent interview with the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”, NeNe denied putting on any kind of front for the cameras.
“I didn’t mean to do that on ‘The Housewives,’” explained NeNe. “You see I signed up for multiple years for ‘Housewives.’ You see, I’m still here. When I started working on ‘Glee’ and “The New Normal,’ I didn’t need to do anything for my profile. My profile was what it was. Greg and I broke up for real. I’m a mom and divorce is very hard. It’s very difficult. I was heartbroken. I would never do that for a profile. Why would I need to do that? I lived all these years as Nene Leakes, before a camera ever rolled in my house. I was married for real. I gave birth for real, to his child. I would never do that.”
Although NeNe has said that she regrets having divorced Leakes, she said in her interview that their split was something that needed to happen.
“We had some issues. We met in 1996, and we married the first time in 1997 and were married for 16 years, which is a marriage for a lot of families anyway. Things just weren’t working out. There was no communication; he was doing things that I personally did not approve of,” NeNe explained. “So I decided to divorce Gregg and make it work for the second time. Gregg and I went to counseling the second time around. He didn’t want to go to counseling. He felt like black men don’t go to counseling, they go to church. Gregg is from the old school and he has an old way of thinking. I convinced him to go to counseling and it worked out and we ended back together.”
Well, we congratulate NeNe and Leakes on their very real reconciliation. Check out some other celebrity couples who broke up and then got back together below. – nicholas robinson