Gregg Leakes Wiki
Gregg Leakes Biography
Who was Gregg Leakes ?
NeNe Leakes’ husband, Gregg Leakes, died of colon cancer.
Gregg died “peacefully” at his home while he was surrounded by his family, publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes confirmed in a statement Wednesday.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain and heartbreak. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all his children, very close loved ones and his wife Nene Leakes,” said Dukes. .
“We ask that you pray for the peace and strength of your family and allow them to cry privately during this very difficult time.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star previously addressed Gregg’s health on Saturday in a video that circulated on social media, telling patrons of The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, “My husband is transitioning to the other side.” .
The next day, she also shared an image of the word “Broken” on Instagram with the sentence and heartbroken emojis.
How old was Gregg Leakes ?
He was 66 years old.
Cause of Death
Gregg, who was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2018, had been in remission for two years. In June, NeNe revealed that he was hospitalized and recovering from surgery after his cancer returned.
“It’s difficult,” he said during an Instagram Live at the time. “He’s super small. If you’ve ever been with someone who’s had cancer before, it’s different. It’s different.”
In July, NeNe gave another update on the condition of her husband after canceling an appearance of her as a guest host on The Talk.
“She was supposed to be the host of The Talk today,” she tweeted. “But I got good news that Gregg would be coming home after being hospitalized for 6 weeks.”
Gregg Leakes apologizes to wife NeNe amidst stage 3 cancer battle: ‘She deserves so much more’
The couple, who married in 1997, divorced in 2011 before remarrying in June 2013. They share a son together, 22-year-old Brentt Leakes.
Following Gregg’s colon cancer diagnosis, fans witnessed the toll the disease took on his marriage during the eleventh season of Real Housewives of Atlanta. At one point, NeNe even admitted that he was considering a second divorce due to her attitude towards her while undergoing chemotherapy.
“It’s been a great transition for Gregg, for me and for our entire family,” she told PEOPLE in November 2018. “Knowing that Gregg has cancer? Our lives just changed that day. Our whole routine changed. It just … . everything changed. I didn’t “I don’t have cancer. Gregg has cancer. But I feel like our whole house has cancer. ”
“He is a different person, his attitude changed,” he continued. “I feel like I lost my husband that day. Our whole dynamic changed. Sometimes I forget that he’s sick and I need to remind myself because he’s so nervous. He’s not nice, but he can’t help it.”
NeNe Leakes Says Husband Gregg ‘Never Wanted To Go To The Doctor’ Before Cancer Diagnosis
Gregg later publicly apologized to his wife on Instagram, saying she took him for granted.
“We always hurt those we love … because they allow us to hurt them instead of responding,” she wrote. “I’m tired of hurting my wife, that she is just trying to take good care of me and she wants the best for me too.”
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“She deserves so much more for her hard efforts and the tireless hours she spent with me,” he added. “I ask God to fix it … she has NOT done anything wrong … this is all me. Cancer will change your life.”
Since then, the two have stayed strong, with Gregg joining NeNe in the midst of his departure from RHOA in September 2020.