Former Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Nene Leake’s husband, Gregg Leakes, passed on after battling colon cancer for 3 years. He was 66 years of age.
Nene’s publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes said in a statement on Wednesday, September 1.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes.”
“We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”
The sad news comes days after NeNe revealed that Gregg was losing his battle with cancer while speaking at The Linnethia, her lounge in Atlanta, Georgia.
“My husband is transitioning to the other side,” she said.
NeNe who is 53, first revealed in June 2018 that Gregg had been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer but as of May 2019, he was cancer-free. In June, NeNe said his cancer had returned. One month later, her husband underwent surgery and was hospitalized for six weeks.
NeNe and Gregg Leakes first got married in 1997 but she filed for divorce from him in 2010. They later reunited and remarried in 2013.
He is survived by his six children, Daryl, Damian, Dexter, Denton, Katrina as well as his and NeNe’s son, Brentt. He was also a stepdad to NeNe’s son, Bryson, whom she had from a previous relationship.