Gregg Leakes is a famous American reality star. A real estate investor, he got his first public exposure on reality TV show as the husband of the ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star NeNe Leakes. Afterwards, he earned his own popularity as a reality star by being the voice of reason on the same show in which NeNe participated for continuous 8 years. However, before he became a reality star, he was into real estate business. Born and raised in Atlanta, Gregg Leakes did not go to any top notch business school to grab his college degree, but the lack of formal qualification did not stop this self-taught businessman from achieving success. After his divorce from Nene in 2011, he went out of the radar of reality shows for few years but then again as the couple decided to remarry in 2013, Gregg was back as part of the reality shows. Bravo TV covered the duo’s second wedding under a spin-off title “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding” and this show brought Gregg Leakes limelight and stardom once again. The couple has also taken part in a number of reality shows together after their second marriage.
Gregg Leakes had a humble beginning of his life but success is never far away when you are ready to put in real hard work. However, Gregg was not very successful in his profession as a businessman during his early life; he got the real success of his career much later on. When Gregg married NeNe in 1997, she was seriously struggling with her career too. How exactly the duo made all the ends meet during that time is still a matter of question to many.
NeNe’s career started taking a flight from 2003 and she was amongst the top reality TV stars after she signed for ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’, in 2008. Gregg’s career also took a flight along with her. Once NeNe was a well-known name in the American Television, Gregg also participated in many shows as the husband of NeNe Leakes. When Bravo TV covered the re-marriage of the duo, Gregg’s career as a reality star again got back on track. In 2017 he took part in the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown and also in the Tag Team challenge.
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Controversies & Scandals
There have been many controversies surrounding Gregg Leakes and his wife NeNe. A report in 2014 claimed that the duo had a criminal past record and were arrested multiple times under different charges. According to many, Gregg has climbed the stairs of success only because of his wife NeNe. There were also claims and accusations against Gregg at the time of his divorce from NeNe in 2011. After they remarried in 2013, many controversies came up and many thought the divorce and remarriage was just a publicity stunt to give their career a boost.
Gregg Leakes was born on 18 August 1954, in Atlanta, U.S.A. Not much information about his personal life before marrying NeNe Leakes is available. However, he already had children from his former relationships when he married NeNe, in 1997. In 1999, he had his first son, Brentt, with NeNe. The reason of his breakup with NeNe in 2011 is still not very clear. However, in 2013, they remarried and currently they are living together happily.