*Nene Leakes is looking to keep cashin’ them checks.
The success with her new show “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding” is bringing her as much attention as her role on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
After six seasons with “RHOA,” she is the only original housewife still on the show and now with her spinoff she is offering even more of herself and an inside look into her marriage. On the show, which airs on Bravo Tuesday nights at 9 p.m., Leakes and her used-to-be-ex-husband Gregg Leakes remarry. The two were originally wed in 1997 and after divorcing they found their way back to love and tied the knot again in Atlanta this past June.
“I Dream of Nene” is now three episodes in and showcases Nene and Gregg working through their issues again including closet space.
“As a woman, I only have so much space in my closet,” Leakes told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “So Gregg, he’s cool. He has a closet in the guest room. He’s happy with his closet in the guest room. He gets it.”
Leakes says their divorce in 2011 was much needed for them to take some to work through their problems before they could get back to a healthy space as a couple.
“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. For me, a lot of women don’t do what I do. I live in Nene’s world. 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. Greg is from the old school so he has an old way of thinking. I convinced him to go to counseling and it worked out and we ended up back together.”
“I didn’t mean to do that on ‘The Housewives.’ 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.”
“I Dream of Nene” The Wedding” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” returns for Season 7 on Sunday, November 3.