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NeNe Leakes

Reality star and actress Linnethia “NeNe" Leakes was born on December 13, 1966. Her mom had five children and sent Leakes and her brother to be raised by an aunt, leaving Leakes to struggle with abandonment issues. Best known as a member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, Leakes also competed on Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars” with pro partner Tony Dovolani and on Season 11 of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but quit the show. She acted on Broadway in “Cinderella” and on TV in “Glee” and “The New Normal,” and in the reality spin-off “I Dream of NeNe,” and co-hosted “Fashion Police.” She was married to husband Gregg Leakes from 1997-2011 and remarried him in June 2013 following a brief divorce. They have one son, Brentt. Leakes also has another son, Bryson Bryant, from a previous abusive relationship. When she split from her abuser, she turned to stripping to support her son as a single mom. Leakes is a proud “glam’ma” to Bryant’s children. Read more about Leakes in her memoir, “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.”

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'RHOA' Star Marlo Hampton Says Kim Zolciak Is Racist

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Kim Zolciak Is Racist She Just Doesn't Know It

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- 180 days ago
Kim Zolciak's Not Letting NeNe Leakes Off Easy for Calling Family Racist

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I'm Not Letting NeNe Off the Hook For Pulling Race Card

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- 374 days ago
NeNe Leakes Dropped from Xscape Tour Over Rape Comment

NeNe Leakes
Dropped from Xscape Tour Over Rape 'Joke' to Heckler

NeNe Leakes will no longer be hosting the Xscape reunion tour after dropping a disgusting rape clapback at a heckler during one of her stand-up gigs. Xscape released a statement… READ MORE >

- 376 days ago
Kim Zolciak to NeNe Leakes: I'll Sue You for Calling Me Racist, and You Do Have Roaches!!!

Kim Zolciak to NeNe
I'll Sue You for Calling Me Racist And You Do Have Roaches!!!

Kim Zolciak is threatening to sue NeNe Leakes for millions of dollars unless she immediately apologizes for calling her and her daughter, Brielle, racists and KKK members. Kim hired Allison… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
NeNe Leakes Apologizes for Rape Comment Aimed at Heckler

NeNe Leakes
Apologizes for Rape Comment ... 'I Regret the Words I Used'

NeNe Leakes is making a full mea culpa for wishing rape upon another woman. NeNe posted her apology on Facebook Monday, saying ... "I truly regret and apologize for what I said from the stage in… READ MORE >

- 379 days ago
NeNe Leakes Tells Audience Member She Hopes She Gets Raped By Uber Driver (UPDATE)

NeNe Leakes
Fires Back At Heckler I Hope Your Uber Driver Rapes You

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- 379 days ago
Brielle Biermann Mum on NeNe Leakes Feud, But Smirk Says it All

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- 381 days ago
NeNe Leakes Launches War with Kim Zolciak's Daughter, Brielle Biermann

NeNe Leakes to Kim's Daughter
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NeNe Leakes just put Kim Zolciak's daughter in check over a video that makes it look like NeNe has bugs in her house -- and now she's dragging Kylie Jenner into the mess. Brielle Biermann posted… READ MORE >

- 383 days ago
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