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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.”

LATEST STORIES
  
NeNe Leakes Says Jennifer Lawrence Doesn't Hire or Fire 'The Real Housewives'

NeNe Leakes
Sorry, Jennifer Lawrence ... You Don't Call The Shots in Atlanta

NeNe Leakes isn't afraid of Jennifer Lawrence giving her two cents on who should be fired from 'Housewives' ... in fact, she says when it comes to Atlanta, the actress has no pull at all. You'll… READ MORE >

NeNe Leakes & Cynthia Bailey Tell Their Truth in Kim vs. Kenya War

NeNe Leakes & Cynthia Bailey
Here's The Truth About Kim vs. Kenya ... Our Truth, Anyway

Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes are not down with fake news, and they think that's what Kim Zolciak's pushing when it comes to her beef with Kenya Moore. We got the 'Real… READ MORE >

- 295 days ago
NeNe Leakes Signs On for 'RHOA' Season 10

NeNe Leakes
I'm Back for Season 10 of 'Housewives' With One Catch ...

You didn't really think NeNe Leakes was going to let Kim Zolciak hog the spotlight -- she's finally signed on for Season 10 of 'RHOA.' Sources connected to production tell us NeNe signed on the… READ MORE >

- 342 days ago
NeNe Leakes Close to Deal with 'RHOA' and Spin-Off in the Works

NeNe Leakes
Close to Signing 'RHOA' Deal And Spinning Another

NeNe Leakes is inching closer to striking a deal for her return to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... and it might lead to a starring role on a new show. Sources close to production tell us… READ MORE >

- 389 days ago
Kim Zolciak Signs On for Season 10 of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

Kim Zolciak
All Systems Go for 'RHOA' Season 10!

Kim Zolciak's coming back to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' -- she's officially signed on to return this Fall ... TMZ has learned. 'RHOA' production sources tell us Kim will shoot for season 10,… READ MORE >

- 398 days ago
NeNe Leakes Says Her Contract's Gotta Be Richer than Kim's (VIDEO)

NeNe Leakes
My Contract's Gotta Be Richer than Kim's

NeNe Leakes knows 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' producers would never say how much money Kim Zolciak is getting for her comeback, but NeNe thinks it's gotta be less than her booty. We got NeNe at… READ MORE >

- 424 days ago
Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes Negotiating to Return to 'RHOA' for Season 10

Real Housewives of Atlanta
Negotiating with Bravo For Triumphant Return

Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes are deep in negotiations to return to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Sources close to production tell us Kim and NeNe both have offers on the table from Bravo… READ MORE >

- 433 days ago
Kim Zolciak Says She's a Bigger Deal Than NeNe, Needs More Money to Do 'RHOA' (360 VIDEO)

Kim Zolciak
'RHOA' Better Up the Ante for ME! I'm Bigger Than NeNe

Kim Zolciak has more going on than NeNe Leakes ... so if 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' producers want her back, they're gonna have to drop serious coin -- that's according to Kim, of… READ MORE >

- 446 days ago
Kandi Burruss Says She's All For NeNe Leakes' 'RHOA' Comeback (VIDEO)

Kandi Burruss
I'm All For a NeNe Leakes Comeback

Kandi Burruss insists she's down for the return of NeNe Leakes on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' ... even if NeNe's already cranking up the drama. We got Kandi Thursday at LAX where she… READ MORE >

- 459 days ago
NeNe Leakes Fires Off Warning to 'RHOA' Castmates (VIDEO)

Nene Leakes
Fires Off Warning to 'RHOA' Castmates

NeNe Leakes delivered a stern message to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' stars bitching about her possible return to the show -- I'm the straw that stirs the drink and best get used to it. NeNe… READ MORE >

- 463 days ago
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