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Gregg Leakes (1954–2021), businessman featured on “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

by Linnea Crowther

Gregg Leakes was a businessman who was the husband of NeNe Leakes, a star of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Real Housewives fame

Leakes was a real estate investor who married NeNe Leakes twice – first in 1997, and again in 2013 after a 2011 divorce. He began appearing on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alongside his wife in 2008, continuing to appear through 2019. In 2013, their second wedding was featured in the spinoff show, “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.” Leakes’ battle with cancer was shared on “Real Housewives” as he underwent surgery in 2018 to remove part of his colon.

Leakes on his cancer diagnosis

“I went over and prayed to God and I told Him, ‘If it’s time, let’s go. I don’t fear death, I don’t want to go. If my work here is finished here, take care of them, let’s go.’” —from an episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

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