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NeNe Leakes Reunites with ‘RHOA’ Costars at Husband’s Celebration of Life Event

NeNe Leakes, Gregg Leakes

*NeNe Leakes gathered with several of her former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” costars to pay tribute to her husband Gregg Leakes one week after his death from colon cancer.

Leakes hosted a celebration of life at her Linnethia Lounge in Atlanta on Monday (Sept. 6). Per Entertainment Tonight, she was joined by Lisa Wu, Phaedra Parks, Marlo Hampton, Porsha Williams and Eva Marcille. Keke Wyatt and gospel stars Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell and Le’Andria Johnson performed at the event.

“Today we celebrate you Gregg with love, just the way you wanted it,” NeNe captioned an Instagram post on Monday alongside a throwback PDA photo. Peep the image below.

READ MORE: NeNe Leakes Pays Tribute to Husband Gregg After His Death from Colon Cancer

 

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“It took a whole day for me to decide if i wanted to post pictures from Gregg’s “Celebration Of Life”Ceremony. (The rest of the pictures will be in my story),” wrote Leakes in the caption of a photo of herself from the event. “What a celebration it was! Packed Packed Packed! I am grateful for all of you❤️🙏🏾THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! I LOVE GREGG SO MUCH AND MISS HIM A LOT💔 I will continue to be strong and celebrate his life.”

We reported earlier that Gregg died after a battle with colon cancer, his publicist and longtime family friend Ernest Dukes confirmed earlier this month. He was 66 years old.

“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes,” Dukes wrote in a statement. “We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”

The sad news came days after NeNe shared that her husband of over 20 years was “transitioning to the other side.” She revealed Gregg’s health status to guests at her Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, on Saturday, August 28, per Us Weekly.

“It’s difficult,” Leakes said in a post update with fans over the summer.

 

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Gregg, who was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in 2018, had been in remission for two years. In June, NeNe revealed the cancer returned and Gregg spent weeks in the hospital for treatment.

“He’s super small,” she added. “If you’ve ever been around somebody who’s had cancer before, he’s different. He’s different.”

Nene and Gregg married in 1997 and divorced in 2011, but they reconciled and remarried in June 2013.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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