RHOA alum NeNe Leakes reveals husband Gregg’s cancer has returned and he’s in hospital after surgery
Two years after he was declared cancer-free, NeNe Leakes has revealed her husband Gregg Leakes is once again battling the disease.
The former Real Housewives Of Atlanta star disclosed Monday that Gregg is currently in hospital and recovering from surgery.
NeNe, 53, told The Jasmine Brand during an Instagram Live that Gregg, 66, has ‘been in the hospital for a week, tomorrow.’
Setback: NeNe Leakes revealed Monday that her husband Gregg Leakes is once again battling cancer and is currently in the hospital recovering from surgery (pictured in May)
Gregg was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 and NeNe shared the news in an emotional Instagram post in which she captioned a photo of her husband in a doctor’s office with, The fight begins.’
The diagnosis and treatment put a strain on the couple’s marriage but they appeared to weather the storm.
On Monday, NeNe said: ‘I’m sure he’ll be home in about a week or so.’
She added: ‘It’s difficult….. If you’ve ever been around somebody who’s had cancer before, he’s different. He’s different.’
Staying positive: ‘It’s difficult,’ the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 53, said during an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand. ‘I’m sure he’ll be home in about a week or so’
Health battle: Gregg was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 and NeNe shared the news in an emotional Instagram post showing her husband in a doctor’s office
End of treatment: In May 2019, the couple celebrated after Gregg, now 66, was officially declared to be cancer free
Much of the couple’s issues were played out on season 11 of their hit Bravo show, with NeNe coming close to calling it quits.
Their marital strain came to a head during the RHOA reunion in April 2019 when Gregg joined his wife of more than 20 years.
During the reunion, Andy Cohen asked if they both wanted to ‘save the marriage,’ and Gregg replied firmly: ‘I do.’
NeNe, however, noticeably refused to declare the same.
‘I can’t tell you anything that I’m going to do,’ she said. ‘I feel like I have been pushed up against a wall. And I’m coming out like, ‘No!”
Tough times: The diagnosis and treatment put a strain on the couple’s marriage but they appeared to weather the storm and stayed together (pictured May 2019)
Gregg later admitted to Cohen that while he loves Nene they may end up just ‘best of friends at the end.’
When Cohen said that the cancer diagnosis appeared to make ‘everything exponentially worse’ for them, NeNe agreed that it added a ‘strain’ but stressed that it was not the key issue.
‘Gregg is not a walk in the park, even if he didn’t have cancer. He is not a walk in the park,’ she admitted.
‘I was difficult at times,’ Gregg agreed. ‘I’m not a poster-child for calmness. Nobody’s perfect.’
She admitted they were in counseling and no longer slept in the same room, saying: ‘Our relationship is not … great.’
NeNe and Gregg first tied the knot in 1997 and divorced in 2011. However, they subsequently reunited and married for a second time in 2013.
Reality star couple: NeNe and Gregg first tied the knot in 1997 and divorced in 2011. However, they subsequently reunited and married for a second time in 2013 (pictured in 2016)