Gregg Leakes Cancer Diagnosis, Threatens & Strengthens Wife & Children
Met celebrity wife in 1996 while she was a stripper in Atlanta, Gregg Leakes rose to public fame from his on-and-off relationship with star wife “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes. Their re-marriage was aired on the television which made Gregg became famous over-night but now he is battling for his health against cancer.
Gregg Leakes is an American real estate investor, businessman, and consultant. He has twenty years of experience investing in the real estate market of Atlanta, Georgia. His wedding with celebrity wife Nene again was the subject of a special seven-episode documentary called "I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding" that aired on the Bravo network. He has been seen on Bravo TV with wife Nene on reality shows “Watch What Happens: Live”, “Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show”, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, “Bethenny”, to name a few.
Gregg Leakes Short Bio Reveals His Age
Gregg Leakes was born as Gregory Leon Leakes on August 18, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City. He made his way down to Atlanta and amassed his wealth through his job in real estate dealings over the last two decades.
He is a self-taught businessman who rose to fame through his celebrity wife Nene Leakes.
Gregg Leakes Extravagant Re-Marriage With Wife, Know His Net-Worth
Gregg Leakes met his love Nene in 1996, in Atlanta when she was a 28-year-old stripper in a club. Gregg was a man with five children and Nene also had a son from her ex-boyfriend.
Both of them fell in love and got married in 1997. But differences came in between their relationship and they divorced in 2011. After some time of separation, Nene confirmed in January 2013 that she and Gregg were engaged to be re-married.
Happily Re-Married: Greg Leakes posing with his celebrity wife Nene Leakes on their lavish wedding in Atlanta on 22nd June 2018 (Photo: bravotv.com)
The couple got married with a 10-carat diamond band along with a 15.2-carat engagement ring in front of 400 guests that included many celebrities.
It was a lavish affair of $1.8 million on June 22, 2013, at the InterContinental hotel in the tony Buckhead section of Atlanta. From his real estate business and TV appearances, Gregg Leakes has a net worth of about 4 million dollars.
Meet Gregg Leakes Children From Previous Relationship & Nene Leakes
Gregg Leakes is the father of five children from his previous relationship: twins Damien and Daryl, 38, Katrina, 31, Dexter 28, and Denton, 25.
And from Nene Leakes, he has a son 20-year-old Brentt. Gregg’s children from ex didn’t have a good relationship with Nene during their first marriage but now, things have changed and the step-children are on good terms with their 53-year-old step-mother.
Gregg’s Cancer Diagnosis Affecting His Health, Traumatizing Wife & Children
All fans and admirers were shocked when Nene Leakes posted about the cancer diagnosis of her husband with a photo of Gregg at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, in June 2018.
Gregg spent many weeks in hospital battling stage 3 colon cancer which made his wife, children, and friends hard to bear. Nene was busy with her works but said she could not focus on her work since her husband was in the hospital struggling for his health. She was seen praying and urging to fans to pray for Gregg on her social media.
Blessed New Year 2019: Gregg Leakes celebrating New Year 2019 with wife Nene Leakes after the success of his cancer surgery. (Photo: Nene Leakes Instagram)
And finally all the prayers from his wife, children and fans became worth when his surgery on November 2018, got success showing no evidence of cancer remains in Gregg’s body.
But his body is still at risk, however, chemotherapy can reduce that risk of cancer coming back by about half. We wish Gregg all good lucks so that he remains healthy always and forever.