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Nene Leakes Gives Health Update on Gregg's Cancer Battle

Mary Scott
May 14, 2019
12:37 P.M.
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Despite recently revealing that she’s considering divorce, NeNe Leakes seems to be genuinely happy for her husband as she announces that he is now cancer-free.


The Leakes have every reason to celebrate. One year after embarking on the traumatic fight against colon cancer, Gregg Leakes is finally whole.

NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes at Montage Beverly Hills on Sep. 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images


Taking to Instagram on Monday, NeNe shared a photo of her hubby holding a paper that said: No cancer found! Praise God.” The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, who has been Gregg’s caretaker through his illness, also couldn’t hide her joy in the caption.

“Look at God! We are overjoyed to say, we saw the doctors for the results of Gregg’s Pet Scan he took last week! Test show, wait for It.....WE ARE CANCER FREE!!! Yes God!”

Gregg Leakes and NeNe Leakes at the Lenny Zakim Fund's 9th Annual Casino Night on March 3, 2018, in Boston, MA. | Photo: Getty Images



Before heading out for the Pet scan last week, Gregg reached out to fans and well-wishers on social media for prayers.

“I thank you for your prayers all the time and especially today as I take this scan shortly,” wrote the businessman alongside a photo of himself wearing a “Cancer Sucks” hat. “To God be the glory and may His will take place in heaven and on earth. I go in this morning claiming victory as I don’t know defeat. My God shall supply all my needs.”



One month before the scan, NeNe had also celebrated Gregg’s milestone of completing six months of chemotherapy, openly admitting that her husband’s battle with cancer had been “a long emotional ride for our entire family!”

The couple first went public with news of Gregg’s battle against cancer last June and on the “RHOA” Season 11 premiere in November, NeNe further revealed that the diagnosis was stage 3 colon cancer.



Since then, the reality star has remained vocal about how difficult it’s been to act as caretaker for her sick husband and how she can’t stand his lousy attitude; at some point, she even called him out for being “mean, grouchy and evil.”

Earlier this year, Gregg also owned up to maltreating his wife and publicly begged for her forgiveness in a revealing Instagram post.



During the “RHOA” Season 11 reunion that aired in April, however, NeNe implied that their marriage troubles could not entirely be blamed on cancer.

“Gregg is not a walk in the park. Not even if he didn’t have cancer, he is not a walk in the park,” she said.



The 51-year-old also suggested that she’s still considering divorce and is only with Gregg because of the cancer diagnosis.

“I can’t tell you anything that I’m going to do. I feel like I have been pushed up against a wall and I’m coming out as ‘no.’ … Anything is possible, we just have to see. …It would be easy to make a decision about divorcing Gregg if he didn’t have cancer. I don’t want to live my life unhappy.”

Screenshot of Gregg Leakes celebrating his health status. | Photo: Instagram/NeNe Leakes

NeNe and Gregg first tied the knot in 1997, but that journey ended in divorce 14 years later. Two years later, in 2013, they reconciled and walked down the aisle a second time.


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