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Who Is Nene Leakes’s Boyfriend Nyonisela Sioh? The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Alumn Sued by His Estranged Wife

Bettina Dizon
Jun 06, 2022
06:47 A.M.
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Nene Leakes is being sued by her boyfriend, Nyonisela Sioh's estranged wife, for allegedly ruining their marriage. Here's a look at the man the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is dating.

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Nene Leakes may be happy with her current boyfriend, Nyonisela Sioh, but their relationship is not without any troubles. On May 23, 2022, Sioh's estranged wife, Malomine Tehmeh, sued the reality star for ruining their marriage.

Tehmeh alleged that the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star had a romantic affair with Sioh while he was still married, leading to their separation.

NeNe Leakes attends the Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Sunset Tower on September 15, 2017, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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According to court documents, Tehmeh and Sioh "enjoyed a genuine, happy marital relationship" and an "active sexual relationship" before her husband's involvement with Leakes.

Tehmeh alleged that she faced "embarrassment, humiliation, and disgrace" following Sioh and Leakes' public romance. Tehmeh is asking for $100,000 in damages for her role in the downfall of her marriage.

HOW DID NENE LEAKES AND NYONISELA SIOH MEET?

Leakes and Sioh met through Peter Thomas, the ex-husband of her "RHOA" co-star, Cynthia Bailey. The couple was first romantically linked in December 2021, when they were spotted hand-in-hand in a Miami restaurant.

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Sioh also appeared in some photos during the reality star's 54th birthday party. Shortly after, Leakes confirmed her new relationship status and said:

"We're dating! We're friends. I will love [my late husband] Gregg forever [and] ever! Grieving is hard! Even harder [and] depressing alone."

Leakes has since been open about her relationship and shares photos with her boyfriend on Instagram. In one of her posts, the reality star paid tribute to Sioh for loving and caring for her well.

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WHO IS NENE LEAKES' BOYFRIEND, NYONISELA SIOH?

Sioh is a fashion designer and the owner of Nyoni Couture, an elegant men's and African clothing company. He said, as reported by Essence:

"I started in the D.C. metro area selling to clients; I traveled frequently. It started with friends asking me to bring back certain pieces on my trips to Italy to fill orders."

He is also a well-traveled family man with three children, who sometimes appear on his social media. Apart from his kids and his business, Sioh enjoys spreading inspiration on social media.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO NENE'S HUSBAND, GREGG LEAKES?

Before Sioh entered her life, Leakes was married to Gregg, whom she met in 1996 while she was a dancer. Gregg convinced her to leave that life behind, and in 1997, they became husband and wife.

Their married life, however, wasn't always filled with happiness. In 2011, the couple divorced but remarried two years later in 2013.

Sadly, Gregg was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018, and although he was declared cancer-free in 2019, he passed away in 2021. He was 66 years old.

Gregg Leakes and the television personality became ambassadors for the American Cancer Society during his bout with cancer.

Gregg and his wife had one son together, Brentt. He also had children from previous relationships, Daryl, Denton, Damian, Dexter, and Katrina, who all survived him.

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