Linnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes is an American actress. is a television personality, actress, presenter, businesswoman, author, and fashion designer from the United States.
She was born in Queens, New York, and raised in Athens, Georgia. She is best known for her roles as an original cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta and as Roz Washington on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee.
Nene Leakes Net Worth
In 2022, Nene Leakes’ net worth is expected to be around $14 million. In 2015, Leakes spent $2.075 million on a mansion in Atlanta’s suburbs with 10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, and 6.5 bathrooms.
The property includes a country club, a restaurant, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and other amenities, all of which are located on a golf course. In October 2021, Nene listed the house for $4 million. In January 2022, she accepted the $2.6 million offer.
In January 2020, Leakes spent $260,000 on a second home in Duluth, Georgia. The new 2,076-square-foot house has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
Her $2 million mansion, which she mentioned earlier, is only a fifteen-minute drive away.
In the second half of 2021, NeNe spent $1.75 million on a four-bedroom, four-bathroom condo in Atlanta’s Waldorf Astoria Buckhead. She advertised his apartment for $2.5 million in July 2022.
Linnethia Monique Johnson was born in Queens, New York, on December 13, 1967. She is the third of five children. Nene and one of her brothers were sent to live with an aunt in Athens, Georgia because Nene’s mother couldn’t handle caring for all five children. The other three children remained in Queens with their mother.
Nene, who has been modeling since she was 16, worked as a model throughout her education. Nene finished high school at Clarke Central High School in Athens. She attended Morris Brown College for two years.
Leakes made her first appearance on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in the 2008 season. She was on screen for a total of seven years. After the first season, she collaborated with author Denene Millner to write her autobiography “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.” The book detailed her entire life up to that point.
She rose to prominence after appearing on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Leakes announced in June 2015 that she would not be returning to the hit Bravo show for season eight. She did, however, have a recurring role later in the season. She returned to the show for the 10th season in 2017.
She’s also appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” She walked off the set of “The Apprentice” in the tenth episode of Nene’s season. She’d finally had enough. That season, there was a lot of tension and drama between her and another contestant named Star Jones.
Nene has appeared on several television shows, including Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, VH1 Divas Live 2009, and The Bonnie Hunt Show. Leakes also appeared as a guest star in the third season of “Glee” and the NBC comedy “The New Normal.” Leakes debuted her Nene Leakes Collection for the Home Shopping Network in 2014.
Nene was married to Gregg Leakes in 1997. The couple’s sons’ names are Brentt and Brice. Gregg Leakes died in September 2021, at the age of 66, from colon cancer. He made a property investment. He had five children from a previous relationship: twins Damien and Daryl, Katrina, Dexter, and Denton. Nene decided to divorce her husband during the third season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Their divorce was finalized in 2011. The show followed the couple as they reconciled in front of the cameras season after season. After reconciling, Nene and Gregg Leakes confirmed their engagement in January 2013. On June 22, 2013, Nene and Gregg married again at Atlanta’s InterContinental Buckhead. A spinoff called “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding” follows their wedding preparations.