NeNe Leakes has opened up about the most personal and troubling of news:
Her husband has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to share a photo of her and Gregg at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
She went ahead and then revealed this sad news via one simple photo and one simple caption:
The former features Gregg sitting next to a computer, which shows the word “cancer” crossed out on the monitor.
The latter reads as follows:
Our New Normal and the fight begins #f-ckcancer#mdandersoncancercenter #yougotthis #iloveyou.
Take a look at the image in question below and join us in sending thoughts and condolences to both NeNe and Gregg.
We don’t have any further information at the moment regarding Gregg’s type of cancer or his pronosis.
Multiple outlets have written that they’ve reached out to Leakes for comment and have not heard anything back just yet.
Three weeks ago, however, the veteran reality star canceled a series of her appearances, announcing that Gregg had been under doctor’s supervision for over two weeks.
“Today marks the 15th day straight that Gregg has been in the hospital,” NeNe said in an Instagram video message to her fans on May 21, adding:
“I find it very difficult to stand on stage and laugh and have a good time and give you guys your money’s worth knowing that my husband’s in the hospital not feeling well.”
Our guess is that Leakes wasn’t aware at this time just what the problem was with her husband.
“He has said to me over and over again, ‘Go on, go out there, have a good time, do the show, I’m going to be fine,'” continued Leakes last month.
“But I find it mentally very hard for me to do that.”
NeNe and Gregg have been married since 1997.
As loyal Real Housewives fans know, however, the duo briefly divorced in 2011, only to remarry two years later (as seen on NeNe’s spin-off series, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding).
Over the past several weeks, we’ve mostly written about NeNe due to her never-ending feud with Kim Zolciak.
The former friends have gone back and forth on social media forever, it seems ratcheting up their rivalry with accusations of racism and roach-infestations.
At this point, however, we’d have to imagine that the insults will stop for at least a little bit.
There are clearly more important things to focus on here.
Even Zolciak would probably send along best wishes to Leakes and her loved ones after learning this unfortunate piece of information.
We’ll update this story with messages of support from other members of the Real Housewives franchise once they come pouring in.
Hang in there, NeNe and Gregg.