‘RHOA’ star NeNe Leakes’ husband Gregg Leakes remembered as a beacon who brought cast together amid tension

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Is Nene Leakes husband dead?

Gregg Leakes, the businessman who appeared alongside wife NeNe Leakes on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," has died following a battle with cancer. He was 66. "Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. USA TODAY'Heartbroken': NeNe Leakes' shares sweet video after husband Gregg Leakes' death

What cancer did Gregg leakes have?

Gregg Leakes was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2018, but it went into remission after treatment. In June, NeNe Leakes shared that the cancer had returned and that her husband had undergone surgery. ABC NewsGregg Leakes, husband of 'Real Housewives' alum NeNe Leakes, dies of colon cancer

How long has Nene Leakes been married?

Gregg and NeNe Leakes married in 1997 and divorced in 2011, after four seasons of appearing on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." They then reconciled and remarried in 2013. KTRK-TV'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Gregg Leakes, husband of NeNe Leakes, dies at 66

Gregg Leakes Transitions ‘To The Other Side’ At 66 After Battle With Colon Cancer

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— Cynthia Bailey (@CynthiaBailey10) September 1, 2021

I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man. I jokingly called him “Pastor Leakes” but in truth he was a strong voice of reason & commanded great respect among the entire #RHOA team. I am sending love and strength to @neneleakes & the entire Leakes family

— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 1, 2021

Nene and Gregg Leakes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8niFehviGu

— Mimi The Music Blogger (@mdaixo) September 1, 2021

One thing about Gregg Leakes is he rode for Nene no matter what! May he Rest In Peace 😔

— 🗝 (@DiaryOfKeysus_) September 1, 2021

Prayers for Nene Leakes & family as they are going through Gregg’s transition. I thought I would find a beautiful moment of them together dancing (Courtesy of Celebrity Blogs, Inc. on YouTube). 🙏🏾 🙏🏾 #RHOA pic.twitter.com/6HjbHED3a3

— Simply Kris (@KrisHuston77) August 29, 2021

Our sincerest condolences go out to the Leakes family at this time. May Gregg’s soul rest in perfect peace.

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NeNe Leakes Honors Late Husband Gregg 1 Day After His Death with Sweet Video of Couple Dancing

PEOPLE 03 September, 2021 - 12:40am

Gregg died "peacefully" while surrounded by his family, publicist and longtime family friend Ernest Dukes confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. He was 66. 

On Thursday, NeNe, 53, shared a sweet video on Instagram of the couple dancing to "It Would Be You" by Johnny Gill, marking her first post since his death.

She left the post caption-less, save for alternating heart and broken heart emojis. Condolences flooded the comments section, with fans and famous friends sending their love to the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star.

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Days before his death, NeNe addressed her husband's health on Saturday in a video that circulated on social media, telling patrons of The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, "My husband is transitioning to the other side."

The following day, she shared an image of the word "Broken" on Instagram.

"I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man," Andy Cohen tweeted. "I jokingly called him 'Pastor Leakes' but in truth he was a strong voice of reason & commanded great respect among the entire #RHOA team. I am sending love and strength to @neneleakes & the entire Leakes family." 

"Always the voice of reason," Kim Zolciak-Biermann added on her Instagram story. "Sending you all my love to @neneleakes and your family."

"It's difficult," she said during an Instagram Live at the time. "He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before ... he's different."

The couple, who wed in 1997, divorced in 2011 before remarrying in June 2013. They share a 22-year-old son, Brentt Leakes.

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