NeNe Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes’ relationship has always been full of ups and downs.
Over the years, the couple’s relationship drama has played out on the Real Housewives of Atlanta and this season is no different.
NeNe and Gregg’s relationship drama will soon take center stage on RHOA. It is said that the couple’s “open marriage” will soon be the main focus of season 12.
To attempt to get ahead of the drama, NeNe has been opening up about the issues recently facing her and Gregg’s marriage.
On Monday, NeNe appeared on the Lip Service podcast, where she revealed that Gregg had an inappropriate relationship with one of her employees.
However, the RHOA OG also spilled a lot more tea about her marriage to Gregg.
NeNe revealed that she’s fine with Gregg cheating on her as long as “I don’t find out about it.”
“If Gregg wanted to go be with somebody right now, I would say go right on,” she said. “Why am I going to try and keep him from doing something that he wants to do? Then I have to make a choice myself — if I want to stay with him or not — and I probably would stay with him. I do what I want anyway … I’m in New York, he’s in Georgia, so whatever he’s doing, I don’t need to know about it.”
However, it seems that Gregg might not be the only one being unfaithful in the marriage.
A source tells Page Six that NeNe began dating a man named Rodney in 2019 while opening her Swagg Boutique at the MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
“She spends a lot of time in Maryland not only because of this boutique but also because of her side guy,” the source said.
“She flaunts her relationship with him around openly like they’re together,” the source revealed, adding that Rodney would take NeNe to nice dinners and then they would “dance the night away” at clubs inside the casino.
Yet a second source says NeNe only ever brought Gregg to the nightclub Felt inside the MGM Resort.
“Most of the time she comes in with a couple of girlfriends — no one famous,” the second source said. “She did come in once with her husband. She said it was her husband.”
Meanwhile, sources also alleged that NeNe wasn’t that upset about Gregg’s indiscretion with her employee because it gave her “something to talk about for my storyline for this season of ‘Housewives.’”
For now, NeNe and Gregg are remaining together but a source points out that their marriage for more like a business relationship and less a romantic, loving marriage.
“[NeNe and Gregg’s] relationship is pretty much a business relationship,” the source said. “NeNe has ideas, and Gregg can execute those ideas, and that’s the only reason why they are together.”
In November, NeNe told Entertainment Tonight that she would be fine having an opening marriage as long as she and Gregg weren’t “putting anything in each other’s faces.”
“That’s not what we’re doing,” she insisted. “But it was definitely a conversation that we needed to have, because I feel like if one or the other is being unfaithful and you still want to be married, you may as well be having an open marriage, right? It’s kind of open to me.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
Are you surprised NeNe is fine with Gregg cheating? Do you think NeNe has a side guy? Should NeNe and Gregg have an open marriage or just split altogether?