To find love again. After NeNe Leakes’ husband, Gregg Leakes, died while battling cancer in September 2021, she found a new source of light and happiness in the form of an affair with Nyonisela Sio.
“I can’t say he didn’t help me put a smile on my face,” the 54—year-old graduate of The Real Housewives of Atlanta said on Friday, June 24. “You have to be ready to be happy, and you have to make a lot of changes in yourself.”
Us Weekly previously confirmed in December 2021 that NeNe had started dating Sioh, and a source noted that the couple had been introduced by Cynthia Bailey’s ex-husband from RHOA, Peter Thomas.
As the duo’s romance continued to heat up, Bravo’s identity was named in a lawsuit by her beau’s ex-wife, Malomin Tehmeh-Sio, earlier this month. Tehme-Sio, who broke up with the Liberian native in November 2021, claimed that her ex-husband cheated on her with the Glee alum before their breakup.
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“I’m already a husband snatcher here, and this is too much,” the New Normal graduate said during an Instagram Live video on June 2, publicly denying the accusations. — And no one steals husbands here. They? I would never. Nobody wants to steal other people’s problems, dear.
The romance of the reality show graduate with Sio, who has a 12-year-old son Nyoni by Tehme-Sio, continues to heat up, and the fashion designer is even going to appear in his BET series, College Hill: Celebrity Edition.
“The only thing that interested me was that I went to HBCU, I love Houston, so I said, ‘Let’s go back and really see what’s going on.’ I wasn’t thrilled about moving into a house with a bunch of celebrities. because I’ve never lived with celebrities before, and I know celebrities are divas,” Linnethia Lounge owner Rachel Lindsey of Extra said Friday about her-and her boyfriend’s-appearance on the documentary series. “We are sitting in a classroom with young college students, so they know everything. We don’t know anything.”
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NeNe previously married Gregg in 1997, with whom she has a son together, Brent, 23. Although NeNe and Gregg divorced in September 2011, they remarried almost two years later.
“Today, the Lix family is going through deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all his children, very close people and wife Nene Leakes,” a representative told us in September 2021 after Gregg died after losing a stage III battle. colon cancer. “We ask you to pray for peace and strength in their family and allow them to grieve alone at this very, very difficult time.”