Gregg Leakes is a famous American reality star, businessman, Real estate investor, and Consultant. Gregg Leakes earned his first public attention on a reality TV show as the husband of the ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star, NeNe Leakes.
Table of Biography
Gregg Leakes was born on August 18, 1954. He hails from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Currently, he is 67 years old and his sun sign is Leo. Not much information about his personal life is given on the internet. However, he has kept his early life and childhood information out of the public. Also, the details regarding his education are missing.
However, he attended high school but that isn’t where his business knowledge comes from. He claims that he is a self-educated businessman and has no formal college education.
Career and Professional Life
Gregg Leakes is a Consultant and Real Estate Investor. He had a humble beginning of his life but success is never far away when you are ready to put in real hard work. However, he was not very successful in his profession as a businessman during his early life. Therefore, he got the real success of his career much later on. It was when he married NeNe in 1997.
Back then, NeNe was also seriously struggling with her career. Moving on, NeNe’s career started taking a flight in 2003. Then, she was amongst the top reality TV stars after she signed for ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’, in 2008. Likewise, Gregg’s career also took a flight along with her.
Therefore, afterward, he achieved his own popularity as a reality star by being the voice of reason on the same show in which NeNe participated for continuous 8 years. Moreover, once NeNe was a well-known name in American Television, Gregg also participated in many shows as the husband of NeNe Leakes.
At the time, Bravo TV covered the re-marriage of the duo, Gregg’s career as a reality star again got back on track. It covered their second wedding under a spin-off title “I Dream of Nene: The Wedding”. And, this show brought Gregg into the limelight and stardom once again. Similarly, in the year 2017, he took part in the ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’ and also in the ‘Tag Team Challenge’.
Gregg married Nene for the first time in 1997. And, in the year 1999, he had his first son, Brentt, with NeNe. Later, they separated and divorced in 2010 before reuniting and announcing their second engagement in 2013. The duo remarried the same year. But, the reason for their divorce in 2011 is still not very clear.
Additionally, he had several children from previous relationships before meeting Nene in 1996. Furthermore, Gregg also has sons named Dexter, Daryl, Damian, and Denton, and a daughter named Katrina from previous relationships. However, currently, he and NeNe are living together happily.
Gregg was also diagnosed with cancer in 2018 which was confirmed on NeNe’s Twitter account. However, he got his treatment and beat cancer with surgery. And, Today, he is a happy man and cancer-free!
Controversies and Scandals
There have been many controversies surrounding Gregg and NeNe. Therefore, a report in 2014 claimed that the pair had a criminal past record and was arrested multiple times under different charges. According to some sources, Gregg has climbed the stairs of success only because of NeNe.
And, there were also claims and accusations against Gregg at the time of his divorce from NeNe in 2011. Then, after they remarried in 2013, many controversies came up. Therefore, many thought the divorce and remarriage was just a publicity stunt to give their career a boost.
He is a smart and amazing man. Gregg has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 80 kilos. He wears a shoe size of 8. Moreover, he has a body physique measuring 39-30-35 inches. Meanwhile, his eye and hair color are both black. Gregg has a healthy and fit body status as of now.
Social Media and Net Worth
Gregg is active on some social media platforms. His Instagram page ‘@greggleakes’ has earned over 204K followers. Similarly, he is also active on Twitter and has gained more than 62.3K followers.
This businessman and reality star surely earns a great amount of money. He surely has earned a handsome amount of money throughout his career. However, his estimated net worth as of 2021 is $4 million.