Linnethia Monique “NeNe” Leakes is an American reality star, actress, artist, and fashion designer. The Queens, New York native is best known for her role on Bravo’s hit reality television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008-2020). In addition to RHOA, Leakes has also appeared on various other television series such as The New Normal, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, The Celebrity Apprentice, and has lent her talents to stage and Broadway on several occasions. Leakes also co-authored her memoir Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way in 2011. But NeNe Leakes has another skill you probably don’t even know about yet – she knows good real estate when she sees it. If you’ve ever wanted to see the NeNe Leakes house for yourself, keep reading to check out all the deets on Leakes’ real estate, family, and career!
Where Does NeNe Leakes Live?
NeNe Leakes currently calls a sprawling residence in Duluth, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, home. Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Leakes rented a swanky pad in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. More on the NeNe Leakes home and details on what happened to her home featured on RHOA below!
NeNe Leakes House Atlanta (current)
Leakes picked up this posh 9,511 square foot property for $2.1 million back in March of 2015 and has called it home ever since. The 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom Mediterranean coastal villa sits on a 0.7-acre plot and is a fairly new construction, having been built in 2014.
There is a lot to love about this spacious abode – from its gorgeous swimming pool and wrap-around porch outback to its Roman vein cut travertine flooring throughout the first floor’s interior, it’s definitely a property to appreciate. The kitchen alone is enough to make you drool – featuring a huge island perfect for entertaining, 10ft tall cabinetry, white marble countertops, and top-notch Viking appliances. If one massive kitchen wasn’t enough, however, there’s even a second fully-functioning studio kitchen in the home.
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NeNe Leakes House Los Angeles (former rental)
NeNe Leakes previously rented this 3,300 square foot contemporary home in Los Angeles, CA from 2013 to 2014. The residence, built in 1962, boasts 5-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms, sitting on approximately half an acre of land.
This beautiful 2-story home features polished hardwood flooring throughout as well as a spacious kitchen with white and glass-front cabinetry, white marble backsplash and countertops, and a breakfast nook. French doors off the kitchen lead to the entertainment space and swimming pool & hot tub outback. The living room features an elegant, modern marble-front fireplace, while the impressive master bedroom upstairs features 2 sets of French doors – with one that opens onto a Juliet balcony overlooking the front of the property, and the second opening onto a larger balcony that looks out onto the backyard.
NeNe Leakes Home Real Housewives of Atlanta (former rental)
NeNe Leakes no longer rents her Atlanta home featured on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The reality star was actually evicted from the property in 2012 for allegedly owing the owner $6,240 in past due rent. The masonry covered residence sits on close to an acre of land at the end of a suburban Cul-de-sac in Duluth.
The 2 story home was constructed in 2006 and boasts 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, and a 2-car attached garage. Some interior fixtures include hardwood floors throughout most of the home and beautiful cherry wood cabinetry in the kitchen. The master suite on the second level features a massive en-suite bathroom that facilitates a shower and soaking tub, with room to spare!
NeNe Leakes Net Worth
As of 2020, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has amassed an estimated net worth of $14 million.
NeNe Leakes Bravo salary
During her time on RHOA, NeNe Leakes was raking in the dough big time – around $1 million per season, making her the highest-paid of the housewives featured on Bravo.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast
NeNe Leakes has been part of the RHOA since its first season aired in 2008, alongside Lisa Wu, DeShawn Snow, Kim Zolciak, and Sheree Whitefield. In Sept 2020, however, Leakes announced via YouTube that she would be leaving the reality television show prior to season 13 filming, citing disagreements with the network Bravo as the reason for her exit.
Leakes isn’t the first RHOA cast member to depart the series – fellow castmate Whitefield Snow exited the show after only one season, allegedly because producers found her persona “too human for a circus show.” NeNe’s friend and fellow cast member as of 2012, Porsha Williams, expressed her support of NeNe’s decision to leave the show, saying that she and Leakes have “a big sis, little sis relationship.”
NeNe Leakes Family
NeNe Leakes spent much of her childhood living with her aunt in Athens, Georgia. The reason for this being that her mother, who had 5 children (NeNe included), was allegedly unable to care for all her children at the time and sent NeNe and one of her brothers to stay with their aunt – something which Leakes has credited for the cause of her family’s estrangement. Kenya Sherman, NeNe’s sister, has spoken publicly on the topic through social media, however, and stated that it was, in fact, NeNe’s decision to move to Georgia and that their mother never would have sent her children away. Regardless of the truth, it seems there’s not much love lost between the siblings.
Leakes is also estranged from her father, whom she discovered in adulthood was not actually her biological father, and that her real father was actually a close friend of the man who had raised her. Leakes’ adoptive father became upset with her after discovering she had reached out to her blood father and the two no longer speak. Her mother passed at age 45 when NeNe was 21.
NeNe Leakes Husband
NeNe Leakes husband is Gregg Leakes. The couple met in 1996 while NeNe was working in an exotic dancer club and Gregg convinced her to leave the job. The two got hitched in 1997, around 6-7 months after meeting, and remained husband and wife until 2011, when NeNe filed for divorce. At the time, Gregg had said that NeNe’s fame had gone to her head, while NeNe said that Gregg wasn’t treating her how she wanted.
The pair surprised everyone, however, when they announced they would be getting re-married in 2013. In 2018, they went through yet another rough patch, though not with their relationship this time, when Gregg was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. NeNe cared for Gregg while he was undergoing treatment – something that can be seen on the RHOA at the time. Fortunately, after a hard-fought battle, Gregg announced that he was cancer-free in 2019, and the pair are still happily married today.
NeNe Leakes Children
NeNe Leakes has two sons – 31-year-old Bryant Rashard Bryant (from a prior relationship), and 21-year-old Brentt Leakes (the son NeNe and Gregg share together).
NeNe Leakes Birthday
NeNe Leakes was born Dec 13, 1967 – making her 53 years old as of January 2021.