“I'm just a real person and I tell it like it is. I don't have a lot of secrets, which has been a fault of mine.”
“I'm just not into trying to convince people like me. I always say to myself, 'It is what it is.' I walk into a situation knowing that people are either going to love me or they're not, and that's OK. I'm just going to be me. You can't be everything to everyone.”
“I don't have anything to hide. And for the record, I am not against plastic surgery. I believe that any woman that wants to do anything or fix anything that bothers her - if she's doing it for herself - I'm all for it."”
NeNe Leakes (born Linnethia Monique Johnson in Queens, New York, on December 13, 1967), is an American reality star and actress. She rose to fame as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She was also a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011. She appeared as recurring character Coach Roz Washington on the hit show Glee and filming her wedding spinoff I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. NeNe was a series regular on The New Normal from 2012-2013, and also competed on Season 18 of Dancing With The Stars, finishing in 7th place. From Nov. 25 2014-Jan. 3, 2015, she starred as the wicked stepmother in Broadway’s Cinderella, and in Feb. 2014, she released a clothing line on HSN. On June 29, 2015, NeNe announced she’d be leaving RHOA after 7 seasons.
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NeNe Leakes is best known for her role on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and as the formidable swimming coach Roz on Glee.
NeNe Leakes has a son, Bryson (born in 1989) with an ex-boyfriend. While working as stripper, she met Gregg Leakes in 1996. The two married and had a son Brentt in 1999. The couple divorced in 2011 but have since reconciled and remarried on June 22, 2013.