Excellent advice, Peter. You too have 5 kids and are married to a successful, beautiful woman. Yes, I do realize that I have to step it up, as I’m doing right now. But know this, I will not allow my wife, my children, or myself to ever be in a situation where any of us have to choose between one or the other. That option will be removed; that’s not a choice that’s available at all. I will guide this dreadful mess to a warm, beautiful family merger full of love and respect. I’ve got work to do and "I’m on it dog gone it!"
My bride wants the best for my children. I know this. But I have to find a way to gain her trust in order for me to be able to bring us all home together. She's not confident in me at this point, but she will be. NeNe loves my children, and truth be known, my children, all 5 of them, have nothing but love for her. Thing is, it’s up to me to get all this love floating around in the air to descend on each of us. Stay tuned.
You talk a good game but you need to make it happen. It's been over 15 years and that's way too long.
All of a sudden, it is revealed that Greg was previously married with 5 estranged grown kids, really?
Every single time Nene claims to be a good judge of character, my finger points to Greg, an amoral sperm donor, who was an absent father. His only daughter does not know him as a man or a dad. Shameful! This is the reason that Greg was uninvolved with Bryson, the son from Nene's first marriage, who kept getting into trouble.
Yet, Nene agreed to marry Greg, again, and she made the decision to remarry, prior to mending the relationship with Greg's kids. Someone posted a comment stating that the therapy session was "damage control". I totally agree!
One of Nene's friends asked her, what has Greg done to win her love again, but Nene did not give a definitively solid answer. The problem is that Nene is remarrying Greg for money through entertainment...i.e., and with the demand of a prenup for future financial security.
When Greg's son asked Nene to "show some respect to the bloodline", ignorant Nene, took the statement and ran to the left. First, Nene claims that Greg had money and he established the "Leakes" name prior to RHOA. Secondly, Nene is not a blood relative bearing the surname "Leakes". Lastly, Nene should be respectful to the "blood children" who were born before her son with Greg.
How is it that Brent did not know that he had an uncle (Greg's brother), and he did not have a relationship with his 5 older siblings.
BTW: Nene's son Bryson had dreads. Did Nene call him "hood"? So, why is Greg's son "hood" for standing up for himself and his siblings.
Ask Nene for your balls back. She is running the show now because she has more money than you. I wonder if you really are there because you love her or you don't want to watch someone else cash in on your investment.
I don't blame you.
It's funny how both you and your son ended up on the radio bad mouthing her. That says a lot about how you and your son really feel.
Apparently, you both must have felt that you needed to be heard and she wasn't listening.
You paid the price the other day, by having your kids exposed to the world. Ask her now, if she will give you your balls back.
No man or woman should sacrifice their kids for any relationship. She wanted to embarrass you the way you embarrassed her on the radio and the show.
I guess both of you are even now.
tooshort Love it!!!!!! If NeNe can't find his balls, I think I have a trunk full that he can check for a set. Gregg is looking pitiful because he has to dance for NeNe now. LOL
I guess Gregg is the stripper and the housewife now, but this time with a pre nup. LOL!!!
Do you recall the Peter said that he would choose his kids over Cynthia/wife? Greg did not agree. He claims that he would not give up either, but the issue is that he did abandoned his kids for Nene.
Then, Greg had the audacity to state in the so-called therapy session that he abandoned his kids for Nene because they did not like Nene. SMH.
NeNe, it is "bridesmaids" not "bridemaids." You mispronouncing this 50 times was driving me crazy!
NENE!! It is Bridesmaids or Bridesmaid; the "s" shows possession, as in Nene's maids. They are the bride's maids, like "the Queen's maids" you wouldn't say Nene maids, or Queen maids, would you?
Nene. Your so fab, you seeking it. But the friction between your bridesmaids.....I see green and its not the color I love your personality and wish you the best and would love to see more Nene your so really!!!
Greg, one of your baller boys was giving Nene dirty looks, did you catch that? I thought your kids were great, but that fight looked forced for the camera....if anyone had been really listening to each other, there would have been no need! No need for fake fights, you two have an interesting enough story for fake drama to be completely unnecessary. Good luck, Leake's!
Some advice to NE NE and Gregg -- I hope you two are happy and can live harmoniously with the kids. But honestly, I will only watch one time. There is too much yelling going on. Try tuning into my FAVORITE Bravo show -- MILLION DOLLAR LISTING, LOS ANGELES! These guys are good and when they are angry, they just flip each other the bird!! HA HA . NO YELLING at all.
onaadams I love that show--they know how to take out their aggressions on real estate instead.
I think it might be easier if Gregg & NeNe met each of his children separately, over lunch or dinner, to give them a chance to vent their disappointment to Gregg one at a time. If NeNe could listen more and Gregg could stop his "marinating" b/s and they both act like adults, the family has a chance. I'm sure Bryson would enjoy having someone other than his lame-a$$ brother as a sibling.
P.S. Whoever came up with the nickname for your baller club is disgusting. It's just tacky. How about a little class, for a change.
You're right. He needs to stop that "marinating" bs. He's had his kids marinating for over 15 years and look how that has worked out.
I hate this guy. I sincerely think hes below Theebig N's standards. wonce a DOG ALWAYS A DOG. DOND TO IT BIG N WE LOVE YOU YOU DESERVE BETTER. PLEASE
pearlneackless There is no need to insult doggies ;)
On the subject, I've never understood that statement above and other euphemisms about dogs. It implies that they are not loyal -- which is the total opposite (at least to their bipeds.) Maybe they do sniff around, though...
Nene attacked your children and you sat and allowed it to happen. Why does she constantly get a pass on bad behavior?
I am watching the latest episode right now. One question I have is why NeNe keeps talking about cancelling? She just said it a few minutes ago. Something like she and Greg are going through with planning the wedding but hopes the cancelling works out. What is she talking about?
cinderloo I don't know but I did see on Bravo ratings that she dropped down for her reality show way lower than anyone else. So I don't know when this wedding was taped. This is supposed to be her new reality show and if you don't' have the ratings then its cancelled so maybe she was hoping it don't get cancelled and works out in the ratings.
@cinderloo she meant 'counseling' but her enunciation and pronunciation is so bad. Ugh..
I Feel 'Gregg'is sincere in bringing his family on one accord. As a man he need to keep the communication open,listen whether he want to or not.I feel 'Nene' needs guidance,patience to deal with issues.Let him be the man! He can only give u what he was taught.His way may be slower,but he will catch up in his own time.Like he told you.]U can't change him.He can learn new tricks!
I am puzzled why 'Gregg' pushed his 'sister,brother away w/out contact for so long.Family is all we have,when all else fades. I was grateful 'Gregg,enbraced the idea w/reconnecting w/his children.Most men have a communication problem,b/c of their upbringing.It takes a strong woman to hang in support a [set in stubborn man] in his ways.I wish 'Nene' would have let'Gregg' expressed himself w/ his kids.She have no room too put blame all on 'Gregg' b/c she is his wife & her step-children.She knows her man! His lack of communication. Initiate the contact like ''Damon' said. you had their number.I feel she is feeling guilty when he called her out.''Nene''need counseling along w/ her other kids b/c her oldest son needs to grow up.
No one can fix anyone but ourself. IMO, NeNe's rant was anger misplaced. Attacking your children is going out of bounds. Nene sounds very jealous and is coming across like she is demanding you choose her and stick up for her. What good is bringing a therapist if neither you or her is going to shut up enough to listen and refuse to learn and communicate. Instead of Nene saying Greg I am your wife stick up for me prove you love about me. If that is the case and only Nene knows then she stepped out of bounds with her feelings. Nene should have a therapist to talk to privately so 'they' can get to her feelings that cause her to blow up cause at this point she does not know.
I think Nene is saying that she doesn't want to be the blame for Gregg not being with their mom. I'm sure a lot of things have been said and Gregg hasn't stepped up like he should. It shows. His sister even told him to not be MIA again. I do think that Nene should still reach out to Gregg's kids herself and not always depend on Gregg to do it. That would be a good start and I hope the Dr will suggest that to Nene.
Rhonu You are so right. She did say that she didn't' want to be the blame of the divorce of any of that but she sure was to blame for that tirade she did.
There certainly is more than what we are seeing and hearing but the children should not be in the middle of this--they are the innocent ones in all this. It was 17 years ago and they were small then and they have been through enough and NeNe is going to put them through more.
Second part was wanting them to know that not having family type gatherings had to do with their dad not her. Now she is putting them in the middle and you can't put them their either. You cannot drag out the adult things that happened cause they cannot help that and she is undermining parental authority. Even when she said it was Greg the one younger son called her out on an incident and she did apologize for it but got "hot" too.
It would have been nicer had NeNe said that things in the past have no been so good with all of us but we want to change that and we want to include you in family gatherings and so on and so forth and then say we want you here more and we hope you will come. Something from the heart that you care--but go into a yelling rant about its not her fault and so on was just heartbreaking to watch them sit there as she went into her tirade and walked out as Greg and the therapist tried to talk to the oldest one.
Clearly they behaved more maturely than NeNe. If NeNe don't get therapy and change her behavior nothing for her is going to work in the end.
I hope they work it out as well. Gregg told Peter that he intentionally separates them. I don't know what the problem is, but whatever they were doing before did not work. I think it is good for them all to tell how they feel now, instead of pretending everything is fine. The older son apologized, then he took it back because that is not how he really felt. The older son does blame Nene for his parents divorce. He said he was the spokesman and protector of the family. We will probably never know the details of the divorce and apparently most of the children don't know the details of the divorce. The two older children were of legal age when the divorce happened, so they lived it and they just never talked about it. The older sons probably chose to support their mother and her position. You can't change the past, but you can change your future!
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I Agree! 'Gregg' & 'Nene need more counseling sessions.Before you can heal, the past, pain, work on 'SELF] The pain is deep rooted between both of them. Nene,not knowing her father she feels she have to be on defense.'Gregg' I suspect his childhood was fatherless.He loves his kids,not knowing how to express it. I hope the kids will keep the communication open they seem like they are willing.I Feel 'Gregg' should take all the kids,individual let each express how they feel.'Nene; need step back! Be patient] Listen, Learn!
So sad to see Damian in so much pain, He got so worked up and loud, first step to heal is to just let it all out, and boy did he! I hope he works things out, and can get in a place of peace. Keep up the good work, one step at a time, and before you know it, the Leakes will be united. God Bless.
Hi Greg, it is good to hear that you know you are the "main dish" that needs to mend your family together and make it cohesive. That's your job because you chose to marry Nene, and you also chose to have these children. Communication is VERY important in anything we do in this life. I am happy to see, that you're starting to bring your family together, because it will make life easier for you guys this second time around. Plus, she is the mother of your last child, your kids younger brother.... They need to get along. Unfortunately, this happens in many families with blended families, and I am sure that you guys have taught others in this situation. Good Luck and Congrats! Be blessed!