NeNe Leakes

NeNe dishes on all the craziness surrounding the wedding planning.

on Oct 10, 20130

A lot has happened in the past two episodes! First the bridesmaid-zillas! OK, I'll take the blame! I chose these girls, but I didn't choose their attitudes! Diana, Lexis, and Marlo are all at each other's throats for reasons I barely even know! I do know I’m caught in the middle. I also know I’m the bride and these ladies should have respect for that alone!

I decided to take them out for a cocktail to try an squash any beefs they were having. At this point they have agreed to kiss, hug, dance, makeup, and move on for the sake of me and the wedding. Let's see how long that last! My fingers are crossed!

98 comments
Haukku
Haukku

The wedding ceremony between Gregg and Nene was beautiful beyond words, but the most beautiful part was to see Gregg embrace Bryson and Brent with a tearful confirmation of gratitude of being given a second chance with their Mother. And then to finally see the joining of all of their kids into ONE complete family is what made their ceremony more beautiful than all the glitz and glamour Tony created for them. I wish Nene and Gregg all the happiness in the world. I pray their family bond will grow stronger and closer than ever before.

ToniTX
ToniTX

I came on to express what a wonderful job Nene did for her wedding and how much I enjoyed the show but she has not taken the time to update her blog since October 10.  How selfish. 

rosyposy
rosyposy

The wedding planner did an excellent job.  I refuse to add to the "over the top" comments.  I really enjoyed seeing Kim there.  She really is a good woman to show up after the way she was treated just before her first son was born.  The exchange between the two of you was very nice.

leenelvis
leenelvis

Please Bravo - no more of this lavish excess.  3 expensive gowns, cakes flying first class. It is shameful.  Nene - I would much rather see how you are giving back and helping others.  Time for you to set an example.

CookieKake
CookieKake

Oh NeNe, I've been watching you from say one (1). I've adorn you, hated you, loved you at the sametime I was sick of you-YES been with you from day one. I do have to say-You really really have disappointed me on your own show.

The new show started out great, "I dream of Nene, the wedding" I can honestly tell you-you have complained throughout the entirety of of your show up to the wedding! Your not a Bridzilla, your a complainer if all the attentions not on you 24/7 girl! Let me say, yes of course it's your day, the day of your wedding! YES, your wedding! Not before that day but THAT wedding Day!

 

I have to give ALL of the bridesmaids credit, (Except Marlo, not going there-why? LOL it's self explanatory) They did what they pretty much were asked & could for you, did more in a one hour session then most of your newbies.  Give them credit, were it's deserved.

 

Just disappointed at the way you acted, before and at your wedding.. Nothing was good enough for you.

Blink
Blink

Nene you're getting alot of criticism concerning your lavish wedding which to me seems like a double standard only because you're not the first celebrity to go all out for nupitials.  I maybe in the minority but I loved your wedding, not because of the lavish setting or the beautiful clothing, but because there was a "feel good" vibe with the whole thing.  It was almost drama free and you and your family getting together having that dinner was just nice.  And there was so much love around that table.  I loved the fact Gregg was going out of his way to make this perfect for you and when he and Brent hugged and Gregg held him tightly, it brought tears to my eyes.  It was almost like Gregg was reassuring your son, he was going to do right by his mother this time.  Although I'm not a fan of Kim, that moment with her and you was absolutely "realness" to me.  You were speechless and I could see that it meant alot to you she came and that it meant alot to her she was invited.  For once it was nice to see old friends, old enemies and new friends come together for something that was so refreshing.  Blessings to you, Gregg and your family in the future.

wilmrow
wilmrow

 really wasn't planning to comment, but the login came up so, I wish them both well, as I wisheveryone truly in Love, I am currently engaged to someone who has been chasing me for years.  I just gave in 21/2 years ago still not in any rush,I'm a minister's daughter yet I never wanted a "Big" wedding and I've never been married. My fiance is well-off, I've never been impressed with weath, although we know it is comforting,that being said I talked about myself because that is what MEME Leakes does,no not NeNe MEME! Her son Brentt really stated it best on one episode to his dad Greg, I don't want Hollywood Mom, just wants his Mom back!{paraphrased] Children have a way of putting things in perspective, I'm glad they've put their family back, all of them . However as MEME says lets not get it twisted,I know she wants the best for her family,but the constant shadowing-over-the-top-following-in star jones shoes, by being vindictive to her,going out the way to befriend her X and friends, and also disrespecting your bridesmaids,at the end, really shows her true poor taste, thank God she does ask for advice of people who know better. This country will pay people of color to make a spectacle of themselves now that is making it Real with NENE not hating just the Real facts. P.s. Marlo and you are a reflection of each other both of you have self-esteem issues.  To be truthful most of us do have self-esteem issues thats how so many brands are sold and copycats etc.Celebrities just get to play it up on a large scale. As,  Nene's other son Bryson said to her when her Father declined the wedding "see a Therapist"! Out of the Mouths of Babes keeping it Real for MEME_NENE! 

andybravofan
andybravofan

Really Nene? - you and Gregg actually going to register for gifts!! Girl, I thought you had class - second time around AND as wealthy as you are, the invitation should have read " Our gift is your presence" - In other words, no gifts - just come to party -  You are my absolute FAV of all the housewives and I am truly disappointed by this.

angelwings9195
angelwings9195

I know that you all have to come up with something that will attract the viewers, but really, the extravagant weddings that are not just the first for the bride, but second or even third, comes off as a bit looney.  Big white flowing dresses and over the top venues, isn't that supposed to be for the first time weddings.  I have to think the purpose is for ratings, and unfortunately when the dust from the wedding is settled all that is left is unnatural sized bills, contention among those that did or didn't stand up beside you and the stress of having all of those bridezilla moments captured on re-runable episodes so the world can see how ridiculous it all was.  NeNe: you said that the love you have with Greg is strong and I admire that, but this wedding and all it brought to light seems to be just a distraction from your rekindled love for each other.  I wish you the best for the future, and hope that you will realize what is important and let go of all of the crazy refuse that can only create negativity.  True love is hard to find and you are blesses to have found yours, so don't let your pride or ego or whatever get in the way of enjoying what you have re-found.

 

muffey
muffey

For the likes of me, I cannot understand why Nene is sporting this color hair.  A black face with blond hair.  What is she thinking?  I was not born in the US but has been living here for a very long time and is a naturalized citizen.  It pains me when I see a black woman with her skin tone walking around with blond hair with a black face.  She has to have very low self esteem if she thinks that blond hair makes her look better.  It does not.  You would look so much better with your hair dark.  Take a page from Cynthia.

MaireadA
MaireadA

Oh Nene! 

 You girls pour w-a-y too much alcohol at your parties! And what a shocker...people acting as if they are inebriated...when they actually are.

 

andersenlisa258
andersenlisa258

Marlo really has no class, she's very self centered and I think she shouldn't get any more air time. Real people don't act like that, if I had to deal with someone like that in my wedding party they would have been turned loose.

Tringe
Tringe

I don't understand why so many comments are about how much $ Nene is spending on HER wedding!! And when she is talking to her friends/bridesmaids about the cost...most of us do tell our friends those things. I am so happy for Nene and all of her success! She has openly and honestly admitted she used to be a stripper...and look at her now!! I don't care what anyone says, if it wasn't for Nene, RHOA would NOT be the number one highest viewed housewives show. Think about what that show would be without her. I prob wouldn't watch it. I hope she has more acting roles or movie offers in the future bc the girl can really act!! All these nay Sayers and negative people making comments...I wonder why you bother watching her show. There are other channels on the TV.

shoptilyadrop
shoptilyadrop

You really need to get over yourself.  The whole lecture to Marlo when she didn't dress like the others was extremely juvenile.  You'll have "Your" day at the wedding....anything more is just arrogance and bridezillaish.  I'm not particularly fond of Marlo or Diana but I would have done the same thing had I been Marlo!

grub
grub

Nene, why do you say "bridemaids" instead of "bridesmaids"? Are you going a whole bunch of Teresa on us? Their gowns are beautiful! Marlo is the most difficult person on the planet. Congratulations to you, Greg, and your family!

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

When is this series going to be over so that I can find something FUN to watch on BRAVO?  I can't take more than 30 seconds of this BS...everyone is always yelling.

heir2me
heir2me

You are the company you keep.

rholawrence
rholawrence

It is hilarious how Nene thought this was all going to work out fine.  Thank God she has Tony, who does not spit gum at her!  Seriously though, nine middle aged bridesmaids?  And half of them are train wrecks.  You decide which half.

keepit@80
keepit@80

Ms,Bridezilla is driving her bridesmaids,crazy.& everybody else.Nene knew if she had planned her wedding a yr. ago she would have her dream wedding the place she wanted.She is rushing getting frustrated @'Gregg' party planner she had her hands full dealing w/ bridezilla.Poor ''Gregg he catching hell, more hell if he don't sign the Pre-nup! ' His hands is full he can't express how he feel abt.his wedding also.'She ignore his thoughts,her way or highway[back living in basement]Bridezilla is a mess.

Dreid123
Dreid123

Marlo on Rhoa YES!!!!! Kenya No!!!!

Dreid123
Dreid123

Diana is boring and a hater. Period! Marlo has an excellent sense for style and that's who you need to help you with the wedding. Yes, she's over the top but girl!!! She can throw shade! And I love it !!!

Purple86
Purple86

Are your bridesmaids allowed to blog for this show?  I'm much more interested in hearing what they have to say.

 

Also, if you have the power and riches that you think that you have, you should fire the producers for not correcting you as you mispronounced "bridesmaid" over and over again.  You remind my of the old ladies at my church who try to sound proper while they mangle the English language. Get it together

WOWWOWWUBSY
WOWWOWWUBSY

Nene, I love, love, love, your show.  It's over the top as is Marlo Hampton whom I also love.  You're a smart woman.  You didn't get to fulfill your dreams in your 40's by being stupid.  With that said, can't wait for the wedding.  You tickle me every time one of your bridesmaids say something about one another and you laugh.  It's hilarious!   Keep being you Nene.  Also love how you tried to embrace Greg's kids.  That was beautiful as are you.  I find myself worrying each week if we're nearing the end of this show.  I look forward to it every Tuesday Night.  Hope you get a spin off from your spinoff.  To me you are the modern day Lucy from the hood:)

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

Also Nene----only low-class wannabes announce that their wedding dress was $58,000 and the BRIDE-MAID shoes were $1100 and the stupid cake was $15000 and had its own chartered plane. You will NEVER have class Nene. Never .

Sam64
Sam64

@angelwings9195 The whole thing is for the show....People do not have weddings like this 2nd time around....WITH THE SAME GUY and for sure do not register for gifts when they were married for 15years already. The whole thing is ridiculous.

jeannieb1
jeannieb1

 @muffey She gave Kim so much smack about her wigs, you would think that Cynthia would tell Nene her wigs look like sh_ _. and send Nene to a good wig maker. After all Nene did say to everyone she's rich bitch, so use that money for a GOOD WIG NENE !!!

 

rosyposy
rosyposy

MaireadA:  I was thinking the same thing.  Why is it all the wives on all the shows are such winos?  Don't they know that most people get through the day without alcohol?

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

 @Tringe

 Part of is is because she has been so cheap at times.  Remember the Charity Dance with Sheree?  NeNe not only didn't want to donate more that $20.00 she was demanding the other gals (Candy) not donate more than that.

Other than that, it has always been considered poor etiquette to brag about how much you make or spend.  And the way she does it does come across as bragging.

vfmcc
vfmcc

 @grub I'm surprised no one has told her she is mispronouncing the word, but she seems to have a problem with words that are plural, i.., "Greg Kids" is another one.  You would think that an actress would be conscious about speaking correctly. 

Dreid123
Dreid123

@ESinAZ one more episode on Sunday. You're almost there! Lol

wilmrow
wilmrow

 @Dreid123I would like to see if they could get through one season together, I don't know if NENE could stand it but it would continue her stretching out process, in learning, how to be the bigger and more gracious person,continuing to make her Character deeper and multi-faceted.  The music and Choir did bring more depth to her wedding, and as always family interaction.  I would love to see Marlo, anD Kenya YES!!!

 

vfmcc
vfmcc

 @Purple86 I thought that too.  It would be more interesting to hear what they have to say.  Several of them are on reality shows as well.

plcol1953
plcol1953

 @WOWWOWWUBSY

 I'm sure you would probably buy Marlo's used clothes on her website....

vfmcc
vfmcc

 @Glimmer88 Exactly.  It's obvious that she has never had wealth or anything near it.  Why feel the need to tell everyone how much something costs.  It's like she has to keep reassuring herself.  but if she keeps spending like she's doing, it won't be around long.  Nothing is promised Nene.  Be smart and invest some of the money to ensure your kids and "Greg Kids" LOL, are taken care of.

Rene@tally
Rene@tally

Glimmer88, thank you for saying it like it is. I nearly fell out of my chair as she was putting it out there with the prices!!!! Absolutely, no class. Now, I really hope she has money saved up because with all the spending she's doing and the cancelation of New Normal, and what ever else she was doing (non-acting) she has thrown so much money in a wedding (the second time with the same man), these old a$$ bridesmaids and nine of them at that. She is over the top. I lived in Atlanta for nine years and am very familiar with Tony Conway's work. He is the one to make it happen for her. If anyone can class up this wedding, its Tony. Nene, please get off the high horse honey.

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

 @Sam64  That is what I suspect as well.   I  think she and Greg simply saw an opportunity to make money.  If it had been I, I would have done the same thing.  Bravo approached her, not the other way around.  In fact, they wanted her to do a spin-off, but she declined...said that she was okay with staying on the "RHWOATL".  

 

I read on Celebrity NetWorth that NeNe is now worth $10M.  That's an impressive amount of wealth to amass in, what, seven years.  Good for both of them.

Dreid123
Dreid123

@ESinAZ @Tringe It wasn't cute saying she spent $15,000 for a cake and flying it first class. Really? I guess there are no places to buy wedding cakes in Atlanta! Support your own community! I'm shocked because a few seasons ago she was shopping with Marlo and put back a $8,000 necklace but will spend that much on food. At least you can wear the necklace again.

Dreid123
Dreid123

@vfmcc @grub LOL I thought I was the only one who caught that "Gregg Kids"! Lol! She chops up a lot of words while she's acting like she's all of that! She needs a speech class! But I love me some Nene. Bad grammar and all!

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @luvinit46   Why do you care???  I watch it be cause I enjoy the RHOA.  I used to like Nene but now I just enjoy watching her make a fool of herself---the same as half the other people who watch it ........   Satisfied??

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @vfmcc  It's ridiculous isn't it???  I mean, ok, spend it if you're Kanye West or someone like that, but Nene, whose 30 minutes of fame are about up and when that goes the $$ goes along with it since she's "wiping her *ass with hundreds".......and I believe it too. LOL  .  She's gonna wish she had those instances of  $15,000 she threw away on a stupid cake that was sliced up, thrown on plates and shoved in mouths, and then thrown in the garbage.  No telling what she is spending on this wedding--really it's pretty much just a vow renewal......  I mean, come on, she could kinda justify it if it were her first wedding, but spending this much money on just a glamorous "show" for all her friends to be jealous of is absurd.  Who's gonna remember it Nene?  YOU will when you're wishing you hadn't done it and had the money back.  She should take a page from Candy's book because she is a smart spender.  I have a good idea she has invested well and she lives a very comfortable life but not a frivolous life like NeNe is doing.  It just shows the difference in being smart and being a wannabe wealthy celeb.  Candy doesn't care about her "status" she just enjoys what she does and makes a great living at it and she doesn't have to put on a show for anyone.  Nene knows she is a ghetto rat underneath the tow head and the chicklet teefs .  She is trying SO hard to escape that and she never will.  And OMG if I have to look at her making those stupid faces and smacking her lips around again I think I will RETCH right here on my keyboard.  

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

@Rene@tally she's gonna wish like hell that she just used her $$ to live a comfortable life ---even luxurious at times--but not off the wall crazy spending instead of throwing all this $$ away on this ridiculous wedding so she can look down her nose at the "haters" and revel in how much better she is than them. I wonder if she will be glad she had this over the top wedding when she's in the lifeboat with Lynn Curtin and Sheree.. The day will come Nene if u don't quit wasting $$ on stupid sh*t.

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

 @sobolious  @Glimmer88

 She does that with a lot of words:  "Greg children", "it drive you crazy".  I would think she would have had diction lessons in Hollywood.

 

Dallas81
Dallas81

No to Marlo!!!

No to Kenya!!!

No to Diana!!!

No to Lexis!!!

No to Laura!!!

YES TO JENNIFER WILLIAMS!!!!

sat1976
sat1976

 @Glimmer88  

 Yea.. a fool who is producing her wedding show and who is making lots of money. It obviously bothers you and it sounds like you must be a very unhappy person who finds pleasure in hating strangers. Very sad...

sat1976
sat1976

 @Glimmer88  @vfmcc

 Why do you care so much?? tune into a different show for God sake and stop hating! she is entitled to do whatever she wants with her money. Its not YOURS but HERS. She should do whatever the hell she wants to do with it and you should get a life!

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

 @Glimmer88  @Laniyoung  @vfmcc

 I DVR "WWHL" every night...love Andy!  There's usually a minute, or so, of the show before, and I noticed the wedding show is a "NeNe Leakes Production."

With the way BRAVO runs re-runs that could mean residuals for a long time for NeNe.

Glimmer88
Glimmer88

 @Laniyoung  @vfmcc Well Lani I am entitled to comment as I like on these blogs as are you. I can assure you I am not "worried" about Nene's money.  I just think it's ridiculous how she is behaving these days.  I have watched Nene go from a fun loving pretty normal sista to someone who thinks that she is a HUGE celebrity now and that she is so much better than everyone else and that she is totally RICH.  It is amazing what a little fame and money will do to some people.  Nene is not just "sharing costs with friends" as you put it.   She has been telling us how much things cost for quite awhile now.  Maybe you selectively don't remember that, OR maybe you don't see anything wrong with telling everyone how much you spent on this or that.  If it's the latter then it's no wonder you like Nene so much.  

Laniyoung
Laniyoung

 @Glimmer88  @vfmcc

 Why are you worried about her money.  Good lord you have dissected her entire life and rather than turn the station you have written a book about Nene on the comment section.  And brides tell their bridesmaids costs.  there is nothing obscene about sharing costs with friends.  she just happens to be on tv while doing it. 

Dreid123
Dreid123

@ESinAZ @sobolious @Glimmer88 lol! You guys are so right!

MaireadA
MaireadA

 @ESinAZ  @sobolious  @Glimmer88

 I know. We're in America. Speak English correctly, unless you're just learning the language, then I'll cut you some slack.