Where do I start, what do I say, how do I say it?! Welcome to I Dream of Nene: The Wedding! Did I just say that? I'm so proud of it! You know I've always been that girl that doesn't really do anything unless my gut agrees. Sharing my family and remarriage to Gregg with all of you brings tears to my eyes!
Let's talk about the pre-nup. I didn’t realize so many people would comment on me wanting a pre-nup! I believe in being smart and handling business upfront! I’m no kid and I understand that relationships can be very good but can also go very bad. The worst fights are sometimes between people who were once in love. A pre-nup is not a bad thing, but I don’t think they’re super common among African American households. I thought of my pre-nup the same way I thought of my will. It’s not pleasant to talk about, but it's needed!
I think a large majority of people look at pre-nups as a bad thing or someone not wanting to share, and that's not the case at all. I want to share, and I would never want to see Gregg down even if I wasn’t with him. I just think it's best for us to work out our differences now before they ever start! Gregg is a smart successful man that has achieved a lot in life, so we are not talking about somebody that doesn't have anything. He's successful in his own right!
NNe - From the beginning of your reconcilation with Gregg I suspected that he began wooing you back after you made such a big hit in LA and was making lots of money. I think that he doesn't want to sign a pre-nup is evidence of that.
Nene you married [Gregg] 17 yrs. ago, also ''His children became your children?The same [Bryson ] he became [Gregg's child. Why?do you keep addressing them as [Gregg's kids! I felt insulted! I know they did.As a mother you have too choose ur words carefully! You are very defensive if ''Anybody dare talk abt. [Bryson, Brett}. treat ppl.the way you want to be treated w/o over dramatic attitude.I adore all the children they seem genuine,respectful.''Damion '' the oldest he didn't mean harm he wanted to clear the air.He said his problem wasn't w/ ''Nene'' she made it seem like it had be all abt her.''Get A grip'' MeMe! I think she got mad b/c they all came & ''Had NO BEEF!' Being the R. B the 'Bridezilla' had to show up & out?.
Given the changes made for both you and Gregg, you are being a smart businesswoman. Anywho, the show is a hoot as expected and I am happy for NeNe Leakes Entertainment and that you are the executive producer of your show, $$$$$$$. Also noticed Gucci bought time for a commercial, more $$$$$$$$. You go girl.
Just one thing I wish could change but it's too late as the show is already recorded.....it's BrideSmaid not Bridemaid!!!!! It's driving me crazy!!!!! You've said it a thousand times, just trying to keep you fabulous.
No need to explain Nene-you have been there and done that! But this time around tread carefully! You are not just marrying Greg-but his 5 adult children as well. Bottomline-they want daddy to marry back into those millions that you didn't have before-you feel me? You have become richer now and money is on the line. Now you HAVE to spell everything out-dot every i and cross every t-DONT GET IT TWISTED AND LET LOVE GET IN THE WAY of this procedure! If he does not want to sign on the dotted line-there cannot be a happy love life if he has ulterior motives where the money is concerned.Don't think he has not talked it over with them-but he will not tell you if you ask him/them. We love this show!!!
Here's the thing: Love is Love, and money is money. Love is not money. You made your money, from the hard work you put in, and your talent. It's yours. If the relationship goes awry, then we'll all just leave with what we came with, and what we can agree to part with. Be smart ladies.
Nene, child what were you thinking to marry a man with kids your age and five of them???? Girl you should have run! I would have left skid marks in the driveway, when he told me he had five grown or nearly grown children! You knew they would always resent you and hold you responsible because their parents divorced. Well you are still my favorite House Wife , but you are fighting a losing battle. Good Luck to you and Greg.
Nene I am really disappointed in you about the situation with Greg kids. Me having to grow up as a step child(both my parents remarried) I understand how they feel. How can you say the door is open to talk but stand in front of the door like a raving bull. His son apologized and tried to work it out from what I seen. You just went crazy and made it about you. I am married now and have a step child. Even if my husband doesnt want to complicate things and reach out to his child I find a way to. Because as a woman as a person that wants peace thats what I do. So the way you went off on Greg's son showed me that its just all for show and you really dont care about his kids. I lost a lot of respect for you after the last episode.
Nene, I think that coming from divorce I can shed a bit of light on how Greg's kids feel....as a child of any break up they want to feel they aren't forgotten.....most times the husband moves on and his life becomes involved with his new family....and can forget about his family he had before he divorced....because a man seems to follow the way of the wife...that is more often then not.....and I think husbands....have a hard time dealing with merging the new families because of fear of upsetness with the kids he left - and dealing with their feelings....so it is easier to push that to the side....You are right that he should deal with the issues.....but as the new wife...I think the kids are hoping you'll want a relationship with them as well and want to encourage your husband to work thru whatever uncomfortableness he may be feeling.....because it was his choice to leave his previous wife and the kids suffer as a result of that break up no matter what age they are.....so encouraging him more to bring his family around will help more in way of support for him....as well as help his kids feel wanted even in his new life....with you.....
My father never got that either....and his daughters suffered because of that....he walked into a new family with 3 new daughters....who got a full time father....and his first 3 daughters lost in that....and that new wife....wasn't really encouraging family to include his biological 3 daughters to come for Christmas day....to celebrate their birthdays.....to respect his biological children and want relationship with them.....now as grown ups....we have suffered the lack of closeness....I was the youngest....at 6 when they divorced and at 14 heard my dad had remarried....his step daughter probably was a part of that wedding - where I was never included....or talked about it with....so hurts happen in divorce....
Go into it wanting to be a friend to his kids....individually....without Greg.....be genuine in your wanting to know them just as you would want to know a potential agent ready to give you a big paying part....value them the same....the reward will be a good relationship with a child that needs to feel wanted - at any age. Because divorce is hard on every child.
I wish Greg and NeNe the best. NeNe is very, very smart regarding the prenup. That way if it doesn't work out I'm sure there won't be any hard feelings or drama like before, I LOVE IT. The drama with the girls and/or women I would have let them all know my man and I can go to the justice of the peace or do a quick destination wedding. Oh and Marlow no the spot light isn't on you as the center at NeNe wedding. It is and will always be about the bride on her day. Marlow it's not your day. How selfish. NeNe best friend was so correct about Marlow, Marlow is very sneaky.Even Mary Mary gave their sister the spot light in her wedding as they are family and celebrities who know how to give respect. Marlow is so rude. How you treat people comes back to you.
Wow--really disgusting. NeNe treated Gregg's children badly with her big nasty mouth. They are really nice children also.
But NeNe is wrong because its the decent thing to do to include his children not always expecting him too but I can see why he would not want them around her cause he is protecting them from her.
As far as step parenting been there done that and doing that and its great to have step moms be good to your children and want to include them and treat them like they are important. Nene is doing all she can to cause trouble when its clear they do not want any. The children are far better behaved and well mannered than NeNe could ever think to be. Nene is not NeNe she is MeMe!
What if her son Bryson was treated the same way by a step? I think you'd never hear the end of it.
How do you know he is not? Do you know Bryson's father? Bryson lives with Nene and Gregg and the relationship is different. Gregg's children did not live with them and you don't know how custody was structured. Back in the day, women generally received custody and depending on the relationship, the man saw his children or didn't see his children. My dad had a son and his ex-wife would not let their son visit and he paid child support. Gregg's children are now adults.
Tonight I actually was sorry for Greg's kids it seemed that the boy Damien had apologized and was trying to make things right when Nene flew off the handle. I have always thought she told things like it was but this time I really think she was wrong. She took a situation where the kids could have come and blamed her for everything but they didn't. They came in calm, they spoke well, and braids or not the son Damien said he was sorry and handled himself well until Nene came for him, even then he did not go all the way to the left he still held some decorum. I just feel that this time Nene should have been quiet said thank you for the apology, moved on and invited some of the kids to her events. They are right when they said that they are grown and that Nene overtime could have invited them herself instead of blaming it all on Greg that he never did what he was supposed to. When two people marry into blended families to make things work BOTH parties have to make the effort. It seems to me Nene took the easy way out and if Greg didn't call those kids of his she didn't either and just blamed it all on him!
What the heck just happened??? why was Nene so defensive to Greg son. I am so confused, I mean if all that was for rating, shame on you Nene. I could not believe what I saw tonight. The boy said that Nene had opportunities to start her relationship with them. I am married and their are outside children, we as mothers and father have to mmake a fair move toward peace to bridge the gap, I just do not think Nene got it, I am very upset with this, rating!!!! really
So tired of these fame seeking loud mouth greed ridden wanna be stars. Come on Andy, put some talent up there. These dregs of the barrel have turned me from watching your shows. The Housewives series has turned into the obnoxious wedding series. It is over the top greed and I can not imagine that you really get behind this format. How do you sleep at night? If you answer that "Great", then I am sorry I bought your book, cheered for you and supported these step off shows. It's time to move on to greatness Andy.
Nene and greg are very much in love. Nene is a very smart woman and has been with Greg long enuff to no his good and bad traits! Us the viewers dont see whats behind closed doors! Alot of us are very happy for her and very little are not! Its her marriage she is following her heart and i wish u and Greg the best of wishes!! Love u Nene
......................I still don't get why you're re-marrying Gregg...........he is a sour, opinionated, angry man. His actions and tirade at Dr. Jeff's office was so embarrassing and unprofessional, I was wincing!!! I think it must be that Nene [like so many women] just doesn't want to be alone. On another note, I just don't believe that Nene [as much of a snoop and know-it-all as she is] didn't know about Gregg's 5 children in their more than 15 years together.......impossible!!!
I don't get Nene, don't understand why people love her so much. She is loud, obnoxious, opinionated, a hater, self absorbed narcissist, who thinks she is God's gift to the entire world. I just don't get it.
You don't have to understand. If you do not like the show use your given right and CHANGE THE CHANNEL.
Nene is a strong woman and knows her OWN MIND. Pre-nup or no.
Been with my Significant Other for almost 30 years...loads of fights, disagreements, pain, a son born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (he's now 27 YEARS OLD...!!!), etc. and we're still hanging in! We fight...disagree...cry...but still standing after all this time.
Do what you have to do, Nene sweets. It's your life...your heart. Don't let anyone tell you different. It's your choice in the end. We made ours re: our son when he was born. That was toughest thing any married couple should make. It's all gravy after that (initial surgery on his heart.) In other words...what's a Pre-nup after all is considered...?
May God bless you guys.
There's something about Gregg that feels phony and insincere. I think she's making a mistake by remarrying him.
Clinspec I wonder how much is for tv? Remember Nene is producing this. So what conversations are they having in private? Maybe that is why is comes off as insincere???
I watched Nene on WWHL and she almost seemed intimidated by Paula Patton! I was wondering..WTF Nene..where is your confidence??
I know there's a lot of comments about Nene stating "I'm rich bitch" but I personally take that as a joke. I think she's fabulous in every sense and she IS sarcastic and funny. I think her comments aren't meant to be used as gospel...she's just being her normal self.
Nene, the situation with Gregg's children is heartbreaking. You have always spoken about how much you sacrificed for Bryson and it was evident that you expected Gregg to love and accept your son since he was married to you. I always admired that about you. Who could have known that Gregg had 5 children that were never part of your family? As a single Mom, I would never become involved with a man who does not have enough love for me and his children to ensure we all have a relationship. I realize you are not their Mom but why you did not insist on having some type of relationship with those children is beyond me. They may be adults now but when you met Gregg that was 17 years ago. It certainly appears that after marrying Gregg you had a son with him and ensured that Bryson was a part of the Leakes nucleur family but Gregg's children were not. Yes it was Gregg's responsibility but you enabled him to keep his children from his first marriage on the outside.
catherine524 After her behavior to his children you can see why he kept them away from her --she is too hot headed and she would fight with him if the children did or said something she did not like. She just proved that and the called him names.
Its really sad for his children that she never included them and blames Gregg. She was really out of line to fight with his son the way she did but it showed she is the liar and why it was better that they did not come around cause she would never treat them right.
Nene i absolutely love u and ur show. U looked so good on the betheneny show loved ur hair! so happy for u and ur success! Keep being real lots of love xoxoxoxo
I hope things smooth out with you and the step-kids. I just do not understand why people visit their hate toward their ex on their children. If Gregg did not stay active in their lives after he divorced their mom, then he is at fault. Either way, they are grown azzed people now and should put all the complaints about the past aside and move on. It is a lot more fun to love people than to carry hateful grudges. Life is too short.
I like Nene, I liked the Nene Show, and her appearance on WWHL. She looked great too! Uncle Mel is adorable! I liked seeing their interaction, it was sweet. Only saw previews of her step-monsters but seem out of line and totally a non factor anyway. Can't wait to see lovely Marlo Hampton's debut!!! Also skimmed through other posts and agree that theres something not genuine about Gregg!
The pre nup is definitely a good idea, but an even better one would be to pull back and rethink Gregg. You didn't give yourself time to get over him and I'm afraid he is a sunshine man.
Nene,so glad you have had such an attitude change.I had gotten to the point where I was so tired of your eye rolling,hatin on everybody who had a little luck I just couldn't stand u. I know you have had a lot of success in the last couple of years and I am proud for you. Just remember,"The sun don't shine on the same dogs ass all the time" so when you need to sit back and be proud for your friends or whomever.... remember your moment in the sun and DON"T BE HATIN!
Question: Did Nene and Gregg have a pre-nup the first time around when he was successful and rich and showering her with all kinds of money and gifts? And wasn't it Gregg who took responsibility for ALL their debt during the divorce so Nene wouldn't have to give up any of her RHOA or GLEE money? Didn't Gregg file for bankruptcy during the "divorce" so that Nene wouldn't have to give the creditors a dime? And now SHE wants a pre-nup. SMH!!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! i LOVE IT, It seem that the show went so fast, damn those commericals. Greg kids look interesting. You did the right thing. The older guy seems the most angry that his father remarried. L LOVE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE LEAKS NAME LOL,LOL!
I want to think am wrong but Nene, i think your days of reality shows are over. You're not interesting to watch!
Good luck though.
@GODISGOODALLTHETIME1 I'm with you all the way. This is an absolute train wreck. The way Greg behaved in therapy was appalling. Nene should have moved into a Doorman building instead of marrying one.
Your 15min are up....GO AWAY! Your acting is comical, your attitude and the way you carry yourself is juvenile. I didn't watch the show and won't. The gall you have to ask for someone for a prenup after they have likely taking care of you and a child that didn't belong to them is appalling. Get over yourself please!
If you didn't watch the show and won't then why are you on her blog and commenting. Why do care about her 15 min, her acting, her attitude, her prenup or anything. Btw, it's her business if she wants a prenup, so you get over yourself.