I didnt put a blog up last week! I've been incredibly busy lately, so I'm going to touch on last week and this week's episode.
Like most incredible women, I have to hold down my children, my job, my man, and my looks! All these things I do well. The past couple of weeks the girls have talked about me having plastic surgery, which I did. Some insinuated that it had been because I was having problems in my relationship at the time. Let's be clear about one thing, most of these girls have had plastic surgery, and the one's that haven't need too! I just happen to be the brave one and didn't mine putting it all out there for the world to see. I'm a very strong woman and nothing in my life can force me to do anything I don't want to do. My decision to have surgery was solely mine. I choose Dr. David Whiteman in Duluth, Georgia because he was known for making women look natural and not plastic! The decision to have my nostrils taken in was something I've thought about for over five years! I'm so pleased, and I couldn't be happier! And if there's anything else I feel I want to do as far as plastic surgery, I will do it, because when I write the check, I'm the BOSS!
Cynthia's Mother's Day dinner: Having dinner with the girls was cooler than I thought! So the conversation about sex came up! Kandi said it would give your man great pleasure if you put sugar in your va jay jay! It always tickles me what women think they need to do to get or keep a man, and taking advice from someone that doesn't have one is even funnier! I believe that if a man wants you, you won't have to jump through hoops to get him!
So Cynthia's man Peter had the nerve to insinuate I was having martial problems because I wasn't open to certain things in the bedroom. How rude and disrespectful was he? One of the things that irritates me about people is ignorance! Peter obviously was thinking with his other head (and not the one on top), but I'm not surprised! Men tend to believe that sex is everything, but the foundation of my relationship is number one, NOT SEX! None of these people know what's personally going on in my life or relationship! I share with them what I want!
Thanks for all the love and continuous support! FYI: I loved how my son Brentt sat at the table and asked the girls if they wanted to talk about the Celtic's game. LOL! He's so cute. Follow me on twitter @neneleakes, I usually tweet during our show. Love you guys!
nene ..I think you are very funny, smart, and beautiful...I lol..at you all the time..especially the last episode..when you said you can give me two more eyes and you will see the same thing..something like dat..but I lol..at u..for real..I think if you want to do plastic surgery do u girl..do u..U LOOK FABULOUS!!!
NeNe--You are my favorite Housewife-- I Love U, Love U--I wish so much you were my best friend--Your loyalty is so much of who you are. The other women should really appreciate you more as their friend!!!! You go girl--you are GREAT!!! P.S. Your surgery turned out fabulous----
I think your new nose looks great! Life is to short to dissatisfied & if you can afford to change something that you don't like then by all means. I agree with the advice that Kandi's mom gave you. Sometimes we grow together in a marriage and other times we grow apart; search within yourself & you will have the answer. Divorce isn't easy but neither is living with someone that you aren't in love with. Wishing you & your family the best
NeNe, I don't think the ladies were being critical of you having plastic surgery. It sounded to me more like they thought you looked just fine before. However, both Sheree and Cynthia stated do what works for you and if you're happy they are happy for you. I do agree Charles was completely out of line and I have a feeling he got an ear full from Cynthia later. I hope you're getting or have gotten your happy back. Be blessed
I agree, Peter was rude and he should have stayed out of the conversation. Also, sex cannot be the sole foundation of a relationship because if it is, what happens if a partner is sick and they cannot have sex due to the illness...is that permission for the other partner to cheat?
Cynthia better watch out!
I love you NeNe! I was so offended for you when Peter said that, for real dude! Why? Don't let that though messed up the beautiful friendship that you and Cynthia are building up. She seems like a wonderful person to have as a friend.
Love ya, see you Sunday night!
NeNe... I love u! I'm happy with your new look and I'm glad that u are toning the attitude down a bit. I hope that u and your husband make it and I was shocked at Peter and his audacity! OMG... but I hope u didn't get angry with Cynthia because we all discuss our friends and their issues with our husbands, but most hubby's have common sense to shut up and don't blab about it at a party! Dummy...
I loved the new look! I loved you on the show. I really liked last night show when you were vulnerable, I had never seen that side of you before. I loved the Mother's Day brunch, I thought it was very cool for you guys to get together an
I do not know the current state of your marriage but I hope things are looking up. It is your money, your body, and you should do what makes you feel good.
I hope you know who your friends are and who are not.
NE-NE You Are The Bomb!!! I Love Your Attitude and Your Personality!! It's Your Money Do What You Want To Do With It,You Can't Take It With You When You Leave This World,Live It Up!!!
Gurl, You are the bomb I love you because you keep it REAL!!! I love the comments you make and your sense of humor especially when you said you will not be putting candy yams and pancake syrup in the va jay jay! Hilarious! I was on the floor! LOL!!! I loved that you showed your vunerable side last night. As for Peter What an Idiot!!! It was none of his business and he should have kept his mouth shut. Cynthia does seem like a cool lady and a good friend she was obviously embarrassed and angry that he would open his mouth after she told him not to say anything. He was insensitive and ignorant. I hope that you and your husband can work out your problems and make your marriage stronger than ever. As for the "sex thang" I agree with you it is NOT number one in a relationship trust, honesty and communication to name a few are without it you have absolutely NOTHING!!!! Hold your head up my sista and keep looking and being fabulous life is too short!!! You're Beautiful!!!! ;-)
I have to say NeNe that last year I was not liking you but this year you crack me up! I love your witty sayings ! The just come out so naturally and you don't force them... Love it!
As far as Gregg. Hang in there it will get better if you want it to. If not move on.
NE NE, IF YOU LOVE YOUR HUSBAND GO TO COUPLES COUNSELING!!!! DON'T GIVE UP YOU STILL HAVE 2 MEN TO RAISE!!!
If Peter is anything like my man, he reacted badly to you at the Mothers Day gathering because he thinks the negativity about marriage may rub off on Cynthia. That's why he sounded a little angry from the start instead of sounding like he was just making a comment or giving advice. I wish his tail had stayed out there with the kids. I felt hurt for you at that moment, like I knew you. This is a hard time but soon you will look back and things will have gotten much much better.
Regarding the episode two weeks ago: It's clear that you love Gregg because you asked for him numerous times while you were under sedation before beginning your plastic surgery. You couldn't have faked that for the camera. I hope you two were able to work things out.
This week's episode: You are naturally funny. I lost it when your advice to Phaedra was to keep the baby in there until he's ready to come. I laughed so hard I almost stopped breathing. She was so faking it. You can't sit around a room full of mothers whose given birth and try to lie about your pregnacy? Everyone saw right through her. That girl know she got knocked up before getting married. She should stop pretending to be so prim and proper and get real. LOL!
Nene, I hope you and your husband are doing fine now. If you haven't gone to counceling ...you need to. It helps to have an outsider direct your conversations about the key problems in your marriage. I know... it has helped my husband and I a few times in our marriage. We are going on 30 years...get help, it helps. Love your new look. Keep on top of those boys, too. I love your honesty with your boys. Ann
NeNe: When you said you would never put candied yams up your vajayjay I almost completely lost it, I was laughing so hard. That was absolutely priceless. And a relationship must be built on more than sex. You are right when you say it must be trust and communication and a whole lot of things to make a relationship work. And you really do look fabulous.
NeNe, You have the best one liners. Ever! I hope you are able to take that 'wall' that you have put up down. Many of us have developed a wall due to past relationships, etc.. I hope you find happiness!
NeNe, I love your sense of humor. You have me dying laughing. I would love to go shopping or to lunch with you and laugh the day away. I think you looked just fine they way you were before but it's up to you on what you choose to do with your body. Good luck mama!
NENE..honey....ur AWESOME!!...i have to say..you are my favorite....you always surprise me and make me laugh so bad...LOL...keep going Girl!..xoxo
Nene you are a strong positive outspoken and courageous woman. I am so glad that you are on this show. You are my favorite and the reason why I watch. I wish you all the best in whatever your decision to do in your marriage. I will keep you in my prayers and lean on GOD he will direct your path!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I like you more and more all the time! You are so honest and real and funny. I also had been wondering why all the ladies were talking about you getting plastic surgery over marital problems.. and I was waiting for you to say that is why since you never said anything like that! Good for you for being open about it- people appreciate that. My heart goes out to you with the situation with your husband. You are a great mom and a good friend and it makes me really sad to think you have a husband who doesn't appreciate that. Hope however it has worked out is for the best and you are happy.
PS- I busted out laughing watching you "gag" after Phaedra's little sugar talk hahahaha you're great
Before I started to watch the Housewives of Atlanta, I was not sure what I would actually think of you due to hearing many things and reading many things negitive about you...
However...after watching just one show...I knew you would be my favorite...then after watching regularly...My goodness....I can't wait to see what you are going to do next...
You are the best.....it broke my heart when you were crying over your son when he was asking to come back home...and you are so right....he has a great life at home...he should not think you are hard on him....when he grows older, he will realize you are right and he will respect you more and more....
You are a great mother, a great person, you are funny and beautiful and I just hope the best for you always.....
NeNe...last season, you were like a bur under my saddle. This season, I'm loving you. You've become real.
Your comments about Phaedra crack me up. She is so self-centered and you take none of it. Hysterical!
I'M PRAYING FOR YOUR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY YOU ALL SEEM TO HAVE SHARE SO MUCH LOVE TO LOSE IT ALL NOW!!
Love your comments. So funny. By the way, why are they moving the day of your show. It is the best one & it really put the housewives on the map. I would probably stop watching all the housewive series if they cancel the "Atlanta " one.
Nene...I've never written on a blog for a show before, but I just had to after watching the show tonight. Kandy's mom is right, live today like its your last! I've been there and everyone deserves happiness. What that means to you is up to you, of course, but don't waste to much time being unhappy. I think your funny, fabulous, and real. Best of luck to you sister!
You are by far my favorite housewife. I have been battling cancer for the past year and have not been able to keep up with the show. I've been watching online recently, and as always you had me on the floor. KEEP IT REAL GIRL!
I felt the same way, but I love me some NeNe this season. Your sassy attitude is wonderful. Keep your head high and do what is best for you when it comes to your marriage. As far as sugar in the va-jay jay.... Can you say yeast infection? If my man needs sugar to drive him crazy down there, I don't need him. Soap and water has always did the trick for me.
NeNe marriage isn't always a bed of roses. Every marriage has it's ups & its downs. Ignore the rude comment made by Peter. It shows how shallow he is and the values he places on a marriage. Sadly his fiance has to live up to his comment in order to keep him :-) Maybe that's why she has serious doubts in marrying him! Be strong and try to work out your issues - remember your vows, for better or for worse. I know that Gregg isn't able to provide for you the way he used to due to unforeseen circumstances, which puts a huge strain on the marriage. However, you know that if he was able to, he would. Try not to remind him about him not being the breadwinner. When a man cannot provide for his family, it crushes him - a huge blow to his ego. As a result, it starts to affect all areas of life, the first being his relationship. In such situations, some men totally withdraw mentally and physically. Communication without being angry, raising voices and accusing one another is the key here along with being understanding and supportive of him in every way you can. I know it's difficult and frustrating at times, but hang in there! If both of you cannot resolve your differences, at least seek counseling from a professional before making a final decision. Take your time to work things out even if it means separating for awhile to work things out. I know you are strong. You will be fine.
Nene, I was really sick with a horrible bug on Monday but I hadn't thrown up until your aside when you acted like you were gagging because of Phaedra's and Kandi's talk about sugaring up the va-jay-jay. It was all over for me then! I had to rewatch the episode the next day. I needed to anyway because I had been pretty out of it anyway. Your gagging really woke me up!
Love you death Nene and I wish you much happiness. From what I've been able to see about your marriage on the show, I can relate because my husband and I have hit hard times financially too. The tables have been turned but we're both working on keeping our marriage together and we're succeeding. I hope that you and Gregg can do the same. Now, if there are other factors involved, well, that's between you and him and Him. Nonetheless, I pray that your marriage survives. I just hate to see marriages end in divorce.
Thanks for being so funny and real!! Hang in there gal!!
I am soooo glad that the old Nee-Nee is back!!! I have to admit last year, I was watching the show and wondering whether a "mean spirited clone" had taken over your body. I am happy to see that the Nee-Nee that I loved, respected and admired is back!!!! Stay strong and prayed up in dealing with your marital situation. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO ALLOW YOURSELF TO STEP BACK AND REALLY REFLECT ON ALL THE THINGS THAT MADE YOU LOVE GREG AND WANT HIM TO BE YOUR HUSBAND BEFORE YOU MAKE A DECISION TO WALK AWAY. I went through a painful separation and eventual divorce from my husband after 23 years of marriage and although I have no desire to reconcile at this point, I do wish that I was the bigger person to be able to set my anger and hurt feelings aside and truly attempt to salvage our relationship. It is hard to do - trust me I know. However, Nee-Nee, if for 13 years the pluses outweigh the minuses - you should do everything in your power to try and save your marriage. I realize that sometimes it's just not possible to fix it and if that is the case, at least you can say that you did your best to honestly try and save the marriage. Of course, the viewing audience only sees what you allow us to see, but the vibes that I've picked up from watching the show, from the beginning, is that YOU AND GREG LOVE EACH OTHER. I am praying for you and your family and hope that at the end of the day, you AND your family - GET YOUR HAPPY BACK!!! (P.S. Brent and Bryson are going to be fine. You are on absolute right track with your oldest man child. Been there and done that with my oldest son and he is doing great. Tough love is hard - but the pay off can be worth the pain!!!)
I hope you and Greg are able to work out your differences. It is so easy to start taking each other for granted and allow issues to really get under your skin. If it is possible, revisit past episodes where you sought out Greg's advice, watch the comments you made afterwards. Your husband has been the voice of reason on many occasions. Strip away all the negativity and hurt that you feel right now and ask yourself- if anything were to happen to him- would you be there for him or not? I went thru a similar situation with my husband a few years ago and when he suffered a major life threatening crisis, I realized in a heartbeat- I wanted him to live, I wanted him back by my side. That event was a real eye opener for me. I wish you and Greg the best and pray you find your way back to each other once again. In past episodes he has shown himself to be a man of integrity, he is a great father to your sons, and he is in love with you.
Nene, just continue to do you. You are doing it well. My mom would always tell me, I pay the cost to be the boss! Done deal!
Nene, Peter had a moment do not let it get down. Men tend to say things completely out of left field. I thought he may have been drinking. This was a ladies conversation and should have remained that way. The men should have met in another pat of the house to bond. I feel Appollo should have left his gift home and presented it to his wife in their home. Kandi' mom is right take your time with this very difficult subject, do not let the reason you leave your husband be about finance.
PREACH My Sista preach on...Amen! From day 1 this show aired I loved you because you are for real. I highly respect you very much because you are no dummy at all sista friend.... A relationship and marriage is not based on sex; and it is all about communication, and trust and alot more than just laying on your back. This is the problem with alot of women and young girls...thinking giving it up and doing wild things is going to keep a man!....not!
The solution to alot of women who think they got it going on, is stop laying on their backs and making a fool out of themselves, because a "real" man will not bring you home to "momma" and will tell all their friends "you're a freak" because a "real" woman won't do that!
Nene, continue to pray and you and your hubby work it out along with counseling as well. When all else fails make sure this is what you both want, because you don't have to be miserable in your own home, I truly hope you two work things out. And yes, you don't tell all your business, because friends will try to destroy what you have at home because they want what you got, that saying is so true "misery loves company". Handle it sista friend...it will work out, and at the end you two can laugh about it together and forever.
Much love to you and Greg
NeNe, you're crazy girl, Your one liner are funny, NeNe i think the girl's supported you getting surgery, only thing wrong was gregg was supposed to be there,anyway you look great, I really hope you and Gregg work it out, you took vow's before asking for his blessing , stick together for better or worst, don't run for the hill's when thing's get a little uncomfortable, remember gregg took care of you and your son when you didn't have, support him and let him know yall will get through this , it's just a never test of faith god has given you, whether you pass or fail depend's upon how much you trust in god.
Hello NeNe, many women of color are embaressed or do not want to mention plastic surgery. I am a breast implant girl, I had two nipples now I have two small jugs,lol. I am happier, I look better and feel better and don't give a crap what anyone thinks, because I did this for me! You keep it real and I admire that about you, you are not over the top, you are just real, and that is what keeps me viewing each week. I pray that you seek happiness whether it is with your husband, yourself or anyone. Be true to you and not give a rat's a** about what anyone thinks of you. Believe me, if more women could afford plastic surgery they too would have "something" done. I think you look beautiful.......be blessed!
NeNe, You always keep it real and please do not change. I really do love you and Greg, so I hope you guys can work things out . But can you please tell Bryson to get a Damn hair cut!!!
Nene, seeing you this season makes me happy because you are showing us how human you are in Mommy mode and Wife mode. You are sooooo funy. My only concern is talking about your marriage a lot with so many different people. I could be wrong, but I would think you may want to keep that sacred and maybe one close friend you talk to about it. Not everybody, including the people that you don't particularly care about. But I will say when Peter made that comment it was very classless, BUT I loved how the women embraced you and what you were saying and feeling. Putting differences and opinions aside, I would hope that all women could come together when one of our sisters is hurting. Luv you!
Nene you are one of my favorite women on the show. I like because you are real with people and yourself and you don't hold your tongue for anyone. You are a real ass Bitch!!!!! Your nose do look great by the way I support your decision on getting plastic surgery I don't know why people judge you because you got a nose job, all these white women get this plastic surgery and no one saids nothing, but as soon as a strong black woman like yourself want to get a few touch ups they are all over your ass like it is the end of the damn world. Nene do you girl you have my full support. I love you and wish I could meet you someday.