NeNe Leakes

NeNe shares her heartache with Brice.

on Oct 12, 20100

Boy was this a tough episode for me! You know over the years I've learned that good friends are hard to find, and I cherish the friendships that I have. The things that make a good friendship are loyalty and trust, which are important to me. Being in this business I have found that a lot of people are around for the wrong reasons. I finally got my chance to talk with Dwight privately at Uptown Supper club where Kandi was performing. First I wanted to apologize for my behavior, which I did, and second, I wanted answers! I asked Dwight if he had said that he loaned Gregg 10k. As you saw, he said no, that Kim was lying. Then I asked what actually transpired between he and Gregg. Dwight never really gave me an answer, but I was okay with what he said because I realized in that moment that I was closing that chapter of my life. I forgave him but knew myself well enough that I wouldn't forget this. I didn't want somebody around that made me feel like I had to keep watching my back to see if they were being shady or not. I'm happy to speak to Dwight if I see him out, but friends we can never be! 

Watching me and my son just brought me to tears! I want you all to know, that I'm no different from you as a parent. I'm going through what many parents are facing today with their teenagers and young adults. As I type this blog my heart breaks and the tears won't stop flowing when I speak of my child. The love I have for my children is everlasting. You never want to see your child struggle or take the wrong path in life. I know as a young adult you make mistakes, and as a parent you want to be able to catch them when they fall, but sometimes, "The fall is better than the catch." This is where "tough love" enters the picture! When Brice was younger, I tried to give him everything and now looking back that probably wasn't the best thing, because he never had to work or earn anything. I was trying to make up for being a single parent and fill the void of an absent father. As a single mother, I did what I thought was best. I'm hopeful that one day Brice will thank me for the "tough love," because I want nothing more than to see him become a happy, healthy, successful man! Keep us in your prayers. Thank you all so much for your support! 

Nene Leakes

321 comments
shelly4
shelly4

As you continue to keep it real, since Cynthia has no concept of marriage or how to treat Peter, why don't she let you take over. I think you and Peter would make a better couple. I think he thinks so too. Good luck boo.

shelly4
shelly4

Girl, you are definately one of the most realist housewife on the show. When I first started watching the show if felt you were the perfect example of the show. Then I sort of had my doubts half way through season 2. Now, I am back to my original conclusion. You are so real. After watching the issue with you and Greg play out, you continued to be you. You got a job, focused on your future and still moving. As a viewer, you have shown a whole other side of yourself. You put up a tough exterior but have the kindest heart. Good luck girl and continue to be NENE. The realist.

swagababe123
swagababe123

nene make him get a job and tell him 2 help pay da bills and make him go 2 college make him do rite

La-Juanda Hill
La-Juanda Hill

Nee Nee you are beyond wonderful and a hell of a woman. I watch the show faithfully and I can relate to absolutely EVERYTHING you are speaking about. I admire your strength, will, and you as a person!! Continue being who you are and doing what you are doing

Dolly Harper
Dolly Harper

Mrs. NeNe

I normally dont write on blogs, I just read them but I had to let you know that, the episode with your son brought tears to my eye's because I could relate.I'm a single mom and I was going through the samething with my son, who is only 15. I also taped that episode and made my son watch it. He started to laugh and I told him.. It's not just me that wants the best for her son. God is so good and he will bring you through all of what your going through..He saw the best in you...(You finish singing the rest.) I love you NeNe!!!

botton
botton

Nee Nee my eyes are tearing up and my heart is grieving and sorrowful for you. Watching tonight's episode I relived a very painful (separation) divorce I went through five years ago. You see It was an eighteen year marriage that I gave my life to, and it almost cost me my life! Nee Nee you are a friends, friend. You really do want a true friend, but some time one might think they have a friend only to find out the one that was thought to be a friend is not to be trusted nor should they be a person you confide in. You are a very strong smart person Nee Nee. Just know that I am praying for you and remember This too shall pass!

Dinah44
Dinah44

Nee Nee my eyes are tearing up and my heart is grieving and sorrowful for you. Watching tonight's episode I relived a very painful (separation) divorce I went through five years ago. You see It was an eighteen year marriage that I gave my life to, and it almost cost me my life! Nee Nee you are a friends, friend. You really do want a true friend, but some time one might think they have a friend only to find out the one that was thought to be a friend is not to be trusted nor should they be a person you confide in. You are a very strong smart person Nee Nee. Just know that I am praying for you and remember This too shall pass!

Dinah44
Dinah44

Nee Nee my eyes are tearing up and my heart is grieving and sorrowful for you. Watching tonight's episode I relived a very painful (separation) divorce I went through five years ago. You see It was an eighteen year marriage that I gave my life to, and it almost cost me my life! Nee Nee you are a friends, friend. You really do want a true friend, but some time one might think they have a friend only to find out the one that was thought to be a friend is not to be trusted nor should they be a person you confide in. You are a very strong smart person Nee Nee. Just know that I am praying for you and remember This too shall pass!

Louise44
Louise44

Nee Nee my eyes are tearing up and my heart is grieving and sorrowful for you. Watching tonight's episode I relived a very painful (separation) divorce I went through five years ago. You see It was an eighteen year marriage that I gave my life to, and it almost cost me my life! Nee Nee you are a friends, friend. You really do want a true friend, but some time one might think they have a friend only to find out the one that was thought to be a friend is not to be trusted nor should they be a person you confide in. You are a very strong smart person Nee Nee. Just know that I am praying for you and remember This too shall pass!

Tina Cherry
Tina Cherry

I loved this episode, it showed a different side of you, grounded loyal and faithful to your family as well as your word. Sometimes we as parents have to give toug more often that we want. You handled that sitution well and got you point clearly across I pray you get all the blessings you deserve and that he removes all unnessary drama and people from you life and bless you with people who are true to you and your family! I love you NeNe Leakes

mschazz015
mschazz015

Nene, by all means, be true to you and yours. I just allowed my 25yr old daughter, her trifling husband and my wonderful granddaughter to explore new dwellings. They lived with me for 21 months rent free and had the nerve to act like I was their tenant. They were inconsiderate, nasty and lazy and disrespected me and my property. Trust, the only reason she was afforded the opportunity to stay that long was because of my "Twinkie". Otherwise, she would have been "SOL". For adult children that return home, they either should be going to school or working, unless there are medical issues that prevent it. My daughter thinks she is entitled as a birth right and brought this boy into the picture by default. I applaud you for setting rules and sticking to them. If your son is allowed to live off of you, he won't grow and develop as a young man and a contributor to society. However, he should be a little more motivated and proactive with his career choices. There is a good chance that movers and shakers are not going to come to your family room and shoot pool with him. I would like to see him make some contacts on his own and pound the pavement to make things happen. Instead of shooting pool, he could be taking a class on management, accounting, business, something. Don't let him sit back and wait for you to put people and places together. Of course as parents we are going to do what we can to give them a hand, but make sure it's just a hand, not a lip and a lung too. In addition, you look amazing.... If I had the resources, I would be sucked and tucked also. Not for anyone else, but for me because I want to. Stay blessed, strong and know that you are "Superwoman"... Charli M. Alhambra, CA

livinglifelikeit'sgolden
livinglifelikeit'sgolden

Ne Ne, I have a question for you pertaining to Dwight? How can you trust Dwight to share the truth with you when he deliberately deceived you? You can't get the truth from someone engaged with deceiptive practices. There is an old saying, What clean things comes from something unclean? Not one

livinglifelikeit'sgolden
livinglifelikeit'sgolden

Ne Ne, YOU ARE A GREAT MOTHER. Ne Ne you only see the best in Brice and you are pushing him to reach his full potential. For that I commend you. Brice has lived a privilege life and you emphasized that the privilege life is a result of your hard work and that hard work pays off. Behind your anger, you communicated to the tv audience that you ONLY wanted the best for your son. Brice is very blessed. He is blessed to have a concerned parent. Not all teenagers and young adults have parents that will help them reach their potential. In fact, SOME people have parents that seek to clip their wings for selfish reason. Brice is blessed and I think he knows it. With a push in the right direction, I think Brice will be okay. I wish you and Brice nothing but the best. May the two of you Enjoy all that God has in store for you

Amberleigh
Amberleigh

NeNe i got to tell you i would love to date your son,i have had a crush on him since the show aired,and he was a little more together,but he seems like he has a good heart.....thnkxxx xoxox Amberleigh

kdfloyd
kdfloyd

nene iam a young adult myself same age as your son and my mom would tell me the samethings that your telling your son. i now realize that my mom wants the best for me. iam in my third year in college and you as a parent your not going to tell him nothng wrong. My mom use to give me everything to because her and my father divorced when i was a child so she did similar thing your talking about in your blog. I can relate to what your sayin..... things will get better...

diamondlopez
diamondlopez

hey nene i have to say first off you is real you dont try to be fake at all i get so tired of people saying oh well she is putting on or she is ghetto first off they dont walk in your shoes so they need to tend to their life all i can say to that is bam!!! and 2 i know it is hard trying to raise kids i have a child my self and it is hard work but you are a great mom dont let no one say you aint and kids will be kids but all you can do is pray that they do the right thing and lead them the right way,well take care oh ps i hope you and dewight work things out just dont put your trust in any one else cause far as i can see the only real people on this show is him and the girl the models take care....

Shay Shay
Shay Shay

Hey NeNe

Me and my children will keep you and your family in our prayers. You are an awesome mom. Your son is doing nothing that many other twenty year olds do at his age. The difference is that many others you don't hear about because their mom isn't on television. When it comes to the media they are always looking for a story and will exaggerate to get it. Your son will be fine and so will your family. Be Blessed. :)

dew48
dew48

NeNe, I think you are a wonderful, and strong lady. You are stern with your children when needed, and loving all of the time. Just hang in there with Bryson, and your words are not falling on deaf ears, some of that knowledge will get through to him. I pray for you and your family, and hope that you and your spouse are able to rebuild the trust in your marriage. Keep your head up, and most of all please do not loose that smile and that great laugh and humor you give to us all.

Never give up
Never give up

It is sooooo hard to find a mate let alone a husband that relate to you and your children. That's right Ne Ne dont give up so quick. We all go through rough baggage with our mates. If your not happy and had enough then you do what you have to do. Your happiness counts for something.

kele
kele

Really really respect you Nene, you have a tough time with your family right now, but Nene, your a upright and forward thinking lady, praying for your future with Bryson and of course with your husband.......you have a lot of support and love Nene, Keep your head up Lady

We Are Sooo The Same
We Are Sooo The Same

Honey you said everything I say to my son WORD FOR WORD! It freaked me out a lil bit, and I feel the same way. It was soo emotional to watch. My son is doing all the same things! You are NOT alone!

Joyangel27
Joyangel27

NeNe you are REAL!!! I would love to meet you, because you are a real friend to your friends and your family! Your TRUE! Every tear, every word, and more... It's not even about tv, you are REAL! Keep on keeping on and stay TRUE to NeNe! God is good... all the time... and all the time... God is GOOD!! Through it ALL! Bravo TV Ya'll better ask somebody??? NeNe is it! This is my first episode to watch and I will keep watching because of NeNe!! "Life is a Game," know when to go, know when to stop, go home, steal, or stay on base, shoot or pass, sit on the bench or get in the game, what's the next move coach? Etc...

Sarina
Sarina

I love you nene you are a inspiration in my life many times you shed tears and so did i you sure do make the show and i love the fact your real cant get no better then that i love a sister who can put folks in there place i am speechless you make my day i laugh on many episodes i say to myself if i had had a chance to meet you it will be a honor honestly i can hang with you all day nene girl you walk the walk and talk the talk i love you so much and keep doing your thing your a good romodel for many people god bless you and may he keep blessing you definetly you deserve it deeply from the heart

Mrsketa
Mrsketa

Ne Ne I Love You As Person G.F. Becuase You Keep It Real And People Don't Like People That Keep It Real Because Are Fake

jrod
jrod

Nene, when you lit into your son I wanted to stand up and cheer!! You go girl!! I have been trying to catch a rerun of the episode to share with my daughter who is having similar issues with her son. You said what every parent wants to say to their children who are heading down the wrong path, but just can't find the words.

Kim In Florida
Kim In Florida

NeNe...I was soooo proud of you on the episode with Brice. It was clear to me he just didn't get it and you stood your ground, you were direct, and in very clear control. He needed the boundries established and you set them. I am not a parent so it's easy for me to say but you can't let him stay in the safe nest and not contribute to SOMETHING! Kudos & blessings to each of you! Kim

still on vaction
still on vaction

NeNe just a small thanks for this episode the REAL SINGLE MOTHERS out here trying to raise a boy to be a man. this is the toughest thing I've ever had to do in my life. I know how you feel to sit up all night not knowing where your child is. because of the crowd of people they choose to hang out with. Even the back ground that we instill in them are not enough to keep them inside. the call of the streets capavats their minds.All we can do as mothers is pray that God opens their minds,eyes, and hearts befor it's to late. I knew in my heart I wasn't the only one but to see you the REAL YOU come out for the world to see made my heart so over joyed you handled that with the smooth taste that only Mrs. Leakes can do. Stay strong and stay grounded don't let nothing or no one change the NeNe that I've grown to love as a sister. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Eveything will be alright just pray.

Litfire
Litfire

Good comment, we see so many tv children that turn out bad because most parent are keeping up with the Jones and not there child

Litfire
Litfire

Hand in there NeNe. I know people think your tears were not real, but a mother know keep up the good work with your children in the end they will thank you

msjade44
msjade44

hang in there with your two boys because they will always have you and Gregg

Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown

Nene.. I must admit after the first season, I thought the seasons to follow were a little flat, you were so angry all the time. Now, I see that you are just real, REALLY REAL and you are going through REAL issues. I was very pleased how you have opened up to Dwight and apologized and allowed him to "somewhat" apologize. Going from being just Mrs. Nene Leaks to being "Housewife" Nene Leaks must have been a real change. And you are dealing with it, your husband, your boys and your career the best you can. I am about to come into a large amount of money myself and I am just praying I stay grounded and real, becuase money isn't everything, family friends and trust are. Stay Prayed Up! You are a great MOM and just continue to do your best in will work out. You are young, beautiful, sucessful, loving and caring. I see how you were when Kim came to your house, you just want true people in your life and I get that. I don't know who my biological father is either and that story line really made me fall in love with you, becuase I know that hurt. LET IT GO and love the men in your life. Be safe, blessed and love. Sarah

Rebecca0602
Rebecca0602

I really hope this comment gets posted because mine NEVER do...BUT Nene...I have been a fan of yours from the first season and continue to be. I am just loving you this season because it's showing you as a mother, which I don't think was shown enough in the past seasons. When you sat down with Bryson and laid down the law for him I was on my couch clapping and covered in goosebumps because it was like a REVELATION on reality TV that a mom was acting like a MOM and really told her son what's up and who's boss. It was amazing and you should be so proud of yourself.

It was soooo refreshing to see a successful, beautiful woman living in a gorgeous home tell her son he can NOT live off of his mother's paycheck if he does not contribute to the household and grow up. And for him to tell you that YOU were too strict...I said oh lord. But you did EXACTLY what I thought a great mom should do, and you did NOT let your maternal and sensitive side get in the way of being a good parent. I applaud your parenting, and although it may seem taboo to say...I think you being on this show as an African American woman who is charismatic, successful and a wonderful mother is an extremely beneficial thing for the Black community. You are proud of your roots and you do not pretend to be anyone other than yourself. You don't let your money or fame define you, nor do you let your past. And I think audiences could see how well you have tried to balance your children with discipline and a lavish household. I think you are such a great representation of a mom, business woman, friend, entertainer, and I would be proud to know you.

And I think you're down right hilarious and WISH I had a friend like you.

Keep being you Nene!

msbea501
msbea501

I love u nene...and yes children children children they are our little creations...its hard when they rock the boat and yes we must be there to let them know its not the buisness and steer them back to shore...but tough love is a must...you will cry many tears for your children but pray and trust God that he will get it together...he has too..grlll he has your blood and you are a hustler baby... as far as dwight...wellll honestly I pray that your friendship can be mended...I believe he loves you and you him...I am not sure the circumstances with him talking to kim and yes he was wrong just to even speak to her..she is a SNAKE make no mistakes..throughout the show she has been a constant source of lies and deceit...I am not sure why you would deal with her...she has constantly lied on you to you and about you whats the deal....Please leave her alone...its only a matter a time before she takes a big bite out of Candy..(oh she already did,"tardy for the party" the money...lol) enough about her please look deep into your heart find forgiveness for dwight thats your friend for real and everyone makes mistakes but i understand if you cant let it go but you should....

Lisa T
Lisa T

I just want you to know Nene that i am going through the same thing with my 18 year old son. Sometimes they have to bump there heads and behinds up against each other to get it. I have no doubt in my mind that my son will excelle from receiving the tough love that i am dishing out to him, as well as yours. Stay strong, stay tough and dont let up. Your most dedicated viewer for the 3rd season Lisa.................

A Real Housewife of Guilford County
A Real Housewife of Guilford County

NeNe, I love you soooooo much! You have kept it real ALWAYS! I got emotional when I watched the talk you had with your son. I cannot relate yet because my daughter is only five years old, but I know that one day the day might come. One thing I can relate to is the love you have for your child. People without children will never realize that type of love. Now girl, I have to commend you on saying that you would support Kim if she came out as a lesbian. I myself am a lesbian, and I have lost a few friends and family members because I came out. Even though it hurts, I have not lost any sleep over it because in my mind, if they really loved me it wouldn't matter wether I was gay or straight. I also appreciate how although everyone else tries to throw their wealth in your face, you are so down to earth. You have money, but you aren't flaunting it. I'm a hair stylist myself and I must say you're hair is and always has been FIERCE! I get upset when I read, and hear people talk about you. You are a genuine person. You are loyal to those who are loyal to you. You don't lose your cool until people get shady.I'm the same way. Keep your head up lady!

MellyMel2
MellyMel2

I just wanted to say that you are not alone in this struggle to be a good mother to young black men. I to had to put my son out at the age of 22 because he didn't want to pay the small amount me and my husband was asking for a month, then he tried to break every rule in the house and tell me he was grown. So I put his grown butt out, to make a long story short he is now 25 and living on his own, working and going to school. He has since thanked me for putting him out because he said he never would have done more if I allowed him to stay and do nothing. Best to you and yours!

lisa M
lisa M

Hi NeNe. After I saw the show with you and Bryce I had to write. This is my first post on any of the Housewives show blogs. I just wanted to let you know that before this episode I didn't really get you. Boy oh boy, now I get you! I know you are an amazing mother, who is so mad that Bryce is not living up to his full potential. I loved your talk with him, I have been there, I appreciate the kind of mother you are trying to be to him. I just had to write and tell you, you are doing the right things with him and you will be rewarded some day. He will get it, trust me. All the best to you NeNe and your family.

NY GIRL
NY GIRL

I also agree NeNe has done a wonderful job as a mom. So many woman allow there kids to continue going down the wrong path, because of her choice to be strong she will NOT raise a mama boy. This will help him realize sooner than later in life that he needs to shape up. The only thing left for her to say to him was “if you want me to treat you like a man then act like one, which means work, school, help pay some bills, respect me and my house. If you act like a child I will treat you as such. Raise a man, more woman need to be this strong so that there could be more real men out in the world.

eula Spivey
eula Spivey

nene, forget the rest--you're the best. no nene, no show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Cox
Amy Cox

Love you NeNe! You need to let us know when you are coming back to Athens!!

Canada bob
Canada bob

Ne Ne, I think your so fabulous. If every parent I now dealt with there kids the way you do with your boys, we would have a lot more well adjusted young men. Keep up the good work.

JUST SAYING
JUST SAYING

My heart goes out 2 u nene we all have some type of problem with r kids just saying

jen-n-tn
jen-n-tn

Ne-Ne, you remind of my mother so much it is scary!!And because of that I have the upmost respect for you. Out of all the other housewives shows this is the realist one. When you were talking to Brice I could remember all those toughlove talks my mother had we me and sisters and brother...I cannot believehe had the nerve to say he thinks your being too strick on him...If the camera wasnt there Im sure you would have gave him a reason to think you were being to tough on him...Thanks for all the laughs and the tears, also thanks for opening up your life to the world...

ViewerBee Bee
ViewerBee Bee

I like you NeNe, and I do agree with some of the others, however, I do feel you have changed since you've acquired stardom and money! Don't like that...you're not YOU..

Toni a
Toni a

Girl you are doing great with Bryce if you dont give him that tough love he might end up in jail like so many of our brothas. I couldn't imagine the hearache you are feeling, I hope Bryce will see the importance of becoming a productive member of society. I only wish my mom would of had a home for me to live in while I went to college. Instead I had to go when I was 18 and didnt have a chance like he does. You are doing the best you know how. I pray for you and your family and hope for the best. I love to watch you on the show. Good luck.

SoCal1235
SoCal1235

Hi Ne-Ne, I have to say, I love you this season! Just not the part where you got in Dwight's face...even if he deserved it! lol Even when you're "bad" it cracks me up...but it's still not good. ;-)

You are great with your kids! Hold your head high and just know that you are a good parent! I saw the way you spoke to both your sons and I really admire you. You really care and love them and it shows!

I feel for you and the hard times you are going thru with your husband. Maybe you both need to be in counseling...it really couldn't hurt! And really, being unemployed is extremely hard on a man's ego. So, maybe you two need to have some couple time together.

Take care, Kim San Diego, CA

Viewerpeaches
Viewerpeaches

Friendship is very hard to come by. I'm the youngest out of 11 kids, my father(rest in peace) never let us have friends until we was friends in the house where we were living at. I can recall having to say my Friend one day and boy did I had a long talk about that word. I find myself raising my two kids up the same way not leting to many peoples to close to them beside family. We as woman today have to do all the thinking in the house even if a man is around. We do no best. Blessing

Viewerpeaches
Viewerpeaches

Mrs.NeNe the talk you had with your youngest son, was the best side thatI had seem of you in a long time it came from the mother side for sure. You didn't make Brice out to be so bad to your youngest son. You did the right thing by showing hem some of the street side of the Real life. Its not a game today it could of been real hard for Brice. He better thank his God Blessing that he have a mother like you to take the time out for hem. There are a lot of Black womans today that lost where they came from. They let the street raise their kids.Please don't give up on him leave the door open just for hem to look out and see how it is on the real side of the world. You are the one and I will love to have the pleasure of meeting you. Take that time out for u.

Blue Skies Plenty of Sunshine
Blue Skies Plenty of Sunshine

From our mouth to my daughters ears

Nene the episode with you and your son was very touching, as my daughter watched it along with me she looked at me and said I Love You. I explained your words were what I had been saying to her, as a single mom I want the best for my child. Keep on rocking,

gottaluvgee
gottaluvgee

NeNe, I will admitt I wasn't a fan of you at all, but you now have won me over...I'm loving me some NeNe now. I've always found you to be a person that speaks her mind, but I also thought you were a little messy. Once again I'm loving you now. And thanks for letting that damn closed nosed queen have it.