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Nene Leakes Opens Up About What She Told Gregg Before His Passing

"I miss him every day," Nene Leakes said of her late husband, who passed away earlier this month.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Nene Leakes is opening up about her final moments with husband Gregg Leakes, who passed away on September 1 following a battle with colon cancer.

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In an excerpt of a recent conversation with PEOPLE, which will be featured in this week's issue of the magazine, Nene described the special moments she shared with Gregg prior to his passing. "We had two weeks leading into this transition, so we made a lot of peace with what was happening. We talked a lot. I told him how much I loved him. We said so much stuff to each other," Nene recalled in a video PEOPLE shared on Instagram. "We've had so many highs and so many lows and everything in between. I said, 'I wouldn't have chosen another husband other than you. I married you twice, crazy man.' We had all kinds of conversations."

Many other loved ones also had a chance to tell Gregg how much he meant to them before he passed. "His sons came in. They told him they loved him as their dad. They would have never wanted any other dad," Nene said. "His best friends were there."

A private memorial was held at the couple's home on the day of Gregg's passing, Nene recalled, during which one of her friends read scriptures from the Bible. Nene later held a celebration of life for Gregg at her Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, which was attended by many members of the Bravo family.

Nene also opened up to PEOPLE about the grieving process and how difficult it has been not having Gregg's guidance over the past few weeks. "So I have a lot of highs and lows, and I miss him every day. Every day I go home, I want Gregg to come back," she shared. "I keep thinking to myself, 'He's away on a trip, on a business trip. He'll be right back.' He hasn't got back yet. I'm still waiting for him to come home."

Nene also recently shared a photo of Gregg in her Instagram Stories, along with the caption, "Missing you like crazy."

In addition to posting tributes to Gregg on Instagram in the weeks since his passing, Nene also previously opened up about "having to adjust to my new life, my new normal" in a series of videos in her Instagram Stories earlier this month. Nene spoke about the "good days and bad days" she has experienced since losing her husband. However, she assured her followers that she was "pushing through," something she reiterated in an Instagram post on September 16.

She also thanked everyone for all of their support during this difficult time. "The love has been amazing," Nene said.

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