Standing by her facet. Cynthia Bailey gave a small replace on how former Real Housewives of Atlanta costar NeNe Leakes is coping after the dying of her husband, Gregg Leakes.
“I pray she’s doing well,” the Alabama native, 54, informed Us Weekly completely at The Fashion Bomb Daily’s Bomb Fashion Show on Saturday, September 11, at Sixth Floor Loft in New York City. “[It’s] very, very sad.”
Bailey famous, “Gregg was very loved by everyone and [I’m] just wishing her all the love and strength.”
Us Weekly confirmed on September 1 that Gregg died at age 66 after battling stage III colon most cancers. He was initially identified in 2018 and was briefly in remission earlier than his sickness returned earlier this year.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart,” the New Normal alum’s publicist mentioned in an announcement. “After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes. We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very, very difficult time.”
At the time, Bailey despatched her love to NeNe, 53, and her household through social media. “Heartbroken💔 So many good times & so many amazing memories. Gregg was always so loving, funny & kind,” she tweeted. “So blessed to have had him in my life. Sending my heartfelt condolences to @NeNeLeakes and her family. Thinking of you & my heart and prayers are with you.🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽.”
The Glee alum married Gregg for the primary time in 1997. They break up in 2011, however reunited and tied the knot as soon as once more two years later.
While NeNe was an authentic member of the RHOA cast, Bailey joined the Bravo collection throughout season 3 in 2010. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant, who has been on rocky phrases with Bailey since season 12, introduced in September 2020 that she wouldn’t be returning for season 13.
“I’m just so happy that I can say that I was a part of a genre that opened up doors for Black ensemble reality shows,” NeNe famous in a YouTube video on the time. “I want to thank everybody that has looked up to me over the years. … I want to thank Bravo for all the memories. … Thank you to the cast for all of the memories.”
One month later, Bailey wed Mike Hill — however didn’t get to have fun the big day with NeNe.
“I did invite her to the wedding. She didn’t come and, you know, that’s just pretty much where it is. I respect it,” Bailey informed Us completely in December 2020. “She was one of the first to meet Mike. … Because she was around during the early stages when I met my husband, it just would’ve been nice to see her and Gregg. But again, there [was] no pressure. … I am fine [with] where we are in our nice little respectful place.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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