“RHOA” star NeNe LeaksÂ delivered a speechÂ at Georgia Association of the Deaf’s Deaf Childrenâ€™s Literacy Benefit Gala over the weekend. Â She attened the event with her ex-husband Greg. Â In the speech,Â NeNe spoke about her rise to fame and her appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice”. Â We were surprised to see thatÂ NeNe brought out as her ex-husband Greg Leakes as her date/escort for the event.
In addition, the money is still rolling in for Nene. Â Trust andÂ believeÂ she is “very rich”. Â The “RHOA” star tweeted:
Â “Shopping n Beverly Hills! I’m looking @ homes tomorrow…Maybe I will move here. “
Is it possible that NeNe could be joining the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills???
Take a peek at the photos of Nene and Greg at theÂ Georgia Association of the Deaf’s Deaf Childrenâ€™s Literacy Benefit Gala below. Â Plus get some scoop on “RHOA”.
Nene also recently sat down with VIBE magazine to discuss RHOA, her feelings on Reallity TV now, and personal growth. Â She’s calmed down over the seasons of “RHOA”.
VIBE: Are you still shooting the next Real Housewives of Atlanta?
Nene Leakes: I am currently shooting. Weâ€™ve been shooting for about three weeks. We have a long way to go. Everybody wasnâ€™t expecting me to come back for this season. It was really a hard decision for me to even think of coming back because I was so tired of the whole reality thing. And not just being tired of itâ€”I had other things in the works. But I think itâ€™s a good idea that Iâ€™ve come back for season 5. I would love to just walk away, but when I sit down and talk with my team, itâ€™s notâ€¦ If you can do it all, then just do it all. Why leave the show when you can still do the show and you can still do The New Normal? So weâ€™re going to see how doing everything works. Weâ€™ll see what happens. Weâ€™re taking a little bit of a chance.
You seemed a little calmer in the most recent season of Housewives. Was that just personal growth?
I really think it is. Weâ€™re looking at our fifth seasonâ€”and I shot the pilot so I feel like Iâ€™m in my sixth season. When you have done it over and over and over again in the same negativity, it just wears you down. And I just feel like after a while, I just canâ€™t do this job no more. Like, seriously? Thatâ€™s how I felt sitting there at the reunion. Like, this is just too petty. Yes, I love reality TV, and I believe that you can do reality shows and have drama. You gotta have drama and entertainment, but some of the stuff has driven me insane. I do really think that itâ€™s personal growth. Itâ€™s almost like being in a relationship and youâ€™re like, I done taken all I can take and I canâ€™t take no more. I sort of felt the same way with the showâ€”Iâ€™ve taken everything I can take, Iâ€™m just tired. But I donâ€™t know how interesting Iâ€™ll be this season. â€™Cause I feel like I got boring. I gotta get some pep in my step [laughs]. Weâ€™re all sitting there and itâ€™s all this silly, petty, who said what and Iâ€™m just sitting there and people are expecting me to really say something and Iâ€™m just thinking, what do you say. I think you almost look better when you sit there and look at â€™em like theyâ€™re crazy.
I donâ€™t know if youâ€™ve been keeping track of Basketball Wives. Our current cover features some reality stars. What’s your take on whether itâ€™s gotten out of hand? You mentioned that we always need drama. But the physical fighting, some people have said itâ€™s gone too far.
Itâ€™s gone way too far. The truth is the truth. It has just gone too far. Too many fights, my God! I can see if there was one here or there. And I always say to people when they say something about reality, you can say whatever yâ€™all want about reality TV, Atlanta Housewives, we donâ€™t do that. We definitely have had our verbal fights, but never physical fights. I canâ€™t believe the fighting and the bullying. It looks bad. It really looks bad. I donâ€™t like when people say it affects Black women or the Black community. I think it affects all communities. I think it looks bad on women; it looks bad on everybody. Itâ€™s just so sad; itâ€™s so crazy to me. When I look at it, I just canâ€™t believe it. And, you know, Iâ€™m friends with Jennifer [Williams] and sheâ€™s on Basketball Wives. I canâ€™t believe it. I almost, you know when I watch, Iâ€™m like, â€œHow much do they paid?â€ [Laughs] My goodness. And then I think aboutâ€”they canâ€™t want to do too much in their careers. A good ole argument, everybody likes that every now and then to tune into, but you couldnâ€™t be trying to have too much in your career because that stuff, it donâ€™t work. You canâ€™t represent a product and be that way. That just doesnâ€™t work. Thatâ€™s one of the reasons when Iâ€™m sitting on my show, Iâ€™m thinking Iâ€™m just tired. Because at some point this canâ€™t even help my future. You know, you would want to think that it would help your future.
Source YBF Â Photos Josh Childress