It’s no secret that, these days, NeNe Leakes fancies herself one financially well-off reality star. Not only that, she seems to attribute much of her newfound wealth to her appearance on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.
After getting into a money-related argument with co-star Sheree Whitfield in the first episode of this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe stood up to leave, claiming she didn’t need to sit there and squabble over finances.
“While you were running your mouth, I was running to the bank … depositing a Trump check!” NeNe declared, then addded, "I'm rich, bitch!"
Viewers assumed that must have been one hefty check because, just a few episodes later, Nene was shown checking out million-dollar Miami mansions, musing over whether or not she wanted to buy one!
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Donald Trump, Jr., who appears alongside his father on Celebrity Apprentice, at the Z100 Jingle Ball presented by Aeropostale, asking what exactly he thought NeNe meant when she bragged about her Trump payoff.
“Honestly, I have no idea,” he told us. “All the celebrities on the show play for charity. She received a small appearance fee, sure, but that was it.”
“And as far as I know,” he added, “she’s not involved with any of our other business or corporations. So I’m not sure what she’s talking about.”
Hmmm. The mystery of Nene’s money continues ...