As die-hard fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we were under the impression that we already knew everything there was to know about the lovely NeNe Leakes — she is an open book after all! Yet, apparently there’s still plenty about this reality star-turned actress that we’re not quite familiar with.
But we’re in luck! Per BravoTV.com, it turns out that NeNe has plans to sit down with E!’s Giuliana Rancic for an hour long tell-all special, which is scheduled to air on December 16th at 10 p.m. ET on E!. During the special we’re told NeNe will discuss her rise from difficult childhood to stardom, and her relationship with her husband Gregg, whom she’s married twice.
Among the more salacious topics NeNe is set to discuss? Her past as an exotic dancer. “I remember going home and having something like $1,000 and thinking ‘I made $1,000 in one night. Baby, we are doing this tomorrow night,’” she says of her risque former job. “It became an addiction.”
Our girl has always been open about her difficult past, but this special will give us a more in-depth look at everything NeNe faced before we knew her as one of the most beloved Housewives around. She’ll also be opening up about being abandoned by her mother as a child, escaping an abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend, and why she and Gregg separated back in 2011.
But this is far from a sob story. NeNe has never played the victim, and while this special will delve into her many hardships, it’s NeNe’s attitude and perseverance that is truly inspiring. “I feel like strength comes from within. And...experience makes you strong. And I’ve been through so many things in my life and those things have taught me,” she says.
NeNe is inspiring, hilarious, and tough as nails, and we can’t wait to better understand exactly what shaped her into the sassy Housewife and actress we know and love!
NeNe’s tell-all is scheduled to air on Monday, December 16 at 10 p.m. ET on E! Will you be tuning in?