NeNe Leakes is engaged – again. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has finally confirmed her second engagement to Gregg after rumors had been flying that the pair would be tying the knot again soon.
After a series of romantic dates where Gregg wined and dined his reality star ex-wife, it was only a matter of time before NeNe was crowned as Gregg’s wife once again.
Gregg proposed to his ex-wife again on New Year’s Eve and the reality star turned actress couldn’t help but tweet the adorable scene that Gregg set up for her.
A trail of rose petals led the Real Housewife back to the bedroom where she discovered a heart of Hershey’s Kisses on the bed and a Hershey’s Kiss “G” and “N” on the table.
Of course no proposal would be complete without some champagne on ice and a plate of strawberries.
After tweeting the photos, the 45-year-old “The New Normal” actress also tweeted a telling statement saying “My Answer Was Yes.”
The big news wasn’t confirmed, however, until Leakes appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and saved the big scoop for her good friend.
Despite skirting around the engagement news during an earlier appearance on the “Today” show yesterday morning, she opened up to Fallon after he did a little poking and prodding.
“You start tweeting out these photos… So, I’m going, ‘Are you engaged,’” the late night talk show host asked the outspoken actress. “Can you say something?”
That’s when one of the most memorable parts of the entire show happened.
“Well, a little after midnight, I was asked this beautiful question,” NeNe answered. “Will. You. Marry. Me. Again?”
Leakes slowly recited the question to build a little suspense before Fallon literally jumped out of his seat to congratulate NeNe on the big news.
She was definitely saving the scoop for Jimmy after she remained mum during her Today show appearance.
“Gregg and I are definitely back together,” she told the Today show cast while clearly avoiding Hoda Kotb’s question about whether or not she was engaged.
She went on to find a way to gracefully change the subject from her relationship to Twitter.
“Well, I tweeted about our New Year’s Eve,” she continued. “I love Twitter, as a matter of fact, so please follow me on Twitter @neneleakes, I love it!”
Of course, nobody was going to let the engagement question go that easily so after being prodded once again, Leakes gave quite a misleading answer.
“But no, I think people can see on The Real Housewives of Atlanta that Gregg and I are together, and I think people want to know if we’re going to the next level.
“Right that’s what I’m asking,” Meredith Viera responded quickly after failing to get the big scoop.
“And, uh, you’ll just have to turn in to The Real Housewives to see!” Leakes answered.
The reality star sure knows how to work her way around a question.
Back to the interview with Jimmy Fallon, on the other hand, NeNe showed off her interview skills once again when she was posed with a question that could easily offend two major names in the industry.
Andy Cohen and Donald Trump have been feuding over the Real Housewives star both claiming that they are the reason she has been launched into such a successful career.
Leakes found the perfect answer which didn’t give praise to only one side while still suggesting that she is the only reason for her success.
“I’m friends with both Andy and Donald,” she explained. “I’ve worked with Donald Trump for a long time, I’ve obviously worked with Andy Cohen, but NeNe Leakes started NeNe Leakes’ career.”
Kudos to NeNe for talking her way out of tricky interview not once, but twice.
And of course big congrats to her on the second engagement!
No word out yet on how jealous marriage-craving Kenya Moore is… but we’re pretty sure she is.