Nene Leakes has been candid about the toll looking after her husband has taken on her as he continues to battle colon cancer. But some “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans think she’s the one who needs to be kinder. As such, the star has hit back and told viewers once and for all that Gregg Leakes isn’t just sick and in bed.
“Sometimes the wrong person gets accused! I’m pushing thru tho because i know what you don’t know #itsmylife RHOA,” the star posted on Instagram Sunday, Jan. 13, after a scene aired where Gregg grew irritated with the chef Nene hired.
As the episode went on, and despite Nene’s emotional discussion with Gregg’s sister about how difficult Gregg’s mood swings have been to put up with, fans still felt Nene was in the wrong, as they shared on Twitter.
“Nene is so shallow & superficial she can’t even be supportive to Gregg going thru cancer 😒🤦🏽♂️ #RHOA.”
“I do think NeNe could be way more sympathetic and understanding towards Gregg #RHOA.”
“Translation: Nene spent so long being taken care of that she doesn’t know how to take care of Gregg. That was never in the plan. #RHOA.”
Days later on Jan. 15, Leakes publicly wished Gregg a fun getaway to the casinos. That made it clear that her husband was not bedridden as some may have suspected.
“@greggleakes Happy your out in the casino doing what you love to do because for some strange reason, people seem to think your like stuck in a bed or hooked up to some sort of machine when that couldn’t be further from the truth! Enjoy your day and bring home some of that money hunni 💃🏾😜”
The Swagg Boutique owner also got some support from a fan who spoke to what Nene previously said in a “RHOA” episode: that the cancer had been removed but some cells still exist.
“If that’s the case I don’t see what the problem is!” the fan said. “Have fun Greg.”
“RIGHT.” Nene readily agreed.
Nene has described the difficulties of being a caregiver before. In a series of tweets in October, the “RHOA” star wondered about how normal it was for an ailing family member to be mean to the person helping them. She got similar support at the time.