|Don’t they make a lovely couple?|
Before I get to my post on tonight’s show, I need to give y’all some backstory. First of all, I need y’all to go to this link on bravo and watch the WWHL after show with Nene Leakes from August of 2009. It’s the one where Kim calls in from the Bahama’s and accuses Nene of having an affair with Charles Grant which according to Kim began in January of 2009. The video is about 10 minutes long, but grab some sweet tea and refresh your memory because this is where this backstory begins. I’ll wait. When you are done, click through the jump because there is a TON to tell you.
There were rumors all over town about Nene and Charles for more than two years. I’ll share a few but there are billions. Radar Online published this one in April of 2010. In May of 2010 Charles took a plea deal to avoid manslaughter charges in the death of a pregnant woman during a bar brawl. Then this story came out about Gregg and Charles getting into an altercation over some car keys in the parking lot of Publix was published on Hot 107.9 last January. But Charles was on the air at Hot 107 just before that saying he doesn’t even know Nene Leakes.
So basically this has all been a hot mess for a long time and SOMEONE is loving keeping these rumors alive. Could it be, Bravo? Here’s what I think, after the rumors started a lot of people reported Charles Grant sightings. The one with Greg in the Publix parking, lot in my opinion, was not Charles at all. Let’s look at a couple of pictures.
|This is Charles Grant|
|This is Bryson, Nene’s first born son|
Am I the only one who sees a resemblance here? Because if there were rumors swirling all about town about Charles and Nene and you see Bryson and Gregg arguing over car keys in the Publix parking lot, well I for one think that is an easy mistake to make. I think the whole Charles and Nene story started from a little seed when she hosted some charity event he was at way back in 2009. Nene has a habit of sidling up to anyone with a bit of notoriety. I think she enjoyed the rumors and let them keep going; but, I don’t think they ever dated. Charles at one point said that Nene was not attractive enough for him. Not in those exact words but in whatever language he speaks. Nene started saying things like “I have eyes in my head” after that. This was way before she put them in her purse after seeing Redickulous. Essentially, Nene enjoyed the rumors and Charles did not.
And this gets me to Marlo Hampton. So y’all marinate on that for awhile and I will finish this story, and tell you what it has to do with Cynthia Bailey MCing a fashion show.
Okay, the second part is up and ready, here.
Meanwhile, tell me what you think. Were Charles and Nene ever together? And thanks for all the new follows on twitter @tamaratattles !