Nene Leakes was a guest co-host on the Talk today and she looked great. She has a lot more hair (but still the same length) and it’s more of a yellow color. At first I was giving it the side eye but the more I watched the more I think I liked it. She is interacting well with the other ladies and she was able to defend Brandi Glanville a bit after the other ladies made it look like it was all Brandi out in the media without being aggressive or rude. Nicely done. [Side Note: What is going on with Sharon Osborne? She is never there anymore.]
Nene tells The Talk that part of the reason Nene and Gregg divorced is that she was in the shadow of her successful husband, Gregg. (Um, really? Remind me again what business he was successful in?) Then we the show came along and she became successful it can start conflict. Gregg struggled with Nene’s success. Nene felt Gregg was not doing all the things he should be doing as a husband so she decided to divorce him.
Nene says she felt like she was not getting the amount of respect from him that she felt she deserved. There were also deeper issues that she did not specify. Julie Chen asks about Nene alluding to in the Ebony article that Gregg’s ego suffered and he dealt with it with a wandering eye. Chen says it seemed like it wasn’t just the two of you in the marriage. Nene responded with “Well, it certainly wasn’t three of us because I couldn’t handle that!….Gregg did something that I did not approve of.” Nene says they were separated for about a year and a half, they were legally divorced and they are back together. And of course, Gregg is right there in the studio with her as usual.
Perez Hilton was seated right night to Nene Leakes for his segment. That seems crazy to me. I don’t read Perez but as a blogger I can assume that Perez’s site has covered some of Nene’s less flattering moments. Awkard.
We all know Nene is desperate for a talk show. She co-hosted Anderson Live recently with Rosie O’Donnell and since then has been hinting that there is a talk show in her future. Nothing has been signed yet but she is putting together a good reel. It seems like she has been taking diction classes and hosting classes because she is really improving overtime. She seems a lot more comfortable on talk shows both as a guest and as a guest host. I’m starting to think she might actually get a show. Love her or hate her, Nene Leakes is working her fifteen minutes of fame!