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“E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: NENE LEAKES”
GIULIANA RANCIC SITS DOWN WITH ONE OF TELEVISIONS BIGGEST PERSONALITIES FOR A TELL-ALL INTERVIEW WHEN “E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: NENE LEAKES” PREMIERES MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th AT 10PM ET/PT ON E!
NeNe Leakes Opens Up to E!’s Giuliana Rancic About her Rough Early Childhood, Hollywood Dream, Her Life After Hitting it Big, and Her Divorce and Remarriage to Gregg Leakes
“I feel like strength comes from within. And like everything that I am and experience make you strong. And I’ve been through so many things in my life and those things have taught me. I’m one of those girls, every experience, I learned from my experience.” – NeNe Leakes
Los Angeles, CA, December 9, 2013 – Television personality, actress, wife and mother NeNe Leakes tells it like it is in the all-new “E! Entertainment Special: NeNe Leakes” hosted by E!’s Giuliana Rancic. In the revealing one-hour special, Giuliana sits down exclusively with Leakes as she opens up about everything from her difficult early childhood to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” as well as her marriage to husband Gregg. NeNe reveals the highs and lows of their relationship, from how they met when she was an exotic dancer, to the causes of their split in September 2011. NeNe shares with Giuliana that her personality was shaped by being left to be raised by an aunt when she was just a toddler. Giuliana delves into NeNe’s successes on television and speaks with NeNe’s sons Bryson and Brentt to get the info on the NeNe only close family and friends know. The all-new “E! Entertainment Special: NeNe Leakes” premieres Monday, December 16th at 10pm ET/PT only on E!
“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.’ Like it became an addiction.” – NeNe on her first night as an exotic dancer.
“‘Can you bring them to me in Georgia because I’m hearing that you’re dropping them off in different places and I don’t want that for them and I want to help you.’ And she took us to my aunt’s in Athens and she just never came back and got us.” – NeNe opening up about her childhood and how her mother left her in care of her Aunt and Uncle.
“He’d been calling and calling. I would never answer the call, so he knocked on our door and came – just bust right on in.” – NeNe on the moment when she realized she could no longer be in an abusive relationship.
“The hardest part about me doing this show and having my life put out there is my child. My oldest son was going into 12thgrade and he could no longer be like the typical teenager.” – NeNe discussing what was the hardest part of being in reality television.
“I’m very proud that there’s a ton of African American women who really look up to me and I’m very proud of that. I’m very proud to represent the strong black woman.” – NeNe on being a role model.
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