Why Fans Think NeNe Leakes Has A Secret Boyfriend

We all know that NeNe Leakes is in a longtime relationship with her husband, Gregg Leakes. But there are whispers that she’s allegedly seeing someone else. While Leakes has yet to comment on the rumors, fans are convinced that she’s allegedly dating a mystery man who lives a few hours away from Atlanta.

NeNe Leakes at an event in August 2019
NeNe Leakes at an event in August 2019 | Paras Griffin/WireImage

This all stems from recent news

All of this started during the week of March 8 when Leakes went on radio host Angela Yee’s podcast Lip Service, where she put Gregg on blast for once having secret FaceTime conversations with an employee at her Baltimore store, Swagg Boutique.

After the interview aired, a source told Page Six that Leakes wasn’t so innocent herself, alleging that she has a fling of her own in Baltimore. The insider claimed that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is dating a man named Rodney, whom she reportedly met while opening the store back in May 2019.

“She spends a lot of time in Maryland not only because of this boutique, but also because of her side guy,” the source explained. “She flaunts her relationship with him around openly like they’re together.”

Watch her comments between the 28:00 and 32:00 mark

Fans are convinced the report is true

Once the report began to circulate online, fans rushed to social media to react to it. One person weighed in on The Jasmine Brand’s Instagram page, saying it seems true. They also think sources leaked the reality star’s alleged infidelity “because she threw [Gregg] under the bus.”

Other readers said they wouldn’t put something like this past Leakes after watching her romance with Gregg play out over the years.

A couple of people even pointed to reports that emerged in the summer of 2019 claiming that Leakes had been seen out with a mystery man in Baltimore. As of writing, she has not yet addressed any of the reports.

NeNe Leakes has talked about open relationships in the past

Leakes insisted to Entertainment Tonight in November 2019 that she and Gregg do not have an open marriage. But she told the outlet that she’s not against it as long as “[they’re] not putting it in each other’s faces.”

“That’s not what we’re doing,” she insisted. “But it was definitely a conversation that we needed to have, because I feel like if one or the other is being unfaithful and you still want to be married, you may as well be having an open marriage, right? It’s kind of open to me.”

She echoed that in the aforementioned interview with Yee, saying: “If Gregg wanted to go be with somebody right now, I would say go right on. Why am I going to try and keep him from doing something that he wants to do? Then I have to make a choice myself — if I want to stay with him or not — and I probably would stay with him. I do what I want anyway … I’m in New York, he’s in Georgia, so whatever he’s doing, I don’t need to know about it.”

But she noted that Gregg actually isn’t open to the idea. She quoted him as once saying, “Hell no, I don’t want anyone eating out of my garden.”

Page Six noted that a lot of these matters will air on RHOA, so stay tuned to see what happens. In the meantime, it appears Leakes and Gregg are sticking it out.