During a weekend appearance at her Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum confirmed the tragic news to her guests as her former cast members, including Kenya Moore, sent their well wishes to her on Instagram.
“My husband is transitioning to the other side,” Nene, 53, announced on Saturday, August 28.
As RHOA fans will recall, Gregg was first diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in 2018. Then, after he spent two years in remission, Nene confirmed in June that he was set to undergo surgery following the cancer’s return.
While Nene remained fairly silent in the months that followed Gregg’s surgery, she was seemingly forced to offer an update on his health crisis at her lounge after a fan requested she wish them a happy birthday and later accused her of being rude.
“You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now,” Nene said into a microphone while on stage. “We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business. So, when people approach and say, ‘You’re rude because you don’t want to say happy birthday,’ my husband is at home dying. And I don’t want to say, ‘Happy birthday,’ okay? So please, give us some respect. Give us some love. You see my son right here? He’s hurting. I’m hurting.”
“My husband is losing his life at this very moment,” she added.
On Sunday, after the video above was shared on Instagram, Nene took to her own page, where she told her fans and followers she was “broken.”
“Praying for you all during [this] difficult time,” Porsha Williams wrote.
“Praying for you and your family. Sending you lots of love,” added Kim Zolciak.
Then, as Cynthia Bailey said she too was sending love and prayers to Nene and her family, Kenya took to her Instagram Story, where she applauded Gregg as a “good man.”
“Praying for Gregg, [Nene], and their family. Even through all our ups and downs, Gregg never treated me differently- he was always kind and respectful,” Kenya stated.
Nene and Gregg got married in 1997 and divorced in 2011. Then, in 2013, they said, “I do,” again.
Amid his cancer battle in January 2019, Gregg admitted to taking Nene for granted and offered her a public apology.
“We always hurt the ones we Love.. because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back,” he wrote, via Us Weekly, on Instagram at the time. “I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together … She’s done NO wrong … this is ALL on me … Cancer WILL change your Life…”