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NeNe Leakes Celebrates Late Husband Gregg Leakes 'With Love' One Week After His Death

Sep. 7 2021, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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One week after her husband passed away, NeNe Leakes is paying homage to Gregg Leakes.

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The 53-year-old posted a photo of the couple sharing a kiss on Instagram. "Today we celebrate you Gregg with love, just the way you wanted it💔," she captioned the sweet pic.

Fans and friends took to the comment section to offer their condolences to the reality star.

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"Sending u lots of love ❤️🙏🏼," Larsa Pippen wrote.

"❤️❤️❤️," Tamar Braxton left.

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"❤️❤️," Terri J. Vaughn commented.

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Gregg's death was announced on Wednesday, September 1, following a long cancer battle.

"Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes," publicist Ernest Dukes announced, per HollywoodLife. "We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time."

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One day after the 66-year-old died, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum shared a video of the couple dancing to Johnny Gill's "It Would Be You." She captioned the post with a series of heart emojis and broken heart emojis.

Gregg had a previous spat with colon cancer. Fans saw NeNe care for her husband during season 11 of RHOA. She announced in May 2019 that her husband was cancer-free before sadly revealing in June that his cancer had come back.

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"It's difficult," she said on Instagram Live at the time with The Jasmine Brand. "I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength and pray for me too."

The couple first got hitched in 1997 and then called it quits in 2011. They reconciled and remarried in 2013. However, the businessman's illness took a toll on their relationship and NeNe admitted during a RHOA reunion special in April 2019 that she had been considering a second divorce due to his attitude while undergoing chemotherapy.

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"We always hurt the ones we love … because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back," Gregg wrote on Instagram in January 2019. "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’s done NO wrong... this is ALL on me......Cancer WILL change your Life..." he said at the time.

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