“I was there to support,” Kenya told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, September 8. Despite the reality stars' drama, Moore explained NeNe's late husband was always kind to her. “Gregg never, ever treated me any differently whether I was feuding with NeNe or not. And for that, I respected him so much, and he was just a kind, gentle, caring, supportive man, and she was really lucky to have him."
The 50-year-old continued to praise Gregg — who died on September 1 after battling stage III colon cancer — calling him "one of the nicest men [she] ever met in [her] life."
"To be there was a no-brainer," the Dancing with the Stars contestant added.
Moore — who has had a contentious relationship with the Glee alum ever since she joined season five of RHOA — flew into Atlanta last week to attend the memorial service. Moore said she felt NeNe was happy with how the memorial unfolded, as everyone appeared to be in good spirits.
"I think it was everything [NeNe] probably wanted it to be because people were happy," Moore said, noting she thought Gregg "would’ve wanted people to be happy because his life was so full and so beautiful and he was such a great person."
She acknowledged that while it was hard for her to be there, "it seemed like [NeNe] got what she wanted, for people to smile, and I think he would’ve been happy about that."
The 53-year-old previously hosted a celebration of life for her late husband, who died at 66 years old, on Monday, September 6, at The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Ga. Fellow costars Moore, Lisa Wu, Phaedra Parks, Marlo Hampton, Porsha Williams and Eva Marcille were in attendance to show their support for the former reality star.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart,” publicist Ernest Dukes announced earlier this month of Gregg's passing. “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. We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”
One day after Gregg died, his grieving wife shared a video of the couple dancing to Johnny Gill's "It Would Be You," captioning the emotional post with a series of heart emojis and broken heart emojis.