Did you hear the news??? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has finally moved on in her life with the businessman, Nyonisela Sioh after the death of her late husband, Gregg Leakes. And people are dying to know about this mysterious man whom NeNe lost her heart to is.
Hailing from Liberia, Africa, Sioh is a designer and owner of the men’s suit line called Nyoni Couture based in Charlotte, North Carolina. NeNe made her relationship with Nyonisela an Instagram Official on her birthday and it has been over the headlines since then.
NeNe Leakes Says Her Late Husband Gave Her Blessings to Move On Before His Demise
Like every other relationship, NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes' also had ups and downs in their 20+ years marriage. The couple first met in the year 1996 while NeNe was working as an exotic dancer, and it was Gregg who persuaded her to leave that job.
The pair walked down the aisle in 1997 after a year of their romantic fling. The RHOA alum has revealed that their married life was not so easy in the earlier two years as Gregg had five children from his previous marriage and NeNe also had a son, Bryson Bryant from her previous fling. Regardless, the pair welcomed their first child, Brentt Leakes on Feb 22, 1999.
Leakes did bid her goodbyes to her husband.
Photo Source: NeNe Leakes, Instagram
Leakes made her debut in The Real Housewives Of Atlanta in 2008, and the first two seasons showed the couple’s life at home became a central storyline. However, it shocked fans to the core when the ideal couple decided to call it quits in 2010 with Gregg saying "fame has gotten in NeNe's head".
Their divorce was made final in September 2011, a year after the Glee alum filed to end her marriage. But it came as a surprise when they rekindled their relationship a year after going their separate ways. The love birds exchanged the vows for the second time on June 22, 2013, after being re-engaged for five months.
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Their wedding ceremony was held at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta and was even aired on Bravo as part of a seven-episode special, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. They were living a happy life until things took a turn in 2018 when Gregg was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer.
The television personality become his biggest supporter and even took on the role of his caregiver so that she could be with him every step of the way. The real estate investor was in remission for two years before his illness came back in June 2021 and sadly passed away on Sept. 1, 2021.
The pair did publicly talk of the impact Gregg's condition had on their marriage as well.
Photo Source: NeNe Leakes, Instagram
Meanwhile, the reality star has found a new love in her life and seems happy with the Nyoni Couture owner, Nyonisela Sioh. While some fans were not happy with NeNe dating a new man just after three months of Gregg's death, NeNe shared with The Shade Room that her late husband gave her his blessing to move on before his death saying,
“I will love Gregg forever & ever! Grieving is hard! Even harder & depressing alone. Gregg and I had a very tearful conversation before his passing. His words to me were ‘be happy, keep smiling and he who finds you, has found a good one.’”
NeNe first made her relationship Instagram official with the businessman on her birthday sharing some cozy pictures and videos with her new beau, Nyonisela Sioh. As per the source, Peter Thomas, who was once married to Leakes' former costar, Cynthia Bailey played the role of wingman for the lovebirds.
Nyonisela Sioh Is Accused of Using NeNe Leakes for Fame Despite Being Married With a Child
Since NeNe Leakes shared the news of her being back in the dating game, Nyonisela Sioh has been in the headlines, and people have even dug upon his past. While some fans are giving blessings to the new couple, others are criticizing Sioh for using NeNe for publicity of his company.
The pair continue to go out and about for little night-outs.
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This came after fans came to know that Nyonisela is already married and even has a son named, Nyoni Sioh whose snaps are all over his Instagram handle. Well, there is no exact information about his wife and whether they are still married or not, but it did not stop people from leaving mean comments on his Instagram page accusing him of using Leakes for fame. Whatsoever, Nene seems to have been bonding with his child as she is even seen commenting on the picture of his son.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Nyonisela Sioh?
Nyonisela Sioh may not be as wealthy as his girlfriend, NeNe Leakes who is worth $14 million, but he is living a lavish life on his own, enjoying a net worth of $5 million. The African businessman and designer is the owner of a men's couture suit company called Nyoni Couture which is worth a million.
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This luxury brand based in Charlotte, North Carolina, sells high-end men's blazers, shirts, shoes, tuxedos, trousers as well as accessories. Besides, his design was even worn by American actor and producer, Morris Chestnut during the NAACP Image Awards.
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