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Has NeNe the Housewife hit a rough patch?

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NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” either is having trouble at home or is working hard at boosting her brand.

Maybe both.

A RadarOnline.com story says that ever since her son, Bryson Bryant, was arrested on a drug charge in Gwinnett County, things have been icy at Chez Leakes.

“The arrest really upset NeNe as she knows her son is hanging out with a bad crowd,” said the report, which says young Bryant has dropped out of college and is now working as a club promoter. “It has put pressure on her relationship with her husband, Greg Leakes, who is not Bryson’s real father as they both know that he’s still drinking and smoking with his buddies.”

The quote most likely to get the side-eyes rolling in Atlanta: “NeNe perceives herself as a real socialite in Atlanta and she does not like the fact that Bryson’s arrest generated bad publicity for her and she is worried that he might get into more trouble in the future.”

And here’s the money shot: “It might make for good material for the new Housewives series,” the Radar source continues.

Gee, you think?

A quick glance at the Housewives’ Twitter accounts suggests the gals are cranking up the publicity machine.

Lisa Wu Hartwell tweeted the other day that she, Leakes and Sheree Whitfield were en route to a photo shoot.

“Having a fab time,” Hartwell reported to her followers. “In the taxi sitting on Sheree’s lap!”

Leakes has dealt with her son’s tangle with the law in a straightforward manner online, tweeting that he was about to encounter a healthy dose of tough love. Fans need not worry about her, it seems.

“Mrs. NeNe can ALWAYS take care of herself,” she tweeted recently, ” in a fabulous way.”

29 comments Add your comment

Matchtuff

March 23rd, 2010
4:33 pm

Whip him whip him NeNe.

Matchtuff

March 23rd, 2010
4:37 pm

Whip him again NeNe teach him that he must act right or get his own home!Show him that belt and leave a welt!

Housewives Viewer

March 23rd, 2010
4:42 pm

FIRST, NENE HAS TO LEARN HOW TO ACT LIKE AN ADULT BEFORE SHE CAN TEACH HER KIDS ANYTHING. HAVE YOU SEEN THE SHOW?

Truth Sayer

March 23rd, 2010
4:44 pm

I wonder where he ever got the idea acting a fool would be rewarded better than the straight and narrow path. I mean look at his Mom.

Sam The Sham

March 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

This broad considers herself an Atlanta socialite? She’s nothing but thug trash, just like the rest of that cast of scumbags.

Rick Ross

March 23rd, 2010
4:53 pm

“Whip it real hard, whip it whip it real hard” – Hustlin’

Jessica

March 23rd, 2010
4:58 pm

NeNe who? Amazing how people who are not sure of themselves ALWAYS try to belittle others…..so again NeNe who?

deegee

March 23rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Nene is worried first about her image, next about her son getting in more trouble. That should spell it out for everyone.

thank you

March 23rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Yall iz tooo funny up in here today!!!! So true, if the kid sees the parent acting a fool, what’s he going to do different?

Steve

March 23rd, 2010
5:13 pm

Whats with all these pathetic posts from all these losers?

Cheese

March 23rd, 2010
5:13 pm

Who cares. What is funny is there fashion lines. Selling only at Underground!

Threw up in my mouth

March 23rd, 2010
5:14 pm

NeNe wouldn’t know a socialite if Laura Turner Seydell bit her on the ass.
If you have to promote yourself as a brand, or claim you are a socialite, you aren’t.
Socialite used to mean something positive – you were refined, came from a family of means, and would focus on causes because you didn’t have to work. A *real* woman of class and privilege would never demean herself in such a vulgar way. Desperation. Wanna-be. No amount of marrying into money can ever ‘buy’ your way into the circles that count or matter. Ever.
I even cringe using NeNe (or any of those pathetic excuses) in the same sentence as someone like Laura.

L

March 23rd, 2010
5:15 pm

It is still sad to me that losers like this can become cultural icons in today’s world.

Lisa sue

March 23rd, 2010
5:22 pm

I’m just amazed that someone with the screen name “Threw up in my mouth” considers themselves the arbiter of good taste in Atlanta. Not saying that I believe that the women of RHOA are socialites…I’m just saying. And I disagree that you can’t buy you way into circles that matter or count. Those circles are greatly diminished, and always benefit from an influx in cash from so called “new money”.

czBrat

March 23rd, 2010
5:22 pm

LMAO @ Threw up. Great post! ‘Nuff said :lol:

Clowns

March 23rd, 2010
5:26 pm

Mostly not homeowners, many not wives, none live in Atlanta proper. What is this show called again?

Debdoes

March 23rd, 2010
5:29 pm

I wouldn’t know Seydell if she bit me on the ass either, so apparently I don’t know what being an ‘Atlanta socialite’ means..whether you marry well or have money in your own right doesn’t matter. And what ‘play book’ dictates the circles that matter? Go back to your tea and petit fors…..

Truth B. Told

March 23rd, 2010
5:31 pm

@Billy BoB: you say welcome to the world of Obama.

NeNe can’t get an invitation to anything with Michelle & Barack Obama. If you know anything about our President and his lovely wife even before they came to Washington – NeNe and her likes —weren’t in their social circle.

SO are you saying just cause NeNe’s black – that all Black Folks hang out together?

Just like YOU couldn’t get an invitation to rub elbows with the ROTHCHILDS & the ROCKEFELLERS
The Leakes and the Obamas – don’t mix.

Lisa sue

March 23rd, 2010
5:32 pm

Call them what you want, they’re definitely entertaining. How entertaining would they be if all they did was race around supporting good causes and helping the community. Not very. People like to watch train wrecks and ignorance sells. Just look at the Real Housewives of Orange County. They’re as dysfunctional, class-less and broke as the Atlanta wives (one wife was served an eviction notice the day after her housewarming party). Yet no one calls them thugs. New Jersey housewives are rumored to be mob-connected and one has even served time…but they’re not called thugs or ignorant by the masses. Wonder why???

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Gretchen

March 23rd, 2010
5:39 pm

Truth B. Told

March 23rd, 2010
5:39 pm

Secondly, Michelle Obama’s MOTHER “Grandma Robinson”- DON’T PLAY.

I know that Bryson wouldn’t make it a week-end with Grandma Robinson — See this is what happens when you stop PARENTING and ou give your kids everything without having to work for it.
(1st Season – Bryson got a car – way past his “pay grade”), So in this case now, it seems like Greg is trying to ba a REAL MAN…..and NeNe won’t let him.

When will blackwomen learn — WE can not raise a boy to become a man – it take a MAN to raise a MAN.

TheStandard

March 23rd, 2010
5:41 pm

Clearly “Mrs. Nene can ALWAYS take care of herself” and that is her priority, but not her kid apparently. If concerned about bad press and being a “real socialite”, she shouldn’t be on reality TV. The 15 are nearly up.

Uncle Tom

March 23rd, 2010
5:48 pm

Oh pa, so many blogs to choose from today…Toll roads, TLC, Frank & Monica, NeNe.. sooooooo many

Truth B. Told

March 23rd, 2010
5:55 pm

Old School SOLUTION to a Drug problem:

Drug to Church on Sunday Am & PM Service
Drug to Church for Wednesday Pray Meeting
Drug to Choir Rehearsal on Friday
Drug to garage to get a lawn mower to cut the Front& Back Yard
Drug to the neighbors to mow their yard – Front & Back
Drug over to the “sick & shut”: in to mow their yards if the Pastor requested.
Drug to the back yard to pull weeds out the garden and flower beds
Drug to Community Events to help hand out meals and canned goods to the poor
Drug by my ears for being disrespectful to adults and made to apologize
Drug to the kitchen to wash my mouth out with soap for uttering profanities

What’s the child need a cell phone for if he is with you 24/7? You know exactly where he is.

No sense in having a TV or X-Box or a Computer in your room — because the electrical cord to all of these appliances — was in your Moma’s purse.

NO need to have an ALARM CLOCK —When the “sun comes up” is when you had to get up, no need for a CLOCK or a WATCH.

P.S. NO Need for a PHONE – caiuse — You wouldn’t be talking on it any way!

Drug to

Truth B. Told

March 23rd, 2010
6:07 pm

Lastly, drug to the woodshed – when I disobeyed my parents, didn’t do my best, became unrully, talked back, didn’t behave in public with dignity and respect, disrespected older people and teachers. Tellin’ lies and hanging with the wrong crowd – enhanced the “drug problem”.

Hey Stripper

March 23rd, 2010
6:17 pm

NENE, you’re getting your words mixed up. It’s stripper baby and not socialite. Say it with me. I’m a stripper not a socialite. The word that comes to me everytime I see this girl is GHETTO-FAB! She defines the word. You go girl, get that $$. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

DO NOT RAIN ON MY PARADE!!

March 23rd, 2010
6:24 pm

TOUGH LOVE??? YEA !! RIGHT…NeNe..IS LOOKING AT THE DOLLARS HER GHETTO A$$ COULD LOSE.DO YOU REALLY THINK SHE WILL LET WHAT HER KIDS DO STOP HER FROM DOLLARS ON TV?? AS WE SAY, SHE FRONTIN’ SHE THINKS SHE IS THAT PIG FEET SAMWICH WITH HOT SAUCE ON IT!!!!!!!!!!

BA

March 23rd, 2010
6:36 pm

Socialite? Since When? More like Ghettolite! AJC, this is not news nor entertainment. How about publishing something worthwhile for a change. This ranks right up there with Clayton County News. A bunch of garbage day in and day out!