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“Housewife” NeNe disputes pregnancy rumor

The blogosphere is alight with chatter suggesting NeNe Leakes is pregnant, but her response, via Twitter, is pretty adamant: “PREGNANT? I’ve said it b4 & I’ll say it AGAIN…I WON’T B HAVIN A CHILD WIT NO MAN! SHOP IS CLOSED! WRONG HOUSEWIFE.”

929 Dave FM’s Jimmy Baron piped up with a little info just now, saying he sat with NeNe last night at a Hawks game, where she had a cocktail.

NeNe Leaks, left, and Jimmy Baron at the Hawks game.

NeNe Leaks, left, and Jimmy Baron at the Hawks game.

“NeNe was very pleasant and actually better looking in person, if you ask me,” said Baron, whose show “Jimmy & Yvonne” is on from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays (Wonder what they will discuss tomorrow?)

Numerous blogs, including The Beat of Philly, and Media Takeout, have been posting items about  the supposed pregnancy, where paternity is a mystery. It’s not clear whether there are various sources behind these multiple online articles, or if they’re all just repeating what the other has posted.

It’s just the latest preggo chatter surrounding the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member.

Radar Online reported several days ago that NeNe’s son Bryson Bryant and his girlfriend are expecting, and that NeNe, 42, is not happy about it.

By Jennifer Brett, jbrett@ajc.com The Buzz

79 comments Add your comment

Georg M

December 21st, 2010
2:33 pm

Someone please put “NeNe” and the other housewives out of their misery. They are a huge embarrassment to Atlanta and all humanity.

Hugh Jass

December 21st, 2010
2:33 pm

Jennifer , did you struggle through 4 years of school and pay your dues on the local obituaries page to become a publicist for these kinds of manufactured “celebrities”? Do you ever feel ANY shame after wallowing around in the stinky goop of these people’s scripted lives ? Do you have ANY dignity ?

Just askin’

Russ

December 21st, 2010
2:38 pm

Hugh, you are a guy that rips professional women you’ve never met on an AJC message board. I think the dignity question is more appropriate for you.

Russ

December 21st, 2010
2:39 pm

I say “guy” as a guess, seeing as you have a juvenile Bart Simpons-esque username. Kind of sums up your lameness right up front, doesn’t it?

some of you are nuts

December 21st, 2010
2:40 pm

yes…I believe that somebody who calls themself “hugh jass” is high on the dignity scale!

TrueJournalist

December 21st, 2010
2:43 pm

Hugh Jass, the closest you’ve come to writing anything clever is that idiot User Name! I dare you attack Jennifer Brett! Writing this article was news, whether you care or not that’s what publications like the AJC do! Entertainment news is still news! She has plenty of dignity! She writes for a publication that carries timely updates of all news whether it is big or small, local or national. She does a whole lot more there than tell you about the nitbits of NeNe Leakes life! I’m a journalist dying for a job in my field while I gruel at a 8-5 everyday! I would gladly write these articles, but I would not put up with the likes of you poking fun at a honest day’s work!

hotlanta

December 21st, 2010
2:44 pm

Please the last thing we need is another jeri curl, miniature ole man like Greg on the show on the show. Lawd please don’t let NeNe be pregnant. please. Amen

I guess will Dwight trying to put a Rapunzel weave on that little boy head and wearing some mink pants just like him. Like the world needs a miniature jimmy the cricket Dwight on the show.

Chess

December 21st, 2010
2:50 pm

What is your writing point Jenn?

DD

December 21st, 2010
2:53 pm

So what if she is? Who cares? I don’t have to take care of it. If she is, congratulations! life goes on regardless.

Jennifer Brett

December 21st, 2010
2:53 pm

Dear Hugh,

I would like to challenge you on one point: that the obituaries page is where you “pay your dues.” I read obits every day, in the AJC and in other papers when I am traveling. I encourage everyone to do so. They’re compelling tales about the real lives people have led (yes, more real than any reality show.)

My great friend and mentor Kay Powell, the AJC’s now retired but longtime chief obits writer, has earned the The Society of Professional Obituary Writers’ Lifetime Achievement Award. (Read about it here: http://www.obitwriters.org). I filled in for her several times writing obits and it was always an honor.

Merry Christmas,

Jennifer

JROLL1

December 21st, 2010
2:53 pm

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Atlantaphotog

December 21st, 2010
2:55 pm

Funny how in this “international” city, the producers of Bravo can’t fine one single White “Buckhead Betty” type who actually lives IN the city to be on this show – much less one successful Asian or Latino woman as well. Instead we have ghetto queens from every corner of every suburb who are anything but real housewives of anything. Bravo got what they wanted – ratings. But it sure doesn’t make Atlanta look very good.

Some Lame Name Here

December 21st, 2010
2:58 pm

Funny how al the people who think they show is embarassing still read articles about it……..

Ms. KP

December 21st, 2010
2:59 pm

Jersey, DC, and LA people feel the same way.

Deborah

December 21st, 2010
3:01 pm

We all know that if its not “One thing with them, its another” I just wonder which way she is going to kill him and get rid of the body… He ticks her to the fullest!

Duh

December 21st, 2010
3:05 pm

YOu can ask anyone from KY to Maine about Atlanta and they all know its ghetto! Heck you cant watch anything from BET to Bravo that doesnt have black folks on it from here acting like fools.

GHETTO

December 21st, 2010
3:05 pm

Atlanta Housewives = Ghetto Town USA

Grady Gram no more

December 21st, 2010
3:07 pm

Caught part of this show last night while surfing channels. Appears to me that there is only one difference between them and any other group of girly thugs…their clothing is a bit more expensive.

Deborah

December 21st, 2010
3:11 pm

Atlantaphotog… So since these women are ghetto queens, what about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Is Kelsey Grammer not divorcing his wife? And Lisa Hartwell was not pure “African American” and she was on the show… Can this just not be entertaining???

Deborah

December 21st, 2010
3:15 pm

DOES BET NOT STAND FOR BLACK ENTERTAINMET TELEVISION?? SO BLACKS WOULD BE ON IT…. THERE HAVE BEEN CAUCASIANS ON AS WELL THAT ARE JUST AS SUCESSFUL..

LisaLisa

December 21st, 2010
3:15 pm

Jennifer,
Your response to Hugh was nothing less than classy as you obviously are. Keep up the good work!

hotlanta

December 21st, 2010
3:20 pm

Please. All of the Buskhead Betties are getting drunk in bars. Stop acting act if Buckhead is all of that. Buckhead is just $1.00 away being Bankhead. Buckhead area is clearly overated. I am from Atlanta and I don’t go to Buckhead for anything. Especially on the weekend where the Buckhead Bettys are roaming the streets with alcohol in their hands all night long, screaming and yelling all over the place, half naked. People who are not from Atlanta make Buckhead a “BIG” deal. Those of us from Atlanta could care less about Buckhead.

joe camel

December 21st, 2010
3:25 pm

jake, obama may rule you but not us. that healtcare bill will be revoked. mark my words

Jana Pressley

December 21st, 2010
3:30 pm

Once again how did Obama get into this topic of conversation? Anyway when did NeNe take that picture? She looks good on it. I hate that half and half hairdo blonde on top black on the side.

chad

December 21st, 2010
3:31 pm

@ Some Lame Name Here

I agree with you 100%

If the show is so ghetto and so many people don’t like it, why continue to blog about it? Apparently someone is watching it to form an opinion.

There are 4 other Real House Wives shows that have many white women. So watch those and shut up already!

Olddog

December 21st, 2010
3:31 pm

I though Buckhead already was Bankhead.

jay

December 21st, 2010
3:32 pm

Just talking to my wife yesterday about how people devout too much time to watching RHOA, Basketball and Football Wives. The way you make these shows go away is to turn the TV to another channel and not comment on what you think about Ne Ne. The show’s producers want you to either love these shows or hate them because either way they know your WATCHING THEM. The worst response is no response at all…now you’ve been enlightened.

AreYouSerious

December 21st, 2010
3:32 pm

I agree 100% with hotlanta!!! I work in Buckhead, and only frequent it for that reason Monday – Friday. The weekends are Buckhead Free…nothing exciting or special about it. People need to get over it. Buckhead doesn’t equate to class and riches anymore!!

Marie

December 21st, 2010
3:34 pm

Can you folks who love to write comments like “these women don’t represent Atlanta” or “they are ghetto trash”; please, please, please just go away. Or can you at least be original as these statements or a variation thereof have been stated over and over and over and over again. No one has ever said NeNe, Sheree, Kim, etc., are representative of ALL the ladies in Atlanta or metro Atlanta. And no one has ever CALLED them sophisticated, classy, or upscale women. The sole purpose of the show is to provide ENTERTAINMENT — nothing more and nothing less. And based on the ratings they have received since the show’s inception they do a darn good job of accomplishing that goal. So get a life and stop hating on them because they’re on TV and you’re probably some loser who’s sitting at home popping bonbons and shoving chips down your mouth.

bevvie

December 21st, 2010
3:36 pm

Jennifer, I loved your response to Hugh although I would not have dignified his comments with a response of any kind. You did support the credibility of writing obits! Thanks for that!

joe camel

December 21st, 2010
3:38 pm

i will quit calling them ghetto if you quit calling me and others hater

Justin

December 21st, 2010
3:42 pm

@ Marie

THANK YOU! VERY WELL PUT!

MIRA

December 21st, 2010
4:11 pm

The Atlanta Housewives should be called the “Give me a damn job – QUICK”. Not only are they broke, renting houses and cars to impress people during the show, and getting kick out on the street after the show. All of them were evicted (including former Lisa Ling), except Kandi and Kim.
Kandi is a solid record producer with Royalties, Kim is an everlasting HO, the rest of the so-called Housewives of Atlanta are really embarrasing. If you really want to watch how the R-EA-L Housewives live, watch The Housewives of Beverly Hills, they put Atlanta and the rest of the Housewives to same!

WDE

December 21st, 2010
4:13 pm

Who cares? And I thought I wasted time on the college football message boards… This in no way affects any of you, quit following this crap. Get out from in front of the TV and live your own life.

hotlanta

December 21st, 2010
4:18 pm

TAtlanta photodog, this just in. Sarah Palin shot her daughter Bristol because she thought she was a moose on her show. She needs to lay off Michelle Obama trying to prevent childhood obesity. Bristol should have been on Dance My Azz Off. She was on the wrong dance show.

Yvonne

December 21st, 2010
4:22 pm

Atlanta…International City????? Surely you jest. Buckhead Betty my arse. The city is portrayed just as it really is. Atlanta is an “international” joke, which couldn’t hold a candle to any of the other Housewives shows cities. Oh, yeah…it is portrayed correctly. It is what it is.

I’m patiently waiting on Housewives of Chicago. Now, THAT would be a show!

ADL

December 21st, 2010
4:40 pm

I doubt she is pregnant. Who in their right mind would hit that??????

Anne

December 21st, 2010
4:41 pm

Who cares…..I guess NeNe can raise this child too. That show is a train wreck.

Alexander

December 21st, 2010
4:55 pm

I agree with Marie. Stop watching the show if you hate it so much, but that obviously must not be the case…because you are watching. Just like most people. It’s just entertainment and I don’t think Atlanta is any worse than any of the other show…some of them are housewives and some aren’t. Some have jobs and some don’t. I think the show is great, and I’m a fan of all of the show in the franchise. And Nene is my favorite.

Von

December 21st, 2010
4:57 pm

@hotlanta- I feel the same way about Buckhead.

ArmyVet

December 21st, 2010
5:20 pm

This is so not news. Who the hell cares. People with real money and not new money know how to act. You can’t expect someone to act with class when they did not come from class. You are who you are!!!! Happy Holidays everyone!!!

elayne

December 21st, 2010
5:35 pm

I love nene she is always and without a doubt the one keeping the shows ratings up without nene bravo would be a no go

elayne

December 21st, 2010
5:42 pm

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bunni

December 21st, 2010
5:45 pm

For all of you who have negative comments about any reality show get over it…these women are making money entertaining all of you while u watch it…if u dnt like nene deal with it and done watch the show or blog about it…you all make yourselves look extremely stupid by making all of these comments about how stupid it is and they are, but how would you know unless u watch it…its called a reality show for a reason a lot of the stuff is scripted…so deal with it and stop blogging about it…if you don’t like the show… Gosh….grow up!!!

Love in all the wrong places...

December 21st, 2010
5:46 pm

Merry Christmas!

It feels SO good to say it!

Truthpaste

December 21st, 2010
5:51 pm

It’s not Nene whose preggo, the earlier rumors are further down her family line.

nofreecheese

December 21st, 2010
5:52 pm

She could be 9 months along and not even the guy who planted the seed would be able to tell.

welcometoatl

December 21st, 2010
9:02 pm

This show should be called The Bankrupt Broke Beeyatches from Atlanta

Loving the Real housewives

December 21st, 2010
10:31 pm

All the Real housewife shows are entertaining, (to some not all) .But I don’t see why people think NeNe is so the bomb when she is the main one on the show making it ghetto. The funny thing is she doesn’t really think she’s ghetto or messy!