Before The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes got her big break, she was bumping and grinding on stripper poles as an exotic dancer — and she’s sharing new details about her past time!
The reality star sat down for a new tell-all interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic and opened up about her pole dancing past.
“I remember going home and having something like $1,000 and thinking ‘I made $1,000 in one night. Baby we are doing this tomorrow night,’” she recalled of those days.
She explained that she’d just gotten out of an abusive relationship with an ex and was looking for quick cash to support her family because she had no job or money at the time.
She answered an advertisement in a newspaper and was hired on spot with no prior dancing experience. Leakes ended up working as a stripper for three years, under the name “Silk,” when she was a 23-year-old single mom.
“It became an addiction,” she revealed. “I thought I made pretty good money. It was a great hustle.”
She eventually met her husband Gregg Leakes, who convinced her to stop dancing. Although she quit, she doesn’t regret her stripper past.
“I feel like strength comes from within. And…experience makes you strong. And I’ve been through so many things in my life and those things have taught me,” she said. “I’m one of those girls, every experience, I learned from my experience.”
Before she hit the big time…The hair though!
Word on the street is…..
An inside source tells Black Media Scoop that Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members Porsha and Kordell Stewart cooked up their fake divorce drama after realizing they would be axed from the show. Only in reality TV can a man have an “estranged wife” who still shares his bed.
From Black Media Scoop:
The insider, who works closely with the Atlanta Housewives says, “Porsha found out that she was NOT going to come back on the show – and both her and her husband [Kordell] desperately wanted to stay on the Housewives.”
The insider continued, “So they figured if they created a FAKE DIVORCE, like NeNe did – it would be enough drama for them to be asked back.” The two still live together and the insider says “they are very much a married couple.”
Apparently that mess worked. A Bravo exec says Porsha was officially axed off the show but after all the divorce drama… both Kordell and Porsha were asked back.
Folks will do anything to stay on tv. Kordell should have tried some of these antics while on the football feild.
Things are getting physical on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
A show source revealed that NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss “got into a fight during the filming of season five, which is currently taking place, and the scuffle will not be cut out during editing and will make into the show when the show returns in the fall.
“It’s really bad,” says the insider, who says all of the ladies “have been real divas this season.”
We think the RHOA should challenge the ladies from Love & Hip Hop Atl to show down. Wait, that wouldn’t be fair because the ladies from L & HH have a male disguised as a women. Never mind that idea. You ain’t slick Joseline!
According to our friends over at the Jasmine Brand your favorite reality Tv show stars(depending who you ask) NeNe Leakes and Kim Kardashian are going into business together.
Nene Leakes is designing a line for Kim Kardashian’s popular “Shoe Dazzle” website. “Shoe Dazzle” is a site that offers personalized monthly shoe, handbag, and jewelry selections for members. Nene’s line is expected to be released in the fall. She recently tweeted:
“Just left me [my] shoe design meeting @ Shoedazzle! I can’t wait 4 u guys 2 strut yo stuff n a pair of my heel… Imma make the hottest shoes 4 Shoedazzle b on the look out this fall!”..
We are sure Nene will specialize in sizes 16 +. Nene has some BIG A*s feet..
Congrats ladies!..Do your thing!
Evelyn Lozada is not a very happy camper these days.
As we previously reported, two days ago an interview with Jennifer Williams surfaced on Sister 2 Sister’s website, where Jen claims Evelyn was jealous of her new friendships with fellow reality stars Nene Leakes and Mashonda.
According to Evelyn, that couldn’t be farther from the truth–in fact she took to her Twitter account to reiterate while threatening to expose Jen if she kept it up (until her fiance Ochocinco shut her down).
Our girl Necole Bitchie spoke to Evelyn yesterday, and she was fuming! Here’s what she had to say: Continue reading