Late Night Last Night: NeNe Leakes Announces Engagement to her Ex-Husband

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes may always insist on her fans knowing that she is “richhhhh,” but she’s been much more hush hush when it comes to her love life. Over New Year’s Eve, Leakes posted a bunch of cryptic romantic pictures on Twitter that included one a of a hallway covered in rose petals, a shot of champagne with the initials G and N, and a bed with a heart on it. The consecutive captions — “IT’S ON NOW! #2013,” “My answer was,” and “Yes,” — left fans wondering if Leakes had gotten engaged to her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes. Leakes waited until Thursday night to confirm the exciting news on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

“A little after midnight, I was asked this beautiful question, ‘Will you marry me again?'” Leakes told Fallon. She then re-enacted her enthusiastic answer, throwing her arms in the air to tell, “Yes!”  

Leakes tells Fallon she first met her ex-husband/husband-to-be in 1996, which (for those people who can do math) means they have known one another for 17 years. The first time around, Leakes and her husband were married for nearly 14 years before they divorced in 2011.

With her face on the cover of Ebony magazine, a role on the hit sitcom New Normal, and a wedding to plan, 2013 is shaping up to be pretty dang good for the former Housewife. 

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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."

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