April 29th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

'Real Housewives of ATL' star NeNe denies cheating

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes and her husband are battling back against rumors that she is a cheater.

For weeks blogs have been buzzing that Leakes has been having an affair with NFL player Charles Grant – a charge she strongly denies.

“Greg and I are still together – not separated or divorced,” Leakes said in a statement released to CNN. “I have not left my husband for NFL player Charles Grant, and I don’t know how those rumors started.”

“Charles Grant is no more than a casual acquaintance of mine since hosting one of his charity events in Atlanta about a year ago,” she added. “I really have not had any contact with him since the Super Bowl, where I congratulated him for his big win along with other fans.”

Leakes husband, Greg, backed up his wife’s assertion that she has been faithful.

“I stand behind my wife 100 percent,” he said in a statement. “NeNe and I have been married for 13 years, and she has been a faithful wife to me. We are a normal married couple, going through ups and downs, just like any other couple.”

That is not to say that the couple are not having issues, he went on to say.

“Yes, we’re experiencing a marital storm right now, but I believe with God’s guidance, we’ll get through it,” Greg Leakes said. “Right now, our marriage is not a perfect one, but rumors and innuendos, accusing my wife of infidelity has been damaging to the reputations of NeNe and Mr. Grant. I am not an injured party, and accusations that NeNe has done something to hurt me or jeopardize our family are false and far from the truth.”

Grant, who formerly played for the New Orleans Saints, was indicted with a group of other men on a charge of involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of a pregnant woman outside of a Georgia nightclub.

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  1. Leah Wade

    NeNe is a fake from the word go. She shops at the "low budget" stores for all her jewelry that she wears on the show and pretends they are are some high quality, "real" pieces. How do I know? I have waited on her several times at the store where I work.

    May 3, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Impishbrat

    Reading these comments makes me laugh more than the articles.

    May 3, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. catj

    For real NeNe for real, do you Boo Do YOU...can't wait for the Real Housewives of Atl. You Need to tighten up before your you get dismissed. But with this drama you will be there for awhile. Do you Boo Do You..Dang girrl

    April 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lauratj

    Stay united with Greg,NeNe. Allof our own truths shall set us free.If you know your truth then do not "think" or worry about what others think.Let it go & work on your own problems.All will be well !!!! Peace !!!

    April 30, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rashad

    I do believe Nene... She is a GREAT person...I can wait to see the new season... Follow me on twitter @Mrh_Connection

    April 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ashley

    LMAO.I cant wait the the new season to start.I just have to see what over the top explanation she has for this one.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sandra

    I am waiting for the new season to start.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joyce

    WILL THE NEW SEASON START SOON ? I miss the show

    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Frank from Seattle

    A moniker like hippiechick of course reeks of class....

    April 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hippiechick

    "Grant, who formerly played for the New Orleans Saints, was indicted with a group of other men on a charge of involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of a pregnant woman outside of a Georgia nightclub."

    Ahh, NeNe's still hanging out with the classier people of Atlanta, I see. Have any of you watched that show? I wonder where on earth the producers dug these women up from to represent the city of Atlanta.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Head Diva In Charge

    I actually believe her. I think this would have gotten out long ago if it had been true.
    And is your name really Floyd?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. floydrturbo

    really, that's a person's name on purpose?
    NeNe = NTAC

    April 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Go Sharks!

    Wow, this Grant guy sounds like a great person! No wonder NeNe is distancing herself from him...

    April 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |

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