Ne Ne Leakes talks about Leaving RHOA with The Real Daytime
Ne Ne Leakes sat down with The Real Daytime.
Adrienne Houghton: everyone obviously was so sad to hear the news that you were leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta. You’ve been a mainstay on the show since 2008. So what does the next chapter of your life look like?
Ne Ne Leakes: Um, I hope he looks up. No, but I am an entrepreneur. You know, I really love being an entrepreneur. So I am hoping that my entrepreneur life really takes off, and I want to continue to do television.
Garcelle Beauvais: Mimi, how do you think you’ve evolved over the course of your run on the show?
Ne Ne Leakes: Well, I’ve been involved. I’ve evolved in a lot of ways. As a mother, a za friend, as a wife. Um, I’ve just learned so much. I’ve been doing reality TV for so long. I’ve learned a lot of patients. Um, I’ve just My life has just changed a lot. And sometimes, you know, I was just talking to this with my glam crew. Sometimes people are, um e don’t know. They say you changed, and I think it’s a good thing to grow up and change.
Lonnie Love: Do you think you outgrew the real Housewives of Atlanta? That’s why you left Nini.
Ne Ne Leakes: Um, I definitely outgrew a lot of the situations that were happening. Um, but by no means was real housewives a horrible thing for me. It really opened up a lot of doors opportunity for me. And, um, you know, doing reality TV is bittersweet. And it was bittersweet for me.
Lonnie Love: Well, you know what? You have grown, though. As a businesswoman, you just got back from Las Vegas hosting your Ladies of Success Week. What led you to start the organization, NeNe?
Ne Ne Leakes: Yeah. You know, I love ladies of success. A Zai was saying earlier. It’s for entrepreneur women. Um, you know, I wanna be the little, many Magic Johnson, you know, n b A. And he was really killed. He kills it in the entrepreneur world. So ladies of success is for women who are entrepreneurs and who want to be in a circle of women that are like minded and then like to do some of the things that they like to do and invest in business and level up together. I love the organization, By the way, These women are from around the world. I love them.
Eboni Williams: That’s good, is amazing. That’s so dope. So needy. Speaking of growth, and leveling up. If you give your younger self a word of advice, what would you say?
Ne Ne Leakes: I think have more patients. I really didn’t have a lot of patients. Uh, when I first got into television, I wanted everything to happen overnight, and I think everybody has a time. There’s a time for you in your career. I just would have had more patients. I also would have probably started my career a lot sooner. I feel like I kind of started a little late. I was a sleeper. Um, but I would have started a lot sooner.
Adrienne Houghton: Well, you did a phenomenal job, even starting, starting with thinking this lady has just been killing it.