KEY POINTS

  • NeNe Leakes’ husband, Gregg Leakes, has succumbed to colon cancer at 66
  • Teresa Giudice offered her condolences to her fellow Bravo star on Instagram
  • Joe Giudice expressed the same sentiment toward NeNe on the platform

Teresa Giudice and ex-husband Joe Giudice united in sending their condolences to NeNe Leakes via social media. 

The 49-year-old “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star took to Instagram Wednesday to express her sympathy toward the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, 53, following the demise of the latter’s 66-year-old husband, Gregg Leakes. 

“[NeNe Leakes] I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you & your entire family. Sending love your way. Rest in Peace Gregg,” Teresa captioned the photo of NeNe and Gregg that she shared on the platform. 

Joe quickly commented on his former spouse’s post to express the same sentiment to NeNe, who is currently mourning the death of her husband.

“My condolences to you and the family,” Joe wrote. 

A number of fans also voiced their sympathy after learning about Gregg’s passing through Teresa’s post. One wrote it’s “devastating to hear such a heartbreaking news.” Another commented, “Sending prayers and love and light to [NeNe].”

Earlier that day, NeNe’s publicist, Ernest Dukes, confirmed to Variety that Gregg has succumbed to cancer after battling the condition for more than two years since he was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018.

“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife NeNe Leakes,” the publicist said in a statement to the outlet. 

Dukes added that the family is asking for prayers for peace and strength amid the difficult time they are facing right now. He noted that the Leakes family is asking for some private time for them to grieve the real estate investor’s passing. 

NeNe and Teresa have been friends for years. Back when Teresa served her 15-month prison sentence for fraud in 2015, NeNe voiced her support for her fellow Bravo star.

“I think our friendship has evolved even more since she's been going through the issue,” NeNe said at the time. She added that she felt sorry for her friend’s daughters Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana, who were still very young back then. 
Teresa Giudice (L) and husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice Teresa Giudice, 41, (L) and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, exit the Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey, March 4, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz