Nene Leakes Says Gregg Is ‘Transitioning’ in Colon Cancer Battle Nene Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame has a club in Georgia called Linnethia. Nene is short for Linnethia. She got on the mic at her club this weekend to explain to some patrons why she may not have appeared as friendly as she normally does. A patron took offense when Nene would not give them a shout out. She hopped on the mic and said, I had no idea I was going to walk in here and grab the microphone and make an announcement. But I want to say this…I want to be at peace. When you see me, when you see my son give us a lot of love. My husband is transitioning to the other side. She then posted the word BROKEN on her Instagram page. On Instagram, many wondered why she was not home by his side. Others defended her saying everyone deals with grief and death differently. No update on Greg’s status at this time.