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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes is now in an open marriage - according to Nene herself!

Nene took to Instagram to give fans a preview of her upcoming storyline for the new season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and claims that she and her husband of 20 years Gregg are deciding on having an "open" marriage.

"Open" marriages are common in Hollywood. Under the rules of "open" marriages, each spouse is allowed to have one or more side lovers.

Nene explained to fans that Gregg's recent fight with cancer, brought on the decision.

Nene told fans, "Gregg was diagnosed with cancer, it was the worst time in our lives [and] I struggled as a caregiver [and] our relationship struggled so much."

So to fix things, Nene is now looking for a side dude.

Nene explained, "We're talking about a whole new relationship situation. . . . you know like open marriages."

As Nene utters the words "open marriages" and belts out a devilish laugh."


In other news, The Real Housewives of Atlanta continues to film season 12 — which airs on Bravo, November 3 — the drama just reached an all-time high at the end of the cast trip to Greece. The two Atlanta OG’s had a nasty exchange when Kenya, 48, confronted NeNe, 51, about her friendship with Kenya’s estranged husband, Marc Daly.

“Kenya was stunned on the cast trip in Greece when she found out that her now ex husband Marc was conspiring against her by speaking to NeNe and Gregg Leakes behind her back during their marriage,” a source close to the show tells HollywoodLife, exclusively. “Kenya and NeNe are nowhere near in a good place, but she couldn’t believe that any of the parties involved would do this to her. She found out and approached NeNe and that’s when the fight ensued and escalated quickly.”