Nene Leakes just received a The “Woman Of Achievement” Award from the Associates Of Breast & Prostate Cancer And John Wayne Cancer Institute. The award was granted to Nene because of her exceptional work as her husband Gregg's caretaker.
Gregg Leakes is currently fighting for his life, he was diagnosed with late stage colon cancer last year.
Many fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star are surprised that Nene was granted the award, because the Bravo show didn't paint Nene as the best caretaker of Gregg.
For example, during the taping of last season's Atlanta Housewives, Nene was seen dropping Gregg off at the hospital for cancer surgery - and making him take an Uber home because she was "too busy" to pick him up..
Also, Nene was constantly complaining about her husband's behavior while on medication. Nene told the other housewives that she was considering divorcing Gregg, and letting him get through cancer alone.
But the Associates Of Breast & Prostate Cancer And John Wayne Cancer Institute looked past the messy Bravo show, and determined that Nene deserved the award.
Here are pics and video from the event:
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was all smiles at the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies' Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where the organization honored her with their “Woman of Achievement” award for her cancer advocacy work. The event benefits the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Burbank, California. The organization has raised millions of dollars for cancer research since its launch in 1990.
"I couldn't even believe that said, 'NeNe Leakes,' OK?" the 51-year-old gushed to ET about the honor on the red carpet. "Like, what you saying about me? It means a lot to me, it really, really does. You know, as you know, my husband, [Gregg], was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and ever since then, we have been all over this whole cancer thing, because it was devastating to our family. But, I'm happy to say today that Gregg is much better. We don't know that he is free of cancer, but he’s much better."