NeNe Leakes Suffered Depression During Gregg Leakes’ Cancer Battle: I Took Medication & It Really Helped
NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her husband Gregg Leakes have been through it all! They recently took on one of their biggest battles as Gregg was diagnosed with colon cancer. While he is now cancer free, NeNe is opening up about what she went through as his caregiver.
“It was such a hard time. Being a caretaker and doing something like caring for someone with cancer for the first time in my life, then to have to be the breadwinner for everything, it’s a lot. The overseer of everything in our life, it was a lot of pressure and it really did feel like depression.”
NeNe said once she realized she didn’t feel like herself, she got the help she needed.
“I don’t really know what depression is, but I was speaking to my OBGYN and I was telling her a lot about how I felt and she said, “I think that you’re going through a depression,” and I didn’t really know what a depression felt like except for what anyone said.”
“And so I started reading about it and learned things about myself that I saw in me. She gave me some medication and it really worked and it helped me out a lot. I don’t think I really understood how serious that was for us and how much pressure I had on me.”
Thankfully, she and Gregg are both doing much better now.
“We are doing well. Gregg looks so amazing. He’s doing so good. He did a PET scan and they see no cancer in his body anywhere. That was a blessing and we’re super excited about that. Every day is a new day and every day is a step in the right direction. We’ve been able to communicate a lot better with each other.”
Fans of the couple were able to see their story on season 11 of RHOA.
We’re praying for NeNe and Gregg!
Source: Hollywood Life