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NeNe Leakes of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA)” wonders if her husband’s cancer diagnosis could be karma for cheating during their marriage. Last year, Leakes revealed that her husband, Gregg, was fighting cancer and she has taken to social media to share that being a caregiver can be trying and, at times, the patient can even become downright abusive.
The 51-year-old and her husband have had problems getting along ever since the diagnosis. Nene even contemplated abandoning the marriage because of his alleged attitude change. This would not be the first public breakup for the couple. NeNe and Gregg originally tied the knot in 1997 but separated in 2010.
In June 2013, in a story good enough for a daytime soap, reality-turned-sitcom star NeNe said “I do” a second time to the man she split from three years prior. In fact, it was so good that Bravo TV aired the events leading up to and including the ceremony on a new spin-off show titled, “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.”
Now as NeNe reportedly ponders another separation, she also wonders if her husband’s cancer is karma for his cheating past. The actress made the explosive statement in a video posted on her new YouTube channel. She said:
Don’t put this against me, but as a caretaker, you look at the person and be like, ‘You did so many different things to me, is this the payback for the time you cheated on me?’ As a caretaker, these are thoughts that go through your head.
NeNe thinks that Karma may be paying her husband back, for all those times that he cheated on her over the years. Teachings about karma explain that past actions affect people, either positively or negatively, and that the present actions will affect them in the future. Buddhism uses an agricultural metaphor to explain how sowing good or bad deeds will result in good or bad fruit.
The sad reality for Mrs. Leakes, just like so many others, is she relates a deadly disease as payment for opposing behavior. Good and bad things happen to “good and bad” people. This is just the cycle of life. Unfortunately, last year, Gregg was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. He spent several days in the hospital and had a portion of his colon removed. Now on the other side of his treatment, Gregg with NeNe’s support refused chemotherapy treatment, as recommended by his doctor. Although test results showed he was currently cancer-free, the doctor suggested chemo to help reduce the risk of cancer returning.
Reportedly, at the RHOA Reunion Show, Gregg described the troubles he and NeNe were having. He also took a lot of the responsibility and really stood up for his wife. He understands that it has been a difficult process for the entire family and is grateful for their sacrifice. In January, the 64-year-old shared an emotional Instagram message to NeNe, admitting that she is been his rock throughout his entire cancer battle. He said:
We always hurt the ones we love, because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back. I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together.
The future of NeNe and Gregg’s union is questionable, but many of her fans are hoping they remain together. The actress has now suggested that her husband’s deadly diagnosis could be a result of karma. While it is true that cancer could be a consequence of something, such as poor dietary habits, environment, ignored symptoms, and other possibilities. However, for NeNe to blame it on karma for bad behavior is a shallow assessment.
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
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