Damian Leakes, 34, gave an exclusive interview to RadarOnline.com where he claims that his father Gregg Leakes and Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes are on the verge of a divorce.
Damian shot down several reports suggesting the couple was still together, claiming that the “paperwork is being done.”
“Nothing has been filed, but lawyers have been retained,” Damian said. “There are so many small intricate points that they’re asking for… talks about alimony and spousal support and Gregg is also trying to get $300,000 back but NeNe doesn’t want to give him anything.”
Gregg let slip last year that he wants NeNe to repay him the $300,000 that he spent trying to make her a household name on the popular Bravo reality show.
“She wants to keep the house and move on with her life,” Damian said. “They’re trying to portray it as ‘we’re not getting divorced’ and they’re trying to work it out right now, but that’s not the case.”
Damian also said he and his siblings, who have not been mentioned on the show, are wondering where all the money came from.
“That’s pretty much what the kids are trying to figure out because we never knew that that kind of money was available or within reach to put into that kind of project,” Damian said. “At the time when the show started was when we all started really bumping heads with NeNe and Gregg.”
Damian claimed the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on NeNe was used to portray “a lifestyle.”
“You have to keep up with the Joneses, so to speak,” Damian said. “My dad has always wanted to — even if he didn’t have it — live the good life. And when they got together it was a monster being created. And this is what happens when the monster grows three heads.”
Damian’s father was divorced at the time he met NeNe, but added that soon after their introduction at the gentleman’s club where Damian said his father worked, the children were quickly moved out of the picture.