Most couples don’t get a do-over at their wedding. They might have vow renewal ceremonies or get divorced and eventually marry different people, but those activities aren’t really the same thing. Nene Leakes, however, got a straight up shot this weekend when she married Gregg Leakes for a second time, and by all accounts, the evening was a raging success.
According to Celebuzz, the ceremony took place earlier this evening in Atlanta. It was well-attended by roughly four hundred friends and family members of the happy couple, and while the entire guest list hasn’t been made public, we do know it included such celebrities as Vivica A Fox, Omarosa Mangault and Cynthia Bailey.
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star and her husband were married for fourteen years before financial problems and in-fighting reportedly caused a major rift between the two back in 2011. They were divorced not long after the initial separation, and for awhile, it seemed as if the two wound never find their way back together. Luckily, they continued to stay in contact, and he popped the question for a second time back on January 1st of this year. She said yes, and almost immediately, they started planning the extravaganza, which reportedly also included a commissioned black and white oil painting of the couple, a large Southern themed dinner and manicures and pedicures for the bridal party.
On the one hand, it’s hard to imagine a couple getting divorced twice. You would have to think if Nene and Gregg found their way back together after all they’ve gone through that they’re well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the other party and ready to commit for the long haul. You’d have to think they’re in a unique position to know exactly what they’re getting into and to prepare themselves for a lifetime of working as a team.
On the other hand, however, it’s unclear whether anything that led their marriage to fail the first time through has been rectified. Absence may have made their hearts grow founder, but the renewed experience of living together may bring up all of the old wounds that caused problems. Because they failed before, they may even be more likely to walk down that very same path again too if they start foraging through rough waters.
I want to think this will work out for Nene. She’s a genuinely likeable human being, and I want her to get her happy ending. I want this to be the last time either of these two try to get a wedding right, but part of me wonders whether they’re going to fall back into the same trap again. What do you think? Will this second marriage work out? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
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