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At age 40, NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has become a grandmother.

Her granddaughter, Bri’asia Bryant, was born two months ago, but she has remained quiet about it until now, telling In Touch magazine “Forty is the new 30. I’m a sassy, fashion-forward grandma!”

The reality television star says she was shocked when she learned from her 22-year-old son, Bryson, that he and his girlfriend, Ashley Hill, 21, were expecting a baby girl.  It seems that Bryson was hesitant to tell his mom about the baby as he wasn’t sure how she’d react.

In Touch reports: “I only found out about everything because I ran into Ashley when she was more than six months along,” Leakes tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. “I said, ‘You look pregnant.’ And she said, ‘Hasn’t Bryson told you?’ But he hadn’t because he knew that I wouldn’t approve of him having a child so young.”

“I didn’t feel like he was ready for such a big responsibility,” she says. “I was his age when I had him, so I know how tough it is. I didn’t want him to make the same mistakes that I did. I needed to let it sink in.”

Once little Bri’asia was born in mid-June, NeNe’s heart thawed: “I always wanted to have a girl,” she says, “and now I have one! She’s just adorable.”

“I paid for everything in the nursery: the clothing, the diapers. I don’t want her to feel strapped.”  She told In Touch that she’s gone completely “crazy” buying gifts for the baby, including “little dresses, sparkly headbands, and Gucci shoes … We just love her!”


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6 thoughts on “NeNe Leakes Becomes a Grandma

  1. loycetate on said:

    Bryson get your act together and help your mother stay RICH! Having a bunch of babies is the easy part, taking care of them, just like she takes care of you does not end at the age of 18 which most parents find out. Children are a LIFETIME commitment you should know! Stop getting into trouble and make her proud! OBAMA 2012

  2. loycetate on said:

    Regardless of how old NeNe is she has a granddaughter and doing what she can because her son cannot, that is what most parents do in these situations. Bryson has limited income relative to child support but as long as the baby is taken care of that is all that matters. You go NeNe with your rich self! LOL keep that quiet or surely others will try to take it all. Do what you have to do for your children and grandchildren! Hopefully Bryson will keep a lid on it otherwise there will be more grandkids and that is when he will be taking you for granted and you will be footing the bill for his transgressions if you make it too easy for him to keep having children out of wedlock. OBAMA 2012

  3. So let’s do the math here. She claims she is 40. She says her son is the same age she was when she had him. Wouldn’t that have made her 18? Come on sweetie. 50 is the new 30. FESS UP MY SISTA!!

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